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Honors College: Chemistry Alumna Helps Advance Science

Gwendolyn Bogard ’20 grew up in the Philomath and Corvallis areas and loved her high school science courses and trips to the Oregon coast. She also enjoyed the performing arts, balancing her love of playing the violin and taking theatre courses as well. With her lab work in high school not so appealing, she focused on theatre arts as she looked for colleges.

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Meet Jessica Thomas: Journey to Leadership

Jessica’s Leadership Journey

Jessica Thomas is a Sophomore in the Honors College studying Criminal Justice. She got her inspiration for her Take the Lead project as a freshmen when she toured the Jackson County Juvenile Detention facility as a “Pick and Choose” activity.

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Mimi Pieper: Taking the Lead in SOU Governance

Mimi Pieper in SOU Governance

Mimi Pieper is a Junior in the Honors College, a Computer Science major, and a Student Board Member on the Southern Oregon University (SOU) Governing Board of Trustees. She has “taken the lead” in many ways through this position.

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Substantive Educational Experience

How the SOU Honors College helps prepare scholars for a real-world setting.

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Mariah Roley ’17 on Speech-Language Pathology

Mariah Roley ’17 on Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology is a great career path for English majors. Mariah Roley graduated from SOU in 2017 and after completing higher education at Pacific University, she now works as a speech pathologist in Colorado.

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Meet Kiya Jackson: Our 2022-2026 Tribal Nations Honor Scholar

Kiya Jackson is an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes (MHA Nation), specifically Arikara, located in North Dakota. She is aspiring to be a dentist after achieving her degree.

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Meet Destery: SOU Raider Ambassador

Destery explains what the Honors College is and why it is a great opportunity for students interested in challenging themselves.

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Meet Sarah Grulikowski: Our Proudly Graduating Senior!

Sarah Grulikowski shares her views of what made her time as an Honors Scholar special, and some of the perks that came along with it.

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Meet Tiana Gilliland: Our 2021-2025 Tribal Nations Honors Scholar

Tiana Gilliland is a member with the Shasta Indian Nation and will be the second person to be a Tribal Honors Scholar in the Honors College.

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Meet Ezra Farner: Look Who Just Had Their Work Published!

Congratulations goes to Ezra Farner, whose photography piece “Obliquity” was published in the December 2020 issue of The Palouse Review.