Marielle Hampe ’14
“The program advisers and directors in the Glynn program are some of the most incredible people I’ve ever met.
“Whenever you go into the Glynn lounge, they’re always there to help you. I’ve asked them about majors or my future career path or what I’m thinking of doing. They really are there to help you take those crazy dreams you have and find avenues to reach them. It’s definitely been a positive experience.” Read More>
Bridging the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences
As a Glynn Scholar, you will fulfill requirements in philosophy, theology, history, social science, and literature by taking seminars with 12-16 other students. You will also complete a humanities seminar during your freshman year and two honors colloquia—one on research and one on moral problems—during your senior year.
Talented professors are the single greatest resource a university can provide for its students, and our scholar-teachers are truly exceptional. All are recognized as leaders in their fields, and nearly all have been recognized with teaching awards from the University. A few examples:
Eileen Botting, Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs Assistant Professor of Political Science is Director of the Gender Studies Program and specializes in Enlightenment, feminist, and American political thought.
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Lawrence Cunningham, Rev. John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology, teaches the honors theology seminar and is an expert on systematic theology and culture, Christian spirituality, and the history of Christian spirituality.
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Maud Ellman, the Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies, specializes in Irish literature, modern British fiction, gender studies, and postcolonial studies.
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Brad Gregory, Associate Professor of History, teaches the first year honors humanities seminar, and is an expert on Christianity in the Reformation era.
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Research projects offer students a unique experience that cannot be duplicated in the classroom. One-on-one interaction with faculty members is particularly rewarding; learning is deepened when you develop intellectual relationships with your professors and other mentors.
The Jordan Hall of Science opened in August, 2006. All Glynn Scholars complete introductory requirements in biology, chemistry, or physics and will benefit from learning in its state-of-the-art facilities.
During your senior year, with the guidance of a faculty mentor, you will experience the entire process of research—from writing the proposal, conducting the research, and analyzing the data to bringing the project to closure with a final written report.
The Glynn Family Honors Program will guarantee you at least one summer’s worth of research funding. You will also participate in a senior research colloquium and have a chance to present at our final research symposium.