Student Spotlights

Omar Avila

Omar Avila graduated from Jupiter High School and entered the Honors College (HC) with a double-major in cellular neuroscience and psychology. He decided to attend the HC because of its rigorous, personalized education. Additionally, Omar states, “the HC has numerous opportunities academically and countless extra-curricular activities to get... Read More

Jannatul Begum

Jannatul Begum graduated from Lake Worth Community High School and came to the Wilkes Honors College with an interest in Neuroscience. As Jannatul explains, “I chose the HC because of the small, interactive class sizes. On my first visit, I had the opportunity to sit in an interdisciplinary class, and I was in awe at listening to the interrelated... Read More

Michael Berg

Michael Berg came to the Wilkes Honors College from Anclote High School in Holiday, Florida. A Flager Scholar, Michael chose this concentration so that he would the opportunity to pursue a career in either education or foreign affairs, two passions he has had since early high school. His goal is to work in a capacity where he can better society... Read More

Manuel Contreras

Manuel entered the Honors College as a freshman after graduating from Boca Raton High School. His attraction to the college was based on its academic reputation and its intimate, close knit community, particularly its small classes. One of his favorite early memories here was during his open house tour where he was presented his acceptance letter... Read More

Reece Humphreys

Reece Humphreys is majoring in Mathematics and minoring in both Physics and Data Science at the Wilkes Honors College. During his freshman year, Reece started his own company as a Kenan Social Engagement Scholar. It developed from his work on a technology platform designed to help non-profit organizations to leverage their resources by sharing... Read More

Alyssa Payne

Alyssa embarked on her undergraduate journey with the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College after graduating from Atlantic High School. She was captivated by the small class sizes, the unique research opportunities offered by Max Plank and Scripps, and, above all, the kind and welcoming atmosphere on campus. “I was awestruck by the sense of community... Read More

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 for learning at the Honors College that made it the one and only choice for Tracey. The interdisciplinary approach of... Read More

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 among science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the liberal arts. Destiny explains that the program allowed her to... Read More

Claudia Villasmil

Claudia Villasmil transferred to the Harriet L Wilkes Honors College (WHC) after attending Broward Community College. She first heard about the WHC while at a college fair and knew right away that this college, with its small class sizes, would be the best educational environment for her. Since attending the WHC Claudia has built professional relationships... Read More