Ellie Eastes

Honors Admissions Representative
Primary office:
785-864-3374
Nunemaker Center
Room 106


I moved to Lawrence from Pratt, KS in 2011 to attend KU, and I have been here ever since. I am a 2015 graduate of KU’s University Honors Program and the Applied Behavioral Science department. I’m interested in higher education, the nonprofit sector, community development, and the intersection of these three areas. As a student, I was heavily involved in recruitment efforts for KU through the Office of First-Year Experience, the Office of Admissions, and the University Honors Program.

What I Do at Honors

I meet with prospective students and their families both on campus and at their high schools to discuss the Honors Program, the application process, and the opportunities available as students at KU. I also assist with the distribution and review of students’ program applications. Additionally, I advise and create personalized experience plans for Honors students and coordinate two annual receptions for students admitted into the program.

Why I Love Working in Honors

I had an incredible experience at KU, largely due to the guidance of the Honors Program and its staff, and I want to be able to give that back to current students. It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to still take an active role in the Jayhawk community every day.

I Can Help With . . .

  • Gaining admission into the Program
  • Resume and essay tips
  • Living in Templin, the Honors residence hall
  • Transitioning to KU from a small, rural community
  • Studying abroad
  • The best eats in Lawrence

Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty
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