IC Honors Student Spotlight: Megan Holman ’19

Meet sophomore Physics major Megan Holman from Spencer, NY. A student with a wide range of interests and talents – Megan is about more than just thermodynamics and kinematics. She plays French Horn in the campus band, competes on the soccer pitch for a local Tompkins County club team, and works with Ithaca College’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity, volunteering her time and hard work to help make subsidized housing available to those in need of it. Learn more about Megan below!

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Favorite part about IC:
I love the people, the professors and students especially. They are all very supportive and want you to achieve your goals, whatever they might be. I haven’t ever had a bad interaction with anyone at IC. I also really love the view, I never get tired of it. If you’ve never looked out over Cornell and the lake from the end of the Emerson parking lot you really should, it’s amazing. Between the people and the classes and all of the events, IC just makes me feel at home.

Favorite Honors seminar you’ve taken and why:
I’ve only taken two honors seminars so far, but my favorite has been the Winter Wonderland tracking course.It taught me a lot about nature and the natural world, and has made me feel more connected to my environment. It also gave me a good excuse to spend a few hours in the Natural Lands every week.

Coolest opportunity you’ve had through IC and/or the Honors program:
I have had so many amazing opportunities through IC and the Honors program, from the honors trips, to research opportunities, to being able to continue playing the French Horn and soccer, to OSEMA events about leadership, everything I have done has taught me something and helped me grow into the person I am today. There’s no way I could pick just on opportunity as the coolest.

 

We’re always looking for interesting students to highlight in our Spotlight series.

Do you know a really cool first year Honors student? Nominate them here!
Do you know a really cool Honors student? Nominate them here!
Do you know a really cool alum of the Honors program? Nominate them here!

Email ropila@ithaca.edu with any comments, questions, concerns or nominations.

IC Honors Event: The Welcome Dinner

PrintThe annual Welcome Dinner (or really a Pizza Party) is tomorrow, Tuesday August 23. Students that volunteered to be a Big will meet their Little in T102 at 5:00 and then head over to the fitness center quad for pizza and conversation. Even if you aren’t a Big or Little you are welcome to join us for Dinner.

Upcoming: Whitewater rafting tickets go on sale on Thursday during the noon hour for a Saturday trip. Keep your eye out for further info. Welcome Back.

IC Honors New Student Spotlight: Clare Nowalk ’20

Meet this week’s new student spotlight, Clare Nowalk. A first year Exploratory student from Culver, IN, Clare is looking forward to taking classes in politics or business and is particularly interested in foreign affairs. She’s excited about joining one of the a cappella groups on campus this fall and although she’s unsure about her academic interests, she does know that wants to travel the world. Learn more about Clare below!

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What are you most excited for about Ithaca College?
I am SO excited for the classes. As an exploratory major, I have a lot of flexibility with my schedule and time to decide what I really want to do.I can’t wait to delve deeper into my passions and beliefs while learning about not only the world, but what my role in it could potentially be. I’m also very excited to get to know everyone, get involved in clubs, and explore Ithaca.

What have you been up to this summer? Do you have a favorite memory?
This past summer was a pretty busy one for me because I was focusing very heavily on some health setbacks I have had over the past year. But when that was all said and done, I spent a lot of time outdoors hanging with friends and family. One of my favorite memories from the summer was when I went to Baltimore for my cousin’s wedding and explored the city with my big, loud, lovable family!

What are you passionate about? What do love to do?
I’m passionate about everything from singing to protecting the environment! I have always figured it’s better to explore multiple passions than focus on one. I love to travel, volunteer, help others, perform, and advocate for my beliefs. In my down time, I enjoy reading, journaling, watching Netflix and the news, doing yoga, and drinking copious amounts of tea.:)

 

We’re always looking for interesting students to highlight in our Spotlight series.

Do you know a really cool first year Honors student? Nominate them here!
Do you know a really cool Honors student? Nominate them here!
Do you know a really cool alum of the Honors program? Nominate them here!

Email ropila@ithaca.edu with any comments, questions, concerns or nominations.

 

IC Honors Student Spotlight: Julia Zubrovich ’19

Meet fellow honors student Julia Zubrovich from Brooklyn, NY. Julia is a sophomore pursuing a degree in Writing for Film, TV, and Emerging Media; however she is also taking classes towards minors in Deaf Studies and Theater. If you’re a first year student, you may have already met Julia this summer while she was working as a Summer Orientation Leader. Maybe she even took you for a tour of the campus this past  spring as one of the school’s President’s Hosts.

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Favorite part about IC:
The amount of opportunities there are to get involved and interact with others!

Favorite Honors seminar you’ve taken and why:
Wonder Women and Lethal Girls:Feminism in Sci-Fi and Fantasy!!! Granted it’s the only one I’ve taken but it was such an interesting and fun class. I loved my professor, Katharine Kittredge, and my classmates. We did many fun activities, such as take self-defense and belly dancing classes, take trips to the comic book store in the commons, and color!

Coolest opportunity you’ve had through IC and/or the Honors program:
Honors gave me the opportunity to become published during my freshman year through the Honors Symposium Journal!!

 

We’re always looking for interesting students to highlight in our Spotlight series.

Do you know a really cool first year Honors student? Nominate them here!
Do you know a really cool Honors student? Nominate them here!
Do you know a really cool alum of the Honors program? Nominate them here!

Email ropila@ithaca.edu with any comments, questions, concerns or nominations.

IC Honors New Student Spotlight: Farwa Shakeel ’20

Meet first year honors student Farwa Shakeel. Hailing from Piscataway, NJ, Farwa is planning on studying Integrated Marketing Communications at Ithaca College. She is passionate about unveiling and uprooting the injustices of our world and shares her thoughts on some of these controversial issues on her blog, The Unexpressed. She hopes to reach young adults such as herself and help to educate them about these topics. Learn more about Farwa below!

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What are you most excited for about Ithaca College?
The opportunities! The faculty seem like they have several connections that will be useful for getting jobs and internships. There’s also no shortage of clubs and organization on campus that I’m excited to join!

What have you been up to this summer? Do you have a favorite memory?
Two, actually; one is the week-long trip I took to Atlanta for a Key Club convention- it was so much fun being in a room full of young people who all want to make a difference. And another is my graduation party; having all my friends and family there was so nice, and it was also a nice way to say goodbye!

What are you passionate about? What do love to do?
Community service; activism; I also ran a blog called “The Unexpressed” that focused on all types of issues I thought should be important to young people. I’m going to try and start it up again in college! Here’s the link: www.theunexpressed.weebly.com

 

We’re always looking for interesting students to highlight in our Student Spotlight series.
Do you know a really cool first year Honors student? Nominate them for the New Student Spotlight here!
Do you know a really cool Honors student? Nominate them for the Student Spotlight here!
Do you know a really cool alum of the Honors program? Nominate them for the Alumni Spotlight here!
Email ropila@ithaca.edu with any comments, questions, concerns or nominations.