Academics

The Honors College seeks students with broad interests, varied talents, diverse backgrounds, and—most importantly—a deep passion for learning. To graduate with an Honors degree, you must complete the degree requirements for your major, be a member of the Honors College in good standing, maintain a cumulative 3.2 GPA, and complete a Capstone Project.

To help you navigate course requirements, the college employs two full-time student-support staff who advise students, aid in scholarship and graduate school applications, and offer guidance in a wide variety of other academic and non-academic matters.

Hayden McKee

Student Profiles

Meet Hayden

"The Honors College truly is so much more than a degree. It’s a caring and involved staff, an amazing and supportive student body, and a treasure trove of lifelong friends."

Advisors

Bobbie Brown, M.A.

Assistant Director

Undergraduate Research

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Additional Info: Bobbie advises juniors, seniors, and Goolsby students in the Honors College with regard to Honors progress, the Senior Project, and graduation. In addition to advising, Bobbie coordinates the Senior Project Information Sessions, the Honors Research Symposium (HRS), the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships, oversees Honors Credit Contracts, and serves as a liaison to the Office of Records and Registration and the University Commencement committee. She also teaches UNIV-HN 1131.

Rebekah Chojnacki, Ph.D.

Academic Advisor II

Additional Info: Rebekah Chojnacki (pronounced hoy-NOT-skee) advises all students in the Honors Interdisciplinary Studies degree program and advises Honors College Engineering students. Rebekah coordinates all Interdisciplinary Studies program efforts and develops programming for residents in Honors College Theme Housing in Vandergriff Hall. Rebekah is the editor of the Honors College Veneratio newsletter. During the fall semester, she teaches UNIV-HN 1131. Rebekah is the current president for Chapter 300 of Phi Kappa Phi.

Cheryl Gralish

Student Development Specialist II

First- and Second-Year Advising

Additional Info: Cheryl advises students who are new to the Honors College; each new member meets with her in their first semester to discuss Honors College requirements and benefits. She also meets with students during their second year in the College.