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Honors Student Experiences


The Honors program helped me begin my teaching career sooner by letting me assist Honors professors as an Fellow and allowing me to teach my own Honors elective course!

Hannah Thompson

Honors was such an incredible experience for me! I had the opportunity to not only meet some of the most talented and intelligent students Utah State had to offer, but I was able to travel with some of these students to Chile for a Study Abroad Language Program (partially supported by the Honors program)! We stayed with families in Chile and took classes at a local University; it was an incredible experience to be immersed in that culture. The Honors program helped put a defining touch on my education at Utah State.

Andrew Loaiza

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    Nate and Laurel Cannon Alder, were named the 2014 USU Alumni of the Year at Homecoming. Laurel and Nate met at a USU Honors program concert in the canyon just days before fall semester started in 1989. At Utah State, Laurel and Nate were involved …

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  • Food for Thought- Research Presenta...

    The Honors Program hosts monthly Food for Thought events that give students information about a variety of topics on campus and feed them lunch. Honors Students, Natalie Homan and Sean Bedingfield presented their research at the October event.
    Natalie, a student in technical writing, shared her experience …

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    On Thursday, October 9, Honors students gathered to hear Dr. Lynne McNeill, a folklore faculty member, tell ghost stories from Cache Valley and around the world. Along with the ghost stories, Dr. McNeill discussed why ghost stories are common across all cultures.

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