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Kathwari Honors Student News

Farooq and Farida Kathwari endow WCSU Honors Program

WCSU student honored with 2015 Newman Civic Fellowship

Jessica Lin, presidential Scholar expands her world at Western

Colleen Mair and Nicole Mair are finalists in competitive policy debate

The Kathwari Honors Program at WestConn

In 1987, the honors program at Western Connecticut State University was founded to foster and nurture academic excellence among outstanding students in all four schools of the university. It is built on the fundamental assumption that knowledge is an open set of questions and ideas to be explored, rather than a closed set of facts to be memorized.

WestConn’s Kathwari Honors Program is arguably one of the more innovative programs in the country. It is designed to expose students to fundamental modes of inquiry found in various academic fields, and to illustrate the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to exploring a topic or issue.

“The program has two pathways: a complete program open to first-year students and first-semester sophomores, and an associate program option available to juniors and seniors.”


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Contact Information

Christopher Kukk, Ph.D.
Director of the Kathwari Honors Program

Kathwari Honors House 102F

Jessica Lin
Assistant Director of the Kathwari Honors Program

Kathwari Honors House 102D

Student Assistants
Kathwari Honors House, 102E

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