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The Virginia Tech Honors College is pleased to announce that Caitlin Bowman has been named 2021 Outstanding Honors College Senior. Bowman is pursuing a degree in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. One of her greatest academic accomplishments during her time at Virginia Tech is being a trans-disciplinary Undergraduate Research Assistant (URA) in the Madigan Biomechanics Lab working on research on low-cost prosthetic knees. After collaborating in this lab, Bowman applied to remain at Virginia Tech in her gap year as a Translational Obesity Research Scholar with the National Institutes of Health so she can continue to grow as an academic team player.


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.

Virginia Tech Stamps Scholars Volunteer with Sleep in Heavenly Peace

The Virginia Tech Honors College Stamps Scholars recently took to the top deck of a parking garage to build 24 beds for children in the New River Valley with a national nonprofit organization called Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP). SHP is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to building, assembling, and delivering beds to children in need. 

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Claire Seibel VCHC Emerging Honors Scholar of the Year Presentation

Claire Seibel, who serves 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 stands outside Hillcrest Hall on a sunny day
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.

Odyssey Fellows
A collage of our 2021 Odyssey Fellows (from left to right, top to bottom): Saket Bikmal, Nate Doggett, Sumaiya Haque, and Hannah Jane Upson.

Welcoming our 2021 Odyssey Fellows

As an Odyssey Fellow, the Virginia Tech Honors College provides the resources to help them have their experience realized. Meet our 2021 Odyssey Fellows: Saket Bikmal (Perna), Nate Doggett (Class of 1954), Sumaiya Haque (Horton), and Hannah Jane Upson (Class of 1956 Ut Prosim).

Stamps Graduates 2021
Casey Jung, Sengal Ghidewan, Abina Baral, and Natasha Doshi (left to right, top to bottom) stand in front of Burruss Hall, photographed by Stamps Scholar Drew Perry at Virginia Tech.

2021 Virginia Tech Stamps Scholar Graduates

Join us in celebrating our 2021 Virginia Tech Honors College Stamps Scholars graduates! Read the inspiring stories of our four 2021 Virginia Tech Honors College Stamps Scholar graduates: Abina Baral, Natasha Doshi, Sengal Ghidewon, and Casey Jung. 

The Honors impact across campus

Odyssey Fellows
A collage of our 2021 Odyssey Fellows (from left to right, top to bottom): Saket Bikmal, Nate Doggett, Sumaiya Haque, and Hannah Jane Upson.

Welcoming our 2021 Odyssey Fellows

As an Odyssey Fellow, the Virginia Tech Honors College provides the resources to help them have their experience realized. Meet our 2021 Odyssey Fellows: Saket Bikmal (Perna), Nate Doggett (Class of 1954), Sumaiya Haque (Horton), and Hannah Jane Upson (Class of 1956 Ut Prosim).

Stamps Graduates 2021
Casey Jung, Sengal Ghidewan, Abina Baral, and Natasha Doshi (left to right, top to bottom) stand in front of Burruss Hall, photographed by Stamps Scholar Drew Perry at Virginia Tech.

2021 Virginia Tech Stamps Scholar Graduates

Join us in celebrating our 2021 Virginia Tech Honors College Stamps Scholars graduates! Read the inspiring stories of our four 2021 Virginia Tech Honors College Stamps Scholar graduates: Abina Baral, Natasha Doshi, Sengal Ghidewon, and Casey Jung. 

The Honors impact across campus

Odyssey Fellows
A collage of our 2021 Odyssey Fellows (from left to right, top to bottom): Saket Bikmal, Nate Doggett, Sumaiya Haque, and Hannah Jane Upson.

Welcoming our 2021 Odyssey Fellows

As an Odyssey Fellow, the Virginia Tech Honors College provides the resources to help them have their experience realized. Meet our 2021 Odyssey Fellows: Saket Bikmal (Perna), Nate Doggett (Class of 1954), Sumaiya Haque (Horton), and Hannah Jane Upson (Class of 1956 Ut Prosim).

Stamps Graduates 2021
Casey Jung, Sengal Ghidewan, Abina Baral, and Natasha Doshi (left to right, top to bottom) stand in front of Burruss Hall, photographed by Stamps Scholar Drew Perry at Virginia Tech.

2021 Virginia Tech Stamps Scholar Graduates

Join us in celebrating our 2021 Virginia Tech Honors College Stamps Scholars graduates! Read the inspiring stories of our four 2021 Virginia Tech Honors College Stamps Scholar graduates: Abina Baral, Natasha Doshi, Sengal Ghidewon, and Casey Jung. 

The Honors impact across campus