University Honors Program Faculty + Staff

Caring about your success

University Honors faculty and staff are devoted to making your college experience the best it can be. They care about your education, strive to excel in their teaching and mentoring, and seek to get to know you. Building close, collaborative relationships with professors is part of what Honors is all about.

Blugolds who have been there

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. Stop by the office or send your questions through the contact form below.

Join the University Honors team

We are always interested in hearing from faculty and members of the broader Eau Claire and Chippewa Valley communities who would like to become involved in Honors! We invite faculty and community members with particular expertise and at least a Master's degree to consider teaching a course in the University Honors Program. Please contact the Honors office to start the conversation.

Meet the faculty of Honors Program


Meet the Honors Program Student Staff

Staff members can be contacted at honors@uwec.edu

Olivia Jonasen
Olivia Jonasen
Honors Experience Coordinator

Hello! I am an Accounting and Business Economics major. In my free time, I enjoy staying active by swimming, cycling, and running with the Triathlon Club here on campus. I also enjoy traveling, and have participated in UWEC’s Central European Travel Seminar (CETS) during the summer of 2017, and I will be taking an International Business course in Florence, Italy during Winterim 2019.

Alyssa Phillips
Alyssa Phillips
Event Coordinator

I'm currently a Computer Science major here at UWEC. In addition to serving as the Event Coordinator for the Honors Program, I play piano for weddings while on break from school.

Clare McCarty
Clare McCarty
Media Manager

I’m a junior studying public relations and political science. I was born in Montana, but grew up mostly in St. Cloud Minnesota. I have a Bernese mountain dog named Louie that I love and in my free time you’ll probably see me out and about with him! 

 
Laura Wilson
Laura Wilson
Student Staff - HSSC

Hello world!  I'm Laura.  I'm currently double majoring in Biology and Creative Writing (I know, I know, the power of [AND]).  I have a self-professed obsession with all things Sherlock, GBBS, and Criminal Minds while also reading all the books every day, all day.  On-campus I can usually be found haunting the library, helping keep the corals and fish in Phillips alive, catching some sun in Centennial, or meeting with HSSC in Bridgman.

Will O'Brien
William O'Brien
Data Manager

I am a Computer Science and Mathematics major. In addition to working as the Student Data Manager for the Honors Program, I'm learning as much as I can about programming and data analytics, and hope to pursue a career as an actuary!

Ian McCormack
Ian McCormack
Student Staff - Communications

I’m Ian McCormack, a current Sophomore and double major in Computer Science and English Rhetoric. I chose this combination to highlight the importance of both technical and communication skills, but also because I have a lot of passion for both areas, and I want to see where it takes me! In my spare time, I play jazz piano in university bands and student-lead combos. 

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