Meet The Honors Council

The Honors Council consists of the Program Director, two faculty members, and four Honors students in good standing who represent the four classes. Faculty are nominated by the Faculty Nominating Committee and elected by the Faculty. Each year, members of the entering Honors class elect a student representative to serve until that student graduates. (When vacancies occur, the Council facilitates selection of a replacement.)

Honors Council Faculty

Berry_Elvera Elvera B. Berry, Ph.D.
Director, Honors Program
Professor of Communication
"Honors students are woven into the fabric of Roberts Wesleyan College! They not only excel in academics, but also participate in all aspects of campus life: collegiate athletics and intramurals, music ensembles, campus ministry and off-campus outreach, peer tutoring, student government and publications, study abroad and global missions, etc. As Director of the Honors Program, I experience no greater reward than being in community with students as they grow both academically and personally." (Elvera Berry, Ph.D)
Ensign_Amy Amy Kovach, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
"The Honors Program is tight knit community that allows students an outlet for their creativity and their academic interests. As a faculty member, I love having Honors students in my courses, and as a member of the Honors Council, I appreciate the opportunity to meet and interact with a diverse group of academically talented students. " (Amy Ensign, Ph.D.)
Landrum_Michael Michael Landrum, D.M.A.
Professor of Music
"Among the many areas in which I have served during my long tenure at Roberts Wesleyan, the Honors Council has surely been one of the most gratifying. It has been rewarding and fulfilling for me to have the opportunity to help shape and guide the education of some of our most diligent and talented students. I look forward to all that the new school year has to offer in this regard. " (Michael Landrum, D.M.A.)


The Program Director, assisted by the Honors Council, is responsible for administering all aspects of the Honors Program: facilitating the application and assessment of prospective participants, coordinating Honors First-Year-Seminar, general-education Honors courses, and senior Honors Projects; reviewing and approving Honors options; planning and administering Honors events and special activities; and communicating Program information to prospective students, student participants, faculty, and administration.