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Congratulations to 2023 Homecoming Court Honors Students

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Congratulations to the five Honors College students on this year’s MSU Homecoming Court. These individuals are champions of the Spartan community and have shown an unwavering passion for improving the world around them. Kelsey Abner “Be curious, be resilient, be respectful, be Spartan strong.” Kelsey is a senior from Farmington Hills, Michigan. She is majoring […]

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Honoring HC Student Athletes

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By Sloane Barlow The Big Ten Conference recently recognized 155 Michigan State students with Academic All-Big Ten distinction.    19 students who were recognized are Honors College members:   Jacob Anderson – Baseball, Kinesiology  Lizzie Babcock – Women’s Track & Field, Horticulture  Julia Bajt – Women’s Track & Field, Human Biology  Emily Bardwell – Women’s Track & […]

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Accelerating Connections and Excellence program (ACE): Academic Scholars Program helps incoming students transition to Michigan State

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By Sloane Barlow In early July, the Academic Scholars Program (ASP) began its second annual Accelerating Connections and Excellence program (ACE), which invites incoming first-year Academic Scholars Program students to experience college life and an Honors College course before fall classes start. The ACE Program is designed to welcome incoming students, support their academic and social […]

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Zoology Professorial Assistant spends semester abroad for a once-in-a-lifetime experience

By Sloane Barlow Picture yourself on safari, amongst some of the most fascinating creatures on the planet. Imagine learning about zoology through hands-on research in the field. It is the opportunity of a lifetime. Third-year student at Michigan State and in the Honors College, Kayla Fowler spent her spring semester living that dream. Kayla Fowler […]

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Michigan State gymnast Sydney Hayashi: “This is where I want to be”

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By Sloane Barlow Now a fourth-year student at Michigan State and in the Honors College, gymnast Sydney Hayashi just completed her third season with the Michigan State Women’s Gymnastics team, where they earned the title of Regular Season Champs. “Coming off a really good season last year, I felt like the expectations were really high—both […]

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Recognizing our Honors College Alums and Spring 2023 Graduates

By Sloane Barlow The Honors College would like to thank its recent graduates, as well as its inspiring alumni, who took the time to speak at Spring 2023 Michigan State graduation ceremonies across campus. Please join us in extending our gratitude and appreciation to our alumni speakers: Farhan Bhatti, Ph.D., Yvette Efevbera, Ph.D., and Chelsey […]

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HC MOSAIC President exhibits ‘ubuntu’ in her service to the surrounding community 

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By Sloane Barlow When third-year Lyman Briggs student Aya Abu-Zama saw the email presenting her with the Ubuntu Award from the Refugee Development Center (RDC), she couldn’t begin to describe how overwhelmed she was with gratitude.   Aya Abu-Zama’s journey to this award started two years ago with HC IMPACT, the Honors College’s pre-first year service […]

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