Student Accomplishments

Academics 

2013-2014

  • Fall 2013 Senior Theses & Capstone Projects
  • Some of our honors students, including Cristin Antimisiaris (’15) are doing research in support of Habitat for Humanity in Bridgeport, as part of Dr. Reid’s sociology course – see this news story!
  • On October 10, Prof. Deirdre Yeater and her honors freshman seminar class in psychology traveled to the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT to perform experiments to test the behavioral effects of enriching animals’ environments. Students designed toys and creative ways to present food to seals and meerkats, in the hopes of improving their life in captivity. While at the Aquarium, they also enjoyed observing the other residents, including sea turtles and sharks.

2012 - 2013

2011 - 2012

Service

As a university grounded it the Catholic intellectual tradition, the values our students embrace when we send them forth at graduation are as important to us as their professional success. Sacred Heart University is a national leader in service learning, so it can provide honors students with unique opportunities to engage in course-related service projects. We expect that our honors students will not only get the most out of their education at Sacred Heart, but will also contribute the most to our community while they are here and to the community at large when they graduate.

Used Book Drive
Started by honors student Mike Fazzino several years ago, the annual used book drive has become a tradition for the program. At the end of each semester, the Honors Council works with the SHU Bookstore to collect used books that cannot be returned. Donated books are then shipped by the Bookstore to Asian countries where they are distributed to students in need. To date, the program has been very successful in collecting large numbers of books for this cause.

Relay for Life
Under the leadership of Shawnee Zyskowski, ’13, honors students formed a team to raise funds for cancer research.  Together with many other teams at SHU, over $35,000 was raised! Read more... 

 

It's wrong to deprive someone else of a pleasure so that you can enjoy one yourself, but to deprive yourself of a pleasure so that you can add to someone else's enjoyment is an act of humanity by which you always gain more than you lose. — Thomas More