Why the CHC?
If you're applying to college, you're seeking answers to some very important questions: What's best for me—large school or small? Private or public? Will I have time to study abroad? How can I maximize my undergraduate experiences?
Meet some CHC students who also asked those questions, and chose the Clark Honors College for some great reasons: They found all the benefits of a world-class research university combined with a close community, an award-winning faculty, and a small-college environment.
Ann Oluloro '12
From: Portland, Oregon—Madison High School
Major: Biology and Biochemistry
"I took Professor Weeks' Clark Honors College colloquium, the Challenge of HIV/AIDS in Africa. Taking it has definitely made me want to learn more about HIV and disease in general. Professor Weeks doesn't only focus on the biological aspects of HIV/AIDS, but the socioeconomic aspects as well and how those interrelate. That goes back to my wanting to do public health."
Neil Cronkrite '12
From: Tigard, Oregon—Tigard High School
"The Clark Honors College was the best of both worlds—small classes, personal interactions with professors, but within a large college environment. You get the whole college experience. I wanted the challenge and depth that the CHC gives me."
Beth Kramer '12
From: Portland, Oregon—Westview High School
Major: Magazine Journalism
"I took a literature sequence class from Professor Henry Alley my freshman year, and then his Jane Austen and Gay Men's Lit colloquia, which I adored. He nominated me for the Mary Hudzikiewicz Freshman Award, which I won, and then attended the ceremony and met my family. He's really been a great influence for me at the CHC."