Hear What Students Are Saying About the Drury Honors Program

I was initially drawn to Drury’s Honors Program because of its flexibility. I worked with the professors of my most interesting classes to determine how I could dig deeper into the material. To me, the honors program never felt like additional “work” because the content was always intriguing and engaging. The most rewarding part of the honors program is the senior capstone project. My professors all worked with me every step of the way to make the workload manageable and the final product achievable. I presented my work at a regional conference (where I received a best paper award), the honors banquet, and a trustee’s luncheon. This semester I am beginning the research process once more for my Master’s Thesis. I feel well prepared and excited for a process that I am already well familiar with thanks to the Drury Honors Program.  

Lexie Brewer 2017


Joining the Drury University Honors Program was one of the best decisions I made in college. My honors projects enabled me to have in-depth, one-on-one interactions about fascinating topics with several faculty members, many of whom provided valuable guidance and reference when I applied to graduate school.  The program will very likely set you apart from your competition.

Swapnaneel Nath 2017



Being a part of the honors program opened up so many doors to enriching experiences from networking with professionals to proactively interacting within a community of scholars. It has given me a sense of confidence to tap into my strengths and also the willingness to learn from others. Looking back, I am not sure if my time at Drury would be that dynamic had I not been a part of this family.

Jasmine Chuah 2017


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


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