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Grace L.

Honors Recruitment Officer at Towson University

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Class of 2024

Hometown: St. Johnsbury, VT

Major: Mathematics

Concentration: Actuarial Science & Risk Management


Why did you choose the Honors College?

When applying to Towson, I choose to apply to the Honors College, as I saw the numerous benefits that the program offered. Not only does the program value academic achievment, but it values experiencial learning and thinking that transends the average definition of academic achievement. The program's goal is not just for its' students to recieve a high GPA, but is for its' students to consider different perspectives by studying abroad, learn real-life skills by completing internships, and make genuine connections with faculty that can lead to research opportunities and life-long connections. I saw how special Towson's Honors community is and I wanted in!

What is an academic experience - like a book, project, or research paper - that has had an impact on your life?

An academic experience that has had an impact on my life is being enrolled in the class Honors Historical and Contemporary Issues on America's Urban Education (HONR 204). This class places a heavy emphasis on social justice and systemic racism, focusing on real-world problems and our roles in society. This class has reaffirmed my fervor for fighting for social justice and I would suggest that prospective honors students consider enrolling in the course.

What is your favorite aspect of the Honors community?

I would say that my favorite aspect of the Honors community is that it is truly a community. There is nothing superficial about the Honors College at Towson, which cannot necessarily be said for other Honors programs across the country. The people in the Honors community at Towson truly care about the success and wellbeing of others and are incredibly supportive to friends and strangers alike.

What advice would you give a prospective Honors student?

My honest advice for prospective Honors students is to get as involved as you can in the Honors College. I remember when I was applying to the program I was told this many times, so I apologize for being a broken record, but getting involved honestly makes all the difference. There are so many amazing people in the Honors College community and you have the opportunity to meet and connect with all of them. Everyone is incredibly accepting and genuinely kind, and it is truly a special community to be apart of. Take advantage of this! You will make life-long connections.

I'm passionate about...

Traveling Dance Reading Service Learning Programs Community Engagement Mathematics

I'm involved with...

Math Motivators Tutor Reading Partners Tutor Honors College Recruitment Officer Honors College Leadership Council Women in Tech Women in Business Undergraduate Research Club Actuarial Science and Risk Management Club
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