Undergraduate Honors and Awards
- 1 Worth Award
- 2 The Balter Fellowship
- 3 The Phi Beta Kappa Society
- 4 Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society
- 5 More Undergraduate Honors and Awards
Each spring, the Philosophy Department names an outstanding philosophy major winner of the Worth Award. The Worth Award is Carolina’s oldest academic award. See here for more information about the Chancellor’s Awards, and here to view a full listing of all Worth Award recipients.
Philosophy Department Worth Award Recipients
Anna (“Annie”) Evans
Ruth Tomlin and Ryan Kramer
Jake Z. Rohde
Nathan L. Smith
Olivia L. Branscum
Thomas A. Pendlebury
Daniel E. Ferguson
Maegan M. Fairchild
Diana M. Hofler
Kenneth M. Silver
Douglas A. Romney
The Balter Fellowship
The goal of the Fellowships is to foster a more inclusive environment in the Philosophy Department’s undergraduate programs, and to create space for a diverse range of people, perspectives, topics, and problems to receive increased attention and support within the Department. The Balter Undergraduate Diversity Fellowships in Philosophy were first awarded in Spring 2022. More information about the Fellowship and its application process are here.
Philosophy Major Balter Fellowship Recipients
Boatemaa Agyeman-Mensah, Rajeev (“Raj”) R. Dutta, Ann Goulian, Cho Nikoi, Jasmine Werry
The Phi Beta Kappa Society
Each semester, Alpha of North Carolina Chapter of The Phi Beta Kappa Society initiates exceptional undergraduate students. To view a full listing of all inductees since 2001, click here.
Philosophy Major Phi Beta Kappa Inductees
Yixiao Jin, Tara Murray, Samuel S. Timmons, Noah R. Upchurch, Zhuofan Ying
Christina Barta, Katherine M. Leonard, Lucas K. Thornton, Emma M. Welter
Tyler V. Kay, Maxwell C. Levinson
Rajeev (“Raj”) R. Dutta, Anna (“Annie”) D. Evans, Greer G. Underwood
Andreamarie Efthymiou, Kethan A. Galloway, Adila T. Islam
Savannah O. Baker, Ruth J. Tomlin
Sarah M. Arney, Hope C. Cary, Scott A. Diekema, Seamus M. Holland, Ryan J. Kramer
Sophie G. Capshaw-Mack, Loc Ho
Zaid Khatib, Kyungmin Park
Alexander R. Bennett, Russell A. Mcintosh, Gabrielle B. Nair, Vishnu Ramachandran, Sarah K. Yaghoubi
David Cortese DeGenova, Lewis M. Malone, Brian C. Shields
Zack A. Powers
Matthew J. Kauffman, Mitchell G. Young
Arthur Barefoot, Daniel J. Irvin, Jake Rohde, Ellery N. Beard, Nathan L. Smith, Sarah G. Thompson, Miles J. Owens
Justin H. Price, John W. Denton, Acacia G. Cosentino
Olivia L. Branscum, Jesse V. Holloway, Rachel E. Kratz, Joshua S. Mooneyhan, Arjun J. Padalia, Paul W. Parker, Michael Sokoletsky
Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society
In 2019, the Philosophy Department recognized its final group of Phi Sigma Tau inductees. Each year, the international philosophy honors society, Phi Sigma Tau, initiates stellar undergraduate students.
Philosophy Department Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society Inductees
Alexandra Corbett, Ayush Dagar, Andrew Draper, Mariah Evans, Robert Hare, Mark Muse, Sina Shahnizadeh, Greer Underwood, and Megan Yerger
Alex Martin and Matthew Winget
Sarah Green, Ashton Hicks, Le Ho, Loc Ho, Grayson Holmes, Zhangsinong Liu, Nathaniel Putsis, Richard Wheeler, and Sarah Yaghoubi
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
More 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.