UT Honors Program Grads Head to Postgraduate Success

Published: May 18, 2009

Click here to view a video of UT Honors graduate Charlie Connally.

The Honors Program at UT — one of the most prestigious programs for incoming UT freshmen — produces some of the most sought after University graduates.

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.

Charlie Connally 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.