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  • Special Recognition

    Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

    2014 Holly Miles

    Miles has received a 2014 Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship, which will provide up to $40,000 per year for graduate studies, as well as summer internship opportunities and a guaranteed appointment as a Foreign Service Officer upon completion of her master’s degree.

    New York University Writers in Florence Program

    2014 Jenni deBie

    deBie will be heading to Florence, Italy as one of a select group of U.S. undergraduate students to participate in the New York University Writers in Florence program.

    An English major from Texarkana, deBie will be studying poetry and generating her own work under the mentorship of award-winning poets Dorothea Lasky, assistant professor of poetry at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, and Eileen Myles, professor emeritus of writing and literature at the University of California-San Diego.

    Eban Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship

    2014 Maxwell Kennady

    Kennady has been selected as one of six 2014 Tisdale Fellows nationally by the Fund for American Studies.

    The Eben Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship provides students with a distinctive opportunity to explore public policy affairs of critical importance in the technology sector of the economy.

    Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award

    2014 Joshua Logsdon

    Logsdon is one of 15 students nationwide to win the Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award which is sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.  The award recognizes outstanding graduating college seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence, dedication to the study of American history, and a commitment to public service and community involvement.

    Presidential Fellow

    2014 Duncan Knox

    Knox has been selected as a 2014-15 Presidential Fellow by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) in Washington, D.C. Knox is one of only 64 Presidential Fellows from universities throughout the U.S. and select foreign nations.

    2013 Donald “Trey” Moore

    Moore has been selected as a 2013-14 Presidential Fellow by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC).  Moore is one of approximately 70 Presidential Fellows, joining about 60 students from other U.S. institutions and up to 10 from various other countries in the 2013-14 class.

    Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship 

    2013 Sean Motl

    Motl is one of only 62 Truman Scholars and one of only three in Texas chosen from a pool of 629 students in the U.S. to receive this award. He will receive a $30,000 scholarship to fund his graduate education in public service. The Truman Foundation seeks out student leaders who will become “change agents” in public service sectors.

    Pearson Student Advisory Board

    2013–2014 Maxwell Kennady

    Kennady has been selected to serve on the Pearson board for one year and will begin his tenure at the Pearson Student Leadership Summit in Boston. He is one of only 12 U.S. student leaders chosen.

    Fulbright Summer Institute for Young American Student Leaders

    2013 Duncan Knox

    Knox is one of just nine students from throughout the U.S. chosen for this four-week institute, themed “Slavery and the Atlantic Heritage.” He will study at Bristol University in the United Kingdom.

    Dennis Boe Award

    2017 Evelyn Burch and Christian Garcia

    Burch and Garcia were two of only six students to receive this prestigious award at the Great
    Plains Honors Council Conference.  They each received $200 and a recognition plaque at the conference in Beaumont. Burch’s research was titled “Evaluating the Success of NAFTA as an Instrument of Foreign Policy”.  Garcia’s research was titled “The Effect of Presidential Signaling on Stock Market Prices”.

    2014 Sean Motl

    Motl was one of only six students to receive this prestigious award at the Great Plains Honors Council Conference. He received $200 and a recognition plaque for his research paper “Memorials Without Memories,” which he presented at the conference in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

    2013 Cassady Hossenlopp

    Hossenlopp was one of only six students to receive this prestigious award at the Great Plains Honors Council Conference. She received $200 and a recognition plaque for her research paper “Detection and Identification of the Dengue Virus that Tested Positive by ELISA but Negative with Conventional RT-PCR,” which she presented at the conference in Amarillo.

    National Collegiate Honors Council Poster Competition

    2011 Yolanda Elias, First Place 

    Business and Computer Science Section, “The Effect of Color Space on Wavelet Image Compression”

    Great Plains Honors Council Poster Competition

    2017 Julia McDaniel “Portrayal of Domestic Violence in Theatrical Performance”

    2017 Emily Vidal “Comparative Analysis of Linear and Nonlinear Dimension Reduction Techniques on Mass Cytometry Data

    ASU Presidential Award Recipients

    • 2016-2017 Christian Garcia
    • 2015-2016 Katie MacLeay
    • 2014-2015 Aimee Denham
    • 2013-2014 Sean Motl
    • 2012–2013 Black McCracken
    • 2011–2012 Yolanda Elias
    • 2010–2011 Amanda Hill
    • 2008–2009 Jason Strickland
    • 2006–2007 Kristen Truett

    ASU Distinguished Student Award Recipients

    2016-2017

    Brandi Washington, Archer College of Health and Human Services

    2014-2015

    Duncan Knox, College of Arts and Sciences
    Tara Warren, College of Education

    2013-2014

    Adrienna Bingham, College of Arts and Sciences
    Maxwell Kennady, College of Business

    2012-2013

    Aeriel Elliot, College of Health and Human Services

    2010-2011

    Anna Hall, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
    Wills Register, College of Sciences

    2009-2010

    Joshua Tindell, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
    Christopher Stegall, College of Business

    2007-2008

    Matthew Jackson, College of Sciences

    2005-2006

    Lori Loomis, College of Sciences
    Calinda Shely, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

  • Honors Student Association

    The Honors Student Association (HSA) is the student-led arm of the Honors Program. HSA promotes scholarship, fellowship and diversity, and represents the Honors Program on campus and in the community. Student leaders select speakers for campus presentations on general and professional topics and organize social and service events for Honors Program students. 

    2017-2018 Officers

    • President: Tyler Birk
    • Vice President: Hunter Miears
    • Secretary: Danielle Molotsky
    • Treasurer: Molly Burns
    • Historian: Allee Nix
    • Intramural Liason: Nathan Blair
    • Webmaster: Baxter Krug

    2016-2017 Officers

    • President: Tyler Birk
    • Vice President: Hunter Miears
    • Secretary: Danielle Molotsky
    • Treasurer: Emily Vidal
    • Historian: Jamie Couch
    • Intramural Liason: Courtney Shields
    • Webmaster: Quint Anderson

    2015-2016 Officers

    • President: Chelbee Farnen
    • Vice President: Emily Perez
    • Secretary: Maigan Dunlap
    • Treasurer: Emily Vidal 
    • Historian: Brenna Hudson 
    • Intramural Liaison: Tyler Birk
    • Web Master: Anna Porter

    2014-2015 Officers

    • President: Duncan Knox
    • Vice President: Aimee Denham
    • Secretary: Savannah Longley
    • Treasurer: Christian Garcia
    • Historian: Emily Perez
    • Intramural Liaison: Tristan Davis
    • Web Master: Kyle Schroeder

    2013–2014 Officers

    • President: Duncan Knox
    • Vice President: Tara Serio
    • Secretary: Braden Weinmann
    • Treasurer: Jack Rebrovich
    • Historian: Aimee Denham
    • Intramural Liaison: Jennie De Bie
    • Web Master: Kyle Schroeder

    2012–2013 Officers

    • President: Preston Wimberly
    • Vice President: Duncan Knox
    • Secretary: Holly Miles
    • Treasurer: Louis Broome/Tara Serio
    • Historian: Aimee Denham
    • Intramural Liaison: Jennie De Bie
    • Web Master: Ben Lin
  • Mentors

    Mentors and emissaries serve a vital role in Honors Program recruitment and retention efforts. Mentors assist first-year students in successfully transitioning from high school into both the ASU and the Honors Program community and provide a social support system for those students. Successful mentorship translates into a cohesive Honors Program identity, creates a culture of commitment and integrity, and allows students to develop meaningful relationships with their peers. Mentors represent the program at various university and community events, assist with recruiting efforts, and foster an honors learning community.

    2016-2017 Mentors

    • Maigan Dunlap
    • Clarisa Ham
    • Sam Harrison
    • Brenna Hudson
    • Jenna Placzek
    • Cecily Real
    • Maddie Sudduth

    2015-2016 Mentors

    • Maigan Dunlap
    • Chelbee Farnen
    • Jake Gonzales
    • Lisa Myrice
    • Emily Perez
    • Cecily Real
    • Jack Rebrovich
    • Maddie Sudduth

    2014-2015 Mentors

    • Jenni DeBie
    • Aimee Denham
    • Chelbee Farnen
    • Holly Miles
    • Emily Perez
    • Jack Rebrovich
    • Braden Weinmann

    2014-2015 Emissaries

    • Joscelyn Cargill
    • Mackenzie Ferguson
    • Cecily Real

    2013–2014 Mentors

    • Maxwell Kennady
    • Josh McGuire
    • Holly Miles
    • Sean Motl
    • Jack Rebrovich
    • Tara Serio

    2013–2014 Emissaries

    • Aimee Denham
    • Duncan Knox
    • Josh Logsdon
    • Emily Perez
    • Braden Weinmann

    2012–2013 Mentors

    • Cassady Hossenlopp
    • Josh McGuire
    • Kelsey Merritt
    • Fulanat Mohamed
    • Sean Motl
    • Tara Serio

    2012–2013 Emissaries

    • Katlynn Cox
    • Aeriel Elliott
    • Corina Hueske
    • Duncan Knox
    • Josh Logsdon
    • Evelyn Sullivan
  • Director’s Award

    The annual Director’s Award honors the student who best represents the values of Honors Program education and has excelled in academic, research, service, and social elements of the program.

    • 2017 - Brenna Hudson
    • 2016 - Maigan Dunlap
    • 2015 - Emily Perez
    • 2014 - Aimee Denham and Duncan Knox
    • 2013 - Sean Motl
    • 2012 - Cassady Hossenlopp
    • 2011 - Wills Register
    • 2010 - Yolanda Fay Elias
    • 2009 - Kaci Pruser
    • 2008 - Jared Bird
    • 2007 - Matthew Jackson
    • 2006 - Lori Loomis