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By combining the educational benefits of problem-based learning, design thinking, communities of practice, and higher education studio courses, the Virginia Tech Honors College created a brand-new initiative: SuperStudio.


Honors Laureate Diploma Focus Areas in Creativity + Innovation and Neuroscience, Medicine, and Culture


We're excited to announce our Honors Laureate Diploma focus areas in both Creativity + Innovation and Neuroscience, Medicine, and Cutlure. Inspired by Virginia Tech Destination Areas, we have collaborated with multiple disciplinary departments (School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech and VT Creativity + Innovation) to offer Honors students optional focus areas to individualize and enhance their Honors Laureate Diploma.

HOW DO YOU HONORS?

In this new series of Virginia Tech Honors College stories, "How do you Honors?," Honors students across disciplines share their unique experiences and inspiring stories revolved around how they earn Honors credit as well as what makes the Honors College special for them in both their academic career and personal narrative.

Claire Seibel VCHC Emerging Honors Scholar of the Year Presentation

Claire Seibel, who served as the Corps of Cadets Representative for the Virginia Tech Honors College Student Council, has been named the Virginia Collegiate Honors Council (VCHC) Emerging Scholar of the Year. Outside of VTCC, Claire is pursuing a degree in Biological Systems Engineering with a minor in leadership. Watch Claire's VCHC Emerging Scholar of the Year Presentation below. 

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Recent Honors Stories

Dr. Najla Mouchrek at Hillcrest Hall. Photo by Michelle Fleury.
Dr. Najla Mouchrek at Hillcrest Hall. Photo by Michelle Fleury.

Dr. Najla Mouchrek Joins the Honors College

The Virginia Tech Honors College is proud to welcome one of its newest Collegiate Assistant Professors, Dr. Najla Mouchrek. Empowering the next generation through education, design, community, and mentorship is at the heart of Dr. Mouchrek’s career, which she will now bring to her work at the Honors College.

Dr. Katie Walkup outside of Hillcrest Hall at Virginia Tech. (Photo by Michelle Fleury.)
Dr. Katie Walkup outside of Hillcrest Hall at Virginia Tech. (Photo by Michelle Fleury.)

Katie Walkup Joins the Calhoun Discovery Program as the Collegiate Assistant Professor

The Virginia Tech Honors College is pleased to welcome Dr. Katie Walkup, who will serve as the Collegiate Assistant Professor in Communication for Sociotechnical Systems in the Calhoun Discovery Program (CDP). Dr. Walkup is affiliated with the Virginia Tech School of Communication and the Department of English. 

Incoming 2021 Stamps Scholars from left to right and top to bottom: Samantha Corduan, Krish Ganotra, Addison Glozer, Rupabali Samanta, Jacob Tatum, Samantha "Lainie" Thompson, Diego Antonio Valencia, and Nicholas "Nick" Wagner.
Incoming 2021 Stamps Scholars from left to right and top to bottom: Samantha Corduan, Krish Ganotra, Addison Glozer, Rupabali Samanta, Jacob Tatum, Samantha "Lainie" Thompson, Diego Antonio Valencia, and Nicholas "Nick" Wagner.

Welcoming 2021 Incoming Stamps Scholars

The Virginia Tech Honors College welcomes eight Stamps Scholars of the incoming Class of 2025. Stamps Scholars are chosen based on strong leadership potential, academic merit, and exceptional character. Meet our 2021 incoming Stamps Scholars and learn more about the Stamps Scholarship program below.

The Honors impact across campus