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Brent Ruswick (1999 grad) earned his Ph.D. from Wisconisn in 2006 and is now a faculty member at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, where he teaches in and administers the social studies education program. He notes that Honors and its faculty "encouraged and cultivated scholarly interests and leadership skills I did not know I possessed. Every day now, I do work that I love and that draws on the scholarly and professional skills and interests I first encountered through UNO and its Honors Program."
Andrew Jezewski (2012 grad) published his Honors thesis in the Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering and is now working on his Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology at Washington University.
Many Honors Program students continue to graduate study; some recent examples are listed below:
Caleb Cave graduated in May 2015 with a major in Biology. Caleb started Medical School at UNMC in Fall 2015.
Packy Colgan graduated in May 2017 with degrees in Social Work and Economocs and is now earning his MSW at the University of Michigan.
Ashley Dorn graduated in May 2015 with a major in History. Ashley started her Ph.D. in History at the University of Iowa in Fall 2015.
Shelby Dorn graduated in May 2017 with her BS in Chemistry and is now enrolled in a Ph.D in Chemistry at Oregon State University.
Benjamin Hayworth earned degrees in May 2017 in both Physics and Philosophy and is now working on his Ph.D. in Geoscience and Astrobiology at Penn State University.
Madalyn McFarland graduated in May 2015 with a major in Biotechnology. Madalyn stayed at UNO to undertake her Master's in Biology before attending Harvard (currently) to earn her Ph.D.
Haley Shelton graduated in May 2015 with a major in Accounting. Haley then earned her MBA at UNO too!
Noah Sutton graduated in May 2015 with a major in Physics. Noah started his Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska Lincoln in Fall 2015.
Honors grads note that "with colloquia and contracts, [they are] able to study and learn a wider breadth of subjects," while others find Honors helps them "become a better critical thinker and researcher." We'd love to hear what Honors does for you!
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