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Honors College Democracy Project 2023: the Nordic way

Democracy Project goes Nordic

The SOU Honors College took its Democracy Project trip for 2023 to the Nordic countries of Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway, studying various elements of those societies that contribute to their brands of democracy.

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Inspiring Change Agents: Mentorship Propels Emerging Native Scholar’s Journey

Kayla Dumore wanted to stay close to home when she was thinking about college. Since she grew up in Central Point and graduated from Crater Renaissance Academy, place was an important factor in her decision making. She chose SOU as a way to stay close to family and also because of one of her influential mentors, Native American Studies faculty member Brent Florendo, guided her toward SOU as an exceptional educational choice.

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From SOU’s HON 319: The Reality of Strawberries from Mexico

In Southern Oregon University’s class HON 319: Nature, Culture, Mexico, we dived into research articles about water quality, access to water, and the effects of agricultural practices on water availability throughout Mexico.

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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.