Ryan Imm ’24
Life of an Honors Student
Ryan Imm ’24
Psychology Major with a Hispanic Studies and Neuroscience Minor
While I do work in the Multicultural Student Services as a QPLUS Advocacy Coordinator and partake in other clubs and organizations, I felt Honors Scholars would be a benefit for me to become a part of. I chose to join the Honors program here at CSB and SJU because I thought it would be one of my last chances to get involved with people that share similar goals as I do but have vastly different career goals.
The revised Honors program has brought diversity and cultural agility into our discussions that extend beyond the classroom. Topics ranging from Gender in Mathematics to the Philosophy of Race and Ethnicity have happily surprised me in their ability to engage and have catalyzed some of the most fruitful conversations I’ve had within higher education.
Working with honors students is a fulfilling and anxiety-reducing opportunity. Because of our shared ambition, group projects no longer fuel social loafing; thus, our peers address tasks with genuine interest and effort. This helped me to develop my collaboration and consciousness-of-self skills to better prepare me for my next steps in life.
I will never forget the connections I made with my peers during my experience in the Honors program as I have made some lifelong friends.
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University
Dr. Beth Wengler
Director, Honors Scholars
Professor of History
CSB Richarda N7
Dr. Emily Esch
Associate Director, Honors Scholars
Professor of Philosophy
SJU Quad 362G