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Honors College

Honors Student Association

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Honors College

Address:
703 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19382


Phone: 610-436-2996
Fax: 610-436-2620


Dr. Kevin Dean
Director

Michelle Wills
Administrative Assistant


honors@wcupa.edu

Honors Student Association

The Honors Student Association (HSA) provides its members with social and service opportunities aimed toward building its members' characters and fostering a commitment to lifelong learning. Paralleling the goals of West Chester University's Honors College, HSA prepares students to become forces for positive change in both the campus and broader community with focus on leadership, academia, and service.

Thanks to all of the HSA members who completed a combined 2,860 hours of community service this past year!

In recognition, HSA received the Community Service Leadership Award for 2014-2015.

Community Service

Throughout the year, HSA offers its members opportunities to volunteer many hours of service on campus, in the local West Chester community, and surrounding areas. Community service is at the tenets of HSA because HSA's members believe being able to focus time and attention on someone else's needs not only sets a foundation for leadership ability but parallels one's character. As Dr. Dorothy Height, a great civil and women's rights activist once said, "without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It's important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop." Some projects and events they participate in includes Adopt-a-Block, food drives, Fall Clean-up at the Hickman, various needs at the Friends Association, service trips abroad, American Red Cross Blood Drives, WCU Banana Day, and fundraising runs on campus such as the Bringing Hope Home Halloween 5k.

Leadership

HSA provides students with opportunities to put leadership into practice. The organization offers upwards of twenty-five formal leadership positions, including executive-leadership roles and committee positions. Through entirely student-planned social events, service efforts, and meetings HSA allows members to utilize hallmarks of leadership, including creativity, delegation, communication, and team building. Additionally, leadership development is encouraged throughout the organization through programming aimed at developing more engaged and active leaders and citizens.

Academia

While service and leadership inspire much of the programming of HSA, a passion for celebrating and promoting academia remains a common thread throughout the organization. HSA organizes events such as the Outstanding Faculty Reception, which recognizes faculty members who students have identified as providing excellence in the classroom. Additionally, HSA has worked to partner student-to-faculty research partnerships, most recently resulting in the publication of project contributed to by HSA's Erin Yentz related to the Literacy and Cultural Heritage Map of Pennsylvania.

Executive Board

Erica Knorr
  • Erica Knorr
  • Position: President
  • Major: Chemistry and Forensic and Toxicological Chemistry
  • Class Year: Junior
Anna Dyska
  • Anna Dyska
  • Position: First Vice President
  • Major: Mathematics and Math Education
  • Class Year: Junior
Matthew Leinhauser
  • Matthew Leinhauser
  • Position: Second Vice President
  • Major: Computer Science
  • Class Year: Junior
Aria Swanson
  • Aria Swanson
  • Position: Secretary
  • Major: Nursing
  • Class Year: Sophomore
Archana Chungapally
  • Archana Chungapally
  • Position: Treasurer
  • Major: NCellular and Molecular Biology (Pre-Med)
  • Class Year: Junior
 

Aid to South Africa Committee Chairs

Aid to South Africa Executive Director

Claire McCreavy
  • Claire McCreavy
  • Major: Public Health/Promotion
  • Class Year:Sophomore

Assistant Director

Marissa Deloria
  • Marissa Deloria
  • Major: Business Marketing
  • Class Year: Junior

Assistant Director

Elena Navarro
  • Elena Navarro
  • Major: Business Management and International Business
  • Class Year: Junior

Food and Vendor

Zoe Nowell
  • Zoe Nowell
  • Major: Nursing
  • Class Year: First-Year

Treasurer

Darren Harris
  • Darren Harris
  • Major: Marketing
  • Class Year: First-Year

Media Hype

Samantha Henderson
  • Samantha Henderson
  • Major: Biology
  • Class Year: Junior

Fundraising

Kirsten Sowers
  • Kirsten Sowers
  • Major: NChemistry-Biology (Pre-Med)
  • Class Year: First-Year

Advancement

Hank Kahl
  • Hank Kahl
  • Major: Cybersecurity
  • Class Year: Sophomore

Logistics

Carrie Smith
  • Carrie Smith
  • Major: Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Class Year: First-Year

Games and Activities

Anna Dyska
  • Anna Dyska
  • Major: Mathematics and Math Education
  • Class Year: Junior

School Outreach

Eryn Casey
  • Eryn Casey
  • Major: Early Grades Prep
  • Class Year: First-Year

Decorations and Awareness

Ollie DeSarno
  • Ollie DeSarno
  • Major: Communication Studies
  • Class Year: Sophomore

Music and Entertainment

Blair Cunningham
  • Blair Cunningham
  • Major: Music Education and Violin Performance
  • Class Year: Senior
 

Aid to South Africa Committee Chairs

CCC

Demetrius Woodard
  • Demetrius Woodard
  • Major: Biology - Micro
  • Class Year: Junior

Diversity

Ellie Sullum
  • Ellie Sullum
  • Major: Philosophy
  • Class Year: Sophomore

Library

Maria Marabito
  • Maria Marabito
  • Major: English
  • Class Year: First-Year

Outstanding Faculty

Sam Roberts
  • Sam Roberts
  • Major: MToxicological and Forensic Chemistry
  • Class Year: Senior

Community Service Coordinator

Jenny Dam
  • Jenny Dam
  • Major: Medical Technology
  • Class Year: Junior

Traveling Across Generations (TAG) Co-Chair

Danielle Gendler
  • Danielle Gendler
  • Major: Chemistry
  • Class Year: Sophomore

Traveling Across Generations (TAG) Co-Chair

Helena McKendrick
  • Helena McKendrick
  • Major: Middle Grades Education
  • Class Year: Sophomore

Adopt-A-Block

Alex Moore
  • Alex Moore
  • Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Class Year: First-Year

International Outreach

Gracie Citro
  • Gracie Citro
  • Major: Secondary Special Education and History
  • Class Year: First-Year

Sustainability

Julianna Zak
  • Julianna Zak
  • Major: Nursing
  • Class Year: Sophomore

Fundraising Coordinator

Elena Navarro
  • Elena Navarro
  • Major: Business Management and International Business
  • Class Year: Junior

Trivia

Rob Clark
  • Rob Clark
  • Major: Math Education
  • Class Year: Junior

Fundraising Outreach

Max James
  • Max James
  • Major: Communication Studeis
  • Class Year: Junior

Date Auction

Anna Hewitt
  • Anna Hewitt
  • Major: Nursing
  • Class Year: Sophomore

Recruitment Coordinator

Max James
  • Hannah Laboski
  • Major: Early Grades Prep
  • Class Year: Junior

HSA Happenings

Camryn Carwll
  • Camryn Carwll
  • Major: English Literature
  • Class Year: Sophomore

Web and Technology

Sean Reitze
  • Sean Reitze
  • Major: Communication Studies
  • Class Year: Sophomore

Social Coordinator

Lindsey Anna
  • Lindsey Anna
  • Major: Spanish and Political Science (International Relations)
  • Class Year: Junior

First Year Class Representative

Joyce Romero
  • Joyce Romero
  • Major: Psychology
  • Class Year: First-Year

Sophomore Class Representative

Kelsey Bastien
  • Kelsey Bastien
  • Major: History with Teaching Certification
  • Class Year: Sophomore

Junior Class Representative

Alex Habbart
  • Alex Habbart
  • Major: Mathematics and Philosophy
  • Class Year: Junior

Senior Class Representative

Angelique Geronimo
  • Angelique Geronimo
  • Major: Nursing
  • Class Year: Senior

Housing

Becca Shoemaker
  • Becca Shoemaker
  • Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Class Year: Sophomore

Choir

Nicole Faiola
  • Nicole Faiola
  • Major: Music Education - Voice
  • Class Year: Sophomore

Dance

Kathleen Shultz
  • Kathleen Shultz
  • Major: Biology Education
  • Class Year: Junior

Sports and Recreation

Jovan Clark
  • Jovan Clark
  • Major: NAccounting and Finance
  • Class Year: Junior

Historian

Jacob Mann
  • Jacob Mann
  • Major: Geoscience/Earth Systems
  • Class Year: Sophomore

Historian

Kristen Loughlin
  • Kristen Loughlin
  • Major: Early Grades Prep K-4 and Special Education K-8
  • Class Year: First-Year

Historian

Courtney Rothman
  • Courtney Rothman
  • Major: Middle Grades Education
  • Class Year: First-Year

Historian

Emily Powers
  • Emily Powers
  • Major: Political Science – International Relations
  • Class Year: Junior

Jazz Combo

Alex Dwyer
  • Alex Dwyer
  • Major: Music Education
  • Class Year: Junior

SGA

Rob Clark
  • Rob Clark
  • Major: Math Education
  • Class Year: Junior

Alumni Coordinator

Sara Nyholm
  • Sara Nyholm
  • Major: Early Grades Prep
  • Class Year: Senior
 
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