Robin R. Akers, ’19, is the recipient of the 2019 Lynn C. Dickerson Award.

“My major in Religious Studies has provided me with the most fulfilling and exciting work I’ve had the opportunity to do at the University of Richmond. Religious Studies is the uniting of worlds. Religious Studies courses are diverse, allowing me to explore my interest in the interactions between religion and history, ethics, gender, and sexuality. The supportive faculty has aided me in my journey to think deeply, ask difficult questions, and examine the things we often take at face value. In my Religious Studies courses, I gained powerful interpretive and analytical tools that I have applied to other academic areas, as well as to my understanding of the way religion colors our everyday experiences in the world.”