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Honors Advocates

Honors students can take advantage of a unique leadership opportunity by becoming Honors Advocates. An Honors Advocate is a liaison for the Honors student population.

Why Become an Honors Advocate?

Honors advocates:

  • are directly involved in the planning and coordination of Honors activities and initiatives
  • serve as a programming board, along with Honors faculty
  • serve under direction of the college's Office of the Dean

"Honors Advocates are the voice of the other Honors students, which is why it's such an honor to be chosen."
Genevieve Macaisa, B.A.
Honors Alumna, Class of 2011

How to Become an Honors Advocate

Honors Advocates are selected based on their commitment to support and advance the Farquhar Honors College at Nova Southeastern University. Applications for these volunteer positions are distributed to current Honors students via email each winter semester. Freshman Honors students are invited to apply during the summer prior to the start of fall classes.

Interested current student applicants should:

  • be current members of the Farquhar Honors College
  • be in good academic standing within the university and Honors
  • have at least two remaining semesters (one academic year) at NSU
  • submit the Honors Advocate application, along with a well-organized statement of interest and resume, by the deadline
  • commit to active participation as a volunteer Honors Advocate for one full academic year

Interested freshman student applicants should:

  • be a member of the Farquhar Honors College
  • submit a well-organized statement of interest by the deadline
  • commit to active participation as a volunteer Honors Advocate for one full academic year

Applications are reviewed by Don Rosenblum, Ph.D., dean of the Farquhar Honors College, and Vanessa Mezquia, manager of academic programs at the college. An interview may be scheduled, depending on the number of eligible candidates.

Each academic year, current Honors students and freshman Honors students are accepted as Honors Advocates.

Advocate Responsibilities

  • devote a minimum of three hours per week to Honors programming commitments
  • support program planning, communications, and recruitment
  • assist co-curricular program design and development
  • support Honors College event planning and production
  • assist development of an enrichment program schedule prior to start of each semester
  • gauge student interest in co-curricular activities
  • participate in Honors College recruitment and orientation events
  • attendance at weekly meetings (mandatory)

Meet the 2017–2018 Honors Advocates

Re’Nyqua Farrington, english education major

Meghana Gudavalli, biology major

Uzma Jamil, political science major

Ratnavi Shah, biology major

Keerthi Thallapureddy, biology major

Anastasia Zwenger, psychology major

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