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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 

Jenna Rhodes headshotJenna Rhodes

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

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Emma Larson

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Bio coming soon.


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! She has worked as a research assistant in the English department and is currently working as a writing fellow and an undergraduate teaching fellow. She is enjoying her time at Utah State and is excited to return to the Honors Student Advisory Board this year. 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 Dean of Admissions after attending medical school. In her free time Abbey coaches, tutors, and adventures outdoors. 

College of Science 

abby butikofer heashotAbby Butikofer


Abby Butikofer is a senior majoring in applied mathematics and minoring in music (piano) and Spanish. Abby has filled her undergraduate career with invaluable experiences such as participating in research with professors, living abroad in Peru, interning in the economics department of the Peruvian Embassy in Washington, D.C., and studying abroad in Logroño, Spain. She works in the Mathematics and Statistics Tutoring Center where she tutors fellow undergraduates. Her hobbies include playing the piano, learning new languages, traveling, being creative, and baking chocolate chip cookies.

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 Huntsman Scholar and 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

Erin Butikofer headshotErin Butikofer

Erin is majoring in wildlife ecology and management with minors in Spanish, cello, and entrepreneurship. She is preparing for grad 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!