It’s official, Reagan Tokes will be an honorary graduate of the Ohio State University
Her body was found in February, near the entrance of Scioto Metro Park
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees met yesterday to vote on whether or not to award a posthumous degree to Reagan Tokes. They ruled in favor of offering her a degree posthumously, officially making her an honorary graduate of the Ohio State University.
Tokes would have graduated this spring with a BA in Psychology. The last tweet she sent out before her death captures how excited she was to graduate in May. The tweet reads: “Today my dad emailed me diploma frames and told me to pick one out and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t tear up.”
Today my dad emailed me diploma frames and told me to pick one out and I'd be lying if I said I didn't tear up
— Reagan (@reagantokes) February 5, 2017
In February of 2017, the body of Reagan Tokes was found near the entrance of the Scioto Metro Park after she was reported missing when she didn’t return home from Bodega, the bar where she worked in the Short North.
Brian Golsby, the man accused of killing Tokes, is facing the death penalty for charges of kidnapping, rape, and murder in connection to Tokes.
The Ohio State University’s College of Arts and Sciences recommended Reagan Tokes be awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree, and it is expected that the Board of Trustees will approve the request.
Typically, posthumous degrees are honorary degrees awarded to the families of deceased students under the condition that the student has completed at least two-thirds of their degree.
The degree will be awarded during Spring Commencement on May 7.
Two other students will also be awarded posthumous degrees. Adam Doleh and Jarrod Jasmine will be awarded a BS in Chemical Engineering and an Associate of Science Degree from the Agricultural Technical Institute respectively.