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Ask a Current Honors Student

Do you have a question about the University Honors Program? Honors students from every college at USU serve on the Honors Student Advisory Board, representing their peers and acting as ambassadors to prospective Honors Aggies. They are eager to hear from you—please feel free to send them a message!

Caine College of the Arts 

Jenna Rhodes headshotJenna Rhodes

Jenna is a junior in the printmaking BFA program with a minor in art history. Her work has been featured in shows in the CCA's projects gallery and can often be seen in Fine Arts Building hall cabinets or at print sales. Beyond printmaking, Jenna's interests include performing arts, sewing, and writing.


College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

female student emma larson smilingEmma Larson

Emma is a senior in technology and engineering education. She has worked with a variety of educational institutions to improve learner experiences and develop curricula in Canvas. She is passionate about American history and politics and loves working with historical societies and charities to present pop-up museums. She is the captain of the USU women's water polo team and teaches ski lessons in her spare time.


College of Engineering

jaci fieldingJacilyn Fielding


Jacilyn is studying biological engineering. She has been part of various research teams in the Department of Biological Engineering and currently works at a biotech company in Logan. 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! She has been a research assistant in English and is currently a writing fellow and undergraduate teaching fellow. She is enjoying her time at Utah State and is excited to serve again this year on the Honors Student Advisory Board. In her free time, Emma loves to read new books, paint, and write.               

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

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Abbey Horrocks


Abbey is a junior studying community health and exercise science with a minor in chemistry. She currently participates in research, acts as president of the USU women’s lacrosse team, and is involved in various clubs on campus. Abbey plans on being a team physician and maybe even a Dean of Admissions after attending medical school. In her free time Abbey coaches, tutors, and adventures outdoors. 


College of Science 

Michael Herron headshotMichael Herron 

Michael is a junior studying biology with an emphasis in human biology and a minor in chemistry.  He currently serves as the Vice-President of the USUSA Premed Club and participates as an undergraduate assistant in Andy Anderson’s anatomy lab.  In preparation for medical school and in pursuit of medical expertise, he works as an anesthesia tech in the Logan Regional Hospital’s operating room and volunteers in the emergency department, practicing his Spanish with patients whenever possible.  He is researching latent inhibition in the Buhusi lab and hopes to publish results in Fall of 2020.  As an avid health enthusiast, he enjoys an active lifestyle biking, climbing, running, and playing at the ARC (when it’s too cold to play outside).

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. He has enjoyed engineering internships with a sustainable building efficiency contractor and an electric-transportation research group. Jacob is a Huntsman Scholar and University Ambassador (you may see him walking backward around campus). He loves helping students appreciate our beloved Utah State University.


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

Erin Butikofer headshotErin Butikofer

Erin is majoring in wildlife ecology and management with minors in Spanish, cello, and entrepreneurship. She is preparing for graduate school and life after graduation. She has done field research in Belize and Chile with her Spanish skills, is a published author of a scientific paper, and currently works in a lab on campus examining the green wave idea of large herbivore migration. In her spare time she enjoys swimming laps, casual bike rides, volunteering at the Predator Research Facility, and knitting. She is excited to be a resource for other honors students this year!