Alumni Spotlights

Noemi Coltea

Noemi Coltea graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2005 with a concentration in Economics. As a student at the WHC, she was elected student body governor. Coltea went on to obtain her Master’s in Public Administration in 2009 and her Ph.D. in Adult and Community Education in 2014, both from FAU. Currently, Dr. Coltea is Chief Strategy... Read More

Gianni Croci

Gianni C. Croci came to the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College after completing an International Baccalaureate Program (IB) at G-Star School of the Arts in Palm Springs, Florida. He has a dual concentration in History and Political Science. While finding a career in law is his dream goal, becoming a university professor is not far behind. Gianni... Read More

Michael Degani

Michael Degani graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2005 with a double-concentration in anthropology and philosophy and received Outstanding Thesis and Outstanding Scholar of the Year Awards. He earned his Doctorate in anthropology from Yale University in 2015, graduating with distinction. After graduating from Yale, Dr. Degani joined the... Read More

Olivia Ducram

Olivia began her freshman year attending the Harriet Wilkes Honors College. After receiving an invitation to attend Scholar’s Day, Olivia was awarded the Henry Morrison Flagler scholarship, which provides her with internship opportunities, a summer study abroad program, and the opportunity to the present her research at the Florida Collegiate... Read More

Olsi Gjyshi

Olsi Gjyshi graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Wilkes Honors College in 2006 with a concentration in Biochemistry. He earned his combined Doctorate in Medicine and Philosophy in 2017 and 2015, respectively, from the Chicago Medical School, focusing his research on the role of certain human viruses in causing cancer. Dr. Gjyshi is a member of the... Read More

Jensen Grant

Jensen graduated in 2006 from the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College with a major in Political Science. In 2009, he received his law degree from The American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. He is currently the managing attorney for Florida at the Law Offices of Kanner & Pintaluga. Jensen credits his time volunteering... Read More

Adam Iglesias

Adam Iglesias graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2003 with a concentration in psychology. He earned his Ph.D. in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children. Presently, Dr. Iglesias is a private practice psychologist in Palm Beach Gardens FL,... Read More

Makenna King

Makenna King entered her freshman year at the Honors College with a goal of studying Environmental Science. A graduate of Jupiter High School, she was attracted to the college by its beautiful campus and Abacoa location. Most recently, Makenna is pursuing her love for the environment and passion for preserving Florida’s native species by working... Read More

Kristina Klaas

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 Community Service Award in 2010 and 2011, Owl of the Year – MacArthur Campus, and O’Hagan Scholar. The Honors College... Read More

Christy LaFlamme

Christy LaFlamme entered the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College as a transfer student from Palm Beach State College, where she was early admitted after being homeschooled. Christy is a currently a junior, majoring in Biological Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics. She knew after touring the campus that the Honors College was a perfect fit. She... Read More