Centennial Honors College

Meet the 2014-2015 Mentors

Tariq Ahmad

 Major: Biology (Medical Science Option)
 Minor: Chemistry
 Year in College: Senior
 Hometown: Macomb, IL
 Hobbies: Soccer, volunteering/shadowing/fundraising with the local hospital, weightlifting, traveling, and most importantly cars and sport motorcycles
Organizations You Currently Belong to: Pre-Professional Health Club, Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society, Council for Student Activity Funds, University Diversity Council, Track and Field Program, Cross Country Program, FYE Peer Mentor Program, and the National Society for Collegiate Scholars
What do you like the best about being a member of the Centennial Honors College? Undergraduate Research Day!
What do you like the best about being a Western Illinois University student? I have many options for self-development and improvement that can enhance me as an overall student and leader.
Why did you want to be an Honors Mentor? I want to help other students benefit the most that they can from this institution.

Victoria Kappel

Major: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Year in College: Junior
Hometown: Orland Park, IL
Hobbies: Playing soccer, reading, outdoor activities, and arts & crafts
Organizations You Currently Belong to: WIU Women's Soccer Team, Phi Eta          Sigma,WIUSSHLA
What do you like the best about being a member of the Centennial Honors     College? Great, personal classes with interesting topics!
What do you like the best about being a Western Illinois University student? The  numerous opportunities a student has to become involved with the school and community.
Why did you want to be an Honors Mentor? To help new students adapt to the college atmosphere.

 


k Michelle Lawson

Major: Law Enforcement and Justice Administration
Minor:
Homeland Security
Year in College:
Senior
Hometown:
Chillicothe, IL
Hobbies:
Watching and playing sports, drawing, listening to and playing music, gardening
Organizations You Belong To Currently:
Western EMS (Assistant), Lambda Alpha Epsilon, Concert Safety Corps, Alpha Phi Sigma, Big Brothers Big Sisters of McDonough County
What do you like the best about being a member of the Centennial Honors College?
The thing that I love about being a member of the Centennial Honors College is that I have the opportunity to interact with other students who value their educational opportunities as much as I do.
What do you like the best about being a Western Illinois University student?
The things that I have loved the most about Western Illinois University have been my classes. Since I have been at this university, I have had the opportunity to take some really fascinating and fun classes with some amazing professors.
Why did you want to be an Honors Mentor?
I want to be an Honors Mentor because I want to help other students have as many positive experiences as possible while they are here as WIU.

 


Caitlin Meyers Caitlin Meyers

Major: Communication
Minor: Journalism with emphasis in Public Relations
Year in College: Junior
Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa
Hobbies: Yoga, watching movies, going on walks, any function with music or entertainment
Organizations You Belong To Currently: Alpha Sigma Alpha, Homecoming committee
What do you like the best about being a member of the Centennial Honors College? I enjoy the small class size of my honors courses. I also feel pride from being an honors student and am working hard to complete upper division for graduation.
What do you like the best about being a Western Illinois University student? I love the size of this campus. It has been so easy to get to know people from living in resident halls for two years and through joining a sorority. I love all of the opportunities available at this school. Also, once I declared a major, I got to know a lot of students and professors more personally so it makes classes more enjoyable.
Why did you want to be an Honors Mentor? I love being a resource for people. I have been the “new girl” twice in life: when I moved to a new town my junior year of high school and when I came to WIU as a freshman. I understand how overwhelming change can be and I want to provide assistance and a connection for students who are looking to get involved and succeed in their studies at WIU.