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Sarette Tilton
Presidential Scholar
Outstanding Achievement in General Chemistry.

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Alexandra Toth
Presidential Scholar

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Ashley Beyer
Honors Scholar – Summa Cum Laude 2013

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Katy Cherry
Honors Scholar – Summa Cum Laude 2013

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Eddie Collins
Honors Scholar – Summa Cum Laude 2013

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Ethan Morgan
Honors Scholar – Summa Cum Laude 2013

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Jessica Pawak-Hillebrand
Honors Scholar – Summa Cum Laude 2013

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Melissa Brand
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

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Ashor Jajou
Leadership Scholar

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Katy Cherry
Lincoln Laureate

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Jalpaben Patel, Latrese Monden
Alpha Chi
Honor Society Inductees

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Johoshabeath Ruiz
Nicole Almaria
Ruth Malutan
Honors Program Students

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Sana Sultana
Honors Program Scholar

The University Honors Program is designed for highly motivated, academically inquisitive students who are looking for an enriching college experience. Individuals in the Honors Program are part of an active community of students and faculty who share a passion for learning and a commitment to excellence in scholarship, research, and creative expression 

Honors students enjoy priority registration, small class size, and a stimulating curriculum that cultivates critical thinking, independent analysis of course material, and skill in self-expression, communication, and critical writing.  Many Honors courses are interdisciplinary, inviting students to make connections among ideas, practices, and approaches within and outside their primary field of interest.

Study Abroad and international field experience can fulfill upper-division Honors coursework. Successful completion of the Program results in Honors Student and Honors Scholar designations imprinted on diploma and transcript, and graduation with University distinction.

The Honors Program is open to eligible undergraduates in all fields of study. A number of tuition scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and honors course completion.

Two Program Tiers

The University Honors Program is composed of two independent tiers: The Honors Student Program for freshmen and sophomores, and the Honors Scholar Program for juniors and seniors.

Four unique Area Courses in the first tier introduce Honors Students to the array of studies available at NEIU and demonstrate the interconnections between academic disciplines.

A seminar in research and creative practices, a world perspectives colloquium, Honors electives, and Thesis hours make up the Honors Scholars coursework in the second tier.

Detailed information on all aspects of the Program is available from the University Honors Program Coordinator, Dr. Kristen Over in Room B-141, by phone at (773) 442-6044, or via email:

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