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The Honors DirectorMessage from Director Don Mykles

Graduation is a high point of the academic year and the Honors Program will recognize the accomplishments of another stellar class of 255 students at the Honors Graduate Recognition Ceremony on May 16th.

Our guest speaker is Dr. John (Jack) A. Murray, an Honors graduate of Colorado State University. Jack is a member of the first Honors Program class of fifteen students. He majored in Biological Science (1957) and earned his M.D. at Baylor University College of Medicine (1961). He was a resident in internal medicine at University of Pennsylvania (1961-1963) and a captain in the U.S. Air Force (1963-1965). After completing his residency and cardiology fellowship at University of Washington, he continued as a member of the UW Clinical Faculty in Cardiology. During his distinguished career, Jack served as visiting professor at University of Malaysia and Chongqing Surgical Hospital, China; medical director for King County Emergency Medical Services; and consulting cardiologist for the Veterans Administration. Since retirement, Jack and spouse Nadine operate the Cloud Flower Protea Farm on the island of Maui. Jack epitomizes what our Honors students strive for: a love of learning, creativity, leadership, and service. We are indeed pleased to recognize him as Distinguished Honors Alumnus at our ceremony.


The goal of the Honors Program is to provide an enriched educational program of study for academically talented and motivated students at Colorado State University. Honors students benefit from small, discussion-based seminars taught by some of the University's finest faculty members, personalized academic advising, priority enrollment, opportunities for leadership, research and community service, and special scholarships. Many Honors students choose to live in one of our Residential Learning Communities.

If this sounds like the sort of college experience you are searching for, then the University Honors Program could be for you!

The Honors program is open to students in all majors and offers a flexible curriculum through two curricular options.

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