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To have the Honors College be recognized, from local to national, as a home to a diverse community of scholars and a leader in honors education and student engagement.

Our Stories

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Ultramarathons and Ideas Worth Spreading

Nick Hayes is an Honors student who exemplifies what it means to be a learned scholar—a critical and creative thinker, an ethical and empathetic citizen and a collaborative and inclusive leader. Hayes planned to organize an ultramarathon fundraiser for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF). But, like many aspects of our lives that we took for granted, Nick’s philanthropic plans changed with the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic—no ultramarathon
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Recruitment and Admissions’s Fall 2020 DEI Initiatives

The University of Alabama Honors College is dedicated to making our community of scholars an even more diverse, inclusive and equitable place to learn. This mission is not one that the Honors College faculty and staff take lightly. It requires a concerted effort from each team, department and program within Honors. The initiatives of the Honors College Recruitment and Admissions team are the first step in fulfilling this important mission. The goals of Recruitment and Admissions are to revise admission procedures within the college, to partner with campus organizations and community groups to recruit current students and to expand the college’s partnership with Capstone International.
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Dr. Mock Takes the Mic

In the fall of 2020, Tara Mock became the newest addition to The University of Alabama as a new Assistant Professor in the Honors College. “How are our images of nations such as Africa and China distorted by social constructs stemming from unrealistic preconceptions? What role does one’s race and origin play in the creation of these constructs?” These questions, among many others, guided Mock towards uncovering the complex concept of what she calls “manufacturing sameness,” which serves as the backbone of her upcoming novel as well as much of her course curriculum.
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