"To me, the Honors Program
represents a valuable investment in holistic education. Although I
challenge myself within my major, my honors classes raise the bar even
further. I definitely feel more developed and well-rounded
in my second year in the program, as academic disciplines are beginning
to overlap. The Honors professors here at the Lake are fascinating
educators who encourage intellectual dialogue amongst my friends (No,
there is no such thing as peers in Honors. We are
all friends!). It’s less about regurgitating information on a test, and
completely about investigating the world and continuing higher education
throughout life. Even if it’s nice to get a little extra money for
school and some graduation and professional recognition
for hard work, the impact of the Honors Program on my education far
-Emily Backus, Senior, Accounting Major, pursuing Biliterate Certification.
honors program has allowed me to become a part of a dedicated group of
students. I would not know most of the students I do know, if not for
it's like a small social network of academics."
Junior, Editor-In-Chief, The Lake Front
“The Honors Program has an enormous importance to me because in the business
world you must possess leadership skills to develop amazing ideas that will enhance and serve the many communities.”
El Salvador, International Business; 2012 graduate
OLLU Honors program helped me to become a better leader among my peers,
to volunteer around the Westside community, and to develop the integrity
needed to succeed in life."
Business, 2012 graduate
"To me, the Honors Program represented a higher standard of education, which was, and still is, very important to me. I didn't want to go to college and be just a name on a sheet of paper or a number - I wanted to make a difference, stand out, and fully maximize my potential. I found that joining the Honors Program was just the beginning to this journey leading to excellence."
Vice President, Student Government Association; 2011 graduate