What Students Say About Honors




"I learned how to work harder and study smarter. Also I learned new and more concepts than my peers in classes I H-optioned. I got introduced to chemistry research by H-optioning both general chemistry classes, and I really enjoyed doing it. Taking Honors classes such as ENGLISH 210H also helped me develop my communication, reading, listening and essay writing skills."  

- Mercy Agbo, Chemistry   



Alyssa Duhe


"My honors experience so far has been amazing. I especially enjoy working in smaller classes and having a more one-on-one setting with the professors. I also enjoy getting early registration while being in honors. Being an honors student has allowed me to realize that I can accept the challenge of different honors courses at Southeastern."

- Alyssa Duhe, Elementary Education     







Madelyn Bernard


"Honors has by far given me some of my favorite memories and friends. The friendships made in an honors class are one of my favorite parts of college along with all of the memories!"

- Madelyn Bernard, Marketing  








"It has been an amazing opportunity for me to be challenged by my professors.  They are teaching me how to critically think and analyze pieces of information to apply it to my daily life."

- Dean Gautreau, Nursing     








"I loved the Honors courses I took my first three semesters of college. There’s a sense of unity and understanding among the students in all the classes, and I’ve made countless friends from study groups. I really enjoyed being a part of this."

- Tianna Gotch, Health Education and Promotion 







"My honors experience so far has had a lasting effect on my overall college experience. I felt very welcomed by the honors club the first time it was introduced to me. The director, Dr. Procopio is one of the greatest professors I have met so far, always lightening the mood and providing students with guidance. The honors club has made me feel like I am not alone, given me things to do on campus, and made me work my very hardest to be successful in my classes. I really enjoy taking honors courses, as they are often smaller and therefore more interactive and personal. My best class experiences have been in honors classes, which is also where I met most of the friends. This club and program have allowed me to meet some very terrific people that I believe positively affect my school work and overall quality of life. I am forever thankful that I have the opportunity to be in SELU’s Honors Program, it has truly enhanced my college experience." - East Guilbeau, Kinesiology



"Being in honors has been such a special experience. I have met several wonderful professors who are passionate about what they teach. They provide excellent material and thought-provoking discussion because of the appreciation for their field of knowledge. It is exciting to learn in an environment in which other students have an overwhelming desire to expand their horizons on important topics. The knowledge that I have accessed through the program is something that will propel me more quickly toward my career goals. The Honors Program at Southeastern is so enriching and truly worth the effort. Not to mention, achieving the honors distinction is highly fulfilling." - Catherine Hamilton, Art


Jourdan Olmstead


"Being in the Honors program has allowed me to be challenged in my education, as well as create relationships with classmates and professors that I am not able to have in regular classes. The small classroom settings and having Honors professors that care for their students and want them to excel as well challenge them has been one of the best college experiences.

- Jourdan Olmstead, Biological Sciences





"Being enrolled in Southeastern's Honors Program has affected my education in an amazing way. I never realized the importance of small classes and teachers that are aware of everything that goes on in their classes. Even though the classes were a little more difficult than general classes, I would way rather take honors classes over general classes any day. I love the challenge that honors classes put forth, and I know taking them has taught me how to study, time manage my priorities, and the importance of getting to know your classmates as well as your professor. I still communicate with classmates that I had my first semester, and it is always a great perk to have connections in all departments.  Honors truly provides that opportunity. I can't wait to see what honors continues to provide me in the following years, but more so, what I can do for the Honors Program." - Saydie Rusk, Marketing 




"Joining the Honors Program at Southeastern was one of the best decisions I made as an incoming freshman. Until I attended my orientation, I didn't plan on being an honors student. But joining the program has given me the best professors to guide me and amazing friends who understand the struggle and satisfaction of going to extra mile for your education." 

- Amy Schneida, Biology