Honors students are engaged with their classes, their campus community and their world. Learn more about their varied and transformative experiences.
Honors Peer Mentors
Peer mentors guide first-year students by sharing their experiences and helping new students transition to college life and the Honors Program.
Honors Program Student Committee
The Honors Program Student Committee (HPSC) comprises students dedicated to enhancing the honors experience and engaging their peers. HPSC officers serve as liaisons between the program’s administration and the student body. Ultimately, the HPSC fosters academic growth and provides greater leadership and volunteer opportunities for honors students at Wilkes.
Each spring, the Honors Program celebrates exceptional achievements and contributions within its community.
- Academic Distinction – honors the highest cumulative GPA/number of credits at Wilkes among all honors students.
- Scholarship – honors substantial accomplishment in self-directed, self-motivated academic work such as research and original creative production.*
- Community Leadership – honors substantial leadership of, participation in, and contributions to the Honors Program, as well as the greater Wilkes community.*
* Nominated by the Honors Program Advisory Council
The Honors Program Student Committee nominates faculty for the Excellence in Honors Mentoring and Teaching Award, which honors substantial contributions to developing academic and other learning opportunities for honors students.
Previous Award Winners:
2018 - 2019
Outstanding Graduate: Patrice Lonardi
Community Leadership Award: Evan Stolicker
Scholarship Award: Celine Podlesney
Academic Distinction Award: Cassie Oldt
Outstanding Faculty Award: Dr. Mark Allen
Community Leadership Award: Hayley Farrell
Scholarship Award: Juan Astegiano
Academic Distinction Award: Marcy Ledvinka
Outstanding Faculty Award: Jen McLaughlin, MFA
Wilkes honors students are always part of the honors community, no matter how near or far from campus their post-graduate lives might take them. In town? View our calendar and stop by an event. Have wisdom to share? Serve as a mentor for a current student or pitch a Pizza Plus workshop.
Pizza Plus workshops are informal honors community gatherings scheduled about once a month during the academic year. Over a slice or two of a staple food on college campuses, students sit down with faculty, administrators, alumni and others to discuss topics such as basic personal finance, job cover letters or graduate school applications.