August 10, 2016

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

VSU Hosts Honors Colloquium

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta State University Honors College will host its 2016 Honors Colloquium at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, in Powell Hall Auditorium.

“The Honors College is a program built on innovation and creative engagement and is oriented in preparing students for a 21st century world,” shared Dr. Mike Savoie, dean of the Honors College. “With qualities such as critical reflection, engagement, and global awareness as implicit parts of the honors curriculum, honors graduates are well prepared with the necessary skills to excel.”

Savoie and a select group of high-achieving, upper-level Honors College students will share the foundational objectives of being an honors student at VSU.

Savoie will discuss the foundations of honors and introduce the new, incoming students to Honors College faculty and staff.

Hunter Pope, an art and psychology major and VSU’s 2016 Bartram Award recipient, will explain research and scholarship.

Ann Williams, an English major and 2016 recipient of the Hugh C. Bailey Family Scholarship, will review service learning.

Maridith Grimsley, a dance major and 2016 recipient of the Hugh C. Bailey Family Scholarship, will examine global experiences.  

Brinkley Blair, a pre-nursing major and president of the Honors Student Association, will talk about leadership. 

Savoie said that the Honors Colloquium “serves to build our honors community and to engage in thoughtful reflection.”

Contact Dr. Mike Savoie at (229) 249-4894 or to learn more.

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