Honors College Student Ambassadors

The Honors Student Ambassador Program promotes awareness of the Honors College to prospective high school students, as well as current VCU and transfer students. Get to know our current ambassadors by reading their profiles below!

Have a question? Our Honors Student Ambassadors monitor the link below and are ready to answer your questions! 

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Martina Abuphilipous

Hometown: Chesterfield, Va.

Major: HPEX

Favorite thing about Honors: My favorite thing about VCU is its integration within the city which allows me the opportunity to go to nearby coffee shops at any time!

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Ethan Bayer

Hometown: Woodbridge, Virginia

Major/Minor: Political Science major with a minor in General Business and Homeland Security

Favorite thing about the Honors College: My favorite thing about the Honors College is that it gives me a better opportunity to be surrounded around like-minded and driven people who want to succeed in all aspects of life.

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Madelaine Dye

Honetown: Sterling, Va.

Major: English and Psychology

Favorite thing about Honors: My favorite aspect of VCU, as well as Honors, is the encouraging and diverse community we have as it helps students discover their own interests and be themselves.

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Adam El-Zoobi

Hometown: Fairfax, Va.

Major: Business Management and Administration

Favorite thing about Honors: What I like best about Honors is the tight-knit and loving community that it provides, I have met all of my best friends and current roomate through the Honors College. What I love most about VCU is being able to attend school in the city while still being able to enjoy the outdoors and vast nature scene that Richmond itself has to offer.

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Arrington Evans 

Hometown: Gainesville, Va.

Major: Political Science

Favorite thing about Honors: The best part about the Honors College at VCU are the many opportunities offered to gifted students within the classroom to challenge themselves and peak their interest in their studies. From personal experience, the class i've taken thus far in the Honors College have allowed me to better understand more in depth my love politics and social justice.

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Rachel Furr

Hometown: Fairfax, Va.

Major: Nursing

Favorite thing about Honors: One of my favorite things about the Honors College here at VCU is the first year curriculum - rhetoric can be challenging, but it really pushes you to in-depth academic research and personal exploration that can be very helpful while navigating the first year of school. The Humans of RVA and VCU courses are great for getting to navigate Richmond, as well as connecting with the people and the spirit the city has to offer.

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Ninah Henderson

Hometown Fredericksburg, Va.

Major/Minor: Political Science and Anthropology

Favorite thing about Honors: My favorite thing at Honors/VCU is the small but close community. Going to such a large university can be overwhelming, being in the Honors College lowers the stakes!

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Katherine Karam

Hometown: Richmond, Va.

Major: Chemistry

Favorite thing about Honors: My favorite aspect about the Honors College is by far the connections that I have been able to form with honors professors and fellow honors students. It truly feels like the honors college is one big family.

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Jessemia Meekins

Hometown: Binghamton, N.Y.

Major/Minor: Forensic Science and Chemistry

Favorite thing about Honors: My favorite part of the Honors College at VCU is the small community vibe between both students, professors, and advisors!

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Ishaan Nandwani

Hometown San Jose, Calif.

Major/Minor: Biology and Spanish

Favorite thing about Honors: My favorite thing about Honors at VCU is the smaller, tight-knit community, which fosters interpersonal connections with others in a large university.

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Madison Odallo

Hometown: Hampton, Va. 

Major: Double Majoring in Political Science and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Favorite thing about Honors: Something I like best about Honors College and VCU is the opportunity to explore the community. Many of the events hosted by both VCU and Honors College have given me the chance to step off campus and learn more about the community of Richmond and its history.

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Ayesha Paracha

Honetown: Ashburn, Va.

Major: Psychology

Favorite thing about Honors: I love how the Honors program has gave me a more personalized experience within my larger VCU experience by having it’s own community and pathway.

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Victoria Pittella

Hometown: Woodbridge, Va.

Major: Communication Arts with a minor in Marketing

Favorite thing about Honors: What I like the best about the Honors College and VCU is that there are so many meaningful and enriching opportunities offered to you!

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Joshua Rasure

Hometown: Fredericksburg, Va.

Major/Minor: Mechanical Engineering

Favorite thing about Honors: The multitude of resources available academically, professionally, and casually. The support from my advisors and fellow peers. The real-life environment that the city and school is found within and has to offer.

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Lalita Sabat

Hometown Cerritos, Calif.

Major/Minor: Biology

Favorite thing about Honors: My favorite part about VCU is the diversity of students and their talents. There are always opportunities for whatever you want to pursue, so don’t feel shy to step out of your comfort zone- you never know who you’ll meet!

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Kush Savsani

Hometown Maryland

Major/Minor: Biology

Favorite thing about Honors: My favorite part about the Honors program is the unique and diverse classes offered to students from their Freshman year. In particular, I enjoyed the classes on Richmond and its history which were offered in our Freshman year, as it helped me learn about the city as an out of state student. Moreover, the Honors college gives a small college feel within a larger framework.

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Ashley Sharp

Hometown: Goose Creek, S.C.

Major: Psychology

Favorite thing about Honors: My favorite thing about the Honors College is the different seminars and events that I get to attend!

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Kriston Seward

Hometown: Chester, Va.

Major: Biology

Favorite thing about Honors: What I like most about the Honors College is that it gives students the opportunity to broaden their horizons and create bonds with people they wouldn’t have other wise met. I personally created bonds in my freshman year classes with people that will last a life time, and that I wouldn’t have made without the Honors College!

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