The Honors Program Student Council (HPSC) is comprised of roughly 20 students dedicated to enhancing the Honors experience and engaging their peers in the Honors community. HPSC hosts a wide variety of events to provide opportunities to socialize and stimulate academic curiosity. Past favorites include Flipping Out Over Finals, Dinner with Dr. Williams, the Honors Art Show, and an end-of-the-year dance. HPSC also serves as a liaison between the Honors administration and the student body, providing a vehicle for open communication between the two.
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HPSC members serve on one of two committees, the Service Committee or the Programming Committee. Meetings alternate weekly between the general body and executive board on Mondays at 8 pm. Applications open each semester to first and second years interested in dedicating themselves to the Honors community.
HPSC OFFICERS 2016-2017
Cali Callaway, Co-President
Cali Callaway is a fourth-year pre-medical student pursuing a dual BS in biology and MS in artificial intelligence. She serves as president for UGA MathCounts Outreach and Palladia Women’s Honor Society. She conducts research with Dr. Steve Stice in the Regenerative Bioscience Center and Dr. Juan Gutierrez in the Biomathematics Group. Cali is passionate about her work as an advocate for sexual assault victims as a peer educator for the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention office and a hotline volunteer with the Cottage. She looks forward to furthering the sense of community and engagement in the Honors Program.
Tyler Daugherty, Co-President
Tyler Daugherty is a fourth-year pre-medical student majoring in physics and theatre. Tyler conducts biophysics research, is a proud member of ODK, and serves as Co-President of MEDLIFE at UGA and as the student representative to both the UGA Arts Council and Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. He also enjoys being very involved in the local music and theatre scenes. He is excited about his third year on HPSC’s executive team and hopes to build upon its strong foundation of social involvement and service.
Jameson Kenerly, Creations Chair
Jameson Kenerly is a third-year biological science major. She is a Feature Twirler for the Redcoat Marching Band, the Academic Chair of Zeta Tau Alpha, a volunteer at Mercy Health Center, and a Project FOCUS student-teacher. After graduation, she hopes to attend medical school and improve access to healthcare internationally. She is excited to begin her third year working with the HPSC team and Honors administration to foster a sense of community within the Honors Program.
Caroline Beadles, Connections Chair
Caroline Beadles is a third-year majoring in international affairs, and is on the pre-PA track. Caroline serves as the Campus Activities head of Chi Omega and captain of both a co-ed and female intramural soccer team. She studied abroad in the Czech Republic during the summer of 2016. In her free time, she loves traveling, running, and eating good food. Within HPSC, Caroline is excited to help Honors students connect with the many educational and social experiences available to them.
Alyson Merlin, Secretary
Alyson Merlin is a third-year with a pre-law intent majoring in ecology. In her free time she helps run the club CHROMA, which promotes art as a way to spark interest in social problems, and volunteers at the Cottage, a sexual assault and children's advocacy center in Athens. She is a member of Blue Key Honor Society, Palladia Honors Society, and is an HISP scholarship recipient. In her final year at UGA, she is excited to become a part of HPSC's executive team and to continue serving the Honors community.
Kyle Mercer, Treasurer
Kyle Mercer is a senior majoring in computer science. Kyle has held two internships, both for Fortune 500 companies, and has studied abroad in Costa Rica and Italy. In addition, he is also a member of the campus chapter of IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Kyle is excited to be the treasurer for HPSC and to put on engaging events for Honors students.