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Wilkes Honors College Receives Top National Rating

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Join us for our Fall Open House

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FAU Max Planck Honors Program

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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Poster presentation winner Paulina Oporto Cespedes
Celebrating Research Successes

Wilkes Honors College student Paulina Oporto Cespedes was one of three poster presentation winners at the inaugural Research Showcase. more

Professor Presents on Civil Rights Education
Professor Presents on Civil Rights Education

Christopher Strain, Ph.D., professor of American Studies for the Wilkes Honors College, presented a paper and moderated a panel discussion at the “We Who Believe in Freedom: A Symposium on Teaching Civil Rights” conference... more

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Wilkes Honors College Joins the Common Application

Students applying to the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) for 2019-2020 will have the ability to do so through The Common Application, a powerful online college application platform that... more

Students Participate in National Courthouse Program
Students Participate in National Courthouse Program

Twenty-seven Wilkes Honors College students participated in the “Civil Discourse and Difficult Decisions” program, a national initiative of the federal courts. more

WHC Celebrates 2018 Medallion Ceremony
WHC Celebrates 2018 Medallion Ceremony

The Wilkes Honors College held its annual Medallion Ceremony in the Osher Lifelong Learning Auditorium, where 500 friends and family were in attendance. more

 
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SPOTLIGHT STORIES

Students
Morgan Cable
Morgan Cable
Wilkes Honors College, Chemistry, 2005

Wilkes Honors College alumna Morgan Cable, Ph.D., ’05, was highlighted for her research in the publication "Chemical and Engineering News" (C&EN). Read More

Nathan Van Zee
Nathan Van Zee
Wilkes Honors College, Chemistry, 2010

Wilkes Honors College alumnus, Nathan J. Van Zee, Ph.D., is lead author on a study published in the journal "Nature" about water’s role in the formation of supramolecular structures. Read More

FACULTY
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Lucia Carvelli, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neuroscience

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

Laura Vernon, Ph.D.
Laura Vernon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology

Laura Vernon, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, was FAU’s 2018 Distinguished Teacher of the Year, an award that is determined by FAU students. Read More

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