Honors Program

Research. Service. Leadership.

Student Spotlights

Benjamin Brown '15, has impressive research experience in three BW labs in preparation for a dual M.D./Ph.D graduate program.

Triple major Kevin Warman '15, incorporates Honors experiences with academics to boost his resume for post-graduation success.


Honors Program leadership and travel opportunities are helping Daniela Muhaj '14, build her resume and network.

Student Success

Scholastic achievements, creative talents, leadership abilities and ingenuity…our students are amazing.

Class of 2017

New to the program, our 75 freshmen include 17 Conservatory of Music students. Nearly 40 percent are from out-of-state and 13 percent are multicultural students. Among their successes, they have an average high school GPA of 3.95, two are National Merit Scholars, five are AP scholars and half were active in community service. Other points of pride include:

  • Olympic Gold Medalist in Taekwondo
  • Membership in the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus
  • One student raised $40,000 on his own for the American Cancer Society
  • Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, German and Arabic


Class of 2016

Our sophomore class is already making amazing contributions to BW, the Cleveland area, and the wider world while building their skills and resumes at the same time.

Sarah Mansbach spent her 2013 summer researching the impact that earthworms have on seed survival in forest soils with Biology professor Dr. Michael Melampy.
Jordan Smith interned with Lerner Research Institute, a part of the Cleveland Clinic, in the summer of 2013 doing molecular genetics research related to cancer.
Elise Bigley is creating a documentary title, "Toubabs Abroad," based on a trip to West Africa in January 2013 where she studied the politics, rural and urban life of the people of Senegal and the Gambia.

Class of 2015

Both at home and abroad, Honors juniors are making a difference in communities through service work, research experiences, and in employment.

Catherine Patterson traveled to Uganda during the summer of 2013 as an intern for Christian Health Outreach, an organization that seeks to support maternal health and education.
Amanda Feairheller spent her 2013 summer riding a bicycle across the country as part of Ride Against AIDS, raising funds and public awareness of AIDS.
Amanda Van Gilder spent her 2013 spring term studying in Seville, Spain, where she helped develop a database to assist Spanish students with English language translation. Amanda has also just had her paper, "Democratization in the Philippines" published by the published by the Ohio State University Journal of Politics and International Affairs.
Katie Mitchell had an amazing experience this summer working as a therapist for children with autism at STEPS Center for Excellence in Autism.

Class of 2014

Honors seniors are especially focused on research projects and internships in preparation for graduate school applications and employment opportunities.

In May 2013, Erin Amschlinger, Sundous Eddeb, and Daniela Muhaj traveled to China with BW economics professor Dr. Xudong Chen to do research through an ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows grant, an award given to only 13 schools across the U.S.
Diana Slawski, who has already been accepted to the University of Toledo College of Medicine through a special early application program, will be presenting research at the Society for Neuroscience Conference this fall on research related to the effects of anesthesia on the developing brain.
Luke Berry completed a prestigious 2013 summer internship with the Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) working as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst.
Caitlyn Byron studied the effect of increased nitrogen in soils due to fertilizer use through the Michigan State University Research Experiences for Undergraduates program in 2013.


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