The students of the Pierre Laclede Honors College are a remarkable group of high-achieving and involved individuals who make significant contributions to campus and the community.
Read about current students and recent graduates of the PLHC and how the Honors College impacted their lives in college and beyond.
UMSL graduate Lucy Grimshaw earns Fulbright scholarship to further her passion for social justice abroad
The Honors College and biology student aspires to become a doctor practicing visibly in a hijab in order to help other Muslim women and change perceptions and be there for other Muslim women.
Cybersecurity student Faith Clarke has been selected for the SANS Diversity Cyber Academy. Clarke will be working to earn a GSEC certification in security essentials, a GCIH certificate in incident handling and an elective GCFE certificate in forensics examination.
After graduating with his undergraduate degree in accounting as well as an Honors College certificate, Ibrahim Shabazz will return to the College of Business Administration this fall to start on his Masters in Accounting.
Honors College student Joe Retzer is heading to SLU Law with a full-tuition scholarship after his expected graduation from UMSL in May. He became interested in politics during the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election.
Experiences such as serving as the editor of the UMSL student newspaper The Current and writing for the Pierre Laclede Honors College publication Brain Stew helped Sharon Pruitt-Young launch a career as a writer.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation intern discovers pull toward civic engagement at UMSL
Student entrepreneurs and business owners.
Campus Compact selected College of Nursing student and Pierre Laclede Honors College community service representative Danielle Friz as one of its 2019 Newman Civic Fellows.
Trenton Conway, who graduated with a BSN, is pursuing a DNP at UMSL so he can be a more knowledgeable advocate for his patients, such as the ones he tends to during his church’s regular mission trips to Haiti.
From PLHCSA president to engineering student advisory board member, Nicole Gevers wears many hats at UMSL. But perhaps her favorite is proud first-generation college student.
Ashley Westbrook is headed to law school after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in political science and pushing through the rare, incurable kidney disease that has challenged her health since freshman year at UMSL.