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Honors stories

Our community does some amazing things. On this page, you'll find news and features that take a close look at the developments and accomplishments of our program and the people tied to it.

Featured stories

Honors alumnus caters giving to student needs   

Alumnus and frequent donor to the program Caleb Bobo credits his habit of giving to experiences gained as an undergraduate and his the examples of generosity modeled by his parents.

Alumni help recent grad on road to governor’s office

A position in Governor Laura Kelly's office serves as a pleasantly surprising endpoint to a post-graduate job search for 2023 graduate Caroline Sharp, who was championed by a strong network of fellow honors alumni.

Encouraging far-reaching ideas and nearby adventures 

Connection and fearlessness are values Dr. Nathan Wood brings to his work as an associate professor of history, and ones that informed his role as 2023's University Scholars seminar instructor.

Commonalities key to Phi Beta Kappa’s transition to the honors program

With its emphasis on recognizing academic excellence and providing interdisciplinary experiences for its student members, Phi Beta Kappa has proven a natural partnership with the University Honors Program since January 2022.
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