In 1964, the Honors Program was founded to promote positive, lifelong learning, scholarly inquiry, and a commitment to service. It is my distinct honor and pleasure to serve as the new Honors Program director and my privilege to carry on the legacy of excellence as we celebrate the 50th anniversary and beyond.
As we commemorate this milestone of academic excellence and achievement, we are pleased to invite all of our distinguished alumni, former directors, faculty and staff from the past five decades to come and celebrate with us. Our kickoff events will include the Honors Convocation featuring award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, and the Honors Anniversary Luncheon in which we will honor the longest serving director of the University Honors Program, Dr. McDonald Williams, along with other notable alumni.
After 50 years of being a nationally recognized and distinguished program, known for its excellent graduates who are making a difference in the nation and the world, we are pleased to announce that the Honors Program will be transitioning to an Honors College and have launched a 50/50 campaign at the Honors Anniversary Luncheon to raise funds to support this significant effort.
We look forward to all of our Honors alumni returning to celebrate with us and participating in giving back to the Honors Program. We are inspired by past accomplishments, grateful for the present, and are excited about our limitless potential for progress!
Yours in Excellence!
Director, University Honors Program