The Philosophy Department at West Chester University

Philosophy Major Amy Marvin named
College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Student of the Year for 2010

Amy R. Marvin majored in both Philosophy and Women’s Studies. She has a 3.9 GPA, has been on the Dean's List every semester and in the fall, she is planning to take some time off to work and do freelance research and writing before applying to graduate programs. She won four awards, three of them specifically for her scholarship. Most recently, she won an award for one of the best undergraduate student papers at the April 2010 conference mentioned below. The Philosophy department presented her with the Streveler Scholarship in 2009, a research award given for the best student paper. She also won the Gutwirth Award through Women's Studies, based both on scholarship and GPA. In addition, she received a CAS Undergraduate Research Fund Award for her project on masculinity and the Beatles. Amy presented her work at the Spring 2010 Annual Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies Conference. She was selected to serve as a student representative to the Middle States Accreditation Committee Working Group on Leadership, Governance and Administration and served on the Campus LGBTQA Advocacy Committee. She served for a year as the Student Government Representative for LGBTQA and as a member of the Multicultural Committee of SGA. Amy received the Dorothy Gilson Baker Award for Advocacy in 2008 and she was inducted into both the Phi Sigma Tau International Honor Society for Philosophy and the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. She is included in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges in 2010.


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