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Our Honors Community

The Honors Program community is made up of a nurturing group of faculty, staff, administrators, and students.  Our office is located in South Hall (room 100) where you can come with any questions, comments, concerns, or conversation.  

Honors Faculty, Staff, and Administrators come from a broad range of backgrounds and disciplines.  They are dedicated to challenging students and to seeing them succeed in life as well as in academic pursuits.  

In addition to academic interaction with our dedicated Honors Faculty and Staff, we also have a student-run and led council that arranges social gatherings and outings, giving students a chance to interact with each other and their professors on a more relaxed, social level.  Past events have included monthly "dessert hours," camp-outs, beach vespers, and an annual senior appreciation dinner.  

The upper floor of South Hall houses our Honors students-only dormitory, which provides a peaceful, studious environment for strongly focused students.  Because of South Hall's small numbers and students with similar interests and qualities, the residents here become great friends.  There is a common lounge area upstairs, as well as a kitchen, laundry room, and study lounge downstairs.  As space is available (and based on seniority), students are afforded single rooms at the same cost as double rooms in the other residence halls on campus.  The residents' assistants (RAs) are on call 24 hours a day.  All are overseen by Dean Nancy Guerpo.


Did you graduate from the Honors Program or the Interdisciplinary Program? Please let us know where you are and what's new.

Honors Faculty

Rakel Engles
Assistant Director
John R. Jones
Associate Professor of New Testament Studies & World Religions
Lisa Kohlmeier
Assistant Professor of History
James R. Wilson
Professor of Biology
John Razzouk
Program Management
Krista Motschiedler-Brand
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Elvin Rodriguez
Professor of Music
Lloyd Trueblood
Assistant Professor of Biology

Honors Council

The Honors Council oversees the Honors curriculum, faculty, admissions standards, student petitions for academic variances, and policies related to the Honors Residence Hall. It reports to the Vice President for Academic Administration, and is chaired by the Honors Director.

Current members in the Honors Council are:

 Name  Position 
Rakel EnglesAssistant Director, Honors Program
Sasha Ross
John Razzouk
Eric VegaRep. from Honors Faculty
Elvin RodriguezHonors Faculty
Krista MotschiedlerHonors Faculty
John PerumalDirector of University Studies
James Wilson
Lloyd Trueblood
John Jones
Allan MorenoHonors student; Honors Student Council member
Non-voting Invitees:
Steve PawlukProvost
Barbara FavoritoAssociate Provost
April SummitDean, General Education
Adeny SchmidtDean, College of Arts and Sciences
John WebsterDean, H.M.S. Richards Divinity School
Ginger Ketting-WellerDean, School of Education
Johnny ThomasDean, Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business
Kitty SimmonsDirector of the Library



Council Committe

The official committee description from the Faculty Handbook follows:

Status: Permanent

Membership: Honors Director(chair), a dean of men, a dean of women, dean of the Honors residence hall, six faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences, one faculty member from the School of Business and Management, one faculty member from the School of Religion, one Honors student (invitees: vice president for academic administration, associate vice president for academic administration, assistant vice president for University Studies, academic deans, director of the library)

Appointment: Members appointed ex officio; faculty members by the school deans; student by the Honors Director

Term: Continuous for ex officio; three years staggered for faculty members

Chair: Appointed ex officio

Meetings: At the call of the chair

Minutes: Distributed to members, vice president for academic administration

Input From: Members, school deans

Reports To: Vice president for academic administration


To Act:

  • Approves course descriptions for the Honors Program and minor changes in the curricula
  • Approves faculty for the Honors Program
  • Approves admissions standards for the Honors Program
  • Approves variances in student requirements
  • Approves and applies operating policies relating to the Honors Residence Hall

To Recommend:

  • Appointment of the Honors Director (to the vice president for academic administration)
  • Major changes to the curricula and standards of the Honors Program (to Faculty Senate)

Honors Scholarship Projects 2013

As part of the curriculum Honors students participate in academic research in collaboration with a selected faculty member. This research culminates in a paper, production, or exhibition including a presentation to the Honors Program faculty and students at the annual Honors Thesis Symposium.

NameMajorProject Title
Hernandez, PaulaBS Political Economy365 Days: My Journey as an Entrepreneur
Hirata, AlexanderBA English: WritingThe 19th: Letters to Kirsten
Huso, ChelseyBA HistorySister City Relationships: A study of the Dynamic Sister City Initiative and The Shift Toward Global Citizen Diplomacy
Knecht, AlexanderBMu Music Performance:StringsChebyshev Sets and their Generalizations
MacDonald, MatthewBS Biomedical ScienceViruses from Extreme Saline Environments: Identification and Characterization
Miller, CaitlinBA SpanishAn Argentinean Education
Pang, NilminiBS BiochemistrySensitizing Multidrug Resistant PANC-1 Cells using Pluronic Triblock Copolymers
Spence, SterlingBA Religious StudiesThe Restless Pilgrimage: Where the Community and the Christian Collide
Tout, JustinBS BiologyProposal for Improvements in Cambodia's Overall Community Health Conditions Through a Comparative Health Assessment Between Rural and Urban Populations

Past Honors Projects 1985 - 2013

Year Name Major Project Title
2010August, Alicia RosaIndividualExamining Relief Provided by NGOs in Haiti (After the Earthquake)
2010Bahnan, RamonaBiology: Biomedical ScienceUndercover Species: The Hon Son Island Pitviper
2010Correa, Julian EmmanuelBiology: Biomedical Science, PyschobiologyFrom Bush to Bedside: Effects of the Plants' Extracts on Cancerous Cells
2010De la Paz, JedMusicSolo Deo Gloria
2010Jaggers, Zachary ScottSpanish, IndividualIdee Fixe
2010Lopez, Alexandra RocesMarketingStarting A Small Business
2010Montoya, Nelly AidaGlobal StudiesOrdinary Amazing
2010Riderer, Hilda LuciaPsychobiologyNonverbal Communication Across Cultures
2010Silpanisong,JinjuthaBiology: Biomedical ScienceEffect of Carbohydrate Structures on Human Glioblastoma
2010Smith, Ruth KatherinePsychobiologyDevelopmental Changes of Task Dissociation Between Cognition and Action
2010Suarez, Karolyna IsabelManagementThe Decision-Making Processes of Physician Groups
2010Talbot, Ciara ShanisArt32° 20´ N 64° 45´ W
2010Walker, Robert LeoBiophysicsAn Investigation of Interacting and Fire Neurons in Complex Networks
2010Wang, CantyBiochemistryArchaeology in Science: Analysis of Iron Age I Jordanian Pithos with Thin Section Analysis
2010York, Patrick GarretEnglish: WritingI Told the Doctor I Got a Good Heart: A Stage Play
2009Bermudez, Gianina MariePsychologyWho Benefits from Visual Self-expression?
2009Bosse, Christian SumnerMathematics, SpanishFractal Image Compression
2009Chun, Julia PracticeManagementAmerican Health Care Reform Proposal Part I: Government-Run Systems
2009Cuenca, MarylnBiomathematicsModeling the Spread of Lyme Disease
2009Helu, Maryana MercedesPyshobiologyAcademic Veracity and Academic Success in University Students
2009Muchinyi, Juliana EvonneManagementAmerican Health Care Reform Proposal Part II: Market-based Health Care
2009Mursic, Zachary AllenBiology: Biomedical ScienceMycorrhiza and Other Growth Factors in the Santa Rosa Plateau
2009Pattanaprommas, ValitsineeBiology: Biomedical SciencePhylogenetic Systematics of Newly-found Pit Viper Species (genus Cryptelytrops) and Gekkonid Species (Cyrtodatylus intermedius)
2009Rubio, Sergio RafaelBiomathematicsThe Effects of Oxidative Stress on Bone Mineralization in UMR 106-01 BSP Cell
2009Skoretz, Katherine AlainaEnglish: WritingDaybreak: Jerusalem
2008DeLeon, Kevin JoelBiochemistryThe Effects of Gleevec (STI-571) on Glioblastoma
2008Hori, Adam ToshiroFinanceThe Quality of Education at the School of Business
2008House, LarissaSocial Work
2008Ibarra, ZulemaIndividualAmerica: Land of the Poor
2008Kim, PyoungHwa PeaceBiology: Biomedical ScienceFuture Conflict Over Water in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in the Next Fifty Years is Unlikely
2008Marovitch, DeborahGlobal StudiesThe Workings of International Development: Grassroots Beginnings or Imported Implementation
2008Obeid, Rindala IssaBiology: Biomedical ScienceInternational Students and Culture Shock: Longing for Belonging
2008Pennington, Megan LindsayEnglish: WritingBoyd Penington: The Smog Rat
2008Tyler, MichaelEnglish: WritingStar Wars: Alternate Episode I: Converging Fates
2007Helu, XousaenBiochemistryRole of Human pim-1 Proto-oncogene in NGF-differentiated and Undifferentiated PC12 Cells
2007Koh, Clayton Suh ChangLiberal Studies: Biology
2007Krueger, Diana RoseHistoryCaught Between a Modernist History and Postmodern Potential: Death and the Afterlife in Star Trek: Voyager as a Microcosm of Contemporary American Society
2007Lemasters, Rebecca LynnEnglish: LiteratureRewind: Letters to All My Ex-Lovers
2007Marchand, Natalie LaurenPsychobiologyLine-up Identification Using Suspect Description and Composite Matched Strategies
2007Modell, Niccole ChristineMusic, Music PerformanceThe Hula: A Case for Dance in Church
2007Monickam, Sarah L.Health ScienceNeurochemical Influences in Romantic Relationships
2007Ostrander, Alicia MarieSpanish
2007Webster, KevinBiophysicsA Mathematical Framework for Error Propagation in Stereotactic Transformations used for Functional Proton Radiosurgery
2006Asumen, Maritess Joy FielExercise Sci: Scientific BasisThe Physics Behind Rock Climbing
2006Brown, Jillian ColleenPsychobiologyPaternalistic Interactions in Medical Care: Aging Effects or Cohort Effects?
2006Fleming, Bethany MarissaSpanishA Historical Background on Peace
2006Nepomuceno, Noel San JoseBiochemistryThe Application of Theoretical Linear Solvation Energy Relationships to Antiviral Assays
2006Meier, Felisa AnneReligious StudiesThe Russian Molokan Spiritual Jumpers: The Impact of Pacificism on a Religious Movement
2006Solis, Saida LynnethPsychologyThe Process of Institutionalizing Service-Learning in Community Partners: Building a Model
2006Sparks, Hillary Michelle AnneHistoryFair Trial Theory and the Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: Did Milosevic Stand a Chance?
2006Tucker, JessicaEnglish: WritingBroken Bottles
2005Chun, Jenee VanessaBiology: Biomedical ScienceTissue Inhibitors of Metalloproteinases and Their Implications in Tumor Morphology and Invasion
2005Davis, Jennifer KMusic EducationRags to Riches: From the Rags of Joplin to Popular Jazz of Gershwin; An Exploration in Early 20th Century Music
2005Dunn, Daniel WilliamComputer ScienceMicroprocessors Can Control Analog Signals
2005Ng, Daniel Kong-TiPsychobiologyDevelopment of a Test to Assess Nonverbal Communication in the Physician/Patient Interaction
2005Pennington, Kristin LaceyLiberal StudiesThe Issue of Female Aggression/Communication in the Medium of Children's Literature
2005Pierce, Brishette MCommunicationIsrael, Sojourners and Nations of the Promised Land in the Book of Deuteronomy
2005Razzouk, Jay NabilBusiness: AccountingAfter the First Twenty Years (Another History of La Sierra University)
2005Soh, Margaret SarahBiology: Biomedical ScienceGood Fences Make Good Neighbors: Effects of Sodium Butyrate on Brain Tumor Matrix Metalloprotinase-9 Breakdown of Barrier Collagen
2005Ursales, Anna Leigh OrnopiaBiology: Biomedical ScienceInvasion of the Killer Cells: Exploring the Inhibitory Effects of Butyrate on the Invasive and Metastatic Properties of Glioma Cells
2004Beltz, Emily SuzanneMusic EducationSongs and Arias Inspired by Texts by Goethe
2004Carmona, Claudia RuthPsychobiologyFour Female American Black Poets: Testing the Strengths and Weaknesses of Computational and Human Analyses of Personality
2004Hankins, Raewyn JeanReligious StudiesSharing the Good News: How 'Good' Is It? The Problems of Preaching in the Context of Wholistic Evangelism
2004Harris, Petal RositaHistoryA Comparative Analysis of the Reception of Auguste Comte's Teachings in France and Brazil
2004Hong, Joshua LafayetteMusicKorean Lyric Songs: The Next Genre's Development and Its Four Pioneers
2004Kagoda, Mercy EllenIndividualAn Integrative Approach to AIDS/HIV in South Africa
2004Kim, ElliotHistoryOne More Dead: An Investigation into the Death of George Manuel Ahumada and Riverside Police Department Policy in Casablanca
2004Kim, Julie EunjuHistoryAn Analysis of the Prosecution of Medical Atrocities in the Nuremberg Trial and Tokyo War Crimes Trial
2004Lee, Grace Jung MinBiologyRole of Family and Social Environment on Academic Outcome of Adolescents
2004Moorthy, Jean EstherBiology: Biomedical ScienceMore or Better? How Cell Adhesion to Extracellular Matrix is Regulated Through Integrin
2004Nelson, Gregory VaughnReligious StudiesAn Anatomy of AIDS Response: A Case Study of the Nyalgunga Widows and Orphans Development and Education Project as Grassroots Response to AIDS in Kenya
2004Parsons, Katherine AmeliaEnglish: LiteratureThe Priorities of a Queen: Queen Elizabeth I and the Huguenot
2004Tonstad, Kristel ManalIndividualAt Home in the World: Global Nomads as International Students
2004Webster, Rochelle CatheryneIndividualJesus and the Market: How Then Shall We Live?
2004Wolcott, Robert BrandenReligious StudiesSatan, Devil, and Demons in the New Testament: Origin and Interpretation
2003Boyle, DanicaIndividualBetween Two Worlds: The Immigration Experience of Mexican and Central American Women in California
2003Brooks, DebraMusicEn Tartete Musik: Music Suppressed by the Thrid Reich
2003Conferido, Dahlie AnnEnglish: LiteratureThe Home Front
2003Ferreras, Marlene MayraReligious StudiesGenesis 38,  A Story of Loss and Reclamation: Tamar and Latina Immigrants in the United States
2003Francois, AnniePsychobiologyA Biological Approach to Extraversion
2003Galaviz, SusanaBusiness AdministrationCivil War: Can It Be Prevented?
2003Gibson, Apryl M.SpanishCambio: The Exchange Rate of Travel
2003Gonzales, Ernest EliMusicAmerican Violin Music: New Sounds for an Old Instrument
2003Gromis, MeghannePsychobiologyThe Practitioner-Patient Relationship
2003Hwang, JeffMusicMusic and Politics: Shostakovich vs. Stalin
2003Liang, ReedBiology: Human BiologyThe Role of Carbohydrates in the Regulation of Brain Tumor Cell Adhesion: Sequencing Carbohydrate Structures That Regulate Adhesion
2003Morales, Erick Saul Ramirez Jr.Music Education, Music PerformanceThe Role and Development of Classical Music in Cartoons
2003Nelson, VanessaEnglish: WritingThe Power of Priority
2003Pender, RossBiology: Biomedical ScienceLocalization and Quantification of Fibroblast Growth Receptors in Developing Retina
2003Ramos, JeremyGraphic DesignTo Constantly Improve
2003Sogioka, KimberlyMusic PerformanceMusic of the Gypsies in Five Cultures
2003Toguchi, MikaHuman Biology, BiophysicsAnalysis of Bystander Effect in Giloma Cells Infected with Recombinant Vaccinia Virus Carrying Herpes Simplex Virus Thymidine Kinase Gene
2003Wah, DesmondBiophysicsIs Q-Slice Imaging Predictive of Pathology in Neurodegenerative Disorders?
2002Abella, LenaPsychologyState Self-Esteem and Perceived Threat in Biracial Individuals as a Result of the Forced Choise of One Race Over Another
2002Beeson, CraigPsychologyReligious Maturity in Light of Arnett's Emerging Adulthood Stage
2002Carrillo, MargaritaPsychology- General/ExperimentalThe Relationship Between Coordiante Bilingual Children and the Production of Affect in Spanish Language
2002Castro, CurtisPsychology- Personality/ClinicalDevelopment and Validtaion of a Measure of State Collective Self-Esteem
2002Crowder, KirstinBiologyUsing Karyotyping to Detect Chromosomal Abnormalities in Brain Tumor Cells
2002Fleming, MonteMusicA Photographic Study of War and Peace
2002Kendall, DavidMusic PerformanceA History of th Euphonium and Its Players
2002Kim, JaneBiology: Human BiologySticky Sweets: The Relationship Between Cell Surface Sugars and Tumor Cell Adhesion
2002Kolawole, OlubukonlaPsychologyEthnicity and Career Control in College Athletes
2002Lee, SarahBiologyHow Buty Changed the Beast: Temporal Expression of Brain Tumor Matrix Metalloproteinases with Sodium Butyrate Treatment
2002Leukert, AimeeMusic, Liberal Studies: MusicPetrushka: Purpose, Plot, and Performance
2002Loveless, CaraMusicMad Songs and Arias
2002Mendoza, RobynLiberal Studies: Child DevelopmentStudents' Attitudes Regarding Math as a Result of a Multiple Intelligences Approach
2002Ota, Lora ChewBusiness Administration360 Degree Appraisal for Dental Practices
2002Penington, SomerEnglish: LiteratureSix Dead Goldfish and Other Failures: Quiet Momens of Significance in a Collegiate Life
2002Poblete, PatriciaEnglish: WritingTamar, Rahab, Ruth, Mary: The Monoglogues
2002Ramirez, EricMusicThe Role and Development of Classical Music in Cartoons
2002Saesim, AimeeLiberal Studies/MusicPetrushka: Purpose, Plot, Performance
2002Sandefur, JustinPolitical EconomicsDiego's Donkey: A Gringo Journey Through the Politics of Mexican Education
2002Sorensen, DerekBiophysicsMRI Imaging and Hippocampal Excitabiltiy in a Rat Model of Alzheimer's Disease
2002Stahlnecker, LeilaniMusicGretchen's Vocal Music from Goethe's Faust
2002Tauro, Raenelle Jennifer ReyesCommunicationWhat is the Missing Link?: A Review of the Communication Between Supervisor and Student Employee
2002Webster, GregoryReligious Studies, PsychologyTowards and Adventist Theology of Holy Saturday
2001Bills, RandyMusicAfterthoughts: A Journey in Song
2001Christman, CarlEnglishDeification
2001Gonzales, ErwinBiochemistryComputational Studies of Diels-Alder Reactions
2001Karolyi, Christina JoyLiberal Studies
2001Khoo, KathyGraphic DesignA New Perspective
2001Marson, KristyBiologyA Behavioral Study of Interactions Between Sceloporus orcutti, Sceloporus occidentalis, and Uta stansburiana
2001Mindoro, ErinBusinessConditional Risk and Return in Bank Holding Company Stocks: Evidence from the Emerging Market of South Africa
2001Nicolas, JanBiochemistryComparing Expression of the Ikaros Gene in Normal and Leukemic Cells
2001Puen, KimberlyIndividual MajorThe Study of Reverse Culture Shock on Returned Student Missionaries and their Integration back into their Pre-Missionary Culture
2001Song, MichaelBiologyDifferentiation Drugs After Astrocytoma Growth and Morphology of Spheroid
2001Tonstad, Lynn MarieIndividual
2001Walters, ChristinaLiberal StudiesA Comparison of Faith Maturity Among North American Youth
2001Wayner, EmilyMusicA New Method
2001Yung, Kar-YeeGraphic DesignA New Perspective
2000Adeoye, Olusanjo OlaulewaBiophysicsExodus: An African Student Threads the Concept of Race in America
2000Carter, Bonnie Jeanne CafferkyHistorySaints Alive: The One Hundred Years of Heroic Irish Christianity
2000Choi, James Yoo SukPsychobiologyThe Zone:  Relations with Competitiveness Personality and Gender
2000Duerksen, JuleneCommunicationDesigning and Implementing Electronic Communities for Public Relations and Journalism Students, Professors and Professionals
2000Duran-Meza, MaritzaHistoryDr. Iner Sheld-Ritchi: Establishing a Paradigm of Service
2000Galambos, ConnieCommunicationFrom Diversity, Community?: The Semantics of Institutional Multiculturalism at La Sierra University
2000Guth, Brian RichardHistorySay Good-Bye to the Indians: Stanford's Decision to Change the Indian Mascot
2000Izvernari, Kimberly ChristinaBiology: Human BiologyControlling Metastasis: Are Carbohydrates Involved
2000Karimpour, MonaBiology: Human BiologyThe Relationships Between Aggregation and Redox States of L-Dopa Melanin
2000Kim, Jessica MichelleHistory"There are not so many Chinamen as there were before." A History of Chinese Exclusion in Riverside
2000Leukert, Kristian KlausMusic Education/PerformanceThe Reconstruction and Edition of an Anonymous Trumpet Concerto
2000Makary, Meriam ShawkyBiology: Human BiologyThe Effects of Neuroleptic Drugs on the Structure and Function of Neuromelanin
2000Oh, GraceMusic PerformanceRecital in Music: Music from the World War II Years
2000Ross, Sasha AnneFrench, History and Political ScienceThese Inalienable Rights: An Academic Symposium on Gender and Human Rights
2000Wang, WilliamBiology: Human BiologyAsian Panethnicity: The Formation of Pan-Asian Consciousness
2000Wareham, Rachelle ElenMusicRecital in Music: A Comparative Demonstration of Viola de Gambo and Cello Techniques
2000Weismeyer, Michael BrettMathematicsThe Chaotic World of Fractals
2000Welebir, Morgan PatrickHistoryJean Toomer's Kabnis: The Fictional Re-creation of African American Spirituality Post-Reconstruction
2000Wong, Nelson RyanBiology: ZoologyMitochandial DNA Phyogeography of Sand Snakes, Chilomeniscus from Northwestern Mexico and Southern Arizona
1999Beck, Jason GaryBiophysicsPulsed-Source Gated-Detection Phosphorimetry
1999Ching, Candice LaceyBusiness AdministrationWeapon of Choice: Attorney Jokes or Attorney Jokes, the Weapon of Choice
1999Chung, Cherin SBiologyAltered Morphology, Adhesion and Glycosidase Release in U87MG Tumor Cells Differentiated with Retinoic Acid and HMBA
1999Ganchingco, Barbara JaneBiologyDoes Cell Growth Rate or Tumor Drug Therapy Affect the Karyotype and Number of Chromosomes in Brain Tumor Cells?
1999Henken, Heather ElaineBiologyAn Analysis of the Working Woman's Image in the Ladies Home Journal During the 1970s
1999Lauer, Ryan ElliottBiology: Human BiologyThe Effects of Lectin Resistance on the Adhesion Properties of Astrocytoma Cells
1999Nahab, Fadi BasilBiology: Human BiologyDifferentiation Therapy: Modifications of Human Brain Tumor Cells by Butyrate
1999Peters, Mark JasonBiologyKermit the Frog meets Charlotte's Web: Are Large Spiders (Family Theraphosidae) Significant Predators of the Poison Arrow Frog Dendrobates Auratus
1999Phung, Anthony TanBiology
1999Ross, Emelly BethHistory, FrenchThe French Language and National Identity: The debates of Feminization and Americanization
1999Shinozuka, JeannieHistory, Political Science
1999Walters, Wendy MichelleBiologyAssessing the Melanin Content of Eleutherodactylus, Leptodactylidae Skin by Photoacoustic Spectroscopy
1998Bauer, Charisa ReneeBusiness Administration/Management & EntrepreneurshipChildren in Sports
1998Brooks, Stephanie CatherineIndividualPays Basque: A Case Study in Language and Identity
1998Burr, Shasta MichelleCommunicationMonday Morning God (A Non-denomination Weekly Devotional Book Written for College Students, by College Students)
1998Camacho, Leslie StevenMarketing
1998Chan, Ping-suenBusiness Administration/Management & EntrepreneurshipTQM in Hong Kong: An Analysis of the Extent of Use in Hong Kong Industries
1998Chaya, Craige JohnBiology: Human BiologyChemosensory Behavior in Juvenile Octopus and the Implications on Survivorship
1998Cobanov, BrandoBiology: Human BiologyPigment Aggregation During the Reduction of Cytochrome C by L-dopa Melanin
1998Emery, Shasta MichelleCommunicationMonday Morning God (a non-denomination weekly devotional book written for college students, by college students from every state.)
1998George, Lijia P.Biology, Psychology-General/ExperimentalGender Differences In Memory with Various Emotional Effects
1998Holand, Robert MarkGraphic DesignSlideshow Online
1998Howe, Stephanie CatherineIndividual MajorPays Basque: A Case Study in Language and Identity
1998Kim, Giwon SusieMusicFrench Violin Composers
1998Nowrangi, Milap AnilBiochemistryChemiluminescent Detection of Ethanol in Salivary Media
1998Miller, Libertie JanePsychology-Personality/ClinicalIdentification and Prejudice: Effects of Threatening on Majority Group Members
1998Murillo, MarcelaHealth Science
1998Poey, Evelyn Lynette PoeyPsychology-Personality/ClinicalAttributions and Attitudes Towards People with Aids
1998Richard, Heather L.BiomathematicsA Chemiluminescent Characterization of the EOC-20 Microglial Cell Line
1998Sharma, ShaluHuman BiologyA Physiological Look into Myasthenia Gravis--Why One Gender Might be More Susceptible
1998Sharma, SanjayBiology
1998Sihotang, Christevan Nalo KasendaBiomathematicsA Study of Interest Type Math Word Problems
1998Sutter, ReubenReligious StudiesOne Nation, Two cultures: Hispano-Guarani Cultural Synchonisms in Paraguay
1997Brooks, DonaldHistory, Political Science
1997Chang, DavidBiology: Human BiologyBig Bio for Little Kids
1997Conner, Kimberly JoyceBiology
1997Fabella, Abraham JabonilloMusic/Music EducationMinimalism and time Perception
1997Go, Anita KongBiology: Human BiologyBiophysical Studies into the Structure and Function of Neuromelanin
1997Jones, Janelle R.Psychology-Personality/ClinicalReligious Orientation and Belief in Personal Control Among Seventh-day Adventist
1997Luu, Priscilla Tuyet-TramBiochemistryCarbohydrate Regulation of tumor Cell Adhesion: Do Glycosidases Modify Adhesion
1997Pang, Noelene Kin YunBiology, ArtThe Least of These: Beauty and the Microbe
1997Price, Shelly JeanEnglishMedieval Women Saints: Self-Violence and Religious Expression
1997Silvia, RolandMinistry Studies/Pastoral MinistryHow to Minister to an MTV Generation--Youth Ministry for the Year 2000
1997Sochor, Jana LynneMathematicsA Social History of the Objectivist Movement
1997Walls, Brett JasonBusiness Administration, Marketing, AccountingMarketing study on disposition of computing equipment by small businesses
1997Wong, HumbertoBiologyColor Pattern Polymorphism in the Sand Snakes (Serpentes: Colubridae: Chilomeniscus) a Taxonomic Review
1997Yung, Hung-HeiBusiness AdministrationThe Mechanics of Cocaine Toxicity and the PC12 Neruonal Cell Line
1996Brooks, David JamesPsychology-Personality/ClinicalInformation Technology, La Sierra University, and the Future
1996Byrd, Nathan JamesMathematics, PhysicsDynamics of Strange Attractors in a Predator/Prey Population Model
1996Carter, Cameo AshleyPsychology-General/ExperimentalGender Biases and Attributional Processes in Judgements of Marital Violence
1996Clarke, Julia JoyEnglishFear and Amusement: An Audio Portrait of My Generation
1996Collins, Gustavo EnriquePsychology-General/ExperimentalAdventist Attitudes Toward the Outgroup as Predicted by a Theoretical Model
1996Ferguson, Heather LynnReligion and LiteratureWomanspirit Writing: Re-casting Feminist Theologies as Biographical Images
1996Howe, AndrewHistoryGeoring and the Jews:  The Economic Dynamic
1996Kraishosky, Alissa J.BiologyLost Somewhere Between Sunrise and Sunset:  Children Speak About Parent's Battle with Cancer
1996MacLaughlin, Karen MelindaAccountingScottish Nationalism: Contemporary Responses to a Historic Movement
1996McIntyre, Adrian L.Anthropology and SociologyWho Controls the Present Controls on the Past:  The Enola Gay Controversy and the Contested Fields of Culture in America
1996Nahab, Fatta BasilBiologyAcoustic Analysis of the Cricket Gryllodes sigillatus
1996Rice, Alison HeatherEnglish, History, French,Verlaine, Monet, Debussy: An Impressionist Revolution
1996Winters, Jacqueline TraciBiologyGynogenesis: Past, Present, Future
1996Yoon, Christine Mi YoungHistory and Political ScienceCultural Value Transmission to Children of Asian-Caucasian Couples
1995Bevenridge, Sherelle JoyPsychology- General/ExperimentalAttributional Processes Related to Intergroup Conflict: The Rodney King Civil Rights Case
1995Cushman, Gregory ToddHistory"A Voice Crying in the Wilderness ": Edward Abbey and the American Ecotourist Movement
1995Gapuzan, EmilyBiology: MicrobiologyControlling Brain Tumor Metastasis: Increased Mannose Terminal Glycoproteins in Butyrate Treated Astrocytoma Cells
1995Jack, Ayana Danette NadineFrenchEffective Language Teaching: What works?
1995Perry, Matthew BrentHistoryRiverside Ghosts: A Directory of Local Haunts
1995Santos, Lovelyn CruzPsychology- Personality/ClinicalIndividual Differences in Organ Donation Judgment
1995Wear, VictorBusiness AdministrationThe Success of Free Trade: The Effect of NAFTA on the Automobile Industry in the United States and Mexico
1995Wongworawat, Amnart AndyMarketingMarket Feasibility of Touche D'or
1995Zackrinson, Mark EdwinInformation Systems, ManagementEmerging Communications Technology for Wide-Area Networks
1994Abudayyeh, IslamPhysicsAnalog Circuit Modeling
1994Cao, Christopher UdoCommunication: Journalism and PublicationFuzzy Theology
1994Chimienti, SerafinaBiology: Human BiologyPrimary Onset of Reproductivity in Male Archeta domestica
1994Dablo, Cheryl J.EnglishA "Howl" for the Masses: Imitation and Rebellion in the Works of William Carlos Williams and Allen Ginsberg
1994Davis, Lisa MichelleSocial WorkInternational Social Work and Endangered Children in Thailand: A Lesson from the American Experience
1994Foo, Ron Shih-YungPsychobiologyEnvironmental Concerns and Religiosity
1994Hodge, Laura JeanPsychology-Personality/ClinicalUnderstanding Musical Preference: Emotions and Psychophysiology
1994Imamasa, HajimeBiology, Anthropology and SociologyAn Ecological Study of Two-Bit Mountain and the Campus: What is the Color of Ecology?
1994Myung, EuniceMusicA Search for a Pedagogical Method for the Adult Beginning Viola Student
1994Peterson, Cheryl AnnPhysics, MathematicsZeeman Effect in Single Crystal Thullim Chloride
1994Sandefur, JoelFrenchWaco and the Corporatization of Adventism
1994Sandy, Gisella LaverneBiologyFactors Affecting Physician Choice by Patients
1994Sutter, Nathaniel BarrettBiologyThe Use of Cross-linking Reagent to Identify a Cell Surface Protein
1994Yee, Judith EbbinBiologyThe Role of Carbohydrates on the Human Astrocytoma Cell Affecting Cell Adhesion
1993Anderson, EleanorBiology: Human BiologyMorningness, Eveningness and the Performance of Tasks
1993Carmack, HeatherPsychobiologyEmotions and the Word Superiority Effect
1993Eva, AmyEnglishD.H. Lawrence, New Mexico and the American Indian
1993Garcias, WesleyArtFreedom, Salvation, and Love: An Artistic Vision
1993Kurts, JonathanHistoryThe Sinking of the F-4
1993Mallery, JamesHistory and Political ScienceHistory of Art in Adventism
1993Newhart, Veronica AhumadaEnglishRudolfo Anaya-A Look at Chicano Literature
1993Simental, MichaelBiology
1993Tong, Harrison Wei-ChehBiology: Human BiologyObservations of Astrocytoma Process Spreading on the Extracelluar fibronectin
1993Tran, Myhanh ThiAnthropology/BioanthropologyStructure and Function of Folk Divination in Modern American-Asian Society
1993West, AmandaMathematicsThe Search for Chaos in Two-dimensional Difference Equation Models
1992Brown, BonniePsychology-Personality/ClinicalEthnic Bias in Judgements of Social Violence
1992Bryson, GeorgeFrench, HistoryThe Professionalism of American Espionage: William J Casey, the O.S.S. and the War Against Hitler
1992Dunn, KellyEnglishThe Changing Face of Evil: Disfigurement in Literature
1992Kromann, ToddPsychology-General/ExperimentalThe Effects of Cognition on Emotions
1992Moya, FrankHistory and Political ScienceLa Sierra College, Loma Linda University Merger-A View from the Top
1992Olmsted, MurreyPsychologyIngroup Bias and Attributional Processes in Reactions to Aggression Between Business Corporations
1992Perry, Jonathan RobertBiochemistrySpacer Effects in the Reactions of Functionalized Polymers
1992Royo, LeonellenBiologyDNA Abstract Expressionism: An Abstract Painting to Convey the Mode of Art in the 1950's
1992Song, EstherPsychology-Personality/ClinicalSemantic vs. Perceptual Processing in Implicit Learning
1992Wongworawat, Montri D.BiochemistryReactions of ?-Amino Acid Synthesis and Their Uses in Physiological Applications
1991Ash, NikkiMathematicsChaos in a Sine Wave
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Choosing Classes

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Career Center

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Admission to the Honors Program

The Honors Program with consider all highly motivated applicants. Successful Honors students generally have a high school GPA of 3.7 or higher, or a college GPA of 3.5 or above, as well as combined SAT scores of 1700 or higher, or an ACT score composite of 25 or above. Space is limited, so early application is recommended.

Scholarship Funding

In addition to GPA-based financial awards, special scholarships are given to Honors Program Students. These scholarships usually increase with each year in the program.

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