Published: May 18, 2009
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The Honors Program at UT — one of the most prestigious programs for
incoming UT freshmen — produces some of the most sought after University
While on campus, Honors Program students can go
beyond the classroom and regular course work to study one-on-one with
faculty through enrichment tutorials, Honors Abroad classes,
internships, research and classroom-to-community outreach. And after
graduation, Honors Program participants continue to take advantage of
opportunities in careers and higher learning.
The Honors Program
Class of 2009 graduated on Saturday, May 9. The following is a partial
list of class members and their post-graduation plans.
Robin Anglin will pursue a Ph.D. in ancient history at the University of South Florida.
Christopher Brown was elected vice-chair of the Hillsborough County Democratic Party and will direct a new NGO, “Nexus Initiative.”
Jeff Calin will attend the University of Florida and work toward his CPA certification.
Mark Cice will teach at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia.
will attend Harvard Law School. He was accepted to law schools at
Harvard, University of California, Berkeley; University of Virginia;
University of Michigan; Cornell University; Duke University; Georgetown
University and George Washington University. Aaron Cook
was accepted into the graduate program in interactive
telecommunications at New York University and the MFA program in digital
media at Rhode Island School of Design.Tim Harter
was accepted into the M.S. program at the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. Brittany Johnson
will work as an editor at Wiley Publishing Inc. in New York City. Susan Johnson
following volunteer work in an orphanage in the Dominican Republic,
will be an associate at Gregory, Sharer, & Stuart PA, an accounting
firm based in St. Petersburg, FL. Rebecca Larsen
will start medical school this coming fall in the field of dermatology. Nicole List
following a summer of teaching for the Lead America Organization, will
attend graduate school at either the University of Miami or Florida
International University. Lydia Merriam-Pigg
will pursue an M.A. in experimental psychology at San Jose State University. Pooja Patel
will attend Nova Southeastern School of Optometry.Timothy Polyrad
was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy and will enter as a surface warfare officer. Cory Porteus
has been accepted in the radiology program at the University of South Florida School of Medicine. Awilda Rosario
has plans for medical school at the University of South Florida.Amelia Russell
will attend NYU Law School. Barbara Stubbs
was accepted into the M.A. program in arts management at Dartmouth College.Mollie Taylor
will attend Florida State University working toward a master's degree
in biological sciences, studying the effects of anoxia in the
Apalachicola Bay area. Amanda Tuttle
will be in graduate school at the University of Southern Maine, preparing for a career in secondary education. Mackenzie Wallace
will travel to Arusha, Tanzania, with Arcadia University, studying human rights and capacity building in East Africa.Samantha Webb
has been accepted into the George Mason University School of Law. William Webb
will work toward his M.S. degree in accounting at The University of Tampa.