Class: Junior

Major: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas 

Why did you choose to join the Honors College?

“The educational and professional opportunities that accompany the Honors College were my personal incentives. I had attended a smaller high school where I was used to more personalized discussions, one-on-one learning capabilities, and forming close relationships with fellow peers and teachers. I knew that I wanted to maintain this aspect of learning in my transition to college, and the Honors College was my perfect route of entry for this goal. I also wanted to expand my thinking and meet others of different backgrounds.”

What is your favorite class you have taken in the Honors College?

“Although one of my toughest courses, I am so thankful for my freshman Honors Engineering Foundations class: ENGR 123. I was challenged to think critically in ways I had never done before, formed a professional relationship with one of my favorite professors to date, and set myself up for success within the College of Engineering. The course was smaller, and I truly enjoyed learning alongside my fellow peers whom I am now still connected with today.”

What has been your favorite part of being in the Honors College?

“Having the opportunity to earn a degree that I am passionate about from The Capstone while gaining insight into my professional career through the Honors College has been an experience that I am forever thankful for. I am not only able to set myself apart as an individual, but also deepen my network of other engineers, peers, and those in the workforce.”

What advice would you give to those who want to join the Honors College?

“By being in Honors College, you are able to not only focus on your passions but explore the possibility of uncovering an unknown interest. Additionally, it is never too late to join, even if you have already made it past freshman year. Opportunity will never go away, it is just open to those who seek it.”