"I regard my experience in the University Honors Program as one of the foremost aspects of my undergraduate education. The skills fostered during the freshman and sophomore years not only taught me to confront diverse bodies of knowledge in a productive and systematic fashion but would later help me to frame the historical and contemporary interests of work specific to my field. Upper division seminars and the senior thesis project provided valuable opportunities to work closely with faculty while developing essential research skills and challenging me to write in a concise and professional manner. The professors of the Honors Program are gifted instructors and fine scholars who, over the course of four years, have also become respected mentors. Their guidance and patience contribute much to the personal character of this rigorous, intensive and highly rewarding program."