Ohio Dominican University welcomes 43 students into its Honors Program, including 36 new first-year students, one transfer student, and six current students who applied to the program. These students join 62 returning Honors students for a total of 105 participants during the 2023-24, which marks the most Honors Program participants over the past 10 years. This year’s entering group achieved a median high school GPA of 4.0.
New members of the Honors Program are:
Janelle Afi Eyram Togo
Micah Townsend Denman
Returning ODU Students
“We are delighted to be experiencing not only growth in the overall number of students who are interested in joining ODU’s Honors Program, but also their level of engagement,” said John Marazita, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Honors Program Director. “Last year’s freshman cohort leaves big shoes to fill in terms of their contributions to building a cohesive and strong honors community. This year’s group of new students has already hit the ground running through their active participation in the freshman core seminar, excellent questions as they determine their place in the community and ways they can serve, and competitive spirit during our welcome back events. On the other end of the spectrum are 14 seniors who are immersed in scholarly capstone projects in the fields of biology, business, criminal justice, education, environmental science, exercise science and psychology. I look forward to a busy, productive and fun year!”
ODU’s Honors Program is designed to enrich the academic experience of talented and motivated students. It is a community of learners who seek to develop their love of learning, deepen their understanding of significant issues, express their creativity, and engage in independent scholarly, scientific, and artistic endeavors. Participants have access to separate living and learning spaces; opportunities for close mentorship with faculty in related academic disciplines; an invitation to participate in collaborative research with faculty; and an ability to participate in extracurricular programming.
To learn more about Ohio Dominican University’s Honors Program, visit ohiodominican.edu/Honors.