Honors Student Board

The Board members serves as representatives of the Honors Program and the College. They are to portray to prospective Honors students, parents, and alumni the philosophy and benefits of participation in the Honors Program of the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas. Board members will co-host activities with other college student organizations and with the College Dean's Office.

The Board will be a Registered Student Organization of the College within the UA and follow all rules of UA Registered Student Organizations.

Board Members Elected for the 2018/2019 Academic Year are:

Amy Frank

Amy Frank 

Chair

Darynne Dahlem

Darynne Dahlem

Vice Chair

Mersady Redding

Mersady Redding

Secretary

Memo Tellez

Memo Tellez

Director of Student Relations

Abby Ratton

Kathryn Gardner

Director of
Communications

Darynne Dahlem

Brady Martin

Events Director

Kaylee Chambers

Kaylee Chambers

Director of Administration and Outreach

Clayton Parker

Clayton Parker

Honors Mentor Liaison

 

Bumpers Honors Student Board Applications

The Bumpers College Honors Student Board will begin seeking applications for Board members for the 2019-2020 academic year starting mid spring semester. To apply for the Honors Student Board complete the Honors Student Board Application and submit it to bhsb@uark.edu. For information regarding the Honors Student Board, please contact Amy Frank, Chairman, or Dr. Charles Rosenkrans, Director of the Honors Program.

Interested in becoming joining the Board? Please review the responsibilities of the Bumpers College Honors Student Board below:

The mission of the Bumpers College Honors Student Board is to provide a student voice for programmatic activities of the Bumpers Honors Program and to enhance student development and leadership skills of its members. The Bumpers Honors Program fosters interaction among Honors students, faculty, and other student organizations, provides liaisons to the Bumpers College Honors Director, Dean, and Associate Dean, and the UA Honors College. The Board also serves in recruitment for the Honors Program.

Honors Student Board (HSB) members serve as representatives of the Bumpers College Honors Program and the College. They are to portray to prospective Honors students, parents, and alumni the philosophy and benefits of participation in the Honors Program of the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas. Board members will assist with hosting honors activities with the Bumpers College Deans Office and other student organizations across the College and University.

Board Members commit to attend monthly Board meetings and to support and participate in the programmatic activities associated with the Bumpers College Honors Program. These activities may include: information sessions, recruiting, networking, professional development, and social events associated with the Honors Program. 

  • Must have a declared major in any Bumpers College degree program.
  • Must be a member in good standing within the Honors Program.
  • Must have completed or be enrolled in at least 3 hours of Honors coursework.
  • Must have demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have a strong and positive feeling about the University of Arkansas Honors College, the Bumpers College, and the Bumpers College Honors Program, and be motivated to participate and support the program.
  • Board member may be terminated if it is determined that he/she is not maintaining ethics befitting an Honors Student, not performing satisfactorily, not able to work productively with other Board members and staff members or jeopardizing the success of the program.
  • New and returning Board Members must reapply annually.
  • Schedule bimonthly HSB meetings.
  • Coordinate with Secretary to reserve location for HSB meeting.
  • Preside over HSB meetings, ensure meetings are ran efficiently and effectively.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the Board when required.
  • Work with faculty, staff, and student organizations across campus to create new opportunities and direction for the HSB.
  • Work closely with Director of the Bumper College Honors Program to set strategic directions for the Board and Honors Program.
  • Plan and facilitate beginning-of-the-year Board retreat each Fall.
  • Work with all members of the Honors Student Board to ensure they are aware of role-specific responsibilities and they are prepared to delegate responsibilities, accordingly.
  • Work closely with the Director of Bumpers College Honors Program to identify monthly tasks for the Board and execute those, accordingly.
  • Attend monthly faculty meetings.
  • Serve as a representative for at least one academic unit you are assigned.
  • Carry out duties as directed by the Chair.
  • Preside over meetings in the absence of the Chair.
  • Assist in planning and executing the Board retreat.
  • Communicate regularly with Chair and other board positions to ensure strategic goals are met.
  • Presides over the selection of the Honors Faculty Mentor Award.
  • Coordinate with the Graduate Assistant, Honors Program Director, and Honors College to plan Honors Research Conference.
  • Serve as a representative for at least one academic unit you are assigned.
  • Work with Chair and Director of the Bumpers Honors Program to create meeting agendas.
  • Record and distribute meeting minutes.
  • Work with Chair to schedule location for HSB meetings.
  • Coordinate with all Director of Administration and Outreach to ensure events and tasks have adequate HSB presence.
  • Assist Chair in ensuring RSO registration process is complete by attending required training sessions.
  • Send congratulatory emails on behalf of the HSB to Bumpers College Honor Students distinguished in the Newswire.
  • Review website at lease quarterly and send needed revisions to the Chair and Honors Program Director.
  • Serve as a representative for at least one academic unit you are assigned.
  • Create monthly Bumpers Honors Newsletter to highlight student achievements, program events, opportunities, and deadlines.
  • Interview a student that has shown outstanding achievement to feature in the Bumpers Honors Newsletter.
  • Invite students to attend Honors meetings and events.
  • Manage Bumpers Honors Students Facebook page.
  • Schedule one-on-one meetings with students in need.
  • Focus on retention initiatives for Honors Students.
  • Serve as a representative for at least one academic unit you are assigned.
  • Create video boards for all Bumpers College HSB events at least 2 weeks before scheduled event.
  • Take photographs of all HSB events.
  • Work closely with the Events Director to obtain information about upcoming events for promotion purposes.
  • Assist the Director of Student Relations with the monthly newsletter and Facebook page.
  • Draft Newswire articles congratulating related to the Honors Program.
  • Work with Bumpers College Communication Director for communication of events and activities.
  • Serve as a representative for at least one academic unit you are assigned.
  • Responsible for the set-up and tear down of each HSB event.
  • Coordinate with Director of Outreach and Administration to delegate tasks to HSB members for events.
  • Create and purchase a materials list for each HSB sponsored event.
  • Inform Director of Communication of details regarding HSB sponsored events for the creation of a video board.
  • Inform Director of Student Relations of details regarding HSB sponsored events for the creation of student invitations.
  • Plan 2 involvement events for each semester.
  • Serve as a representative for at least one academic unit you are assigned.
  • Maintain calendar of events and involvement for the HSB throughout the year.
  • Coordinate with all board members to ensure events and tasks have adequate HSB presence.
  • Coordinate with Secretary to delegate tasks to HSB members for events.
  • Work with Events Director to plan 2 involvement events for each semester.
  • Coordinate with faculty to organize HSB classroom visits.
  • Serve as a representative for at least one academic unit you are assigned.
 
  • Communicate with the student board the needs and requirements of the Honors Mentors.
  • Look for ways to incorporate the combination of these two student groups.
  • Promote HSB functions to Honors freshmen.
  • Recruit mentors to help with HSB events when needed.
  • Facilitate HSB shadowing opportunities for freshman Honors students.
  • Recruit HSB and mentor applicants.
  • Work with Director of Student Relations on retention initiatives.
  • Serve as a representative for at least one academic unit you are assigned.