University of Central Arkansas Announces Incoming Honors Scholars for Fall 2024

The Norbert O. Schedler Honors College has selected 80 incoming first-year students as its newest class of Schedler Honors College Scholars and 40 incoming first-year students for its Schedler Honors Program.

The entering Schedler Honors College and Schedler Honors Program classes of 2024 have an average high school GPA above 4.1 and on average, ranked among the top 6% of their graduating class. The Honors College class includes 111 students from Arkansas and 9 students from out-of-state. Chosen from more than 400 applicants, the students selected represent an exceptional group of students.

All members of the incoming honors class were selected using a holistic admissions process that factors in the applicant’s academic performance, writing ability, and service and leadership potential. The process, which requires written essays, letters of recommendation, and participation in a daylong orientation and interview for Schedler Honors College applicants, has been held up within the national collegiate honors community as one of the most in-depth admissions processes in the nation.

Acceptance into either program comes with access to supplemental scholarship funding for every student, access to a living-learning community in Jefferson W. Farris Honors Hall, and participation in a unique interdisciplinary curriculum. Students in both programs take part in the high-impact practices of service learning, project-based education, collaborative work, and undergraduate research. Honors students also receive exclusive grant funding support for study abroad, undergraduate research, and internships.

Established in 1982 by Norbert O. Schedler under the leadership of then-President Jefferson Farris Jr., the Schedler Honors College at UCA has become one of the most full-featured honors colleges in the nation and is a leader in providing enhanced educational opportunities in a living/learning environment designed to develop students as citizen-scholars. Established in 2018, the Schedler Honors Program, formally known as the University Scholars Program, is a four-year honors program that operates alongside the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College. The program was started under the leadership of Honors College Dean Patricia Smith and UCA President Houston Davis to increase honors opportunities for a growing number of highly motivated students.

The selected students are listed below:

First NameLast NameHometownState or CountryHonor Received
BeyonceAguileraBryantARSchedler Honors College
JonathanAndrewsHorseshoe BendARSchedler Honors Program
EmilyArmstrongCabotARSchedler Honors Program
JadenAshfordAlexanderARSchedler Honors College
RayneeBacornRussellvilleARSchedler Honors College
CaydenBaileyAustinARSchedler Honors Program
EmmieBalchLittle RockARSchedler Honors College
NoahBarrowsHarrisonARSchedler Honors Program
HoldenBassHastyARSchedler Honors Program
KennedyBesanconNorth Little RockARSchedler Honors College
PaytonBitnerSearcyARSchedler Honors College
KateLynnBogleValley SpringsARSchedler Honors College
LaneyBoundsCamdenARSchedler Honors College
KaelynBouwensTomballTXSchedler Honors Program
AlyssaBrownPoughkeepsieARSchedler Honors College
EvanBrunerHighlandARSchedler Honors College
AshlynBryantLonokeARSchedler Honors College
LakynBushQueen CityTXSchedler Honors College
EmmaButtsRussellvilleARSchedler Honors Program
EllieCarlisleFort SmithARSchedler Honors College
ChloeCerratoBonoARSchedler Honors Program
ChasityChaseEarleARSchedler Honors College
JacksonClupnyBentonvilleARSchedler Honors College
DayneCokerBryantARSchedler Honors College
EmmaColeCanyon LakeCASchedler Honors Program
MatthewConnersCabotARSchedler Honors Program
MarleyCoopCherokee VillageARSchedler Honors Program
MariaCornejo RodriguezGosnellARSchedler Honors College
CharleeDavisGarfieldARSchedler Honors College
MichaelDavisMalvernARSchedler Honors College
VictoriaDavisVan BurenARSchedler Honors College
DelorisDinnwiddieKensettARSchedler Honors College
EthenDixonViloniaARSchedler Honors College
LilyDoddViloniaARSchedler Honors College
KyleeDominguezBarlingARSchedler Honors College
MariaFernandez CalcinesMaumelleARSchedler Honors College
SamanthaFiandtCabotARSchedler Honors College
RileyFoleyLittle RockARSchedler Honors College
CoraFreemanArlingtonTNSchedler Honors Program
IsabellaFreudensprungBentonARSchedler Honors College
JoshuaGarofaloBentonARSchedler Honors College
SawyerGieseViloniaARSchedler Honors College
SavanaGistGosnellARSchedler Honors College
EliGomezLittle RockARSchedler Honors College
SummerGrossCentertonARSchedler Honors Program
AvaHannahLittle RockARSchedler Honors College
CaydenHansenSiloam SpringsARSchedler Honors College
MadisonHansenCabotARSchedler Honors College
IzabelHarmonCherokee VillageARSchedler Honors College
JoshuaHarvisonHensleyARSchedler Honors College
SophieHavensViloniaARSchedler Honors Program
LillianHeldConwayARSchedler Honors Program
DevinHemphillConwayARSchedler Honors Program
AlejandraHernandezAtkinsARSchedler Honors Program
JaninaHernandezRussellvilleARSchedler Honors College
CalebHerringHot Springs VillageARSchedler Honors College
CalebHertPhoenixAZSchedler Honors Program
CarsynHollandFort SmithARSchedler Honors College
KallieHudnallMayflowerARSchedler Honors College
LaurynJacksonLittle RockARSchedler Honors College
KatelynJenningsTexarkanaTXSchedler Honors Program
CaitlynJohnstonCentertonARSchedler Honors College
AudreyJonesCabotARSchedler Honors Program
MeredithLipseySherwoodARSchedler Honors College
AdamLittell-StagerConwayARSchedler Honors Program
JoannaLoretzSheridanARSchedler Honors Program
EmilyMagbyBeebeARSchedler Honors Program
KylieMcClainBeebeARSchedler Honors Program
AutumnMcClarenHattievilleARSchedler Honors College
MeghanMuellerPearcyARSchedler Honors College
JalenNelsonHot SpringsARSchedler Honors Program
HolidayNeufeldMenaARSchedler Honors Program
YulissaOcampoFort SmithARSchedler Honors College
AdriaO’SheaArlingtonTXSchedler Honors Program
MalloryOliverSalemARSchedler Honors College
EmilyOppenhuizenBryantARSchedler Honors College
LilyOrrHot SpringsARSchedler Honors College
IsabellaOrrellDanvilleARSchedler Honors College
NicholasPadillaHarrisonARSchedler Honors College
ClaraPrincipeNorth Little RockARSchedler Honors College
JayceQuirinParsonsKSSchedler Honors College
FaithRandolphMulberryARSchedler Honors Program
CelesteRea-GaribayHot SpringsARSchedler Honors College
SilvieReidSiloam SpringsARSchedler Honors College
DorianRiceCamdenARSchedler Honors College
ConnorRileyHot Springs VillageARSchedler Honors College
CarolineRobisonHarrisonARSchedler Honors College
JurithRodarteSpringdaleARSchedler Honors College
NalaiyahRogersJacksonvilleARSchedler Honors Program
AlexRoperFort SmithARSchedler Honors College
GabrielleRussellUniontownARSchedler Honors Program
AlahnaSampsonMammoth SpringARSchedler Honors College
ArdenSantosMaumelleARSchedler Honors College
PeytonSchlegelSpringdaleARSchedler Honors Program
JonathonSessionsMabelvaleARSchedler Honors College
NorahSightsHackettARSchedler Honors College
BrooklynSimpsonLittle RockARSchedler Honors College
EllaSloanJonesboroARSchedler Honors Program
NoahSmithWardARSchedler Honors Program
LaurenSmithSpringdaleARSchedler Honors College
NoahSolomonDardanelleARSchedler Honors College
ParkerStaneOzarkARSchedler Honors College
MackenzieStoryHectorARSchedler Honors Program
TylerStrazzinskiSherwoodARSchedler Honors College
NoahStrotherNorth Little RockARSchedler Honors Program
JosephSummersCave CityARSchedler Honors College
CallieSummittMount IdaARSchedler Honors Program
NatalieSzeflinskiSheridanARSchedler Honors College
KristinTaborTraskwoodARSchedler Honors College
KielyThomasConwayARSchedler Honors Program
LoganTuckerViloniaARSchedler Honors Program
LandynTurnerJonesboroARSchedler Honors College
AidanVan LearSpringdaleARSchedler Honors College
LaneyWallingsfordSheridanARSchedler Honors College
KatelynWaychoffBentonARSchedler Honors Program
KailynWilliamsTexarkanaTXSchedler Honors Program
HeidiWollscheidFort SmithARSchedler Honors College
KaylaWyattHopeARSchedler Honors College
EmilyYoungDardanelleARSchedler Honors College
AddisonZimmermanClintonARSchedler Honors College