Each semester Honors scholars contribute short pieces about their experiences in the program for our biannual newsletter, Honors Outlook. If you want to see what we’ve been up to lately, please check out Honors Outlook from Fall 2018 (Honors Outlook Fall 2018) and Spring 2019 (Honors Outlook Spring 2019)!
Congratulations to the following UMW 2019 Honors graduates who were featured by the university recently for their outstanding scholarship, leadership, and skills!
Milen Mehari (double major in English and Women’s and Gender Studies, minor in Digital Studies) emerged early as a leader at UMW, revitalizing the African Student Union, building programs and student trips related to social justice, and reflecting on it all in her poetry. Read more about Mili in this feature piece.
John Cronin (Political Science) was named UMW’s 2019 Male Student-Athlete. A former captain of the basketball team, John was named by Governor Ralph Northam as a Virginia Management Fellow, a paid internship that gives him the two-year opportunity to study Virginia government and prepare for his next step as a leader. Read more about John’s undergraduate work and future plans.
Ren Koloni (double major Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies) drew on their experience as a nonbinary individual with several disabilities to ground important research in the intersections of queerness and autism and did linguistic studies of the medical discourse used by those in gender transition. Ren will continue their studies on a scholarship to George Washington University’s graduate program in English. Ren was featured by the university in this longer piece.
Corey Staier (Computer Science, minor in Digital Studies) is heading to a graduate school program in Game Design at the University of Southern California. At UMW, he captained the men’s rowing team and managed to work in 40 more credits than he needed to graduate, in fields as diverse as Physics and Contemplative Studies. Read more about Corey’s multifaceted journey through UMW here.