Patricia and Douglas Perry Honors College
Created in 1997, the Honors College has grown to 700 high-achieving students from a range of majors. It offers students the opportunity to take more challenging classes, engage in research and community service, and build an e-portfolio. Graduates have gone to start their own businesses and are contributing in a variety of fields – from actuarial statistics to zoology. In April 2018 it was announced that the Honors College has now been named the Patricia and Douglas Perry Honors College in recognition of their generous support of the University.
Last year, Honors College Civic Learning Projects contributed over 5000 hours of service to the campus and local communities. 5 of 100 in 15-16: Volunteer Recruitment Plan for Auxiliary Search and Rescue/VABEACH EMS (Joshua Slaughenhoupt, CRJS, ODU ’15); “The Internet and You” Videos for Fayette County Public Libraries (Michael Frazier, Computer Science; Anna Frazier, Art, ODU ‘15); Workbook for Math 103 SI sessions (Deja Singh, Mechanical Engineering, ODU ’15); Life Agency Analysis for ForKids (Lauren Magner, Finance, ODU ’15); Tutoring Lab Start-up, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Josiah Emery, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer, ODU ’15); Italian Bistro Fund-Raiser for Habitat for Humanity ($3K) (Lauren Fox, Finance, ODU ’15).
Honors Courses and Advising
First-Year Seminars and Research-Oriented Courses: The Honors College works with faculty to develop general education courses to meet the needs of honors students and departmental majors. Popular First-Year Seminars include Disruptive Technologies in Health Care (CS 126G, Chrisochoides), Crisis Communication and Climate Change (ENGL 231C, McKittrick and Richards). Literature and Medicine (ENGL 112L Tatum). Complete List: https://www.odu.edu/honors
HNRS 226: EVMS/ODU Honors College Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship in Academic Medical Research.
Honors 301: Monarch Think Tank (Social Entrepreneurship)
The HC advising program focuses on co-designing the honors education with the student rather than simply certifying honors credit. HC Advisors are required to complete appreciative advisor training (from NC-Greensboro) as well as the revised Master Advisor program. Last year, the HC devoted over 3800 hours to student advising appointments.
|Research Grants Awarded to Students|
|Fall 2016||8 X $1500|
|Spring 2017||4 X $1500|
|Summer 2017||7 X $2500|
|Essential Supply & Equipment Grants||44 X < $500|
|Conference Registration/Travel Grants||53 X $100-$1000|
|Total 16-17||$50,754 (116 students participating)|