IC Honors Introducing: Ahmad Boyd

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Ahmad is the New Honors Academic Assistant and Residence Director for Eastman and Lyons Halls.

Ahmad is originally from Irvington, New Jersey but has spent the last five years of his life in this beautiful city of Ithaca. He is a former member of the Ithaca College Men’s varsity basketball program and a 2017 graduate of Ithaca College. He is currently a graduate student in the program of Exercise and Sport Sciences here at IC finishing his last year.

Ahmad has a passion for social justice and providing a voice for those who do not have one. He also enjoys writing poetry and learning something new each day. He just might be Ithaca College’s youngest professional staff member as well. When you see Ahmad around campus, be sure to say hello!

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Honors Student Advisory Board (SAB)!

Hello Honorites!

You all were asked to nominate and vote for two representatives from each class to serve on the 2018/2019 Student Advisory Board. And the results are in!

Congratulations to the Honorites who were elected!

Class of 2019 Representatives: Abigail Coons and Zoe Mendrysa

Class of 2020 Representatives: Samantha Weeks and Josie Berman

Class of 2021 Representatives: Tynesha Taylor and Rachel Larkin



Explore Ithaca beyond the textbook!

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Reading the Wild Stories of South Hill  CRN# 23725 -HNRS 23033     T   2:35 – 5:15 pm

Take a break from your busy schedule to spend a few hours outside each week enjoying some of the best weather Ithaca has to offer and discovering the natural wonders of our area. You’ll learn skills that you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life.

You’ve seen the deer—but did you know that our wild neighbors include bobcats, foxes, beaver, river otters, mink, and more?

In this class, we take a hands-on, experiential approach to learning to interpret the animal tracks and signs in our local woods, creeks, and wetlands. Yes, you can track—this class will show you how! Here is what some of this year’s students are saying about the class:

“Take a class that is different than lectures and PowerPoint slides and tests. There is no cooler way to get 1 credit hour than to walk around forests and streams and think about animals. I’ve learned so much cool stuff about animal behavior, animal anatomy, and how wildlife and humans interact.”

“This class helped me feel connected to the nature around me! I learned so much about the ways in which the animals behave and why.”

“I can now go outside, and on any given day see stories that the animals have left.”

“You get to look at the world from a new viewpoint and understand what tracking is, both as a skill, a tradition, and as a human instinct on a primal level.”


Today is the Honors Informational Session about External Grants and Fellowships!

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Today at 12:00 pm in Friends 307, The Honors Program invites you to an informational session about External Grants and Fellowships.

It’s never too early to start learning about how to get resources to support your biggest dreams and projects.  All are welcome, from first years to seniors.

There will be pizza too.

Hope to see you there!