Hannah came to the Honors College in the Fall of 2009 from James S. Rickards High School in Tallahassee, FL. She is concentrating in psychology and criminology,
fascinated by how psychological theory and concepts can be applied to law and crime.
She is involved in many campus organizations including the MacArthur Resident Student Association, Student Government Association and the Honors College Ambassadors,
and is the S.A.V.I. (Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement) Director for the 2011-2012 academic year. Hannah likes the Honors College because “it allows me
to grow intellectually, as well as form intimate bonds with both fellow students and professors.”
Kadeem came to the Honors College in 2010 from Nova High School (Davie, Florida). He is involved in many activities and organizations on and off campus including the
Honors College Ambassadors, Special Olympics, Intramural Basketball and Volleyball and the Film Club. He also serves as the Treasurer of Student Government and the Treasurer
of the student spirit organization “prOWLers.”
Kadeem, concentrating in economics and minoring in mathematics, decided to come to the Honors College because “The faculty and staff are all approachable and are
deeply invested in the success of all of the students. The small class sizes also create an environment where everyone is encouraged to and, in some cases, required to
participate. The learning experience is unlike any other.” Kadeem plans to attend law school after the Honors College.
Alexa came to the Honors College in the Fall of 2010 from Winter Park High School in Winter Park, FL. She is interested in music and fencing, and created the Fencing team
Dumbledore’s Army on the Jupiter Campus. She is also involved with the Debate Team. Alexa likes the Honors College because “I can get to know my peers and professors
better than I would at any other college. That really means a lot to me.”
Richard came to the Honors College in the fall of 2008 from Port Saint Lucie High School (Port Saint Lucie, FL). He majors in biological chemistry with a minor in history.
He enjoys listening to a wide variety of music, and playing ping pong. Richard has also been active in several campus organizations including Student Government, Environmental Club,
and Jupiter PrOWLers (campus cheer/spirit club). He also works as an intern at Max Planck Institute in the Department of Digital Neuro-Imaging.
Richard chose the Honors College primarily because of its small class sizes and its opportunities for science and medical research. “I didn’t want to get lost in a lecture hall
of a large university, or be regarded as just a number or another face in the crowd by a professor. So far, I haven’t regretted my decision of choosing the Honors College,
and I have made the most of the available research opportunities by participating in internships at both
Scripps Florida and the Max Planck Florida Institute.”
Christina, a graduate of Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, is from Tampa, Florida and enrolled at the Honors College in the Fall of 2009. She is concentrating in Biology
on a premedical track and works as a laboratory assistant at the Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
Outside of class, Christina has spent time completing undergraduate research and is passionate about volunteering, especially at the Children’s Cancer Center of Tampa and at El Sol.
On campus, she is the president of Corn Maya Club, the co-president of the Catholic Newman Club, and the volunteer coordinator for the Wilkes Honors College Premedical Society.
She is also a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Yarnatics (a crocheting and knitting service club). Christina loves
the Honors College because of its “family atmosphere, its high academic standards, and the many opportunities for academic, social, and leadership growth.”
Alejandra came to the HC in the fall of 2011 from West Boca Raton Community High School. She is a sophomore with a double concentration in Spanish and Law and Society. This past year, she participated in a Moot Court tournament in Orlando. Outside of academics, Alejandra is captain of the Owlettes Dance Team and Marketing Director of the Spanish Club on the MacArthur Campus. She also volunteers as an ESL teacher at El Sol, Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center. Alejandra loves studying at the Honors College because "[you] get to know peers and professors on truly personal levels- it is such a tight-knit community." After completing her undergraduate studies, Alejandra plans to attend law school.