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Wilkes Honors College Receives Top National Rating

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Community Engagement

The Wilkes Honors College has a unique commitment to authentic engagement with the surrounding community. We define community engagement as collaboration with our surrounding local, regional, and global partners characterized by mutually beneficial exchange and reciprocity. We believe that our students are at their best when they engage in experiential learning through internships, academic service learning, study abroad, and community based research that addresses community-identified needs. Our commitment reflects and builds upon the FAU Strategic Plan Platform of Community Engagement and Economic Development.

 
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Student Crisis Assistance Training
Student Crisis Assistance Training

College student depression, anxiety, stress, self-harm, and suicide rates are rising across the country. Nearly 40 Florida Atlantic University John D. MacArthur Campus faculty and staff participated in a "Student Crisis Assistance... more

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WHC Students Attend Everglades Coalition Conference

Wilkes Honors College students, Owen Silvera, and Jillian Hanley received a scholarship to attend the 34th annual Everglades Coalition conference in Duck Key, Fla. The awards were made possible by through the efforts of... more

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Honors College Student Presents Research at National Conference

Czoka presented her research Virtually a Criminal: A Visual Ethnography of the Urban Criminal Underground in Grand Theft Auto Five, during a gallery session on technology at the 2018 American Anthropological Association conference... more

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Wilkes Honors College Benefactor Dinner

Setting the standard for honors colleges nationwide. The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of FAU hosted its Annual Benefactors Dinner at the Abocoa Golf Club on Thursday. President John Kelly provided a university update,... more

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Wilkes Honors College assistant biology professor receives mentoring award

Johanna Kowalko, Ph.D. the assistant professor of biology of the Wilkes Honors College and member of the Jupiter Life Science Initiative, recently received a Mentoring Award from FAU’s Division of Research for 2019. Kowalko... more

 
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Students
Morgan Cable
Morgan Cable
Wilkes Honors College, Chemistry, 2005

Wilkes Honors College alumna Morgan Cable, Ph.D., ’05, was highlighted for her research in the publication "Chemical and Engineering News" (C&EN). Read More

Nathan Van Zee
Nathan Van Zee
Wilkes Honors College, Chemistry, 2010

Wilkes Honors College alumnus, Nathan J. Van Zee, Ph.D., is lead author on a study published in the journal "Nature" about water’s role in the formation of supramolecular structures. Read More

FACULTY
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Lucia Carvelli, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Lucia Carvelli, Ph.D., joined the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College as a tenured associate professor and the FAU Brain Institute as an Investigator. Carvelli also holds a secondary appointment in the Charles E. Schmidt College... Read More

Laura Vernon, Ph.D.
Laura Vernon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology

Laura Vernon, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, was FAU’s 2018 Distinguished Teacher of the Year, an award that is determined by FAU students. Read More

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