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ULM Honors Program Celebrates Record Freshman Class

Published October 17, 2022

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MONROE, LA - The ULM Honors Program is proud to announce the largest freshman class in program history. The 2022 freshman class includes 115 students with an average ACT over 27 from Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, Wisconsin, Norway, Venezuela, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Nepal. Overall, enrollment in the ULM Honors Program is up 26%, buttressed by a record number of international students. Collectively, honors students represent 39 different majors and all four colleges at ULM. 

“Our increase in enrollment is the combination of students, parents, and high schools recognizing that the University of Louisiana Monroe is one of the best universities at what we do and the recruitment, admissions, and marketing teams working relentlessly to reach as many highly motivated students as possible,” said Joshua Stockley, Ph.D., Director of the ULM Honors Program. 

“The ULM Honors program provides an exceptional learning experience combined with the opportunity to give back,” said Lisa Miller, ULM’s Vice President of Enrollment Management and University Relations. “As the recruiters move throughout the state and the southern region, they recognize prospective students’ desire to have an opportunity to participate in a meaningful, rigorous academic experience. This generation of students also seeks programs that encourage and promote service learning that have an impact on the community,” she added. “We are elated with the growth the Honors’ Program has experienced this year and anticipate an even better next year. Dr. Stockley and the entire Honor’s faculty’s commitment to this program is evident,” said Miller.  

"The Honors Program is an excellent opportunity for the international students to cultivate a more intimate educational experience while here at ULM. The resources and amenities that they receive while in the Honors Program are excellent,” said Gina White, Director of International and Multicultural Affairs. “It is a mutual benefit for the students and the university alike. Having these bright young minds here on Bayou enriches our culture even more,” she said.  

Dr. Stockley adds, “The ULM Honors Program’s graduate and job placement record is phenomenal. Students not only know they will be prepared and admitted into prestigious institutions and competitive companies but will do so through a highly engaged curriculum by our best professors.” 

About the ULM Honors Program 

The ULM Honors Program is a unique program that seeks intellectually curious students who desire to challenge themselves with new ideas and to work with similarly motivated students. 

The program is open to all majors and offers various options while working within the degree. Honors students are exposed to more in-depth topics and work closely with the Honors Faculty. 

Honors students learn in smaller, discussion-based courses. Additionally, Honors students are eligible for exclusive Honors Housing in Bayou Suites, as well as extra Honors-only scholarships. Learn more at https://www.ulm.edu/honors/program