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Meet the Honors Student Council

The USU Honors Student Council consists of a President, Vice President, Service Chair and committee, First-Year Experience Chair and committee, and a small group of elected HSC officers. All honors students are welcome to join the HSC and to become active members at any time.

    HSC Leadership Team
Jessica Christensen

Jessica Christensen

Jessica Christensen is a senior majoring in Animal and Dairy Science with a minor Asian Studies. She is currently doing research on Robotic Dairy Milkers, and is a Peer Advisor in the honors office. She is an Aggie through and through! 

Emily Turner
Emily Turner

Emily Turner is a senior at Utah State University quadruple majoring in International Business, Economics, Political Science and Asian Studies with a minor in Mandarin Chinese. She is currently working on research involving tax evasion and fraud on an international scale. She works as the Admissions Coordinator for the MBA program in the Huntsman School and absolutely loves it. She LOVES being an Aggie! 

Kara Swenson
Kara Swenson

Kara is majoring in Biochemistry with a pre-med emphasis. She works in Dr. Vargis's Biological Engineering lab, assisting with research on age-related macular degeneration. She is also the peer advisor for the Chemistry/Biochemistry Department, and enjoys volunteering with hospice and at a local fair-trade store.


  HSC Service Committee Chair

   This chair and committee work to increase student engagement with annual honors service events, including food drives, Sub for Santa,
   Relay for Life, and any other service projects chosen by the HSC and the honors student body.

  Coming Soon 

  HSC First-Year Experience Committee Chair

   This chair and committee organize the Honors Peer Mentor program and serve as peer mentors, host the opening welcome social, and
   hold other events throughout the year. They also consult regularly with first-year student representatives to
   ensure that Honors is meeting their needs and understanding their concerns. 

  Coming Soon 

  Honors Student Council Officers

   HSC Officers attend HSC meetings and assist the President and Vice President in program planning and implementation. First-year
   students are eligible to apply for council positions, and council officers can serve as chairs of various ad-hoc committees formed by the
   HSC President.

   HSC officer duties include:

  • Attending brief monthly meetings with University Honors Program staff to discuss the program and its benefits for students
  • Offering input on specific aspects of the program, upon request
  • Organizing, attending, helping publicize, and involving other honors students in HSC socials, service activities, and all Honors Program events, including monthly faculty-student socials and Food for Thought programs
  • Nominating an an Honors Outstanding Professor of the Year for the annual Last Lecture and encouraging other honors students to submit nominations
  • Representing Honors at various events throughout the year, including Day on the Quad, Major Fair, Scholars Day, and recruiting open houses
  • Acting as ambassadors for the USU Honors Program at all times

  Coming Soon