Each Spring, the Philosophy Department names one outstanding philosophy major winner of the Worth Award. Click here for more award details and to view a full listing of all Worth Award recipients since 1977.
Recent Philosophy Department Worth Award Recipients
Nathan L. Smith
Olivia L. Branscum
Thomas A. Pendlebury
Daniel E. Ferguson
Maegan M. Fairchild
Diana M. Hofler
Kenneth M. Silver
The Phi Beta Kappa Society
Each semester, Alpha of North Carolina Chapter of The Phi Beta Kappa Society initiates exceptional undergraduate students. Click here to view a full listing of all inductees since 2001.
Recent Philosophy Major Phi Beta Kappa Inductees
Zack A. Powers
Matthew J. Kauffman and Mitchell G. Young
Arthur Barefoot, Daniel J. Irvin, Jake Rohde, Ellery N. Beard, Nathan L. Smith, Sarah G. Thompson, and Miles J. Owens
Justin H. Price, John W. Denton, and Acacia G. Cosentino
Olivia L. Branscum, Jesse V. Holloway, Rachel E. Kratz, Joshua S. Mooneyhan, Arjun J. Padalia, Paul W. Parker, and Michael Sokoletsky
Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society
Recent Philosophy Department Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society Inductees
Michael Johnston, Tate Overbey, Michael Sanders, Siyu Zhao, and Elizabeth Zwart
Nan Pincus, Chris Register, Nathan Smith, Cameron Weiner, and Siyu Zhao
Hunter Cameron, Kelsey Kaul, and Keith Pulling
Timothy Armstrong, Joshua Burrows, Emily Gotwals, Michael Guarino, Joseph Heffner, Wilson Sayre, and Saurav Sethia
Christpopher Bakke, Amos James Espeland, Maegan Fairchild, Diana Hofler, Zoe Hughes, Russell Martin, Doruk Onvural, Kevin Richardson, Joseph Strader, Leah Townsend, Katrina Tsang, and Nicholas Williams
Other Undergraduate Honors and Awards
UNC-CH undergraduate philosophy major, Jake Rohde, received the NC Philosophical Society’s 2015 Undergraduate Essay Prize for his paper, “Plato and the Tripartite Analysis of Knowledge”. Click here for more details.
UNC-CH undergraduate philosophy major, Margaret (Maggie) Owens, received recognition for presenting the best paper (“Recollection and Cognitive Science”) at the second Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. Click here for more details.
UNC-CH philosophy alum, Travis Tygart, was named one of the 100 most influential people of 2013 by Time Magazine. Click here for more details.