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The Augusta University Honors Program provides all motivated and high-potential learners the opportunity to enhance their undergraduate education.

Our honors curriculum encompasses three central educational goals—knowledge, communication, and professionalism—supported through creative core courses, unique interdisciplinary seminars, and mentored projects. The process of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity culminates in an honors thesis. Throughout the program honors students receive advising, instruction, and mentoring from honors staff and faculty and the support to present their findings at appropriate state, regional, and national conferences.


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Summerville Campus

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Honors Program Staff

Dr. Tim Sadenwasser

  • Director


Ron Hickerson

  • Assistant Director


Grace Welsh

  • Program Coordinator

Khadisha Sylvester

  • Administrative Assistant


Honors Ambassadors

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Jeremia Onyekachi

"I go by she/her. I am a junior psychology major with a pre-med concentration. I am currently fascinated with being a hematology/oncology physician. I like watching anime, drawing, and taking care of my plants. I want to be a mentor to share the knowledge and advice I love building connections with first years."

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Krishna Kolluri

"I am a junior cellular molecular biology major pursuing a career in medicine. My hobbies include watching movies, hanging out with friends, working out in the gym, helping in the community, and being adventurous by going to new places I have never been to before. I also love nature and love going to nature parks for the peace of mind."

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Daihanna Aragon Mercado

"I am a junior this year, trying to navigate through college. So, I know how hard it is to begin college! I am a pre-med, majoring in Cellular and Molecular Biology, with a minor in Anthropology. I LOVE reading in my spare time (lots of different genres). My favorite book series is the Throne of Glass. Not only this, but I love watching k-dramas, too. I also like hanging out with my friends when I have time. My favorite color is pink (pastel, of course). Please don't hesitate to reach out when you're feeling overwhelmed and need help. I am happy to help!"

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Stephanie Felonta

"I am currently a sophomore/ juniorish in the Pre-Nursing track here at AU! This is my second year as part of the Honors Society and I absolutely adore the members of this team! Some of my hobbies include modeling, gaming, cooking and volunteering whenever I can. I am excited to help guide you guys towards success and get to know more about each one of you!"

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Jubin Mathew

"I am serving as HPSA Treasurer this year. I am a third year here at Augusta University pursuing a degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology on a Pre-Medical track. I joined the honors program from my start of college and have been able to meet many great students and faculty through the program. Some of my interests include sports like Basketball and Soccer and gaming of many varieties. The honors program and HPSA have both helped me grow throughout college thus far and I hope I can do my best to pay that help and support forward to students who need it."

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Rogelio Serrano-Lopez

"My name is pronounced 'row-he-lee-oh', but my friends call me 'Ro' for short. As a current junior, I’m majoring in biochemistry and aspiring to become a dentist. In the beginning of my third year with the Honors Program, I’m looking forward to continuing my research at AU with Dr. Morandini and close to completing a year of research! My hobbies include cooking, working out, exploring, and playing numerous sports, but my classwork is my priority. The Honors Program has provided guidance and opportunities to help me grow both as a student in class and as a person in the community. I’m looking forward to meeting you all and being part of your journey that you will start here at AU!"

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Maggie Wright

"Hey all! I am a junior here at Augusta University. I am a Kinesiology major on a Pre-Occupational Therapy Track. I am involved in the Honor’s Program, CURS, and hold a leadership position in my sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions regarding workload, Honor’s classes, and/or being involved and balancing other organizations along with school!"

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Abraham Raji

"I am a junior at Augusta University majoring in chemistry. I like reading, going on long walks, watching shows and movies, if I am not doing any of the above or studying for a class I'm probably napping. I also have been learning how to cook recently so if you have any good recipes, feel free to recommend them."

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Breland Davis

"Most people just call me Bre! I’m going into my sophomore year of college and majoring in Nursing. A few of my hobbies and things I enjoy include playing pickleball and going on random target trips with my boyfriend."

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Nursing student shines with undergraduate research projects

“I appreciate the patient care aspect of nursing and just being there for people whenever they are experiencing vulnerable times," said Stephanie Felonta.

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AU’s 2024 Academic Recognition Day Scholar celebrates success

“I learned about being chosen as the Academic Recognition Day Scholar for Augusta University like a week before I found out that I got into the physician assistant program."

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Augusta University cyber student cracks codes and crafts a career

“I was talking to my adviser and told her that I was passionate about cyber, but also really liked math and things like that. She said it would be a good fit because it’s like cyber plus math,” said Marcus Corull, on why he's majoring in cybersecurity engineering.

Physical therapy students

Augusta University Honors Program offers acceptance pathway into physical therapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Pathway Acceptance Program is designed to give priority acceptance to graduates of the Augusta University Honors Program.

Open A World Of Opportunity

The AU Honors Program seeks students who want to think in complex ways about global challenges. If you have a deep curiosity about the world, we welcome your application.

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