We welcome to the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College family our new Associate Dean for Capstone, Dr. Ken Thomas. Dr. Thomas graduated with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida concentrating in environmental and water resource sustainability. As a native of Trinidad and Tobago, he received his Bachelor of Science in […]
The Office for National Scholarship Advisement is thrilled to announce that JAX DALLAS and WILLIAM MEADOR have been awarded the Goldwater Scholarship! Jax Dallas (left) and William Meador The Goldwater is one of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics in the United States. It identifies and supports […]
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View a list of honors course offerings for Fall 2020!
On February 28th, members of our SMBHC Leadership Council gathered for a full day of collaborative goal setting and engaging sessions with SMBHC staff, faculty, and students. Our Leadership Council members dedicate their time, talent, and treasure to the SMBHC, and we are thankful! If you would like to know more about the Leadership Council, […]
The SMBHC will hold an exclusive, Honors-only Orientation session May 19-20. While not mandatory, this session does feature an address from our Dean, the chance to meet many of your Honors peers, and the opportunity to register for fall classes before other incoming first year students. Those with conflicts on May 19-20 may register for […]
We are thrilled to announce that SMBHC student Joshua Mannery is a Truman Scholarship finalist! There were over 800 applications and 60 awards are made annually. Joshua will now proceed to final round interviews in Nashville, TN, on March 18th. Joshua is a Political Science and English double major from Jackson, MS. Passionately believing in […]
Last Saturday evening at The Lyric, hundreds gathered for the annual Honors College Formal, hosted by the Honors Senate, led by Trip Johnson and Jordan Watts. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @umhoco for a slideshow of the Yule Ball-themed event!
Bestselling author and UM Professor of English and Creative Writing KIESE LAYMON addressed, “What unites us?” in front of captivated students, staff, faculty, and community members at the Ford Center on February 4th. Laymon is the auther of Heavy: An American Memoir, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, Long Divison, and the […]
JESS COOLEY is our 2020 Barksdale Award winner! Jess has won $5,000 to travel the Chiquitanía in Bolivia on motorcycle. The Chiquitanía is an arid forest in eastern Bolivia that serves as Bolivia’s natural barrier against global warming, and recently suffered devastating fires as did the Brazilian Amazon and the Australian bushlands. From August to October […]