By Tamara Terzian '15CPS
The Honors Program holds a gathering in the beginning of the
fall semester to welcome its freshman members. This year, the
Honors Program held a barbecue mixer event on Saturday, September
15th, in Marillac Terrace. Honors Program Director Dr.
Robert Forman chose the title of the event, “Meeting of the Twain,”
to signify the convening of the Honors Program's upperclassmen with
its newest members.
The freshmen who came were greeted by about 20 upperclassmen
representing a variety of majors and colleges. They shared their
experiences about getting involved at St. John's and specifically
the Honors Program. A recent graduate of the program also was
present to add his insight.
Dr. Forman addressed the group, welcoming them into the Honors
Program family. He encouraged them to visit the Honors Commons and
introduced them to the associate director of the program, Mr.
Students who attended were happy to receive an Honors Program
t-shirt and enjoyed the banquet of food. They left with a
greater sense of the opportunities the Honors Program could
provide for them. As Diana Koltovski, a freshman, said, "I thought
the barbecue was a great way to meet other honors students and get
to know the variety of people there are on campus. I really liked
the opportunity to talk to people in a comfortable, open setting
and hope to become involved in the Honors Program."