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<strong>Honors</strong> <strong>College</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Akron</strong><br />

A Tradition <strong>of</strong> Community<br />

High School Counselors, Fall, 2011


<strong>Honors</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Deans</strong><br />

• Dean<br />

• Dr. Dale Mugler,<br />

Biomedical<br />

Engineering &<br />

Applied<br />

Mathematics<br />

• Associate Dean<br />

• Dr. Julia Spiker,<br />

Communications


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2001<br />

2002<br />

2003<br />

2004<br />

2005<br />

2006<br />

2007<br />

2008<br />

2009<br />

2010<br />

2011<br />

<strong>Honors</strong> <strong>College</strong> Growth<br />

• <strong>The</strong> number <strong>of</strong> <strong>Honors</strong> students has been<br />

steadily increasing. Currently, A total <strong>of</strong><br />

approx. 1,600 students.<br />

1800<br />

1600<br />

Number <strong>of</strong> New <strong>Honors</strong> <strong>College</strong> students<br />

over a four-year period<br />

1400<br />

1200<br />

1000<br />

800<br />

600<br />

400<br />

200<br />

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<strong>Honors</strong> Students:<br />

Incoming class <strong>of</strong> 2011<br />

• 437 new students,<br />

51% Male, 49% Female<br />

• High school Grade Point Average: 3.91<br />

• ACT score: 29.1 average composite<br />

• 22 valedictorians; 62 students in the top five <strong>of</strong> their<br />

graduating class<br />

• Background:<br />

• 82% are coming from high school<br />

• 15% are continuing UA students<br />

• 3% are transfer students<br />

<strong>The</strong> class includes out-<strong>of</strong>-state/country students representing:<br />

Arizona, California, Delaware, Michigan, New York,<br />

Pennsylvania, Texas<br />

Brazil, England, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Nigeria, Western Africa


First Choice for Majors <strong>of</strong> students<br />

in the <strong>Honors</strong> <strong>College</strong>: Fall 2011<br />

Students from all colleges and majors at <strong>The</strong> <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

<strong>Akron</strong> are represented in the <strong>Honors</strong> <strong>College</strong>


• Interesting Facts:<br />

• <strong>The</strong> <strong>Honors</strong> <strong>College</strong> includes many student athletes.<br />

Baseball (5),<br />

Cheerleader (3),<br />

Football (3),<br />

Basketball (Men-2, Women-1),<br />

Golf (Men-4, Women-2),<br />

Cross-Country &Track<br />

(Men 10,Women 10),<br />

Soccer (Men 11, Women 7)<br />

Rifle (6),<br />

Swimming (2),<br />

S<strong>of</strong>tball (4)<br />

Swim Team<br />

members and<br />

2010 UA <strong>Honors</strong><br />

graduates


<strong>Honors</strong> <strong>College</strong> students have<br />

high retention and graduation<br />

rates.<br />

First Year<br />

Retention Rates<br />

<strong>Honors</strong><br />

<strong>College</strong><br />

Fall, 2008 94.8%<br />

Fall, 2009 95.2%<br />

Six year graduation<br />

rate for Fall, 2004<br />

cohort<br />

Compare to<br />

<strong>Honors</strong><br />

<strong>College</strong><br />

79.0%<br />

Six year graduation<br />

rate for fall, 2004<br />

cohort<br />

Case Western Reserve<br />

<strong>University</strong> 80%<br />

<strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> Wooster<br />

76%


<strong>Honors</strong> Advising & Counseling<br />

• <strong>Honors</strong> advisors provide career & personal<br />

counseling to students in the <strong>Honors</strong> <strong>College</strong><br />

• <strong>The</strong> “Progress Check”--<strong>Honors</strong> advisors meet<br />

with every first-year student in the Fall<br />

semester. <strong>The</strong>re will be a request in<br />

September for YOU to make a progress check<br />

appointment.<br />

Erin Ahrens<br />

Shaddrick<br />

Stinson<br />

Mr. Dan Buie with President Proenza


<strong>The</strong>re are Faculty who serve as<br />

<strong>Honors</strong> Faculty Advisors<br />

in each major at the <strong>University</strong><br />

First five on the list:<br />

ARTS & SCIENCES<br />

DEPARTMENT Campus <strong>Honors</strong> Faculty Advisor EXT. ROOM<br />

ZIPCODE<br />

Anthropology &<br />

Archaeology<br />

1910 Dr.Michael Shott 6890 OLIN 237C<br />

Applied Mathematics 4002 Dr. Kevin Kreider 7519 CAS 273<br />

Biology 3908 Dr. Jim Holda 5116 ASC 385<br />

Chemistry 3601 Dr. Kim Calvo 6078 KNCL 103<br />

Classical Studies 1910 Dr. Clayton Fant 8069 OLIN 326C


Admissions Requirements<br />

• Applicants should have all <strong>of</strong> the<br />

following:<br />

• High school cumulative GPA <strong>of</strong> 3.5 or higher<br />

• ACT composite score <strong>of</strong> 27 or higher or<br />

• SAT composite score <strong>of</strong> 1800 (sum <strong>of</strong> 3<br />

subscores)<br />

• Excellent high school class rank<br />

• <strong>The</strong> <strong>Honors</strong> <strong>College</strong> requires a<br />

separate application. It’s on-line at<br />

• www.uakron.edu/honors<br />

• Early admission due date: Nov. 1<br />

• Standard admission: February 1


<strong>Honors</strong> Interview<br />

• Every <strong>Honors</strong> student has received<br />

an interview prior to admission<br />

• Interviews are conducted by<br />

<strong>Honors</strong> <strong>College</strong> representatives:<br />

faculty, staff, and alumni.<br />

• Interview dates:<br />

• Early admission: Friday afternoon,<br />

November 18<br />

• Regular admission: Friday afternoon<br />

February 17


Scholarships for <strong>Honors</strong> Students<br />

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o<br />

<strong>Honors</strong> Select Scholarship<br />

• $4,500 per academic year<br />

<strong>Honors</strong> Merit Scholarship<br />

• $3,000 per academic year<br />

<strong>Honors</strong> Recognition Scholarship<br />

• $1,500 per academic year<br />

<strong>Honors</strong> Scholastic Scholarship<br />

• $500 per academic year<br />

• Each scholarship is automatically<br />

renewed as long as the student<br />

maintains <strong>Honors</strong> <strong>College</strong> status.


Scholarships for <strong>Honors</strong> Students<br />

• Muehlstein <strong>Honors</strong> Housing Awards<br />

• Level I: $4,000 provided for housing costs<br />

for the first 2 years<br />

• Level II: $2,000 provided for housing costs<br />

for the first 2 years<br />

• Swagelok <strong>Honors</strong> Scholarships (New!)<br />

• For students majoring in mechanical or<br />

corrosion engineering<br />

• Assaf Family Scholarship (New!)<br />

• For business majors from out <strong>of</strong> state<br />

All these <strong>Honors</strong> Scholarships can be combined with other<br />

UA academic scholarships.


Scholarships for <strong>Honors</strong> Students<br />

• Muehlstein <strong>Honors</strong> Housing Awards<br />

• Level I: $4,000 provided for housing costs<br />

for the first 2 years<br />

• Level II: $2,000 provided for housing costs<br />

for the first 2 years<br />

• Inclusive Excellence <strong>Honors</strong><br />

Scholarships<br />

• Tuition + $5,000 per year; first-generation<br />

college students, under-represented groups<br />

• Lisle M. Buckingham/Orr Family <strong>Honors</strong><br />

Scholarships<br />

• Tuition, fees, & room and board for up to 8<br />

semesters at the <strong>University</strong>


New Buckingham/Orr Scholars-<br />

Fall, 2011<br />

Anderson Turner Engineering/Undecided Glenoak High School<br />

Bodenschatz Rachel Undecided/History Glenoak High School<br />

Chaurasia Vishal Polymer Engineering West Seneca, NY<br />

Decker Jenna Biochemistry Archbishop Hoban High<br />

Hill Sarah BS/MD Hudson High School<br />

Kristindottir Kristrun Corrosion Engineering <strong>The</strong>odore Roosevelt High<br />

Midha Priya BS/MD Revere High School<br />

Zabel Joshua Electrical Engineering Green High School


<strong>University</strong> Scholarships<br />

• Scholarships for Excellence<br />

• $6,000 per year<br />

• Presidential Scholarships<br />

• $3,000 per year<br />

• “Choose Ohio First” STEM Scholarships<br />

• $1,500 to $4,000 per year, need based.


Special Academic Programs<br />

• <strong>Honors</strong>-to-Law<br />

program.<br />

• BS/MS five year<br />

programs.<br />

• A new program to nurture<br />

honors pre-law students<br />

toward Law School at UA.<br />

Need to make a special<br />

application.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> School <strong>of</strong> Law will<br />

provide access and<br />

mentoring for exceptional<br />

students who plan to<br />

attend law school in the<br />

future.<br />

Offered in<br />

• Applied Mathematics<br />

• Accounting.<br />

• Chemistry-> Polymer<br />

Science


<strong>The</strong> <strong>Honors</strong> Complex<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is both an academic wing<br />

and two residential wings<br />

(<strong>Honors</strong>/Orr)<br />

Academic wing


Fifth Floor Study Loungenew<br />

wing


Computer Lab


Buchtel <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

Arts & Sciences<br />

Bierce<br />

Library<br />

Leigh<br />

Hall<br />

Zook<br />

Hall<br />

<strong>Honors</strong> Complex<br />

Bulger<br />

Hall<br />

Simmons<br />

Hall<br />

Orr Hall<br />

Spanton<br />

Hall<br />

North Campus<br />

Parking Deck<br />

Robertson’s<br />

Dining Hall


Exchange Street Residence Hall<br />

on the South Quad


Quaker Square Inn


Spicer Hall (East Quad) opened this fall<br />

Spicer Hall Living-Learning Residential Communities<br />

1. Business Leadership Connection - for freshman<br />

business majors<br />

2. Future Education Pr<strong>of</strong>essionals<br />

3. Nursing: Living, Learning and Leading<br />

4. Service and Civic Engagement Community<br />

5. Outdoor Adventure<br />

6. Athletic Training<br />

7. Fine Arts<br />

8. GATE – Dietetics<br />

9. GATE – Environmental<br />

10. Polymer Exploratory<br />

11. Pre-Law


Emerging Leaders Residential<br />

Community in <strong>Honors</strong><br />

A separate application is required for the<br />

Emerging Leaders Community in the <strong>Honors</strong><br />

Complex. Due in March. See the <strong>Honors</strong><br />

<strong>College</strong> website.


Special Pr<strong>of</strong>ile- Sejla Karalic<br />

• Sejla was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for study in<br />

China in 2010-2011.<br />

• She was a graduate <strong>of</strong> local Garfield High School.<br />

• Participated in Chinese language courses by winning<br />

summer scholarships to study at the Middlebury <strong>College</strong><br />

Language school in Vermont.<br />

• She graduated from UA in May, 2009, with a double<br />

major in political science and economics.<br />

• She is currently working at the Federal Reserve Bank in<br />

Washington D.C. and helps prepare documents for<br />

chairman Ben Bernanke.


Special Pr<strong>of</strong>ile– Stan Wang<br />

• was a member <strong>of</strong> our accelerated<br />

medical school BS/MD program,<br />

graduating in 2 years in 2008.<br />

• participated in an undergraduate<br />

research project at the Cleveland Clinic.<br />

• was a member <strong>of</strong> several student<br />

organizations. He led a medicallyoriented<br />

trip to Ghana.<br />

• Was a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship,<br />

and was awarded both a Gates-<br />

Cambridge Scholarship and an NIH<br />

graduate fellowship.


Example <strong>of</strong> Graduate<br />

Placements- Spring 2011<br />

• Graduate and<br />

Medical Schools<br />

• Case Western Reserve <strong>University</strong><br />

• Cleveland State <strong>University</strong><br />

• John Carroll <strong>University</strong> (Mental Health<br />

Counseling)<br />

• Kent State <strong>University</strong> (Higher Education<br />

Program)<br />

• Michigan State <strong>University</strong> Medical<br />

School<br />

• Mississippi State <strong>University</strong> (School<br />

Psychology)<br />

• NEOUCOM (BS/MD Program)<br />

• Purdue <strong>University</strong><br />

• St. George’s <strong>University</strong> School <strong>of</strong><br />

Medicine<br />

• Stanford <strong>University</strong> Law School<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Ohio State <strong>University</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

Medicine<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Ohio State <strong>University</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

Veterinary Medicine<br />

<strong>The</strong> Ohio State <strong>University</strong> Dental School<br />

<strong>The</strong> Ohio State <strong>University</strong> (Speech<br />

Pathology)<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Akron</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Akron</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> Business<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Akron</strong> School <strong>of</strong> Law<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> Chicago Law School<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> Cincinnati (School<br />

Psychology)<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> Cincinnati <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

Medicine<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> Connecticut<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> Maryland, <strong>College</strong> Park<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> North Carolina School <strong>of</strong><br />

the Arts<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> Tennessee (Clinical<br />

Psychology)<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> Toledo <strong>College</strong> <strong>of</strong> Medicine<br />

<strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> Florida (Forest Resources and<br />

Conservation)<br />

<strong>University</strong> <strong>of</strong> Michigan (PhD Biomedical<br />

Sciences)


Questions<br />

Graduation-<br />

Two<br />

Ceremonies<br />

in Spring<br />

2011<br />

• Visit our<br />

website:<br />

www.uakron.edu/<br />

honors<br />

• Call our <strong>of</strong>fice:<br />

330-972-7966

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