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 […]
The 2020 Freshman Ventures Retreat was held at the Jackson Avenue Center on Saturday, February 1st. Twenty-seven teams presented videos of their trips and addressed this year’s question: WHAT UNITES US? Congratulations to the two winning teams! Alexz Carpenter, Shaddia Lee, Rabria Moore, Joh’nis Randall, and Jessica Wilson traveled to Washington, D.C. Eboni Eddins, Kelly […]
If you applied by the early decision deadline, then you will be notified of the SMBHC’s decision no later than Friday, December 20th. The regular decision deadline is January 5, 2020. Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm CST. SMBHC Coordinator of Recruitment and Admissions William Teer will be available by email during the winter break […]
Last Friday in New Orleans, SMBHC alum and SMBHC Leadership Council member Alysson Mills hosted an alumni reception in her beautiful home, where Anthony Heaven and DSG shared recent SMBHC successes with alumni, students, and special guests.
Thanks to SMBHC students Liza Boyer, Leah Davis, Trip Johnson, and Jordan Watts for representing the honors college at the National Collegiate Honors Council conference in New Orleans! Liza and Leah joined Senior Barksdale Fellow Ashleen Williams and Associate Dean Jennifer Parsons for a panel presentation on collecting credentials and imposter syndrome. Williams, ONSA Director […]
Last week, SMBHC computer science major Rohan Agrawal traveled to Rome, Italy, as one of only three U.S. students to cover the 46th Committee on World Food Security at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), where he interviewed the First Lady of Colombia, Maria Juliana Ruiz, and heard a presentation by […]
The honors course offerings for Spring 2020 are listed here, and descriptions for many of the courses are listed here.
On Friday, September 13th, the newly established SMBHC Leadership Council held its first meeting at the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. The council met with the SMBHC dean and staff and also interacted with current honors students. We look forward to working with our vibrant council to impact the SMBHC through advocacy, philanthropy and service. […]