Honors Program: Requirements & Council

Honors Admissions Requirements

The Honors Program works closely with Admissions to develop guidelines for selecting a group of top students from every class of applicants to the university. In a given application cycle, this normally involves a minimum high-school GPA of 3.5, and a minimum combined math/verbal SAT score of 1130, though both figures may fluctuate somewhat. Once a group of candidates is identified, these candidates are notified of their eligibility to apply for the Honors Program. They then have the opportunity to submit an application, which typically involves a short essay response to a question. The Honors Council examines these responses and from them selects an incoming class of Honors students—approximately twenty each year.

Meet Our Honors Council

Kimberly Dasch-Yee, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Honors Program Director

Shannon Brown, MSLS
Executive Director of Library Services

Jan W. Buzydlowski, PhD
Assistant Professor of Business Intelligence

Lauren Campbell, MA
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Margaret Harkins, DNP, MBE, CRNP, GNP-BC, RN-BC
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Associate Dean, School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Kimberly Heuschkel, EdD
Assistant Professor of Education
Early Childhood PreK-4 Certification Specialist

Father Mark Hunt, STD
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
SEPCHE Honors Conference Coordinator

Mary Carroll Johansen, PhD
Professor of History

Gina MacKenzie, PhD
Associate Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

Kimberly Maguire, MS
Associate Director of Residence Life