Student Spotlights

Omar Avila

Omar Avila graduated from Jupiter High School and entered the Honors College (HC) with a double-major in cellular neuroscience and psychology. He decided to attend the HC because of its rigorous, personalized education. Additionally, Omar states, “the HC has numerous opportunities academically and countless extra-curricular activities to get... Read More

Manuel Contreras

Manuel entered the Honors College as a freshman after graduating from Boca Raton High School. His attraction to the college was based on its academic reputation and its intimate, close knit community, particularly its small classes. One of his favorite early memories here was during his open house tour where he was presented his acceptance letter... Read More

Gianni Croci

Gianni C. Croci came to the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College after completing an International Baccalaureate Program (IB) at G-Star School of the Arts in Palm Springs, Florida. He has a dual concentration in History and Political Science. While finding a career in law is his dream goal, becoming a university professor is not far behind. Gianni... Read More

Olivia Ducram

Olivia began her freshman year attending the Harriet Wilkes Honors College. After receiving an invitation to attend Scholar’s Day, Olivia was awarded the Henry Morrison Flagler scholarship, which provides her with internship opportunities, a summer study abroad program, and the opportunity to the present her research at the Florida Collegiate... Read More

Reese Humphreys

Reese Humphrey is majoring in Mathematics and minoring in both Physics and Data Science at the Wilkes Honors College. During his freshman year, Reese started his own company as a Kenan Social Engagement Scholar. It developed from his work on a technology platform designed to help non-profit organizations to leverage their resources by sharing with... Read More

Makenna King

Makenna King entered her freshman year at the Honors College with a goal of studying Environmental Science. A graduate of Jupiter High School, she was attracted to the college by its beautiful campus and Abacoa location. Most recently, Makenna is pursuing her love for the environment and passion for preserving Florida’s native species by working... Read More

Christy LaFlamme

Christy LaFlamme entered the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College as a transfer student from Palm Beach State College, where she was early admitted after being homeschooled. Christy is a currently a junior, majoring in Biological Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics. She knew after touring the campus that the Honors College was a perfect fit. She... Read More

Alyssa Payne

Alyssa embarked on her undergraduate journey with the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College after graduating from Atlantic High School. She was captivated by the small class sizes, the unique research opportunities offered by Max Plank and Scripps, and, above all, the kind and welcoming atmosphere on campus. “I was awestruck by the sense of community... Read More

Abigail Satchell

Abigail Satchell selected the Honors College because of the benefits provided by the unique approach of team-taught interdisciplinary courses. In addition to the traditional pillars of college-life such as making friends and enjoying campus culture, Abigail had the opportunity to receive a quality education on wide-ranging subjects like game design... Read More

Tracey Tobkin

Tracey began her journey shortly after, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College captivated her with its idyllic landscape, genuine community, and intimate connections between students and professors. There is an all-around passion for learning at the Honors College that made it the one and only choice for Tracey. The interdisciplinary approach of... Read More