Honors College

Honors in the News

Alex Marsh

A trek through the Amazon

Honors student, Alex Marsh, has turned a three day study into a multilayer project, thanks in part to funding from FGCU's Honors College and other supporters. (Article: Kyle McCurry, FGCU 360/Photo: Matt Metcalf)

Jack Hellmer holding phone displaying screen of the app he is building

Entrepreneurship major develops app to help students manage stress

Honors student Jack Hellmer is working with Dr. Brunner, Director of FGCU's Counseling and Psychological Services, and Dr. Sandra Kauanui, Director of the Daveler & Kauanui School of Entrepreneurship, as part of the Runway Program to build an app to help his peers access CAPS services. (Article: Tyler Watkins, FGCU 360/Photo: James Greco)

Katherine Patterson in China

Honors sophomore Katherine Patterson is FGCU's first Critical Language Scholarship Program Finalist

A biology major and aspiring research doctor, Katherine has never given up on her dreams. While she is unable to attend her CLS Program in China this year, she is determined to reapply now more than ever on the basis that diseases do not have borders and she feels it is imperative to be able to communicate with the larger global medical community to stem pandemics like COVID-19 in the future.

Fabiana Solano shows a jarful of glitter pulled from under the Merwin Hall boardwalk. Photos: James Greco/FGCU

Honors College Alum urges #DONTgLITTER

Solano, 21, who spent her undergraduate years as a highly visible Honors College student around campus working in projects with University Marketing & Communications, was connected with Chad Evers as her supervisor on the anti-glitter project by the instructor in her own University Colloquium class, Jessica Marcolini. (Article: Keith Gibson, FGCU 360/Photo: James Greco)

Cortney VanLiew

Volleyball star killing it at net and in classroom

三年级优等学生明星考特尼·范刘在课堂上和球场上都表现出色。“当你最好的球员是体育馆里最努力的人时,你就会有好的事情发生,”博茨福德说,VanLiew还获得了全美最佳球员的荣誉奖,3.9 GPA的会计专业学生,FGCU老鹰协会学生运动员顾问委员会主席。(文章:Seth Soffian, FGCU 360/Photo: Brad Young)

Kambak and Honigfort

Water-Energy-Food project harnesses the power of trash

多名荣誉学生与教师Seneshaw Tsegaye一起在水-能源-食物(WEF) Nexus系统项目上工作。世界经济论坛的综合系统将固体废物和废水转化为可以替代丙烷的沼气能源,并转化为营养丰富的循环水,用于施肥灌溉。换句话说,FGCU的工程团队正在努力将你的垃圾转化为可持续的黄金。(文章:Keith Gibson, FGCU 360/Photo: James Greco)

Krista Kihlander

A love of teaching, discovered at FGCU, leads to Peace Corps

With a grant from the Honors College, where Krista served as a mentor to other honors students, she went to Bali for two weeks to teach English and environmental education to fourth-graders. And that’s when everything changed. (Article: Tierney Sadler, FGCU 360/Photo: Jared Pearlman)

Cesar Hernandez-Isidro

Bioengineering student aims to build a better wheelchair

Hernandez-Isidro’s research began last semester as an Honors College contract when Dr. Derek Lura, assistant professor in bioengineering, introduced him to Jennifer Lee, who was referred to FGCU during a fitting for her new wheelchair. (Article: Karen Booth, FGCU 360/Photo: James Greco)

Two of Dr. Greg Boyce’s student researchers, Marie Bozor and Daniel Quiroz, work in a lab in Seidler Hall

Honors students are active in Dr. Greg Boyce's chemistry lab

“I didn’t realize I was going to love organic chemistry so much … this has been just awesome,” said senior Jacob Foster, who’s earning a biology major and chemistry minor and hopes to one day pursue orthopedics or pediatrics in medical school. “This experience has really helped me excel in my other classwork, develop confidence in my independent critical-thinking skills and learn to take the knowledge in my head and apply it to real-world problems.” (Article: Keith Gibson, FGCU 360)

Daryl Cordova

DC-bound grad aims to work for the common good

Daryl Cordova came to Florida Gulf Coast University as a first-generation college student who planned to one day make a difference in the lives of others as a social worker. But as is the case with many undergraduates, Cordova, from Lehigh Acres, changed course. Switching to a political science major his sophomore year, the Honors College student still plans to make a difference, but on a bigger stage. Instead of creating impact at the grassroots level of social work, Cordova hopes to do so on the more wide-reaching platform of government work. (Article: Keith Gibson, FGCU 360)

Xylia Horgan with Mentor, Lyndsay Rhodes

Honors Alum receives prestigious fellowship

A summa cum laude graduate in biology, Xylia Horgan, plans to practice pediatric oncology. Horgan is spending her so-called “off” time immersed in research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) — the nation’s biomedical research institution — in Bethesda, Md.

Lucious Spiller

Delve deep into the Delta Blue

FGCU的密西西比蓝调传奇音乐节不仅为您提供了一个享受由Clarksdale, Miss.的知名艺术家演奏的震撼人心的,hip-摇摆音乐的户外音乐会的机会,同时也是一个学习的机会about the past and present of Delta blues and about the musicians keeping alive the tradition of sizzling slide guitars and passionate singing

Photo of Harlaxton College courtesy of Clay Motley

Students charmed by studying abroad at Harlaxton

荣誉学生Chandler Burwell和Kaliegh McFadden将在伦敦Harlaxton学院庄园学习、生活、吃饭和玩耍一个学期。得益于FGCU与印第安纳州埃文斯维尔大学英国校区的合作,所有学生都有机会在伦敦的Harlaxton学院度过一个学期。

Taylor Sieger

Honors Senior studying in China on embassy scholarship

"Sieger was one of 15 undergraduates chosen from across the United States by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Washington, D.C., for 2018-19 funding to study abroad. An art and English double-major, she is studying Chinese language and culture at Soochow University."

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