Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

October 18, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


(light music) – This is like an ivy league education, at public university tuition prices. It’s an incredible opportunity that just doesn’t exist anywhere else. – I didn’t really want to
go to that big college, where I was just a number. I wanted to fit into a community where I felt included and
people actively sought to bring me up and show me
how to be a better leader, which I find really amazing, and I’m able to seek that education here. – We constantly talk to our students, we constantly mentor them, whether it’s inside the classroom, whether it’s in advisor appointments. That type of academic intimacy, I think really assists them in pushing their own boundaries with their education. – The support system here, I think is what made the difference, especially going into a university, I was a little bit bigger. I was told, you’re not
gonna go go college, and actually walking across
that stage years later, made me reflect a lot about that, about who made this possible. Not only the support system,
but also those donors. – We’ve got Scripps, we’ve got Max Planck, we’ve got the Brain Institute. So these kids get a chance to intern over at these world renowned institutions. They get a chance to
meet professors who are as good as any you can find
anywhere in the country. It’s just such a gem. – Working on Scripps, I
work in a nuero-science lab, so I get to interact
with scientists who are currently in the field I’m interested in. They have really good advice for how to get into graduate school
because they’ve been through the same process. I just get to be a part of the
world that I want to be in, in the future, and I get to start now. – The best advertisement for a Wilkes Honors College education is our alumni, as they
go on to graduate school at ivy leagues and in other
high powered state institutions, as they do amazing things. So our students really
broadcast the quality of our education, just
by going forth from here and doing incredible things. – A thing that has been
the joy in my life, not just in my career, but
in my personal life too, I love to learn now
because of the education that I had here and the
spark that was really lit in my by the teachers at this school. There’s no other equivalent out there, as far as I’m concerned. (light music)