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Honors Spotlight

The Honors College values our students, alumni and community.

See below for some recent Honors spotlights. Check back often for updates on the Honors College and what our staff, students and alumni are up to!


Judge Thomas Kleeh

Judge Kleeh headshot.

Judge Kleeh joined the Honors Program at West Virginia University in 1992 and graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration with an emphasis in accounting in 1996.

Kleeh discussed influential classes and people he encountered throughout his time with the Honors Program that continue to shape his life to this day.

Read more about Judge Kleeh here.

Recent Graduates

Thaiddeus “Ted” Dillie

Thaiddeus Dillie headshot

Thaiddeus “Ted” Dillie, a class of 2020 West Virginia University and Honors College graduate with a bachelor of science in biochemistry, a major which is a collaboration between the Davis and Eberly Colleges.

Ted, a Weirton, West Virginia native, was exposed to strong WVU pride throughout his childhood, so his decision to attend college here was not a difficult choice. However, as a first-generation college student, navigating the waters at such a big university was an adjustment for Ted.

Ted said his experiences with the Honors College and within his major allowed him to have a rich and unique experience at WVU, one he hopes to continue in his future.

Read more about Ted Dillie here.

Honors Friends

Honors Through the Years

Dr. Bill Collins and wife, Karen.

Dr. Bill Collins, former director of the Honors Program, spent time with us reminiscing on the beginning of the Honors Program and its evolution into the Honors College today.

Read more about Dr. Collins here.