Student Groups

Honors College student groups include:


Founders: Daniel Crowder and Isabella Bartholomew

DreamAkron is based off of "College is Real" in Richmond, California and is a mentoring/tutoring program that is designed to help Kenmore High School students get to college, succeed in college, and later have careers in the Akron area.

A three-tier tutoring/mentoring program is used to create a "college culture" at Kenmore High School. Tutoring is available is all major subjects with emphasis on development of writing skills.

DreamAkron also works together with Akron Professionals (Torchbearers) and Honors College Students to create and take advantage of leadership opportunities in the Akron community and on campus.

Honors Club

Honors Club 1

 The purpose of The Honors Club is to provide opportunities to form friendships, encourage a forum for group discussion of ideas and opinions, and discuss opportunities to serve both campus and community.

 Honors Club 1

 The Honors Club has regular activities every semester such as Akron Aeros game days, cookouts at local parks, participation in all-campus activities and much more. There are great opportunities to get involved, meet new people, see the area, or to take an active role and lead in the Honors Club.

 Officers for 2013-2014:
PresidentA.J. Marino
Social Vice President-- Savannah Snyder
Service Vice President-- Janean Kazimir
Secretary-- Treasurer-- Iris Javersak
Historian--Lex Reis

 Honors Delegates

 As official representatives of the Honors College, Honors Delegates interact with visiting students and their parents, as well as visiting dignitaries, who have included government officials, authors and journalists. If you are an Honors College student and want to join the Delegates, do contact the president as listed below.

Honors Delegates officers for 2015-2016
Co-President --   Tyler Miller
Co-President –  Erin Gerber
Secretary/Treasurer –  Adrianna Dunlap
Social/Peer Mentor Coordinator – Jennifer Anand and Madison Hexter

Honors Business Group (HBG)

Any Honors student interested in business activities is welcome to join the Honors Business Group (HBG).  Meetings are generally held every other week in the Honors Common Room and include pizza. Faculty from the College of Business Administration speak, alumni from UA tell about their real-life experiences or business leaders from the community tell about their strategies. 

Honors Business Group officers for 2015-2016
Co-PresidentMatt Headland
Co-PresidentMichael Osborn
VP of Promotion – Alex Fitzpatrick
VP of Finance - Jordan Best

Honors Commuter Association

Honors Commuters Association 2014

The Honors Commuter Association is a group formed in 2014 that is open to all commuter students in the Honors College! The Honors Commuter Association recognizes the commuter students' need for an enhanced collegiate experience through programs and services designed to provide students with information, resources, and opportunities unique to the Honors commuter population.  HCA meets regularly throughout the fall and spring semester! If interested or for more information, contact the Honors Commuter Association Coordinator, Lauren Bosley.

Honors Commuter Association officers for 2015-2016
PresidentJulia Mallinak
Vice PresidentDominic Musilli
TreasurerNatalie Mallinak

Honors Relay Teams for the Akron Roadrunner Marathon

 Continuing the tradition of past years, five-person teams from the Honors College are invited to register for the marathon.   The Honors College and alumni sponsor Roger Read help to support five-person teams and two-person teams for the Akron Marathon.  The marathon route goes right through campus- right down Buchtel mall.  All Honors College students are encouraged to support these teams during the marathon.

Honors Relay Team organizers for 2014-2015
Jason Green


EUREKA-Association for Honors Engineers

EUREKA encourages students interested in engineering to join. EUREKA hosts alumni, faculty, and industrial speakers in the Honors Common Room. For more information visit the EUREKA webpage.

EUREKA-- officers for 2015-2016
Co-presidentsEmily Chester and Linsey Grzeschik
Treasurer: Nate Raymondi
Secretary: Julia Wood
Social Chair: Josh Humphrey
Electrical/Computer Engineering Chair: Josh Reed
Mechanical Engineering Chair: Kole Williams
Chemical/Corrosion Engineering Chair: Maddy Busch
Civil Engineering Chair: Chris Pack
Biomedical Engineering Chair: Sophia Chinchilla

Association of Honors Educators

This student group is open to all Honors students with an interest in education. 

Association of Honors Educators-- officers for 2015-2016
President:  Rusty Fleming
Vice-President: Kay Kerezy
Treasurer: Taylor Zepp
Faculty Advisor, Dr. Ruth Oswald  

 Rhythm & 'Roos - Honors a cappella


Honors students interested in participating in a mixed SATB a cappella singing group are invited to complete the interest form at the Roos' main web page .   

 Rhythm & 'Roos Officers for 2015--2016
Director: Megan Calderone
President: Riley McMahon
Assistant Director: Jason Klinect
Public Relations Chair: Alex Gedon
Webmaster: Sarah Schwartzer
Treasurer:  Kristyn Gawdyda

Kanga Blue

Women's a cappella, founded in 2010.

Kanga Blue Officers for 2015-2016:
President: Jessica Dixon  
Vice-president: Ellyn Delisle
Musical Director: Marissa Polatas
Assistant Musical Director: Brittnay Smith
Treasurer: Annie Meisner
Secretary: Olivia Clark


Honors Book Club

 Do you like to read? Join the Honors Book Dicssion to read and discuss a wide range of books from a variety of different genres. The HBC meets once a month during each semester to discuss books chosen by group members. Attendance is welcome even if you have not completed the book

Honors Book Club Officers for 2014-2015

President - Zita Jasper
Officer: Julie Posinelli
Officer: Jennifer Shaw
Officer: Calli Baumberger
Website: Wordpress and Facebook.

Honors Nursing Group (HNG)

This group was founded in 2007-2008, especially for Honors students at the beginning of their study in nursing. It is open to all Honors students. Meetings are generally held every few weeks in the Honors Common Room. Programming has included alumni speaking about their nursing experiences, and faculty from the College of Nursing speaking about the programs in nursing. Snacks will be served.    


Honors Nursing Group officers for 2014-2015
President: Rachel Patterson
Vice President: Jamie Wossilek
Secretary: Ashley Capestrain


Multicultural Honors Society

This group is interested in discussing and promoting diversity and multiculturalism. It is open to all Honors College students. Contact Honors advisor Erin Ahrens for more details.

Multicultural Honors Society officers for 2014-2015
President: Kamshat Dukenbaeva
Vice-President: Stuti Kapadia
Secretary: Tamara Drurin
Events Coordinator: Max Yoder
Treasurer: Prasanna Thota