Honors College

Dr. Thomas Spencer

Welcome to the Honors College at Texas A&M University-Kingsville! We are very happy that you are interested in us!

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Priority Deadline for Fall 2018 Applications

The Honors College accepts applications throughout the year.  Only complete applications will be evaluated.  As soon as all documents, including the recommendation letters, are received the application is reviewed.

However, please be aware of the priority deadline for students joining TAMUK in Fall 2018:

  • To be considered for Fall 2018 Honors classes, the application deadline is 5:00pm, May 1, 2018. 
  • Students who apply after May 1 will be considered for Spring 2019 Honors classes.

Honors College Workshops Start February 1

The Honors College is offering a series of workshops during the spring 2018 semester.  They are open to all Honors College students.  Starting February 1, these Thursday evening workshops will cover a wide variety of topics that will help students:

  • Navigate through the Honors College requirements
  • Select meaningful activities that will put your resume and next steps ahead of others
  • Gain professional traits
  • Hear examples that worked from Honors College current students and alumni

The Thursday evening workshops will be held in the Great Room of Mesquite Village West starting at 5:30pm and lasting until 7:00pm.  The speakers are members of the Honors College Council and the Honors LLC.  See the list below for dates and topics.  Food will be provided at each meeting.

Honors UNIV 1102 students are required to attend five of the 10 workshops.  Students who attend all 10 workshops will receive a certificate.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  To obtain “credit” for attending, students must sign-in before 5:30pm and stay until the workshop is officially over.  Students arriving late or leaving early will not receive credit.  Attendance will be overseen and verified by Sue.

February 1 - Study Abroad, Undergraduate Research and Grant Programs
       Speakers: James Remelius, Cody Barker, Peter Li and Dr. Nirmal Goswami

February 8 - Graduating from the Honors College, Part I - The Class Requirements
       Speakers: Dean Thomas Spencer and Sue Nichols

February 15 - Graduating from the Honors College, Part II - De-mystifying the Honors College Senior Project
       Speakers: Dean Thomas Spencer and Sue Nichols

February 22 - Surviving Your Family and College
       Speaker: Sue Nichols

March 1 - Learn a New Craft: Personal Statements and Applying for National Scholarships
       Speaker: Amanda Galvan

March 8 - Professionalism 101 (Postponed until Wednesday, April 11)
       Speakers: Dr. Breanna Bailey, Dr. Lisa McNair, and Dr. Barbara Oates

March 8 – Javelinas in South Africa (A Study Abroad Documentary) – Rhode 333
       Speakers: Dr. Nirmal Goswami and TAMUK students who went on the trip

March 22 - First Job 101 - What Skills Do I Need?
       Speaker: Dr. Matthew Alexander

April 11 (Special Wednesday Session) - Professionalism 101 (Postponed from March 8)
       Speaker: Dr. Breanna Bailey

April 12 - Limited Funds? Getting through College while Still Making a Difference
       Speakers: Amanda Galvan and MVW Community Advisors Victoria and Ruben

April 19 - What's Next? - Graduate School and Government Work
       Speakers: Dr. Nirmal Goswami and Sue Nichols

April 26 – What Should I Do to Make My Resume ROAR (Results Oriented and Relevant)?
       Speakers: Dr. Christine Reiser Robbins and MVW Community Advisors Victoria and Ruben

Want to see who has graduated from the Honors College? 

Check out our Alumni section.


Mesquite Village West

(Click to view to the home of the Honors College) 

The TAMUK Honors College is affiliated with:

The National Collegiate Honors Council

The Great Plains Honors Council

Alpha Lambda Delta

Golden Key International Honour Society

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi



This page was last updated on: April 9, 2018