Category Archives: Alumni Updates

Postcard from Cape Town: Identifying the Education Gap

Honors College staffer (and alumna fellow) Chelsea Hodge is wrapping up two months in Cape Town, S. Africa, where she has been working with high school students in Philippi township. Only 18% of students in this impoverished area go on to … Continue reading

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Making Waves: Michael Berumen, B.S. in zoology, summa cum laude, ’01

  Along the golden shores of Saudi Arabia, honors alumnus Michael Berumen (B.S. in zoology, summa cum laude, ’01) is making history. As the leader of a marine biology lab based at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology … Continue reading

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In Which a Recruiting Call Leads to Published Research on ‘Small-World’ Trade Networks, and Real-World Non-Profit Work

From a crowded field of acceptances and scholarship offers, high school senior Stuart Shirrell had narrowed down his college choices to two: a prestigious private school located on the East Coast, and the University of Arkansas. He decided to place … Continue reading

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5 Questions: Elizabeth France, B.A. in Drama & European Studies, summa cum laude, ’06

Born in Little Rock and raised in Russellville, Honors College alumna Elizabeth France recently returned home to Arkansas with husband Brian McCue after earning an M.F.A. in acting at the Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She’s currently working as the … Continue reading

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Alumni Update: Troy Long, B.S. in Industrial Engineering, summa cum laude, ’10

As an honors undergraduate in industrial engineering, Troy Long focused on developing algorithms for scheduling in semiconductor facilities. Now three years into doctoral studies in industrial and operations engineering at the University of Michigan, Troy has turned to a very different … Continue reading

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A Medal in the Making

Sculptor Hank Kaminsky leans forward and peers through a magnifying visor pulled over his gray ponytail. His 6’3” frame hunches over a clay disk 12” in diameter – a new medal in the making. The words “Honors College” curve across … Continue reading

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Alumni Survey: Results Are In

Our alumni have spoken, and the word is: research! One-third of the alumni who took our recent online survey emphasized the value of undergraduate research, commenting on this aspect of the honors experience more than any other. The honors thesis, … Continue reading

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Field Notes: Annie Fulton, A Case Study in California

Annie Fulton recently graduated with a B.S. in architectural studies with minors in environmental, soil and water science and geography. For her honors thesis Annie studied the redevelopment of two industrial shipping sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her … Continue reading

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Alumni Update: Zack Cooley, Bachelor of Architecture summa cum laude ’06

After graduating summa cum laude from the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Honors College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Architecture, Zack Cooley went on to earn his master’s degree in architecture from Princeton University.  He’s been working at … Continue reading

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