Activities Involved In: Chi Alpha (Christian Organization), Student Relations Committee, Honors Program Student Organization, Norwegian Club, Cru, and National Residence Hall Honorary.
Why the Honors Program? : I endorse the Honors Program for I feel it has provided an additional element to my college experience that you can't find in the traditional college classroom. Not only does the Honors Program offer interesting and engaging courses, the small class sizes are ideal for meeting friends.
My name is Alex J. Holte and I am currently a junior double majoring in Psychology and Honors. In addition to my academics, I also work as a Resident Assistant in Bek Hall. In my free time I enjoy listening/playing music, watching movies, reading, going to hockey games, and hanging out with friends. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Kelly Lontz is majoring in Accounting and Spanish, with a minor in Honors. She is from Fargo, ND and graduated from Fargo North High. At UND, she has been involved in Residence Hall Government, Hall Orientation Team, Accounting Club, and many different aspects of the Honors Program. In addition to schoolwork and extracurriculars, she has worked on and off campus for Dining Services, the Sociology department, and as a lifeguard at the CanadInns.
Kelly chose to participate in the Honors Program because it offers a different classroom setting, offers more opportunities to get involved, and because Honors produces more well-rounded students. She continues to participate in Honors because of the numerous opportunities for leadership roles and resume building activities, as well as the opportunity for tuition waivers. Plus, the classes are really fun and interesting!
Hello! My name is Michelle Sanders and I am a sophomore here at UND. I am from the small town of Brooten, Minnesota, which is about a half-hour south of Alexandria in Central Minnesota. I am studying Pre-Physical Therapy and Spanish. I decided to join the Honors Program because I thought it would be a great way to get connected to other students and faculty, get involved on campus right away, and be able to experience a more personal learning atmosphere at the university. My favorite part about the Honors program is definitely the people. With small class sizes and discussion-based courses, we form really great relationships with our teachers and fellow students, and I always feel so at home walking into the Honors building. I also really enjoy the service-learning and getting out to help people in the community. My favorite project is volunteering at the local Humane Society and working with the animals there.
In addition to the Honors Program, I am involved in Student Leaders International (SLI), H.O.T Team, Honors Ambassadors, Honors Program Student Organization, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Allegro Women's Choir, and Vivo Women's Chamber Ensemble. I also studied abroad in Ávila, Spain in Summer of 2013, and that was one of the greatest experiences of my life.
I enjoy traveling, singing, playing tennis and softball, baking, running, and spending time with friends and family. One fun fact about me is that I've worked at a bakery for the past five years! If you have any questions about the Honors Program, Study Abroad, or life at UND in general, please feel free send me an email at email@example.com and I will gladly help you out!
I was born in Riverside California, near Los Angeles, as an Air Force brat and so from there I continued to move from place to place until coming to UND in 2012. I have lived in seven different places scattered throughout the country and overseas, and in the midst of those travels I was fortunate enough to visit about 13 countries, along with much of the United States. I am a sophomore here at UND double majoring in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education, and am involved on campus and throughout the greater Grand Forks Community as well. I am also currently employed as a student involvement specialist in the Student Involvement and Leadership Office at the Memorial Union during the school year and at a daycare in Minot, North Dakota during the breaks.
Organizations/Programs I am currently a part of during the Fall 2013 semester and have positions in are:
Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Pi Chapter- VP Public Relations and Marketing
UND American Red Cross Club- President
Honors Program Student Organization- Ambassador Liaison
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
YMCA Little Brother/Sister Mentor Program
I chose the honors program very last minute during registration my freshman year, because I was unsure if I had the time or ability to commit to something I was not even entirely educated on. I had been in Extended Studies and AP courses literally since the 4th grade, but the college setting is absolutely overwhelming at first. What I found in Honors though, was an environment that is supportive and rewarding from day one. These courses offered are the best parts of my schedule every single semester, and are usually taught by my best professors as well. I believe the Honors Program helps individuals become the best versions of themselves academically and in civic engagement. It is what I have experienced personally, and what I have seen in my peers and closest friends.
Hi my name is Alissa Zink. I'm originally from LeMars, Iowa. I'm in my second year at UND and am studying Psychology and Honors with a minor in Spanish. I'm also Pre-Law. On campus, I'm involved with the Student Psychology Association, La Mesa Española, UND Democrats, UND Wind Ensemble, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, as well as the Honors Program. I will be studying abroad in Spain the spring semester of 2014 in an attempt to advance my Spanish skills even further. If you have any questions about the Honors Program, UND, or college life in general, feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Hometown: Bottineau, ND
Major: Biology (Pre-Med Emphasis)/Honors
Activities: Alpha Phi (Current President), Mortar Board (Senior Honor Society), Gamma Sigma Alpha (Academic Greek Honor Society), Red Cross Club, Student Relations Committee, Intramural Basketball, Volleyball & Broomball,
I have participated in NUMEROUS volunteer activities such as: Project Connect, Empty Bowl Project (Project Coordinator for the Honors Program for 2 years), Tunnel of Oppression, The Big Event, Clothesline Project, LaGrave Learning Center, Humane Society, Artwise Elementary Art Show, Altru Spin for Kids, Altru Health Services (Pediatric Therapy), etc...
Why I love the Honors Program? I love the Honors Program because you connect with so many people. I am from a small town in North Dakota, so the class size was awesome to have, especially when coming to a campus of this size. Another reason why I love the Honors Program is because it has helped me with my writing and speaking skills tremendously!! It has also helped me with my confidence with being able to talk in front of others and being able to voice my opinion. Also, I feel that the Honors Program has offered me so many opportunities. I especially say this about service learning, but I have also been able to travel to Italy with Honors students at the conclusion of our class.