Category Archives: Honors in Regional Colleges

University of Houston-Downtown Campus Introduces Honors Program

Editor’s Note: The profile of the new honors program at UH-Downtown comes from Houston attorney Jane Mueller Fly, who also teaches at the campus. Ms. Fly is also the author of The National Merit Journey: What You Need to Know, … Continue reading

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Lee Honors College at Western Michigan: A Strong Combination of Classroom and Experiential Learning

Although the Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University offers more than 40 sections of all-honors classes, with an average class size of fewer than 16 students, perhaps the most impressive feature of the college is the range of inventive … Continue reading

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Meet Robert Fisher–Rhodes Scholar 2015, UT Chattanooga

In his Rhodes Scholar interview, Robert Fisher was asked to talk about something he had seen that was strikingly beautiful.  The honors student from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga knew at once what he wanted to say: “Looking out … Continue reading

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Meet Tayo Sanders–Rhodes Scholar 2015, UW-Eau Claire

One of the most positive developments in higher education has been the establishment of honors colleges and programs in public “regional comprehensive” universities–and in the last few years both the honors programs and the universities have shown that their students … Continue reading

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Western Kentucky Honors College: Regional Excellence, International Impact

The Honors College at Western Kentucky University came to our attention while we were doing our regular review of the number of prestigious national scholarships won by public universities, such as Truman, Goldwater and Fulbright awards.  For this and other … Continue reading

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East Tenn State University: Exemplary Honors Coordination

It is a dream of many honors deans and directors that their offices might one day be able to coordinate honors curriculum, undergraduate research, internships, and study-abroad under one roof. That day has already arrived for the Honors College at … Continue reading

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Honors Student Reflects on Experiences at National Conference

By Jini Curry, University of West Florida Honors Program Being part of honors is not just about being smart or making good grades; it is also about learning leadership skills and growing as a student and a person. Coming into … Continue reading

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