First Cohort of All-College Honors Program Successfully Defended Theses

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ten students in Westminster's College's All-College Honors Program have successfully defended their theses and will graduate Saturday, May 19.

Led by Dr. Kang-Yup Na, associate professor of religion and Honors Program coordinator, students are selected through a competitive process prior to the beginning of their first year or during the spring semester of their first year and continue in the program to graduation.

The program provides opportunities for the selected students to gain a deep appreciation of the multiple dimensions of knowledge by creating a community of honors scholars and promoting intellectual vitality and academic rigor.  Honors students complete an enhanced curriculum that includes research, thesis preparation, problem solving, and independent investigation beyond the norm.  The program culminates in an honors thesis or project that involves working closely with a faculty member in the student's major.

Contact Na at (724) 946-7155 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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