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Ask a Current Honors Student

Do you have a question about the University Honors Program? We have students in each college who are eager to communicate with prospective or current honors students. Please feel free to send them a message!

Caine College of the Arts 

collette nebekerCollette Nebeker

Collette is a dual major in violin performance and business administration with a minor in entrepreneurship. She is working to develop a program designed to give students in the arts the necessary entrepreneurial skills to support an art career. Collette loves to play music and explore the outdoors, and she is excited to work with fellow honors students this year on the Honors Student Advisory Board. 

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

McKenna picMcKenna Walters


McKenna is working toward a degree in animal, dairy, and veterinary sciences with a bioveterinary sciences emphasis and minors in biology, chemistry, and computer science. She volunteers in Dr. Jeffrey Mason's lab, where she is currently researching immune function in mice. She loves spending time on her family's cattle ranch; agriculture is her passion, and she's proud to be an Aggie!


College of Engineering

jaci fieldingJacilyn Fielding


Jacilyn is double-majoring in biological engineering and economics. She has been on various research teams in the biological engineering department and currently works at a biotech company in Logan. She is a Huntsman Scholar who enjoys meeting different people and learning new things. In her free time, she loves to explore the mountains by rock climbing, biking, snowmobiling, and other outdoor activities.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Emma HallockEmma Hallock


Emma is majoring in English with an emphasis in literature - and she absolutely loves it! Currently, she is working as a writing fellow and as a research assistant in the English department. She is enjoying her time at Utah State and is excited to be a part of the Honors Student Advisory Board this year. In her free time, Emma loves to read new books, go on walks, and write.

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Tucker Gamble


Tucker is studying human movement science with an emphasis in pre-physical therapy. He has participated in various research projects through the College of Education and Human Services and enjoys being involved in a variety of student organizations. Tucker is married to a recent graduate of USU's elementary-education program, and together they like spending time hiking, camping, and being active outdoors.

College of Science 

fionaFiona Van Leeuwen


Fiona is double-majoring in chemistry and mechanical engineering. Her current research is in a material science lab working with scheimpflug lens optics. She is returning for a second year on the Honors Student Advisory Board and is excited to help out her honors community this year.

Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Jacob Alder BW headshotJacob Alder

Jacob is pursuing joint degrees in economics and electrical engineering. He believes that efficient energy production and consumption are among the top challenges facing both current and future generations, and he therefore works as an intern for an electric-transportation research group. Jacob is a third-year Huntsman Scholar and second-year University Ambassador (you may see him walking backward around campus). He finds great joy in helping students appreciate the unique opportunities available at Utah State University.


S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources

ryleeRylee Jensen


Rylee is a senior majoring in wildlife ecology and management with a minor in statistics. She is currently working toward publishing her research on killer-whale behavior and beginning another research project about carnivore interactions in northeast Oregon. She works in the Lake Ecology Lab and at the USU Writing Center as a tutor. She loves all that USU has to offer and can't wait to see where her experiences as an undergraduate take her!