Philosophy Assistant Professor Noel Boyle will receive a Distinguished Alumnus award at Grand Valley State University in late October. He will also present a paper in the Philosophy Department Colloquium Series called “Jackson’s Dual Stipulation: The Incoherence of the Description of Mary.” As part of the award celebration, Boyle will also be talking with some current Grand Valley students about how his time at GVSU shaped his life and career.
Located in Allendale, Mich., Grand Valley State University is a comprehensive public university, with a strong liberal arts tradition. There are over 25,000 students. Boyle was a student at GVSU from 1991-1996, graduating with a double major in philosophy and social science. Two years later, Boyle returned to GVSU as a full-time visiting instructor, a position he held for ten years, before coming to Belmont in 2008.