Honors Study in HPA

The Schreyer Honors College acts as a virtual college working in concert with all other academic colleges at Penn State. Honors study in HPA is designed for outstanding students who are committed to the pursuit of unique intellectual challenges and who wish to maximize their strengths and personal development.

HPA students interested in learning more about honors study should contact the department at 814-863-2900 and request to speak with the honors adviser.

Students graduating with honors in 2009

Devon J. Trolley

Devon J. Trolley

Thesis: Diabetes Management in Rural, Uninsured Populations

Jenna K. Shedd

Jenna K. Shedd

Thesis: Medical Tourism: Worthwhile Bargain or Risky Business?

Jonathan A. Lichkus

Jonathan A. Lichkus

Thesis: Assessing Health Disparities: Investigating the Relationship Between Perceived and Biological Stress Across Racial/Ethnic Groups

Students graduating with honors in 2008

Kess L. Ballentine

Kess L. Ballentine

Thesis: The Impact of Parenting Quality on Outcomes in Therapeutic Foster Care

Alexa L. Brown

Alexa L. Brown

Thesis: Race/Ethnicity and the Chances of Children Having a Medical Home: An Examination of Individual and Contextual Factors and Population Diversity

Ali Van Horn

Ali Van Horn

Thesis: The Anticipated Impact of Medicare's Home Health Prospective Payment System 2008 Refinements on Home Health Agencies

Kurt M. Kunz

Thesis: Single Motherhood: Health and Insurance Vulnerability

Lance Weaverling

Lance Weaverling

Thesis: The Effect on the Supply of Physicians in Health Professional Shortage Areas of Removing the H1-B Cap