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ULM Honors Program students attend annual meeting for National Collegiate Honors Council

Published Nov. 9, 2021


University of Louisiana Monroe Honors Program students attended the annual meeting of the National Collegiate Honors Council in Orlando, FL, in late October. Students participating include, from left, Yana Paudel, Ariana Yelverton, Grace Gunder, Caitlyn Cullen, and Emmanuel Perez. Honors Program Director Dr. Joshua Stockley (not pictured) accompanied the students.

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ULM Honors Program students Yana Paudel, Ariana Yelverton, Grace Gunder, Caitlyn Cullen, and Emmanuel Perez attend national conference with Dr Joshua Stockley


The University of Louisiana Monroe Honors Program joined the annual meeting of the Louisiana Collegiate Honors Council on Oct. 27-30, in Orlando, FL.


Dr. Joshua Stockley, Director of the ULM Honors Program, was accompanied by five students – Emmanuel Perez, a senior biology major, Yana Paudel, a senior mathematics major, Caitlyn Cullen, a junior political science major, Grace Gunder, a junior biology major, and Ariana Yelverton, a senior biology major.


“Going forward, I believe NCHC has given me the keys needed to become a better leader within honors – one that is more involved, engaged, and confident,” said Cullen, the vice-president of the Honors Program.


“I think one of the best parts about NCHC was the fact that I got to connect and network with more students and faculty than I thought I would,” said Paudel, the secretary of the Honors Program. “When the attendees were sharing ideas, success stories, and even problems in their honors program, I realized the importance of a different perspective and the importance of a diverse community.”


“Through the lectures presented by various Honors institutions, I feel empowered with confidence and competence to influence not only in my community but potentially the world with the skills I have learned through the Honors Program. For that, I am grateful,” said Perez, a senior class representative for the Honors Program.


“Our participation at NCHC speaks volumes about the quality of the ULM Honors Program and raises our stature within the honors community,” said Stockley. “It is a valuable opportunity to learn from other honors programs; simultaneously, for other programs to see what is successful at ULM.”


Attending the conference were honors students and administrators from colleges and universities across the United States.


The National Collegiate Honors Council is an educational organization that supports and promotes undergraduate honors education. NCHC has nearly 900 member institutions and several hundred individual members, impacting over 330,000 honors students. NCHC provides its members with resources, training opportunities, and collaborative events to build and sustain honors programs and their curriculum. NCHC distributes honors scholarships and hosts exclusive events for its members.


About the ULM Honors Program


The ULM Honors Program is a unique program within ULM that seeks intellectually curious students who desire to challenge themselves with new ideas and work with similarly motivated students. The program is open to all majors and works within all degree programs. Honors students are exposed to more in-depth topics and work closely with faculty in smaller courses.


For more information about the Honors Program contact Dr. Joshua Stockley at stockley@ulm.edu or 318-342-3216 or visit ulm.edu/honors.