The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences welcomed 110 new students into NSU’s Undergraduate Honors Program at an induction ceremony on August 24, 2014, at the Don Taft University Center.
The Honors Program promotes academic values, goals, and engagement by offering special coursework, reading groups, workshops, co-curricular events, and a support network to students from diverse academic disciplines. The program helps students prepare for graduate school, advanced research, study abroad, and post-baccalaureate fellowships.
On hand to welcome the program’s new members was Don Rosenblum, Ph.D., dean of the college.
“Admission to the Honors Program reflects a personal and academic commitment,” Rosenblum said. “You are part of a select group of students, and you take on significant responsibility to represent your peers, this program, and the university.
“It is my highest expectation that the Honors Program encourages academic integrity, meaningful engagement with faculty and peers, exploration of disciplinary and multidisciplinary inquiry, and development of a lifelong professional network and community.”
Students at the ceremony came forward as their names were called, shook the dean’s hand, and received a pin. Together, they recited the Honors pledge to uphold the program’s core academic values and goals. The ceremony was followed by a luncheon.
The ceremony also was attended by 26 faculty members, current Honors students, and family members. Two newly inducted students, Katalina Mora and Lekha Mutyala, were selected as the newest Honors Program Advocates–– serving in leadership positions and acting as liaisons for the Honors students.