The SAU Honors College was founded in 2003 by Dr. David Rankin, president of SAU. Dr. Lynne Belcher served as founding director and continues to serve as a faculty member and advisor. The Honors College seeks and admits qualified students who seek to pursue a serious academic program with equally gifted peers and committed teachers. Honors classes are small and provide academically enriching opportunities for students and the faculty who teach them. Currently, SAU enrolls 162 honors students and graduated 12 in 2012-2013. Anyone interested in applying to the Honors College or seeking further information should contact the director, Dr. Edward P. Kardas at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 870 904-8897.