Sydney B.

Honors Recruitment Officer at Towson University

Class of 2022

Hometown: Laurel, MD

Major: Sport Management

Minor: Business Administration

What advice would you give a prospective Honors student?

If I could give a prospective Honors student any advice, it would be to step out of your comfort zone and try new things. I was nervous about getting involved with the Honors College during my first year. However, I stepped out of my comfort zone and now have a leadership position within the Honors College. Also, if you ever need help with anything, reach out to the Honors College faculty and staff, Student Directors, Recruitment Officers, and current Honors College students. We are more than willing to help you in any way possible.

Why did you choose the Honors College?

I chose the Honors College because I wanted to be a part of a tight-knit community within Towson University. I was nervous about entering college and thought the Honors College would be a great way to transition into the new environment. I was excited about the interdisciplinary aspects of the Honors College. Priority registration is a major plus!!

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

One academic Honors experience that has had an impact on me was my HONR 370: Race, inequality, and Education class. As a Sport Management major, I haven't taken any education courses, so I was excited to take one. The final project was creating a podcast and connect all the topics we discussed during the semester in the podcast. My group explored the history of the SAT and the use of test scores for college admissions. While doing research, we found many disparities in test results between racial and socioeconomic groups and concluded that the use of SAT scores in admissions further disadvantaged marginalized groups. After taking this course, I gained a deeper understanding of the inequalities and disparities between race and class in the education system. Another experience that had an impact on me was Generation Jeopardy. I was able to connect with a Sport Management Professor and explore a new academic field. I was interested in the major and changed my major to Sport Management!

What is your favorite aspect of the Honors community?

I think my favorite aspect of the Honors Community is Douglass House. During my time in Douglass, I was able to meet some of my closest friends and build many connections. Also, you can get involved with Honors College organizations and attend events right downstairs in the MPR. Two of my favorite events have been the Honorables of Color Filipino Culture/Karaoke Night and Honors College Leadership Council Generation Jeopardy event.

I'm passionate about...

Sports Helping Others

I'm involved with...

Recruitment Officer Honors Helping Hands Honorables of Color Women in Business
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