Congratulations to Dr. Ben Gatling, who defended his dissertation, "Post-Soviet Sufism: Texts and the Performance of Tradition in Tajikistan" (directed by Margaret Mills).
Congratulations to Joanna Spanos on receiving a Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Grant to continue her dissertation fieldwork in central Pennsylvania.
Congratulations are due to Meagan Winkelman - she was one of four senior English majors nominated for the English department's Denney Award for excellence in English coursework and scholarly pursuits.
Congratulations Yuanhao (Graham) Zhao for successfully defending his M.A. thesis! Graham is in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.