Get to know CHC's students


CHC junior Sadie Creemer is a double major in economics and public policy, planning, and management. She wants to implement sustainability into every aspect of people's lives.
CHC sophomore Maya McLeroy explains how writing helps her cope with loss and fulfill her dreams.
CHC students have the chance to explore over the summer through a variety of study abroad options. Learn how alumni and current students’ experiences abroad have shaped them and what they want future participants to know about the benefits of traveling.
CHC junior Charles Petrik is a global studies and geography double major with an eye on joining the Peace Corps after graduation. First, he’ll attend the world-renowned McDonald Conference for Leaders of Character at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
First-year CHC student Sierra Hawes wants to be an educator. She’s been enamored with how people teach since she was a kid. “I want to be a teacher, someone who’s caring, loving, influences their students, but is firm,” Hawes says.
Through personal experience, teaching, and research Honors College students and faculty address the ways hunger affects over one third of students on campus. Food insecurity, they say, continues to have an impact at the University of Oregon and beyond.
For CHC student journalist Sofia Rodriguez Baquero, a trip to Colombia unlocks a sense of identity.
Whether it’s in the lab or in the global health system, when Dante’ James encounters a problem, she gets to work on a solution. Along the way, she’s learned to validate her own experiences as a mixed-race woman.
Honors College students make up nearly half of the politically astute participants in the program. We talked to three about leadership, advocacy and their futures.
Two Clark Honors College sophomores teach Lane County residents with disabilities how to connect and find new purpose through songs.
Junior Waverly Wilson is one of 11 CHC students who participated in the 2023 Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholars program. Her research experience helped her make critical connections around the world.
CHC senior Lynette Wotruba took up data science three years into her college career. Today, she’s using her skills to make information about the dangers of tsunamis accessible for communities along the Oregon Coast.
Evan Reynolds is editor-in-chief of the Daily Emerald. It's a job he approaches by combining a passion for politics with a love of news. His goal is to make a difference.
Clark Honors College student Kyle Trefny and two CHC alums are using basketball to help shape a future for Oregon where people live with fire, instead of fighting against it.
The senior from Portland is majoring in neuroscience and minoring in chemistry and global health. She is the first UO student to be named a Rhodes Scholar in more than 15 years.
Mia Owen is the only landscape architecture student in her cohort to also be in the Honors College. Her love for both has kept her involved, though she wasn’t sure it was possible at first.
Clark Honors College students, faculty and staff share favorite meals to bring the community together.
Ruby Wool is the UO’s student representative on the Board of Trustees. The CHC junior sits down with The CHC Post to talk about her family ties to the university and how the CHC prepared her for this role.
Of the nine first-year students who received UO’s most prestigious and generous undergraduate scholarship, six identify their moms as role models, several love their music, and James Baldwin, Jane Austen and Michelle Obama (among others) are tops for a conversation.
This year’s graduates are talented, resourceful and driven. Check out our stories about five members of the Clark Honors College’s Class of 2023.
Ella Hutcherson: Sharing the best stories of life
Megan Rangel-Lynch: Environmentalism, inclusivity and service to community
Frances Duey: Making space her final frontier
Aaron Georis: Reaching up and helping others find a way
Taj Ali: Finding his voice