Makenzie Horrigan


Makenzie is a Sophomore Biochemistry major and English minor.

What inspired you to participate in the Honors Program?

I always enjoyed my high school classes that were accelerated, and I was excited about the prospect of classes with students that are as actively involved in their learning as I am.

What are some of the benefits of being an Honors student?

Often the professors that teach honors classes are much more involved in the subject matter and their classes are much more challenging with higher reward.

What advice do you have for students considering enrolling in the Honors Program?

Enroll, try the classes out, and if you don’t like them, then you don’t need to continue in the honors program.

How do you anticipate using your degree after graduation?

Right now I am thinking I would like to follow a path that involves using my background in science to write, such as science communication.

What has been the highlight of your time at CSB/SJU?

I enjoy seeing how involved a majority of the professors are and how dedicated they are to their students’ education.

What are your involvements other than the Honors Program?

I am involved in Symphonic Band and Benedictine Friends. I am also a lector at mass, and I work in Fine Arts Programing as a house manager.

How do honors classes compare to non-honors classes?

There is an elevated standard of learning and expectations of participation in Honors classes that makes them more exiting.

How has being involved in the honors program enhanced your college experience?

Through the Honors program, I have met students and professors who have challenged me to grow as a student and as a person.

What has been your favorite honors class so far?

I enjoyed exploring theological concepts in Kristen Colberg’s lower theology class, but I also enjoyed questioning my morals and past beliefs with Stephen Wagner in Intro to Philosophy.