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.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Pandemically Speaking: May 2020 Honors College Grads

The SAU Honors College congratulates its 26 Honors Graduates for May 2020. Obviously, these outstanding students did not receive the usual accolades of graduation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, they completed their coursework and earned the distinction of "Honors College Graduate." Many also received the status of Summa Cum Laude* (9), Magna Cum Laude" (6), and Cum Laude# (8). Those have been indicated below. Again, congratulations to all. We hope you will have outstanding lives and careers and remember fondly your days at the Honors College and at SAU.
  • College of Liberal and Performing Arts
    • Spanish/Spanish Education
      • Chinedu Okeke*
      • Shatina Hunter*
    • Art & Design
      • Katie Graham*
    • Theatre
      • Ta'Ru Harris*
    • Political Science
      • Sydney Parham#
    • Criminal Justice
      • Jackson Calvert
  • College of Science and Engineering
    • Biology/Biological Science
      • Camille Tedder"
      • Sarah Glover#
      • Macey Long#
    • Chemistry: Professional Biochemistry
      • Whitney Austin"
      • Yassamine Ghazzali#
      • Victoria Hardin"
    • Computer Science: Gaming and Animation
      • Connor Fahrenwald
      • Kameron King
      • Murugan Aziztitu"
    • Engineering
      • Lucas Blake*
      • Mukhitdinov Sakhriyorkhon#
      • Moriah York"
    • Nursing
      • Sharon Regis-Iheduru*
  • College of Education
    • Exercise Science
      • William Lindsey#
    • Elementary Education
      • Amy Vallery*
      • Courtney Ensminger#
      • Morgan Morris*
  • College of Business
    • Accounting
      • Samantha Hawthorne*
      • Oliva McClure"
      • Mara Nolan#

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