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Wilkes Honors College Receives Top National Rating

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Community Engagement

The Wilkes Honors College has a unique commitment to authentic engagement with the surrounding community. We define community engagement as collaboration with our surrounding local, regional, and global partners characterized by mutually beneficial exchange and reciprocity. We believe that our students are at their best when they engage in experiential learning through internships, academic service learning, study abroad, and community based research that addresses community-identified needs. Our commitment reflects and builds upon the FAU Strategic Plan Platform of Community Engagement and Economic Development.

 
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Study Reveals How 98 Percent of Plastics at Sea Go Missing Each Year

A study helps to solve the mystery of missing plastic fragments at sea by using simulated sunlight to explore removal mechanisms, microbial impacts and lifetimes of select microplastics on the ocean surface. more

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Understanding and Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

Christopher Strain, Ph.D., a professor of History & American Studies in FAU’s Wilkes Honors College has contributed a chapter to a new book on the civil rights movement. Understanding and Teaching the Civil Rights Movement... more

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WHC Associate Professor Releases Volume on the Religious Uses of Mobile Apps

Jacqueline H. Fewkes, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College recently edited, Anthropological Perspectives on the Religious Uses of Mobile Apps. The edited volume deploys digital... more

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FAU Wilkes Honors College Receives $1 Million Donation to Endow the Kenan Social Engagement Program

Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College met the “Kenan Challenge,” raising $1 million to match a $1 million gift from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. This gift creates a permanent... more

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Faculty Receive National Academies' Early-Career Research Fellowships

Two scientists representing FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science, Wilkes Honors College and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute have received the prestigious Early-Career Research Fellowships. more

 
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Destiny Twohill
Destiny Twohill

Destiny Twohill graduated valedictorian of her class at Berean Christian School. As a high school senior, Destiny attended the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College summer program MERGE, a program that focuses on the interaction... Read More

Tracey Tobkin
Tracey Tobkin

Tracey began her journey shortly after, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College captivated her with its idyllic landscape, genuine community, and intimate connections between students and professors. There is an all-around passion... Read More

Michael Metzner
Michael Metzner '12

Wilkes Honors College alumnus Michael Metzner, M.D., ’12, has always had two passions: art and medicine. But “Never in a million years did I think, ‘Oh, well writing for Grey’s Anatomy, that’s how I can do that.’... Read More

Kristina Klaas
Kristina Klaas '11

Kristina Klaas graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2011 with a concentration in International Studies and a minor in Spanish. During her years as a student, Kristina received various awards, including the Distinguished... Read More

Jacqueline Feweks, Ph.D.
Jacqueline Fewkes, Ph.D.

Jacqueline Fewkes, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, has written a number of articles on her research interests in topics as diverse as visual ethnography, transnational economic... Read More

Lucia Carvelli
Lucia Carvelli, Ph.D.

Lucia Carvelli, Ph.D., joined the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College as a tenured associate professor and the FAU Brain Institute as an Investigator. Carvelli also holds a secondary appointment in the Charles E. Schmidt College... Read More

 
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