Welcome to the Honors College’s inaugural newsletter, a quarterly e-publication that celebrates the current work and achievements of the college’s students, faculty and alumni.
In each edition, we will feature stories about student success in the classroom and beyond, as we follow their work in research environments, internships and study abroad opportunities. We will take a look into the careers of some of our award-winning faculty who serve as mentors for current and past generations of Honors students. And we are excited to applaud the achievements of Honors College alumni who have taken their critical thinking experience out into the world. We hope that you’ll be inspired to tell us about your own successes after leaving BGSU so that we can feature you in an upcoming issue!
In this edition, then, we will share the story of Honors alumna Jaime Michise ’08, ’10, who is currently living abroad; learn more about the generous gift of Mike '80 and Mary Lee '80 McGranaghan and the impact it has made on current Honors student Kathleen Capozello; we will tell you more about our new Honors Experience Study Abroad Scholarship and feature current Honors student Phillip Rich and his experience in Europe; and finally you will hear first-hand from one of our Honors faculty, Dr. Lisa Hanasono and current Honors student Drew Ashby-King on their work together on Drew's Honors Project.
It has been a privilege to have worked with Honors students at BGSU for more than 20 years, and I am honored to serve currently as the Dean of the College. I hope that as you enjoy this issue of our newsletter you will take the opportunity to reconnect via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or in person. I would love the chance to welcome you back to campus, to see how much has changed, to meet our current Honors students, and visit with your former faculty and staff mentors. And, as always, we appreciate your feedback on our enterprise. Please keep in touch!
Best wishes for 2017.
Simon Morgan-Russell, Ph.D.
Dean of the Honors College & Professor of English