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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!



Welcome Back!

Did you know that the Wilkes Honors College reaches its 20th Anniversary in 2020? It is an exciting milestone! We invite you to partner with us to shape the next class of successful Owls like you! Take a moment to catch up on our latest achievements. Connect with fellow alumni. Volunteer at an upcoming FAU expo.

Stay Involved: Share your valuable experience at one of our upcoming events or for an alumni profile. We have many rewarding ways to stay involved, build professional contacts and help deserving students.

Keep us up-to-date: Update your contact information so we can stay in touch about alumni events, offerings and other benefits.

Connect with a faculty member! We are always happy to hear from our former students whether its to hear about your current accomplishments or help with recommendation letters.

Donate: There are so many ways to give back to your college. Donate to scholarship funds that directly help deserving students or to our general fund which assists with alumni gatherings, lectures, faculty research and more.

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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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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

 
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