The 12th Annual URS

April 27, 2019

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

CHSS Building


Tweeter Box-Orange with New Owl



We are consistently striving to have all the information about the URS clear and concise. That being said, if you have any questions regarding information, registration, or our website, please contact us directly at

Other contacts:

Dr. Tracy Bilsing, Faculty Advisor to URS Co-chairs & Assistant Dean, Elliott T. Bowers Honors College, 936-294-1437

Kayla McCarns, URS Co-Chair

Lindsey Burcham, URS Co-Chair

Shani Gomez, URS Co-Chair

Lucero Nava, URS Program Designer

Honors College Office, 936-294-1477




The URS is hosted by the Honors College Student Ambassadors with generous support from EURECA and Sam Houston State University.

Special thanks to Dr. Hiranya Nath for his generous Assam Scholarship



Honors Council
Kimberly Bell Dean, Honors College
Rick Bello Communication Sciences
Maria Botero Jaramillo Philosophy
Tamara Cook Biological Sciences
Hannah Gerber Education
Victoria Lantz Musical Theatre and Theatre History
Brian Loft Mathematics
Pamela Zelbst Business Administration
Michelle Hoogterp Library Sciences
Kenneth McIntryre

Humanities and Social Sciences

Valerie Muehsam


Jeffrey Wozniak


Janet Mullings
Criminal Justice
Benjamin Park History



Honors Faculty and Staff
Kimberly Bell, Ph.D. Dean
Maria A. Holmes, Ed.D. Associate Dean, Ambassador Advisor
Patrick Lewis, Ph.D. Associate Dean
Tracy Bilsing, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, URS Faculty Advisor
Connie Rodriguez
Administrative Assistant
Kayla McCarns Undergraduate Student Assistant, Ambassador, URS Co-Chair
Lindsey Burcham Undergraduate Student Assistant, Ambassador, URS Co-Chair
Shani Gomez Undergraduate Student Assistant, Ambassador, URS Co-Chair
Lucero Nava Undergraduate Student Assistant, URS Program Designer
Lauren Blossom Undergraduate Student Assistant
Sean Hamilton Undergraduate Student Assistant 
Bethany Leander Undergraduate Student Assistant, Terry Scholars



Honors College Student Ambassadors

Kayla McCarns, President

Lorenzo Baeza
Amie Kas
Conner Rousseau
Lindsey Burcham, Vice President
Andrea Bui Logan Kennemer
Sneha Srikanth
Reneisha Gilder, Historian
Elisha Daniels
Bethany Leander
Gabriella Stunz
Brittiany Minor, Historian
Stephen Griego
Peiting Liu
Julio Valdez
Shani Gomez, Secretary Maria Hendrickson
Victoria Makanjuola
Noah Zavala
  Brianna Hickman
Kelsey Rosenbaum



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The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

Academic Building IV Suite 201 | Box 2479 | Huntsville, Texas 77341-2479

Phone: (936) 294.1477 | Email:

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