Philadelphia University Honors Institute at Thomas Jefferson University

Student & Alumni Spotlight

Michele Chai, Class of 2017

Physician Assistant
Reading, PA

College Highlights

  • Volleyball teammates that became family.
  • Honors Spring Break trip.
  • Broad Street Run, exploring Philadelphia.

Chantal King, Class of 2017

Physician Assistant
Warrington, PA

College Highlights

  • Volunteering with Global Medical Brigades - Ghana May 2014
  • Working in the Honors office and going on the Alternative Spring Break trip to NYC - Spring 2015
  • Being a leader in Cornerstone, the Christian Ministry on Campus- 2013-2016

Maya Philips, Class of 2017

Mount Holly, NJ

College Highlights

  • Making lifelong friendships with people of all majors and fields.
  • Honors giving us the opportunity to get out of the classroom to learn and enjoy a movie at the same time!
  • Honors service trip to NYC, staying in a hostel and making others happy.

Shane McFoy, Class of 2017

Kennett Square, PA

College Highlights

  • Working as a Coastal Conservation Intern at The Wetlands Institute my sophomore year performing research on shorebirds, horeshore crabs and diamond back terrapins.
  • Presenting my research at different conferences including the Student Conference on Conservation Science at the Museum of Natural History in New York.
  • Starting the university radio station.

Daniela Rosen, Class of 2017

Health Sciences
Boonton, NJ

College Highlights

  • Creating an after-school science program for a local elementary school
  • Being a founding member of PhilaU Hillel
  • Studying abroad in Madrid

Kevin King, Class of 2018

Robbinsville, NJ

“I was attracted to the Honors Institute as a way to further enhance my general education curriculum. I wanted to dive deeper into issues and topics of interest to me outside of architecture, and I used honors as a way to do that.”

“Being a part of the Honors Institute and on the executive board of the Honors Student Association for two years jump-started my desire to be active and engaged in campus activities and student life. I have been able to leverage the honors curriculum to explore curricular and co-curricular options which have helped me grow personally and professionally, including involvement in community service and leadership activities as well as other professional honor societies.”