Dean's Alumni Message

Dear The Honors College Alumni,

As Dean I want to congratulate all of you for completing your rigorous course of study and graduating from The Honors College. I also want to welcome you to a select group of alumni 4000+ strong living, learning and working across the world.

It is my sincere hope that all of you are living full and successful lives and that The Honors College has had a profound and enduring impact on you. According to our most recent alumni survey, along with your deep affection for The Honors College, many of you have requested information about how you can get involved and give back to the college.  

Whether it is giving of your time, contributing your expertise or supporting us financially I am happy to report that The Honors College needs you! As you know, many of The Honors College students are first generation, low income and often from underrepresented groups. While all students receive the Honors Fellows Award, the college and our students have many unmet needs.

Whether it is addressing food, transportation, or housing insecurity among our students, the need for alumni mentors as our graduates transfer to schools far from home, contributing to our college colloquium series, or volunteering your time and expertise with the Honors Alumni Advisory Committee, there are many areas where you can meaningfully contribute to The Honors College.

Right now, we need volunteers for our Alumni Mentoring Network, assistance with our upcoming 20th Anniversary The Honors College Celebration in 2022 and of course we could always use financial donations to support important student, faculty and community needs. There are also other ways you can get involved too…

Let me close by challenging you to really show how much The Honors College has positively impacted your life by paying it forward. Get involved or give, a little or a lot…any and everything helps.

To get more information about these opportunities or if you are ready to contribute click the following links:

Thank you in advance for supporting The Honors College. Aside from my big ask, I would love to hear from you about anything so drop me at line at


Eric W. Hoffman, PhD
Dean, The Honors College