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 epkardas@saumag.edu or at 870 904-8897.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Bucket List: Aspen Thomas

 

The first item on my bucket list is to graduate with my chemical engineering bachelor’s degree. I can’t wait to expand my knowledge in that field and finally be able to call myself an engineer, something I have always wanted to be.

The second item on my list is to get hired as a process engineer. Those engineers set up new factories and factory lines; they decide on how many workers to hire; and determine the ideal setup for the factory. It is my dream job and I am sure I’ll be good at it.

Third on my list is to have a family of my own. I have always loved being around kids and cannot wait to have my own children. While growing up it seemed that anytime and anywhere, when there were kids around, I would look up and see them staring at me or gathering around me. While I love hanging out with other people’s kids, I am much more excited to one day have a little mini-me.

The last thing on my list is to travel more. All throughout my childhood, I have been lucky enough to travel the world. I was able to spend two weeks in Sydney, Australia. I have gone swimming with dolphins and enjoyed the Caribbean and Bahamas. I was fortunate to experience time in Mexico and Canada. I also have explored many places here in the United States. I had amazing road trips from coast to coast that lead from Civil War Battlefields to the Woolworth's counter. I had other trips planned, but then COVID happened. So, I have gotten to see many things throughout the world that we hear about every day and can’t wait to see some more great places once again.

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