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The Honors College — The University of Texas at Arlington

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Student Profiles

Susan Kemboi

Susan Kemboi

Junior, Mathematics and Physics Major

"I would recommend the Honors College to anyone interested in an academic challenge. During my time here, I have been able to meet brilliant people who have motivated me and engaged me in interesting conversations about life, classes, and research."

Misty Martin

Misty Martin

Sophomore, Chemistry Major

"Joining the Honors College has been one of the best decisions of my college career. I have been privileged to attend classes by excellent, award-winning professors and develop relationships with research personnel and lab members through my Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Undoubtedly, graduating with an honors degree will make me more competitive when I apply to graduate and professional schools."

Carrington Matthews

Carrington Matthews

Senior Political Science major, History minor

"The Honors College is the perfect place for high-achieving students to get the most out of their undergraduate experience at UTA. This opportunity has given me the ability to explore the topics I am passionate about and has allowed me to conduct my own original research at the undergraduate level - an achievement that I will use to impress both future employers and graduate school admissions committees. The Honors College also provided me with a pathway to participate in the Archer Fellowship Program, where I will be able to study policymaking and advocacy while interning in Washington, DC. Studying government in our nation’s capital is any political science student’s dream, and the Honors College allowed me to live this dream! Each of these opportunities has allowed me to sharpen my leadership skills and create long-lasting friendships. The experiences offered by the Honors College are truly invaluable and help students cultivate the knowledge and skills they need to become our world’s next generation of leaders."

Hayden McKee

Hayden McKee

Senior, Biology

"Despite all the incredible advantages and opportunities, the Honors College has given me, I am by far the most grateful for the way the staff worked with me to become the Peer Assistant Leader for the Honors College Residential Learning Community in Vandergriff Hall, allowing me to live on campus and mentor incoming Honors freshmen for my senior year. 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."

Virginia Morris

Virginia Morris

Sophomore, History Major

"One of the best things about being in the Honors College is the opportunity to interact with other dedicated students. Nearly all of my best friends on campus are in the College, and it’s been wonderful to have a support group of people who are committed to and excited about learning."

"Being in the Honors College offers so many benefits and opens so many doors to students. Honors students can apply for special scholarships, work closely with some of UTA’s best professors, and complete projects that help develop both their skills and knowledge in their chosen fields."

Caitlynn Reeves

Caitlynn Reeves

Sophomore, Microbiology Major

"The Honors College provides a small, liberal arts college experience within a larger university setting. My honors courses have smaller class sizes, which gives me the sense of being part of a tight-knit community. The College also enabled me to study abroad in Greece, an amazing opportunity I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to experience."

Ryan Stevens

Ryan Stevens

Senior, Biology Major

"Because of my affiliation with the Honors College, I have been able to receive various forms of funding in and outside of the program. This has directly enabled me to pursue my fulfilling and challenging work in Dr. Qing Lin's Neuroscience Research Laboratory."