2018 PDSA Recipient - Virginia Agee

Virginia Agee

Virginia Agee

Camden, Ohio | History Major

One nominator called said that during her time at Miami, she has not worked with a more intellectual, motivated, and self-aware student than Virginia. Another nominator wrote Virginia is commuter student who challenged the notion of what barriers might be in place for that student population, especially at a residential campus like Miami. She has done this as an ASG senator representing all commuter students on the Oxford campus, an undergraduate associate for a commuter section of UNV 101, and a student employee in the Commuter Center.  

Virginia was also instrumental in preventing a rift between two groups of commuter students, who are already a small population on campus. This was accomplished through her (typical) open-minded and authentic approach to hearing the concerns of both groups of students, which brought both groups together and created a stronger organization for all commuter students.

Virginia has also served as an orientation leader on both the Middletown and Oxford campuses, as a College of Arts & Science ambassador, and is currently the lead Career Assistant in the Center for Career Exploration & Success, and a member of Global Buddies. She is currently completing her honors senior thesis in history, examining segregation in Arizona public schools from 1900 to 1960.