I am a junior in the Honors College and am working towards completing my undergraduate degree in Clinical Laboratory Science. My long-term plan is to obtain an MD Degree and to specialize in Endocrinology.
I have had the opportunity to participate in the Honors College since 2008. As a freshman I joined Eta Omicron Nu, also known as HON, in which I served as secretary in my sophomore year. Our activities include organizing and participating in various social and community service events. In addition to HON, I am a member of the Honors College's Book Club. I also enjoy attending the College's Friday Lunch Discussions in which Honors affiliated professors and students meet weekly to discuss a variety of current events. Since the summer of 2009 I have had the privilege to be an Honors College Ambassador and meet with prospective students and parents to share with them the diverse opportunities the College has to offer.
Out of all the opportunities the College has to offer, I feel the greatest benefit of participating in the Honors College is being able to take small classes with our dedicated professors who challenge us to think with a broad perspective. I've built valuable friendships with Honors students and faculty that have tremendously enriched my years at Texas Tech. The Honors College has indeed impacted my life both inside and outside of the classroom.
- Merrin Thomas