Hear What Students Are Saying About the Drury Honors Program

The Honors Program allowed me to broaden my academic interests during my undergraduate career. Literary exploration, opportunities to branch out in different fields of study, and my final research experience as part of the program have given me a greater appreciation for scholarship and left a lasting impression on my education.

Austin Ross 2016

I am extremely proud and grateful to have been part of the Honors program. Being an Honors student has challenged me to go beyond my intellectual boundaries, enabling me to grow as a student and a person. As a result, I have gained confidence and respect. Becoming a member of both the Honors program and the Honors Student Association has made me feel closer to the Drury community, enriching my college experience. I will always be grateful to Dr. Robertson and Dr. Schur for allowing me to be part of such a great program at Drury University!

Chanel Deschamp 2016

The Honors Program has been an excellent experience for me at Drury. As a new student, it provides an invaluable outlet for creativity, learning, and individual interests beyond the usual requirements of your first or second year experience. Moreover, the program enables a certain freedom of study from year one to your final year at Drury that I found to be liberating and challenging in turn. Overall, the Honors Program at Drury proved overwhelmingly positive for my development as a student and as a person.

Sadie Ford 2016

Kaleigh Jurgensmeyer"The Honors Program is really tailored to what students want to explore, giving them opportunities to develop their academics outside of the classroom in a focused way.  I've enjoyed working with many professors on a more personal level and challenging myself to go beyond the standard curriculum.  I'm happy to say that I've been able to work on more extensive creative, theoretical, and "big picture" projects that have helped me grow and develop in my field. It's really about taking ownership of your learning, pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, and producing high quality work that reflects who you are and what you're passionate about." 

Kaleigh Jurgensmeyer, 2015

Joshua Anderson"The rigors of the honors program allowed me to enhance my studies and explore my creativity. I am enormously proud of my achievements. In completing the program I have greater confidence than ever in my abilities as both an artist and scholar."

Joshua Anderson, 2015

Devyn Wade"For me the best part of the honors program was the flexibility it allowed me. Both by taking advantage of honors options and with my senior colloquium project I was able to focus on what most interested me and what I felt would benefit me the most in my future endeavors. I was able to structure my honors classes in such a way that I only took things that were important to me. I never had the feeling that I was wasting my time with a class just because it was required. Also through honors options and senior colloquium I was able to interact with professors more than I would have in a regular class setting, and in some cases it led me to take classes or seek the advice of professors I would have never come into contact with."  

Devyn Wade, 2015

Alexis Dutt

"What I think is most valuable about the Drury Honors Program is that every student is going to have a completely unique experience. The Program started with the First Year Honors Seminar, which introduced me to a community of students that shared my passion for knowledge. From there, however, I was able to cater my curriculum to fit within my interests."

Alexis Dutt, 2015

Chelsea Stabb

"The Honors Program was a great way to interact with people of other majors and see other parts of the Drury community. The program got me (a science major) into taking an honors ceramics class, which was really exciting to explore the additional assignments required. It expands your mind past what is needed for the normal classes. Also, seeing the Senior Colloquium projects was amazing!"

Chelsea Stabb, 2015

"Drury University’s Honors Program is competitive and challenging—one that has prepared me in pursuing my post-baccalaureate degree. Though a vigorous program, I felt that I grew more appreciative and knowledgeable in researching, analyzing and overall understanding materials that are put in front of me. In the end, I felt that the program allowed me to research topics which interested me and provided a solid background for pursuing my future interests."

Will Allison, 2014