Current Global Honors Students

Part of the Global Honors Program

Welcome to the Lock Haven University Global Honors Program!

Here at Lock Haven, the usual perception of an Honors Program is completely redefined by the unique foundations from which our program was built. We offer our students an excellent academic program along with an extra-curricular aspect that drives our program to the next level. We strive to create a comforting environment within the program that allows for a family-like atmosphere. This is accomplished through another rare characteristic in our program, the student leadership. For the most part, this Global Honors Program is run by students for students in various leadership roles. Do you have any questions about the GHP? Well, you're in luck! Everything an Honors student may need can be found somewhere on this website.

My name is Rachael Metzinger, and I am one of three Student Associate Directors (SADs) for the GHP!  I am a Psychology major with a minor in Special Education, but that can change at a moment’s notice.  I personally felt very homesick when I came to college, and I wasn’t sure that an Honors Program would be of any interest to me. I’m happy to say that I was very wrong indeed.  The Global Honors Program isn’t just something I can write on a resume, it completely changed how I was adjusting to college life.  The people in the program have become my second family, and the Honors House is my home away from home.  I am fortunate to be able to have a leadership position where I can impact the program and help it grow. 

Take some time to check out our website. There are a lot of valuable resources here to help you find everything you need in regards to all things Honors!

I hope you take advantage of all the opportunities available for you through the Global Honors Program. If you ever have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to email us at and we will be more than happy to help! 

Rachael Metzinger

Student Associate Director
Program Development and Leadership
Lock Haven University Global Honors Program

My name is Haleigh Swam, and I am following in Rachael Metzinger’s footsteps to become one of three Student Associate Directors (SADs) for the GHP!  I am an Accounting major with a possible minor in Computer Science. My career aspirations are to become a forensic accountant for the FBI, but I will follow wherever life takes me. When I first received a letter regarding the Honors Program my senior year of high school, I was overwhelmed by a feeling of excitement. In fact, I started writing my essay for the application process that night. I knew that the Honors Program would be an organization that would connect me to LHU’s campus, a campus where I initially knew no one. I’m so thankful I rushed ahead and started that application essay the second I could. The Global Honors Program has shaped my college experience in such a positive way with leadership opportunities and diverse relationships. Even after I graduate, I know that the Global Honors Program will still be with me and I am forever grateful for that.  

Take a leap of faith and check out what our Program has to offer, you won’t regret it!

Haleigh Swam

Student Associate Director 
Program Development and Leadership 
Lock Haven University Global Honors Program

Contact Us

Global Honors Program

Program Director
Dr. Elizabeth Gruber
(570) 484-2858

Program Secretary
Shawn O'Dell
(570) 484-2518

Contact our Admissions Office

8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday
(570) 484-2027

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