Alumni Spotlights


Imarhia graduated from the Honors College in 2013 with a concentration in Biological Chemistry. She now attends Harvard Medical School. She fell in love with the HC because of the "...close-knit community the students and faculty create, as well as the interdisciplinary courses that allow students to learn about advances in other subjects than... Read More

Paul Fletcher

Paul Fletcher concentrated in History at the Honors College and now is working on his doctorate at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, where he seeks to understand the role played by the telegraph in nineteenth-century colonial governance, particularly in communication between London and colonial Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Fletcher notes that "because... Read More

Samantha Fow

Samantha went to Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy before joining the Honors College in 2005. She graduated from the Honors College in 2008 with a concentration in Economics, and currently attends Vermont Law School, which offers one of the nation's top programs in environmental law. She was elected the Environmental Editor for the 2011-2012 Vermont... Read More

Jennifer Chiampou

Jennifer was interested in both law and economics, so she designed her own individually designed concentration in "Law and Economics" and her thesis, on antitrust law, was supervised by two faculty, one in each area. Upon graduation Jennifer earned a law degree (J.D.) at Georgetown University Law Center and is presently a General Civil Litigation... 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


Michael Habib is an alumni from Palm Beach. He went to high school at the The King's Academy in West Palm Beach. He came to the Honors College for its outstanding faculty and the intimate small school feeling that the Honors College could offer. As student, Michael was involved in Student Government and chaired the TEDxFAUJupiter committee. He... Read More

Jared Hesse

“I was born and raised in Pembroke Pines, Florida and I went to high school at Charles W. Flanagan High School. I wound up choosing the Honors College based on word-of-mouth recommendation: my sister is also an HC alumni! I also visited my sister to scope out the school before committing to application. It was in October, just in time for the... 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

Chris Kaul

Christopher Kaul grew up in Ohio and went to high school in Boca Raton. He said that he had “always dreamt of becoming a doctor and chose the FAU Honors College because [he] believed it was the best way to accomplish that goal”. During his time at the Honors College, Chris was able to perform research at Scripps, observe surgeries in Boca Raton,... Read More