Alum Success

Honors Student Receives Award at Commencement

Given the rigorous yet supportive nature of the Honors community at Westminster, graduates of the Honors College are successful in a wide variety of post-collegiate careers. Many students attend graduate school, law school, and medical school, while others pursue careers in a wide range of interesting fields.

Students in recent classes have secured jobs with the National Park Service as an educational park ranger, the Los Alamos National Lab as a researcher, Goldman Sachs as an analyst, as a teacher of English in Egypt, as a lab technician at the University of Utah Medical School, and as a scientist at Biogen, to name just a few. Numerous students have pursued service or fellowship opportunities, such as working with children through AmeriCorps, teaching English in Turkey as a Fulbright Scholar, studying Global Justice in graduate school in the UK with the support of a Marshall Scholarship, or participating in the Teach for America program.

In all these cases, students apply their learning from Honors—especially critical thinking skills, aptitude for making connections across disciplines, and communication abilities—to excel in complex and challenging environments. Most importantly, these alums are life-long learners equipped to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of life in the 21st century.

Honors Students at Commencement

Alum Profiles

Graduates of Westminster's Honors College go on to successful careers in a wide variety of fields. The profiles below feature just a few of their stories.

Allie Roach ('12)
Andy Larsen ('12)
Andre Biscaye ('14)
Ashley Pedersen ('09)
Ben Rackham ('09)
Brody Leven ('10)
Camber Stoddard ('11)
Cassidy Jones ('11)
Chris Cunningham ('15)
Christina Della Iacono ('12)
Christopher Roundy ('11)
Cooper Henderson ('11)
Daniel Perez ('06)
David Luhr ('12)
Erika Rodriguez ('11)
Fehmi Yasin ('13)
Jacob Wayman ('11)
Jeffrey Pedersen ('13)
Jesse Resnick ('10)
John Cook IV ('10)
Lindsey Roper ('09)
Mai Ho ('12)
Marlayna Townsend ('14)
Melanie Long ('14)
McKay Holland ('09)
Michael Wallstedt ('06)
Nicole Bedera ('14)
Paula Porter Griffith ('10)
Ray Bradford ('07)
Sam Wilkinson ('13)
Sara McCaskey ('14)
Tess Graham ('12)
Tracy Hansford ('11)
Jillian Edmonds ('12)
Pratik Raghu ('15)
Willy Palomo ('15)
Demetri Coombs ('11)

Graduate School Placement

Many graduates of the Honors College choose to continue their education in graduate school, law school, and medical school. We offer grants from the Student Honors Council Fund to help offset expenses associated with travel to graduate schools to investigate programs and interview with admissions committees.

Westminster Honors students have been admitted to the following graduate programs, among others, in recent years.

  • American University
  • Babson College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Case Western
  • Colorado State University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Creighton University
  • Dartmouth University
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • New York University
  • Ohio State University
  • Oxford University
  • Purdue University
  • Stanford University
  • St. Louis University
  • SUNY, Binghamton
  • SUNY, Stony Brook
  • Syracuse University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Florida
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Iowa
  • University of London
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester
  • University of San Diego
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Southern California
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Utah
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Utah State University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington University
  • Yale University