Honors Alumni Highlights

There are approximately 200 Honors Program graduates in for-profit and not-for-profit professions. The following is a sampling of their positions in the communities in which they live.

  • Employee Relations Director, New York City Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications
  • New York State lawyer/lobbyist with Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
  • Communication and Pursuit Strategist, Ernst & Young
  • Professor of Development Economics, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Orthopedic Physician Assistant
  • Residents: Family Medicine, Buffalo; Univeristy of PA
  • Course Mentor (Ph.D.) General Education/Communication
    Western Governors University
  • Peace Corps Volunteers: Moldova and Tanzania
  • Digital Planner & Channel Integration Specialist at DAC Group (creating strategy for established/merging online marketing channels for regional and national brands) 


Advanced degrees:  D.C., D.O., J.D., M.A., M.B.A., M.D., M.Ed., M.S., M.M., M.Div., Ph.D.

Representative Fields of Study: Business & Finance (corporate, individual, consultation); Education (all levels across all disciplines & administration); Engineering & Science (industry, laboratory, teaching); Law (corporate, lobbying, personal); Design/ Journalism/ Marketing/ Advertising; Medicine (MD, Osteopathy, Chiropractics, Nursing); Ministry (church, missions, music); Social Work and Counseling (agency, school).

A few comments from Alumni:

The Honors Program taught me to take responsibility, to set a goal, to work toward the goal, to accomplish the goal, and to determine how well the goal was accomplished— without needing constant affirmation. When you’re in the world of work, you can’t rely on grades--you’ll just get fired. You have to internalize the motivation and know when the work is good. (Janna Whitney Moss, 2003, Communication/Pursuit Strategist, Ernst & Young.)

The Honors program was an integral part of my time at Roberts. By participating in this program, I was challenged in meaningful ways, and I was encouraged to think critically about my faith and examine how it intersects with every aspect of my life. In doing so, my education went above and beyond the typical college experience, and I am very grateful for it. (Katie Sawade, 2007, Duke Divinity School--after two years in Peace Corps)

The Honors Program helped to form the foundation for my experience at Roberts. The chance to build connections with other students who shared my love for learning has been invaluable. (Robin Kanak, 2012, Villanova University)

The Honors Program gave me an intellectual and communal foundation for my entire college career. I found myself stretched, loved, and taught beyond my expectations. (Marlise Boedeker, 2012, Behavioral Health Intervention Services)