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Meet the grads

Students from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate Commencement virtually on Saturday, May 16 as they graduate from West Virginia University, ready to take on the world.

As Commencement is upon us, several of our Eberly College graduates reflect on their time at WVU and their plans for the future. Keep checking back through Saturday, May 16 to meet all of our featured grads.


Dylan Vest

BA Political Science and French, ’20

Princeton native Dylan Vest landed on his majors by accident. He was supposed to take Spanish as an eighth grader, but a scheduling fluke placed him in French instead. His journey with the language has led him to a career as a diplomat with many stops around the world along the way.


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Soofia Lateef

BA Philosophy ’20 and BS Chemical Engineering, ’20

Though she started her career at WVU as a chemical engineering major, senior Soofia Lateef decided to stick around for an extra year to complete her dual-degree in philosophy. After graduation, she is headed to University of California, Riverside to pursue a PhD in philosophy.


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Tyler Davidson

PhD Forensic Science, ’20

Tyler Davidson is the first graduate of West Virginia University’s prestigious Ph.D. in forensic science, only the second of its kind in the U.S. He completed his doctoral work three years after receiving WVU’s M.S. in forensic and investigative science.


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Jordan Nistendirk

BA History and Political Science ’20

Jordan Nistendirk is a history and political science major. The Charleston native shares how his college experience has been a journey toward confidence.


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