Student Profiles

Meet Some of Our University Honors Students...

Chris Lloyd

Chris Lloyd

Senior from Freeport, IL

Major: Industrial & Systems Engineering (Engineering Mgmt)

Points of Pride: University Honors Fellow, President of the Honors Student Association, Mortar Board, Senior Honors Society, NIU Jazz Band, Elected to 2011 Homecoming Court 


"I am a huge advocate of the Honors House. You are placed in a residence hall wing full of other academically driven students who are always willing to help you. The Honors House also offers awesome ways to get involved, relieve stress, and meet new people.”

Patrick Price

Patrick Price

Junior from Kingston, IL

Major: Illustration

Points of Pride: McKearn Fellow,Founding Member of the Huskie Hunks a capella Group, Member of NIU Concert Choir, Original Artwork Displayed in Art Building



"I’m constantly surrounded by bright, creative, fun, and open people (from peers to teachers) that inspire me to push myself harder. I love the Honors community, which also happens to be my favorite part about being at NIU."

Elaine Rodriguez

Elaine Rodriguez

Junior from Chicago, IL

Major: Pre-Physical Therapy
Minor: Public Health

Points of Pride: University Honors Fellow, Internship with Adela de la Torre Honor Society, Northern Lights Ambassador, Vice Pres. of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans

 

“Through my involvement in the University Honors Program, I have been able to reach my potential as a student. I have been fortunate to have numerous opportunities that have helped me grow professionally and academically. As a first-generation student, I have been given the support I needed to be successful.”

Jerrell Ross

Jerrell Ross

Junior from Lansing, IL

Majors: Nursing, Public Health

Points of Pride: Northern Black Choir, College of Health & Human Sciences Dean’s List, University Honors Sum­mer Fellow, Community Advisor in Health House Residence Hall



“It is really beneficial to be connected with other motivated students, as well as the knowledgeable staff and experienced faculty, in University Honors. Honors helps you become more involved on campus to chal¬lenge yourself, and to channel your drive for success in important ways.”

Sarah Stuebing

Sarah Stuebing

Senior from DeKalb, IL

Major: Biology
Minors: Chemistry and Spanish

Points of Pride: 2013 Lincoln Academy Student Laureate, McKearn Fellow, President NIU Pre-Veterinary Medical Association, Outstanding International Student Award, Research Rookies


“I have seen what a huge difference ¬between just having a degree and having a degree with experience. The Honors Program has prepared me to pursue my goals and career in a way that nothing else could have.”

Sarah Trygstad

Sarah Trygstad

Junior from Sterling, IL 

Major: Community Leadership and Civic Engagement

Points of Pride: Maude Uhland Award (English Dept.), Published author, University Honors Summer Fellow, CLCE Internship, Committee for the Preservation of Wildlife



“Becoming a Huskie was the best decision for me; the classes have opened my eyes to a whole new world, and a new major. The Honors Program has given me a better college experience through the different types of opportunities and the support it has provided.”

Lexie Williams

Lexie Williams

Sophomore from Stillman Valley, IL 

Major: Nursing
Minor: Deafness Rehabilitation (American Sign Language)

Points of Pride: Honors House Fellow, Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honors Society, Deaf Pride, Research Rookie, Dean’s List


“Being a part of the University Honors Program is a true advantage when coming to a large university. It’s a tight-knit community, overflowing with support and resources, and I never feel lost among the crowd here. The skills that I have developed will greatly benefit me in my future studies and career."