Honors College Graduation Ceremony Tonight
Graduating seniors will be recognized in Honors Hall

Purdue University Honors College graduating seniors will celebrate their next step in developing as a young professional. Tonight's ceremony will feature student speakers, messages from the Associate Dean and the Dean of the Honors College, and of course, students will receive the Honors College medallion they will wear at graduation.

These students have represented the Honors College through their dedication to academics, campus and community leadership, and the advancement of knowledge. We cannot wait to see what they do next!
Peter Boyd Named Purdue's 'Outstanding Graduating Senior Man'
A devoted member of the Honors College community

Honors College student Peter Boyd received quite a surprise during his Monday STAT 59800 class, as he was presented with the prestigious 2017 G.A. Ross Award.  Named for a 1916 alumnus, the honor recognizes a graduating senior who demonstrates high standards of academic achievement, outstanding leadership, strength of character and contribution to Purdue. It is awarded annually to Purdue's outstanding graduating senior man. Read more
Mikaela Meyer Named Purdue University's
First Truman Scholar
A junior in the Honors College, studying Math, Statistics, and Political Science

The Harry S. Truman Foundation has named Purdue University junior Mikaela Meyer a 2017 Truman Scholar. She is the first Boilermaker to earn the highly competitive federal scholarship, which recognizes demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to public service.
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Honors College Leadership and Awards Celebration
On April 13th, students in various Honors-related organizations were celebrated

The first annual Honors College Leadership and Awards Celebration was  held this spring  to recognize the student leaders of the Honors College from this past year. We recognized students from the Mentor Council, HONR Seminar Mentors, the Honors Ambassadors, Honors Leadership Council members and representatives, The Honors College and Residences RHPs (Residence Hall Preceptors), The Society club of the HCR, our service staff of the HCR, and students from  our new House system and the wonderful faculty who support them. It was a great evening to celebrate accomplishments and the time and dedication these students contributed to our community this past year. 
Communicating with the Honors College
Developing how we interact

In April, the Honors College sent all parents and family members (that we have contact information for) a questionnaire regarding your satisfaction with the Honors College, and more specifically our communication efforts. We will use this information to continue to develop how we engage you in the Honors experience. 

One request that many respondents seemed to share was to receive more communication regarding opportunities and expectations we have for your honors students. This will continue to inform our strategy moving forward, but we felt it was important to begin addressing that specific request quickly. For the moment, we will continue with a quarterly Parent & Family Newsletter, while adding a monthly Special Topics edition. Each month, we will cover specific things like:
  • Benefits of the Honors College education
  • Honors College internship, leadership, research, scholarship, and job opportunities
  • Requirements of the Honors College curriculum
  • How the Honors College faculty and staff support and communicate with students
  • Opportunities for parents and family members to get involved with the Honors College
  • Other events, activities, and opportunities within the scope of the college
If you did not respond to the questionnaire, and/or have comments you would like to share, you can do so by directly contacting Mike Morton, Honors Advisor, and coordinator for Parent & Family Relations at morton35@purdue.edu.