Honors College

Dr. Elizabeth Howard standing with one of her Freshman Honors Colloquium classes. Elizabeth Howard, an award-winning instructor in the Honors College Freshman Honors Colloquium, passed away on April 10th, 2021. Dr. Howard’s contributions to the Honors College and Kent State University meant much to our students and colleagues over the years. In addition to teaching Freshman Honors Colloquium, she taught advanced classes in...

Photo of Staircase in Student Center Dirk Remley has been with Kent State University since 1990.  Remley graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. He continued his studies at Bowling Green State University by earning his Masters of Arts in English Literature. He then completed his Ph.D. in rhetoric...

Alpha Lambda Delta officers at the 2019-20 national conference in Niagra Falls. Last Thursday, March 18, a select 245 Kent State freshmen accepted their admission into Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD), a prestigious national honors society focused on first-year undergraduate success. At Kent State, first-year students who have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or above are nominated to join Kent’s ALD...

Aerial View of Risman Plaza Alexandra Euwema is a third-year honors student from Springfield, Virginia, majoring in zoology. From early in her college career, Alexandra has wanted to earn a master’s degree in wildlife conservation, and this goal was a major inspiration for her Senior Honors Thesis topic. Alexandra is in her first semester...

Photo of the Brain statue lit up at dusk on Kent Campus. Freshman Honors Colloquium professor Bill Morris is a first generation college graduate currently preparing to defend his dissertation at Kent State.  Morris grew up in a small, rural area in California. He initially did not plan on attending college, but ended up being the first in his family to do so. He...

Jessica Miller, standing in the Schuster Center in Dayton, Ohio. Jessica Miller has had a number of successes in her time at Kent State. From her semester studying in Italy, to her position as a designer for the honors literary and arts magazine, Brainchild, to her internship at the nonprofit organization, Understood, Jessica has taken advantage of many opportunities at Kent...

Honors FHC students observe the instructor, as class is taught via Zoom. Hagan Whiteleather, a Kent State University graduate, is in her second year with the Kent State Honors College as a Freshman Honors Colloquium professor.  Whiteleather graduated in 2015 from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts in both English and Psychology as well as minors in writing and teaching...

Megan Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief of Brainchild, wearing a mask at her home in Stow Megan Hamilton is a senior Honors College student, majoring in English with a minor in women’s studies. Since the 2020 Fall Semester, Megan has also been the Editor-in-Chief of Brainchild, the student-led literary and arts magazine at Kent State’s Honors College. Brainchild is also a member of the Mid-East...

Outside view of the John Elliot Center for Architecture and Environmental Design. Riley Moberly, a junior Honors College student majoring in biology and psychology pre-med, is one of the Honors College’s Peer Success Specialists for the 2021 Spring Semester. Peer success specialists are accomplished upperclassmen who meet individually with students to help them identify and attain their...

Outside view of the Townhall II building, where Marcus interned. Marcus Haase is a senior Honors College student majoring in psychology. Throughout his course work at Kent State, Marcus has found that he has a special interest in clinical psychology. When he told Dr. Shannon Ciesla, one of his psychology professors, about his interest in clinical psychology, she recommended...