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Congratulations class of 2020!

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THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE HAS GONE VIRTUAL!

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Wilkes Honors College Receives Top National Rating

Congratulations, Graduates!
You made it!!!

A Message to the 2020 Graduates of the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University

If I had been asked a few years ago to give a graduation speech, I would have filled it with pithy wisdom and inspiring quotations, seasoned with funny quips. I would have included lots of motivational platitudes. Aim high. Dream big. Shoot for the stars. Enjoy your successes. Stop and smell the roses.

2020 Graduates: learn more!



Take Charge of Your Academic Journey.
In the Classroom. On Campus. For Your Career.

Review current courses and schedules, find helpful student resources. Looking for rewarding internships? Fun activities on campus? Discover all the support that we offer!

How Can We Make Your Journey More Successful?

Our mission at the Wilkes Honors College is to educate our students to the highest intellectual, experiential, and ethical levels, preparing them to thrive and contribute wisely to the general welfare of human society and the planet.

ADVISING: Stay on track for graduation with help from your personalized advising team: your faculty advisor, an advising staff member, and our Director of Academic Support Services. Visit our advising page for resources to help you select courses, keep track of your graduation requirements, FAU Career Center information and more.

The Office of Student Services (Financial Aid, Registrar, etc.) is also here in Jupiter to help. Reach out if you need help. If we don’t have an answer, we’ll make sure we connect you with the right resource who can help.

Get the latest news: upcoming deadlines, new scholarship and internship opportunities and many other announcements.

Learn more about Prestige Scholarships: these are nationally-competitive scholarships that require a strong academic record and several require applicants to be nominated by their University. We’ll be glad to help you apply.

Considering Study Abroad? Email Madison McShane, our Study Abroad Advisor to identify opportunities matching your area of study and see whether this program could be right for you. You can also call her at 561.297.1080.

NEWS ALL NEWS

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Evolution of Eye Loss in Mexican Cavefish

FAU Jupiter researchers are investigating the evolution of eye loss in Mexican cavefish. Itzel Sifuentes-Romero, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow working in the lab of Johanna Kowalko, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at... more

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FAU Names Justin Perry, Ph.D., as New Dean of Wilkes Honors College

Florida Atlantic University has named Justin Perry, Ph.D., as the new dean of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. more

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New Method of Classifying Organisms

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College Faculty Jon A. Moore, Ph.D., and Susan L. Richardson, Ph.D., were recently published in a new book titled “Phylonyms: A Companion to the PhyloCode.” more

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HONORS COLLEGE STUDENTS CREATE INNOVATIVE ELECTRONIC ART IN RESPONSE TO QUARANTINE

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors students enrolled in ART4654C Honors Electronics and Electronic Objects for Art this spring worked to create electronic projects that are poetic and innovative. more

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Graduation Celebration for Psychology and Neuroscience Students

Professors Julie Earles, Ph.D., Kevin Lanning, Ph.D., and Laura Vernon, Ph.D., hosted a surprise virtual ceremony on May 5 for Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College graduates in psychology and neuroscience. more

 
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SPOTLIGHT STORIES

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

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Professor Receives Presidential Award for Outstanding Community Engagement

Jacqueline Fewkes, Ph.D., is the recipient of a Florida Atlantic University Presidential Award for Outstanding Faculty-Led Community Engagement for Engaged Teaching. Dr. Fewkes is one of the three faculty members awarded... Read More

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Wilkes Honors Professor Recipient of Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching Award

Kevin Lanning, Ph.D., received FAU’s Award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching during the 51st annual Honors Convocation Awards. Dr. Lanning was among the founding faculty members of the Harriet L. Wilkes... Read More