Summer 2018

Commencement Honorary Degree Recipients

Mark Warner, Virginia Senator

The Sympathizer

by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Hidden Figures

by Margot Lee Shetterly


Former President W. Taylor Reveley III

Wait, What? And Life’s Other Essential Questions

by James E. Ryan

President Katherine Rowe

The Game of Kings

by Dorothy Dunnett

Carrie Cooper, Dean of University Libraries

The Darkest Minds

by Alexander Bracken ‘08

Behold the Dreamers

by Imbolo Mbue


Alex Wingate

Code Girls

by Liza Mundy

Connor Glendinning

A Moveable Feast

by Ernest Hemingway

Abby Whitlock


by Ian McEwan

Dana Florczak

The Bean Trees

by Barbara Kingsolver

Jess Hall

All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr

Olivia Jameson

The Lord of the Rings

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Meredith Jackson

Animal Farm

by George Orwell