Tuesday, February 16, 2010
This building has been renovated and is now home to the William S. Boyd School of Law.
The Honors College is celebrating its 25th year during the 2009-2010 academic year. The program which began with 38 students, has now grown to more than 600 students as of Fall 2009 and 800 alumni.
The Honors College began during the 1984-1985 academic year. Provost John Unrue asked Dr. Len Zane to develop the program with two primary missions: to make UNLV more attractive to the best students in Nevada and to provide distinct and unique educational opportunities for well-qualified students who chose to attend UNLV.
What was the Honors College like when it first began?
Dr. Zane: I believe the initial class had approximately 38 freshmen students. It was small and more structured than the program is now; there were fewer options with respect to courses. If you wanted to participate in Honors you pretty much had to take just the courses we offered.
Bev: It had a Director who had a great big vision, one staff member and limited resources. But Dr. Zane and I were very driven due to the first group of very excited and academically talented students. This gave us the incentive to work as hard as possible to make the university’s and Dr. Zane’s vision of Honors a reality!
What do you hope students get from their Honors experience?
Dr. Zane: The program was designed to give students the opportunity to get in-depth exposure to areas outside and even far-afield from their major. The hope was that students would learn to value knowledge for its own sake as not as a prelude for a career or as a way to enhance their earning power. Of course there will always be students who see participation in Honors primarily as a way to give themselves a competitive advantage over other students and not as a way to get an enhanced undergraduate education.
Bev: I hope they get a wonderful undergraduate education that will enable them to compete with students who are applying to top graduate and professional schools. Also, I hope that students take with them a lifetime of fond memories and friendships from their time in the Honors College.
Monday, February 1, 2010
The Honors College was recently featured in the UNLV Rebel Yell Student Newspaper.
Click the link below to read the story!
Honors College Article
The SAGE(Summer Advanced Gifted Education) Academy was also featured in this issue. Click on the link below to learn more about the SAGE Academy being held this July at UNLV. The program is co-sponsored by the Honors College, Educational Outreach and the Las Vegas World Affairs Council.
SAGE Academy Article
Friday, December 18, 2009
Hello Honors Family!
The Honors College faculty and staff would like to welcome you to the new source for alumni updates, stories and information. This blog will replace the bi-annual newsletters you had been receiving in the mail.
As many of you may now know, during the 2009-2010 academic year Honors is celebrating 25 years of excellence at UNLV.
We are planning a wonderful celebration to mark this anniversary on Friday, April 23,rd 2010. The event will be held in the Stan Fulton Building on the University campus. A formal invitation will be arriving via mail in late January 2010.
We are working hard to make this a wonderful event and we could use your help. We would love copies of photographs that represent your Honors experience. We hope to use them in a slideshow during our anniversary celebration.
Photographs can be submitted via email to Tiffany.email@example.com If possible please include the names of the individuals in the photographs as well as the name and date of event(if known).
We look forward to seeing you at the celebration in the spring. Please add this page to your favorites and check back often for the latest Honors news!
Best wishes for a wonderful new year.
The Honors College Faculty and Staff
The Honors College Faculty and Staff