RHC Highlights

RHC Highlights

HONORS CARDINALS: Making LU Proud Since 1963

2020 to Present

2023 Centennial - 60 Years in the Making

The RHC will celebrate its 60th anniversary as an honors program, and our 10th anniversary as an honors college at the same time Lamar University celebrates its centennial in 2023

20 → 379 Students

Twenty students registered for the first ever semester of the honors program at Lamar State College of Technology. We've grown from 20 to 379. 

White House Recognizes HSA

The White House and AmeriCorps recognized the Honors Student Association with the President's Volunteer Service Award and HSA student leaders continue to strengthen community bonds this year by providing experiences that promote the growth and development of their honors peers.

Moot Court History

A team of Reaud Honors students made Moot Court history in 2021 by advancing beyond what any other LU team has done. Students scored #1 Best Advocate at the University of Texas Dallas Invitational Moot Court Tournament, #8 Best Advocate in the nation at the American Moot Court Association National Championship Tournament and #11 at Texas A&M's regional tournament. 

Youth Voice for Community Nonprofits

Our college's Stepping Up: Civic Leadership Initiative empowers students to apply what they have learned in the classroom toward creating activities and solving problems within the community. 

High Honors from Texas's First Higher Education System

Katey McCall voiced the LU student's perspective while serving her appointed role as student regent for TSUS Board of Regents. The prestigious TSUS Regents' Student Scholar Award is regularly given to Reaud Honors College students, most recently to finance and accounting senior Taliah Belcher. 

Cancer Experiential Learning Program

Reaud Honors students shared their idea for reimagining Honors education at the 2021 National Collegiate Honors Council Conference by showcasing their work in our college's Cancer Experiential Learning Program, led by honors alumna Dr. Lindsey Minter during the global pandemic. 

Challenging Our Understanding of the World

Reaud Honors College students consistently conduct undergraduate research as David J. Beck Fellows, Presidential Fellows, McNair Scholars, SURF Fellows and O.U.R. Grant Recipients. 

Student Org Campus Leaders

They help create a vibrant LU by forming student organizations, one of which, the Lamar University Hispanic Society, earned recognition as LU's New Student Organization of 2021

Promoting Cardinal Pride

They proudly promote Cardinal pride at Lamar University, both officially as LU Ambassadors and unofficially as the super fan Peckers who liven up the student section at games. 

Texas Zone Chairperson for Region V

The National Society of Black Engineers elected Reaud honors chemical engineering senior Ayo Oni to serve in 2021-2022 as the Texas Zone Chairperson for Region V, which represents 10 states, as well as Mexico, Central America, South Africa and the Dominican Republic. 

Voice in LU's Student Government Association

The Lamar student body elected Reaud Honors College students to be their voice in Student Government Association as the 2021-2022 president, vice-president, senior class senator and sophomore class senator. Proudly serving alongside them are more than a dozen Reaud Honors College students appointed to SGA leadership and committee roles. 

Civic Leaders at LU and Beyond

Reaud honors students give back to their LU community as tutors, summer camp leaders, peer health educators and more. They also contribute to the greater community and gain valuable on-the-job experience as interns in various fields. 


The Reaud Honors College invites you to learn more about our alumni, faculty and our student Changemakers in Cadenza magazine.

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