My name is Kera Cussins, and I am the Student Associate Director for Program Development and Leadership for the Global Honors Program. I am a Health Science major with a concentration in Pre-Physician Assistant Studies. I have a minor in Psychology and am working towards a minor in Community and Public Health Education. My goal is to become a Physician Assistant, specializing in geriatrics. I work in a local nursing home during breaks, and I absolutely love the patients.
Being honest, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to join an honors program in college. While I had done extremely well in high school, I was confident that I would succeed in colligate level honors courses. My mother convinced me to at least apply. I am forever grateful that she pushed me to do so. I can’t imagine how my life would be without the program. It is so much more than academics. I have found amazing connections in the form of friends, professors, acquaintances, mentors, and mentees. The Global Honors Program hosts many events, both social and academic, that allows you to interact with students and professors from different majors and backgrounds. I always found it comforting to walk into a course outside my major and see at least one familiar face. The honors courses themselves have a whole other energy. Before the class begins, everyone is talking to each other; often times the whole class is having one big conversation.
The Global Honors Program presents many opportunities to take advantage of different leadership opportunities. You can read about them in the “Student Leaders” section of this website. No matter how far along in your undergraduate program you are, there is a committee you can join. Our program is widely student run, which helps us modify the program to stay fun. I highly encourage you to explore our website at ghpcocurricular.org and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for more information.
I am so glad I joined the Global Honors Program, and I think you would feel the same way!
Program Development & Leadership
Global Honors Program
Lock Haven University
Current Global Theme
“Rebuilding Trust in an Advancing World: Character, Ethics, and Integrity