First-Year Honors Student Appears In Netflix Holiday Movie “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square”

December 2020

Dancing is in Erin Banks’ blood. Her mother was a dancer and inspired Banks’ passion, which started at the age of six. Banks is a first-year Honors student at TCU, majoring in dance with concentrations in ballet and modern dance. The Atlanta native started off with hip-hop and ballet and progressed into learning other styles. […]

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Honors Interior Design student advocates for the importance of Architectural Lighting Design

October 2020

Vanesa Gjeçi, a senior Honors student majoring in Interior Design with an Architectural Lighting Design minor, chose to craft her Departmental Honors project as a tool for advocacy and education instead of a strictly creative project because, to her, there is no better time than now to devote her work and intelligence to advocacy. Vanesa […]

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How the global pandemic changed an Honors student’s spring 2020 semester abroad

September 2020

Braedon Lee Sims started the spring 2020 semester with his first flight overseas to England to participate in the Oxford Exchange Program at St. Catherine’s College at the University of Oxford. The Oxford program prioritized self-discipline and self-guided learning. Students were provided with a reading list and essay topic each week and were expected to […]

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2020 Senior Spotlight: Honors graduate takes the lead on evolutionary psychology research

May 2020

Honors graduate Tori Short came to TCU as a pre-med student with an interest in neuroscience. Her freshman year, she volunteered to serve as an undergraduate research assistant for Dr. Sarah Hill’s lab and discovered a passion for social and evolutionary psychology. That’s also where she met Honors Lecturer Dr. Randi Proffitt Leyva, who was […]

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2020 Senior Spotlight: Honors graduate starts educational non-profit aimed at combatting systemic oppression

May 2020

Honors graduate Ali Carter knows the power of education – he’s experienced it firsthand. He grew up in Oklahoma City, where he remembers watching athletes play football through the fence on the fields of an elite college preparatory school, Heritage Hall, until police shooed him away. Carter eventually attended Heritage Hall, where he was able […]

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