Expanding Academic Programs and Opportunities

Honors College Student, Shannon Cheung, working in a lab

Giving our students access to the best academic experiences, enhancing and expanding those opportunities, and helping them take advantage of them are at the core of all we do at the Honors College.


Most of our students’ academic experiences are delivered through the incredible resources of Rutgers University as a whole, as our schools and research centers provide them with classes and research opportunities with our world-renowned faculty. The Honors College enhances these resources through dedicated research funding, co-curricular initiatives, our faculty fellows program, and our own integrated curriculum focusing on social innovation and interdisciplinary thinking. Among other priorities, funds donated will support the following academic programs.

Summer Research Opportunities

Honors College students choose Rutgers in part because of the vast and rich research opportunities available from the very start of their college careers. Each summer, rising Honors College sophomores participate in the Aresty Research Center’s Summer Science Program, an intensive, full-time, on-campus research experience for rising sophomores only. With this opportunity, Rutgers Honors College students engage in the process of inquiry that develops through experiential learning and the creation of new knowledge.

Through Aresty, students are matched with faculty mentors from a diverse array of scientific disciplines to learn about the process of research by working in the lab and by participating in library workshops, seminars, and trips to local industry and medical research laboratories. Summer Science experiences have led many to greater involvement in research opportunities, allowing them to build on professional practice.

Innovation Lab Course and Makerspace

The Honors College Mission Course, the Forum, challenges first-year students to develop projects designed to address societal issues that could also become sustainable, profitable ventures. Of the 100+ ideas pitched in the Forum each year, six advance to become the focus for hands-on development in the Innovation Lab Course, which takes place in our Makerspace, during their sophomore year under the mentorship of Mukesh Patel, Director of Innovation at the Honors College. Mr. Patel is a successful entrepreneur, mentor, business attorney, and Adjunct Professor at Rutgers Business School and Law School who has helped many startup companies develop their business plans and raise significant equity funding. In the Innovation Lab Course, students pursue seed funding and more opportunities to do research, as well as attend industry conferences and meet industry leaders.

Faculty Fellows Program

Alongside the 500 first-year students at the Honors College, live the Academic Dean and two Faculty Fellows. Fellows dedicate time outside their full teaching and departmental schedules to provide our students with weekly social and academic programming. They offer personal opportunities and close professional connections for honors scholars beyond the classroom—dinners with guests, living room chats, design and project workshops. They teach, mentor, advise, and enrich the day-to-day experience of students. 

 

Donor Honor Roll

The Honors College recognizes alumni and friends who have generously given to ensure the continued success of the programs and initiatives.
Support from our alumni, parents, and friends is gratefully acknowledged. Thank you, everyone!

Dana M. Abbott, UCNB'10 ★ Professor John W. Adams, RC'65 ★ Sarah AhmedKyle AitkenFarhat AlamJosephine AlegunEmily AliSwetcha Ananthu ★ Mark Angelson ★ Maria Arceo ★ Vishal ArdeshnaAmnon AttaliAverie AutenTyra AversaKathryn BadgerAditi BadrinathBisma Baloch ★ Dr. Robert L. Barchi ★ Dr. Jonathan J. Barker, RC'04 ★ Bogdana BartkivChristiaan Bedrij-Arpa ★ James Behrens ★ Elysha D. Bembury ★ Sophie Benaroya ★ Daphne Benderly ★ Anand B. Bhagwat, GSNB'92, RBSG'96 ★ Julie M. Bianchini, SAS'10 ★ David J. Boczar, RC'81 ★ Nicholas BrennanBen BrikLejandro BruceHannah Calvelli ★ Robert J. Campel, RC'61 ★ Hannah CanonigoNicholas CapuanoThalia CastroSamantha ChangSadhana ChidambaranJack Chiu ★ Hilary Cohen ★ Kendall J. Collins, Esq., RC'94, CLAW'97 ★ Hannah ConsiglioEmily Conway ★ Kevin Conway ★ Christopher CoteJean CoteEvelyn Daly-ForsethDavian David-RamphalPeter DavisAzra DeesPuja DeshpandeBharati Dev ★ Brandon Diaz-Abreu, SAS'17 ★ Cathy Dixon-BrownDelaney Dollard ★ Dr. James F. Dougherty, RC'74, GSNB'75 ★ William Dreyer ★ Monica Driscoll, DC'79 ★ Samantha Drummond ★ Robert A. Druskin, RC'69 ★ Lydia DunnAlana EasterbrookMahmoud Emara ★ Kenneth K. Engelhart, RC'70 ★ Hyun Jin EoCarola EsterbrookKatherine FafaraHuafeng FanLinda Farag ★ Avram (Avi) S. Fechter, RC'02, EJBG'03 ★ Daniel FerioliSimran FernandezSteven Ferrante ★ Kristen Ferris, SAS'15 ★ Bethany M. Fisher, LC'08 ★ Parker FisherLance FletcherAlon FlorTiffany FongChristina Forrester ★ Charles R. Foy, RC'76, GSN'02, GSNB'08 ★ Michael G. Franzoi, LC'07 ★ Maggy Fread ★ Michael J. Fuerstman, RC'01 ★ Alfonse GaiteHeman Gandhi ★ Rachelle G. Gandica, M.D., RC'00 ★ Micah Gartenberg ★ Peter Ross Gilbert, RC'87, RBSG'95 ★ Paul Gilmore ★ Eric GiovanniniAmy GladsteinChristopher Gong ★ Jack Greenberg ★ Kathy Greenberg ★ Michael A. Guariglia, Esq., RC'75, CLAW'78 ★ Rumita GuptaPranay Gupta ★ Jacqueline M. Guscott, RC'07 ★ Allan S. Gutfleish, Esq., RC'52 ★ Curt H. Hagedorn, M.D., RC'72, RWJMS'74 ★ Millie HakimJustin Hall ★ Dwight N. Halpern, M.D., RC'52 Jesica HanAndrew Hanna ★ Kathleen Hansalik ★ Joseph Haverlock ★ Thomas E. Helbig, MD, RC'77, NJMS'81 ★ Ivy Hoberman ★ Alexis Holmes ★ Daniel W. Horchler, RC'80, RBSG'81 ★ Amy HuSophia HuangJean- Pierre JacobJoseph JacobsRachel JohnFaith JohnsonSabrina JordanMateo JulianiMythili KanagalaChristina KanagawaRaval KanchiJieun KangPriti KantesariaPaul KappEshan KaulCarly KenselaarPurva KhanapureChandni KhawajaLawrence Klein ★ Krista M. Klein, RC'08 ★ Monique KlitboNicholas Kobol ★ Christopher J. Koke, RC'90 ★ Anne E. Korn, UCNB'98 ★ Rithika Korrapolu ★ Stephanie Kose ★ Beth Schuldiner Kotek, RC'77 ★ Caroline KratkaJeremy KritzDanielle KulykAnsley KunnathMikio Lacapra ★ Joshua H. Landes, RC'84 ★ Charles LawrenceEsther LeamingAmanda LeeThomas LeedsMichael Leonardis ★ Robert H. Levan, RC'52 ★ Congyuan LiAlexandra LillyTiffany LinRiley LinkNicholas LoboscoBeverly MaddaloneAnisha MahatJeremy MahrLinh MaiPhoebe MakJillian Maling ★ Patrick P. Maloney, RC'75 ★ Miranda McKiernanCollin McManusPaina MehtaGabrielle MejiaAnita Michalak ★ Lauren W. Miller, SAS'11 ★ Anurag ModakRianna ModiMichael Mosquera ★ Deborah Chan Moy, RC'92 ★ Anoop M. Nambiar, M.D., RC'99, NJMS'03 ★ Michael NanchanattAsraar Naseer ★ Weyni A. Nazon, RBSG'15 ★ Mamadou Ndiaye ★ Howard L. Needleman, D.M.D., RC'68 ★ Bonnie Newell ★ Mirela Ngjela, RBSG'01 ★ Kimberly NguyenApril NicklausHaralambos Nicolaou ★ Paul M. Nitzsche, RBSG'97 ★ Michael NitzscheRose NixonRobert NortonConnor O'Brien ★ Roberta F. O'Hara, RC'84 ★ Nanaama O'Hene ★ Kevin J. O'Keefe, LC'05 ★ Jessica Oakhem ★ Oluwatobi OdusolaAndrew OlsenCynthia OnuohaTerese OsborneVictoria OsorioYuki Osumi ★ Laura Padersky ★ Karthik PakaMeher PandherNamrata PandyaYesha Parekh ★ Henah Parikh, SAS'13 ★ Mia Christine Park, RC'87 ★ Seungkyu Park ★ Kathleen Parrish ★ Houshang L. Parsa, RC'80 ★ Harsh PatelVishal PatelShyam PatelDaniel Pattathil ★ David Michael Paul, RC'73 ★ Paisley PayneJasmine Pegrem ★ Tammy Pegrem ★ Nicholas F. Pellitta, Esq., RC'82 ★ Nicholas Pellitta ★ Susan M. Petroulas, RC'84 ★ Raji Pillai ★ Dr. Vincenza A. Piscitelli, RC'92 ★ Alec PizarroSarah PomeranzPaulina PortnoyAnthony PortueseMary Powley ★ Rajiv Prasad, RC'92 ★ David W. Price, M.D., RC'81, RWJMS'85 ★ Thomas J. Prusa ★ Darlene Matrisian Ragoonanan, RC'92 ★ Prabhu Rajagopalan ★ Srinivas RajagopalanAvina RamiRuanne RamotarFriya Randelia ★ Janine Randolph ★ Shivani Rao ★ Dr. John R. Raykovitz Janelle Raymundo ★ Lauren Redfern ★ Sanford E. Retsky, RC'70 ★ Ali Riad ★ Nadeem Riaz, RC'03 ★ Lori A. Riley, SCILS'04, RC'04 ★ Tammeca E. Riley, COOK'94 ★ Michael RizzoMaya RoblesJessica RojasJason Rosenthal ★ Amy S. Rosenthal, GSNB'96 ★ Yair Rosenthal ★ Mathilde RouxLawrence Ruff ★ Tracy Russell, RC'05 ★ Andrea C. Rydel, RC'09 ★ Nisha S. ShankarShubham SabnaniRyan Sadofsky ★ Harjinder S. Saini, M.D., COOK'91, RWJMS'95 ★ Adiba SalimRobert SalterSophia SamuelKaitlyn San MiguelSohum SanghviSujaan SanghviMichael Sangobiyi ★ Lynne M. Santaniello, RC'80 ★ Arkarsh Sardana ★ D.G. Peter Sarsfield, RC'84 ★ Nicole Savio ★ Donna Jiorle Schaare, DC'82 ★ Joshua SchaefferJames Schappert ★ Michael S. Schmelzer, LC'96, RBSNB'96, RBSG'98 ★ Julia SchoeniMarissa Schwartz ★ Laura Frances Sclafani, RC'06, GSED'15 ★ Laurel Seese ★ Dimpie ShahMansi ShahJohnny ShamirNisha S. ShankarPatricia SheltonDavid Shi ★ Mark Shinn ★ Shreya Shirodkar ★ Assad K. Siddiqi, RC'98 ★ Christina Signore ★ Henry G. Singer, COOK'83 ★ Joann Singer ★ Shashwat SinghNeelan SivaneriKathryn Slusarczyk ★ Eileen M. Smith, DC'83, RBSG'91, SC&I'09 ★ Samuel Snyder ★ Rahul Sondhi, RC'90 ★ Jonathan St. AngeSaraann StanwayChristopher Stephen ★ John M. Strampfer, RC'72 ★ Marimar SuarezAdvait Suvarnakar ★ Amish Talwar, M.D., RC'07 ★ Rae Tarapore ★ Steven H. Temares, RC'80 ★ Barbara E. Teubner, DC'95 ★ David Tian ★ James E. Tierney, RC'78 ★ Sarah TrackmanGary Trainor ★ Laura Tremper-Jones, WHNP-C, RC'85 ★ Jonathan TsaiAnna TsatsosLisa TsinisStephanie TuMary Twaddle ★ Donna Velentino ★ Krishna Varre ★ Maya N. Vaughan-Smith, RC'98 ★ Amar VenugopalAlec VidalGary VigilanteMichael Vinciguerra ★ Matthew J. Walker, RC'86 ★ Peter C. Warman, RC'89 ★ Bernard M. Weisenfeld, RC'66 ★ Aliya WilliamsWilliam WilsonRichard Wilson ★ Jennifer Wilson ★ Gabrielle WilsonMaxwell WitkowskiEmily WoodsLuana Xu ★ Surya B. Yalamanchili, RBSNB'03, RC'03 ★ Jing Yang ★ Tiffany YangStephen Yee ★ Shrutika S. Yeola, SAS'13 ★ Emily Yi ★ Steve York, UCNB'87 ★ Donel Young ★ Megan YuenTanner Yuhas ★ Krista K. Yuhas, RC'91 ★ Gali ZaborowskiMelanie ZhengMichael Zlatin ★ Brenda Zlatin ★

 

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