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Wilkes Honors Program

Wilkes University's Honors Program offers students an enhanced academic experience.

Are you a student who expects more from yourself, your peers and your mentors?

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The Wilkes University Honors Program offers bright, ambitious students an enhanced and interdisciplinary academic experience. Selected students from across Wilkes majors take part in honors classes and extracurricular activities designed to increase intellectual, professional and personal achievement.

Honors students reside in a living-learning community. Benefits include an annual academic enrichment grant, unique in higher education, which students can use to help fund study-related expenses such as travel or technology. Other scholarship opportunities specific to honors students are also available upon acceptance to this program.

Wilkes University honors students who complete the program will receive special recognition at graduation and a notation of “honors graduate” on their transcript and diploma.

Honors StudentsIn addition to gaining an enhanced educational experience, Wilkes University honors students will enjoy the following benefits:

  • an honors program grant
  • available honors housing for first- and second-year, residential honors students
  • preferential course selection
  • no additional cost for course overload related to honors work, as approved by academic advisors
  • field trips, dinners and access to notable speakers visiting campus
  • additional support for external scholarships, graduate school placement, career placement
  • special notation on transcript and recognition at commencement
  • access to a network of Wilkes University Honors Program graduates

Students have enjoyed field trips to New York City and dinners on campus with distinguished speakers. Class experiences include visits to Broadway and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, creating a film, and crafting leadership-themed children’s books that were then read to classes at a nearby school.

Honors Advisory Council

  • Mark Allen, Dean of Student Affairs
  • Helen H. Davis, Associate Professor of English
  • Harvey Jacobs, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Anthony Kapolka, Associate Professor of Math and Computer Science
  • Kayla May, Student Development Activities Assistant
  • Suzanne Murray Galella, Associate Professor of Education
  • Joyce Victor, Director of the Clinical Nursing Simulation Center
  • Casey Flynn, Honors Graduate Assistant

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