SAU Honors College

The SAU Honors College was founded in 2003 by Dr. David Rankin, president of SAU. Dr. Lynne Belcher served as founding director and recently retired from SAU. 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 nearly 170 honors students and graduates about 66% of admitees in four years or less. Anyone interested in applying to the Honors College or seeking further information should contact the director, Dr. Edward P. Kardas at or at 870 904-8897.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Davis attends Summer Undergraduate Experience Program

Gabrielle Davis

Honors student Gabrielle Davis attended The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Program at Arkansas State University (ASU) Office of Diversity this summer.

The goal of the intensive four-week program is to prepare students to flourish in graduate school. Davis had to write a 20-page paper as part of the program. She chose, African American Underrepresentation in the 115th Congress as her paper topic. Dr. Veena Kulkarni of ASU served as her mentor for the paper.

See her Prezi presentation HERE

The programs covered lots of intellectual bases: law enforcement, social work, financial management, professional development, and photography. The group also traveled to the National Civil Rights Museum housed at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis (the site where Dr. King was assasinated).

Davis reported a greater sense of academic purpose and potential for future accomplishment following the program. She now feels that she will succeed (as if there were any doubt!) when she attends graduate school in Business Administration.

She also got to meet former SAU psychology faculty member Dr. Loretta McGregor who currently teaches at ASU.