Student veteran Miron Clay-Gilmore plans to pursue PhD in philosophy after completing degree at UMSL

Miron Clay-Gilmore took a notable step toward his future on Saturday as he walked across the stage at the Mark Twain Athletic Center and accepted his diploma for his BA in philosophy from the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

He appears to have made a lasting impression on the professors he’s leaving behind.

“He’s an exceptionally impressive young man,” said Jon McGinnis, who chairs the Department of Philosophy and taught Clay-Gilmore in one of the first courses – Early Modern Philosophy – he took at UMSL.

“He’s an extremely well-read and diligent worker,” said Assistant Professor Billy Dunaway, who oversaw Clay-Gilmore’s work for an independent study course exploring the history of black-nationalist political thought during his junior year.

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