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Honors Planning and Advisory Council

The Honors Planning and Advisory Council (HPAC) is a group of first-year, sophomore, junior, and senior Honors students who offer advice to the Honors Director and and plan Honors social and academic events. If you have an idea for an event, please contact one of the HPAC members. If you are interested in joining HPAC, send us an email at [email protected]

Mission Statement

To provide honors students at CSBSJU with camaraderie, curricular enrichment, and opportunity for intellectual development

  1. To plan intellectually stimulating events
  2. To connect honors students with each other, with faculty, and with alumni
  3. To advise the CSBSJU honors program

McKeigh Bossuyt

McKeigh Bossuyt McKeigh is a sophomore Nursing student from Marshall, MN. She is involved in Benedictine Friends, the Bennie/Johnnie Optimist Club, Nursing Club, and HPAC. As an Honors student, McKeigh most enjoys the challenging and intellectual conversations that take place with her classmates and professors, both inside and outside of class. She is excited to be a member of HPAC and help connect Honors students.

Emeline Brudwick

Emeline Brudwick Emeline Brudwick is a sophomore Nursing major and English minor from Rochester, MN. In addition to HPAC, Emeline is involved with Magis Ministries, Nursing Club, is a Benedictine Friend, and leads Booyah First-Year bible study. Her favorite part about the Honors Program is the ability to explore new and challenging ideas both inside and outside of her major.

Matthew Burgstahler

Matthew Burgstahler Matthew Burgstahler is a Junior Integrated Health Science major from Sandpoint, ID. He represents Cross-Country on the SAAC, and is a member of the executive board for Up Til Dawn. He is also a member of Global Health Awareness and the improv troupe Attention-Starved Children. His favorite part about being in the Honors Program is the energy, work rate, and intellectualism fellow honor students have everyday, and he finds the discussions in Honors classes lively, engaging, and eye opening.

Zack Eichten

Zack Eichten Zack Eichten is a Junior Economics and Political Science double major. Zack's hometown is Rosemount, MN. In addition to HPAC, Zack is involved in St. John’s Senate, is working in Student Accessibility, and is the Commissioner of his Ping Pong League. Zack's favorite part of the Honors Program is getting to participate in involved discussions in a rigorous environment.

Lydia Glen

Lydia Glen Lydia is a Political Science and Mathematics major from Saint Cloud Minnesota. Lydia is a sophomore at Saint Ben’s and spends her time working for the Honors Program, as well as working in the CSB Music Library. Lydia is also involved with the Symphonic Band and enjoys spending her time practicing her instruments. Her favorite part about the Honors Program is the deeper discussions she is able to have with her peers in her Honors classes.

Alli Kosobud

Alli Kosobud Alli Kosobud is a senior Integrative Health Science major from Brainerd, MN. She is involved in cross country and track & field, is a member of the Dream Team, and is a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Alli enjoys being a part of HPAC and the honors community because of the great relationships created with the students and professors. The honors program allows for conversations and connections across all majors.

Erin Peller

Erin Peller Erin is an Economics major and a Hispanic Studies minor. She is originally from Hutchinson, MN. Erin is an Economics Club officer, Co-Chair of the Women in Economics Organization, a member of Oikos Honors Society, and a Benedictine Friend. Erin loves being an HPAC member because the CSBSJU Honors Program places great value on intellectual growth and collaborative learning.

Christina Streifel

Christina Streifel Christina is a Biology/Environmental Studies Major from Bismarck, ND. She is involved in HPAC, Nutrition Club, and JEC. She enjoys being a part of the Honors Program because it fosters alternative methods of thinking in topics outside of her major.