The Honors College Newsletter
The Honors College Newsletter
Study Abroad 2017: Scotland
Scotland is the destination for the Honors College 2017 Study Abroad Program, May 31 to June 18. Students can experience the contemporary fringe culture of vibrant cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow while studying the country’s ancient history. Interim Dean Dr. Kevin Gustafson and Former Dean Dr. Karl Petruso will lead a tour of the country.
Airfield Maverick Works With Wildlife At DFW
Cathy Boyles scans the airfield from her pickup truck at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. She’s on the watch for any animals or debris that might obstruct the planes coming and going.

As she drives, listens and responds to the air traffic control scanner, Boyles points to an American Kestrel hovering low above a grass median. 
Honors Graduate Receives Double Awards
Dr. Jocelyn Zee will be honored at UTA’s Distinguished Alumni Awards banquet November 10th as a distinguished recent graduate. She is the youngest recipient of this award. As an added honor, the Society of Hospital Medicine designated Dr. Zee as a Fellow in Hospital Medicine on October 28.

Currently, Dr. Zee is a hospitalist and critical care physician at JPS Health Network in Fort Worth. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in microbiology in 2004 and was one of the youngest students to graduate from UTA. 

Getting The Job: How To Start A Career
When Honors student Julio Colon-Gonzales approached the recruiting booth for PricewaterhouseCoopers at a job fair in Grapevine, he didn’t expect to be interviewed on the spot for an internship position at one of the biggest accounting firms in the country.

Luckily, he came prepared. He brought his resume and expressed great interest in the internship. His friendly demeanor and good grades impressed the recruiters. After two interviews, back-to-back, he got the position. For Gonzales, it’ll be a big step towards his life goals and his first taste of working the world. And it all started with making professional connections.

Honors Student Innovates Groundbreaking Math-Bio Research
Honors student Elizabeth Stephenson is already a pioneer of research in mathematical biology — and she’s only a junior. For Stephenson, it’s the love of math that inspires her work.

“I enjoy seeing how something so simple can model so many powerful things in our universe and condense huge amounts of data into simple elegant equations.”

Ceremony Welcomes New Students For Fall 2016 Semester
Challenge was the word of the night at The Honors College induction ceremony to inaugurate the college’s newest students where interim Dean Dr. Gustafson spoke about the importance of leadership roles for the UTA community. 
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