Alumni News

Great news from an AB Honors alumna Rory Winwood (class of 2016): she just completed the Master’s Program at Duquesne University and received a degree in Communications with an emphasis in Corporate Communications. She is now starting a job at a locally owned boutique in Pittsburgh called So Me Artisan Wares and Jeweler’s Studio where she will be running their Website, Social Media, and Blog and coordinating all of their other communications.

Congratulations, Rory! We are so proud of you!Image

Greetings from Jayme Hykes- Honors Student

Hello everyone,

My name is Jayme Hykes and I am an honors student here at AB. I am a junior, nursing major and do track and field on the side. I am from a small town called New Philadelphia, Ohio. This semester I was able to participate in the honors seminar “Cyberpsychology”. The course goes into detail about the creation of cyberspace and how it has evolved and affects today’s world. In this course we got to learn about the positives and negatives that cyberspace has contributed and what this may mean for our future generations. The course was very informative about the addiction cyberspace has caused and gives an outlook on how we, the next generation, needs to beware how this addiction is affecting our lives and our future. For anyone interested in psychology or technology this class would be a great course to look into that is fun and applicable to today.

Greeting from Honors Program Director



Hello, I am Dr. Irina V. Rodimtseva, Assistant Professor of English and Director of the ABU Honors Program. Our program brings together a group of bright, ambitious, determined, and hard-working students. We offer them challenging courses and projects, as well as  activities that expand their horizons, teach them to appreciate art, and forge their ties to the community. We encourage them to participate in undergraduate research conferences and to apply for prestigious scholarships. We reward their accomplishments by inscribing their names on the Honors plaque that decorates the walls of Burbick Hall, ABU main administrative building, and by adding “Graduated in the Honors Program” line to their transcripts.

Are you curious about Honors Program and what it has to offer? Follow our blog, in which AB Honors students will share their experience with the AB community and with prospective Battlers.