Collin Clay

Recruitment Coordinator
Primary office:
Nunemaker Center


I am from Edmond, Oklahoma and a 2018 KU Honors Alumnus. I majored in Chemistry and worked as a political organizer in Wisconsin for the 2018 midterms. I enjoy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, playing banjo (poorly), and being ignored by my cat, Trident.

What I do at Honors

I assist Gabrielle Young, Head of Admissions, with prospective student visits and Honors Ambassador organization. I am dedicated to providing opportunities to high achieving and diverse students that are dedicated to academic growth and improving their community, both locally and globally. I want to make sure that as students choose KU Honors, they feel like family as soon as they walk into Nunemaker.

Why I Love Working at Honors

As an Honors alumnus, I have a deeply personal connection to the Honors Program. KU Honors faculty and staff aided me in every step of my college career, and helped me to explore all of my many academic interests. Because of their help, I was able to work in politics and public activism while also studying chemistry and working in research at KU for all four years of my college career. I am excited to give back to this program, and provide a personal story from the program for perspective students.

I Can Help With…

  • KU Admissions Process
  • KU Honors admission process
  • Honors Program Structure and Graduation Requirements
  • Housing
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Study Abroad
  • Research Scholarships
  • Finding the Best Coffee 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
KU Honors students and their guests are invited to join us for pancakes on Family Day this Saturday. Deadline to re…

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