Honors professor builds connections with students in and outside of the classroom

November 2020

Honors professor of humanities Dr. Dan Williams’ work with the College (then the Honors Program) began in the early 2000s when he worked to schedule Honors courses with Dr. Peggy Watson (the director of the Honors Program from 2003 until 2009, when she became the founding dean). Though he worked closely with Watson for a […]

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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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Honors faculty member uses teaching as a way to promote social justice, advocacy

September 2020

Dr. Lynn Hampton, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the Honors College, once aspired to a political career, with dreams of becoming a United States senator during her adolescence. “I wanted to make an impact relating to laws and government and to give a voice to the disenfranchised and voiceless,” she said. In college, she […]

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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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Dr. Wendi Sierra prepares for an online semester with unique virtual experiences for her students

August 2020

Honors’ newest faculty member, Dr. Wendi Sierra, comes to TCU with multiple years of experience teaching online and feels ready for the fall semester. She designed her course, “Games and Learning” to provide students with a unique virtual experience that she hopes will keep them both enthused about and engaged in the material. Sierra plans […]

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