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Developing your best self

Looking for answers to frequently asked questions? Prospective students, click here. Current student, check out the University Honors Information Hub in Canvas.

Our Vision

To excel as a signature UW-Eau Claire program and become a national model for innovation and excellence in Honors education.

Our Mission

The UWEC Honors Program provides highly motivated, high-potential students with a challenging and supportive learning community that allows them to develop their distinctive abilities, creating a foundation for high-value intellectual, professional, and personal achievements in future settings.

Program Leadership

Student Staff

Who better to tell you about the Honors experience than current Honors students? The students who work in the Honors office are all part of the Honors Program, and they have the experience and knowledge to answer questions about the program or about life on campus.

Student staff members can be contacted at

Carly Bower
Media Manager

Carly is a third year Graphic Communications major with a passion for all things art. In her free time you’ll find Carly making podcasts with friends, watching bad reality TV, and drinking coffee at Einstein’s. She also loves playing trombone with the Blugold Marching Band. Carly appreciates the honors opportunities to learn about topics she wouldn't normally seek out on her own.

Brianna Evans
Data Analyst

Brianna is a second year student majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Mathematics. In her free time, Brianna enjoys hiking, crocheting, and rock climbing. She enjoys learning about new topics and making new connections in Honors.

Katie Murphy
Publications Intern

Katie is a third-year Integrated Strategic Communications - Public Relations major and is working towards certificates in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and American Sign Language. She dances with the Concert Dance Company on campus and enjoys reading, going on walks, and learning languages. Some of her most cherished moments and opportunities in college have been because of Honors Program. 

Aleah Vetsch
Event Coordinator

Aleah is a second-year student pursuing a major in human resource management and a minor in psychology. She is an active member in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) organization on campus and is also on the leadership team with Newman Catholic. She enjoys walking around Eau Claire and discovering new places to visit. Aleah is grateful for the discussion based nature of honors courses and getting to hear new perspectives from students outside of her major. 

Eve Quick
Publications Intern

Eve is a third-year student majoring in Integrated Strategic Communications - Public Relations and minoring in Political Science. She loves going to coffee shops, reading, thrifting, and spending time with her friends and family. She has met some of her best friends (and her roommate) in Honors classes and is grateful for the unique opportunities the Honors Program has offered her.

Honors Council

Made up of both students and faculty, the Honors Council contributes to strategic planning and helps the Honors Program plan for the future.

Our Current Council


  • Six faculty and/or academic staff members with the following composition:
    • Arts and Sciences (2)
      • Dr. Jim Boulter, Chemistry + Public Health and Environmental Studies
      • Dr. April Bleske-Rechek, Psychology
    • College of Business (1)
      • Sheril Gilberstadt, Accounting + Finance
    • College of Education and Human Sciences (1)
      • Dr. Corey Hannah, Kinesiology
    • College of Nursing and Health Sciences (1)
      • Dr. Mary Canales, Nursing
    • At-Large Faculty/Academic Staff (1)
      • Hans Kishel, McIntyre Library
  • Honors Student Steering Committee (HSSC), Living-Learning Community (LLC), and student-at-large Representatives (4)
    • Annathea Brenneman, Student-at-large
    • Audrey Westerberg, LLC representative
    • Sarah Landeau, HSSC
    • Anna Fregien, HSSC
  • Ex-officio Member
    • Dr. Heather Fielding, University Honors

Interested in Teaching a Course?

We encourage both UW-Eau Claire faculty and Eau Claire/Chippewa Valley community members with particular expertise and at least a Master's degree to consider proposing a course for students in the University Honors Program. Reach out to the Honors Director if you have a course in mind.

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