Honors Living-Learning Community


The Honors Living-Learning Communities are designed to give specialized support and programs geared towards the needs of Honors College students. With an emphasis on building support and community, the three "pods" in Centennial Hall, Governors Hall, and Buccaneer Ridge guide you through your academic career at ETSU and help you maximize the opportunities available to you through the Honors College.

The Honors Living-Learning Communities are a partnership of the ETSU Honors College and the Department of Housing and Residence Life.

Community Requirements: 
• Open to all students who have been accepted into one of the ETSU Honors College Programs; if you are unsure if you have
  formally been accepted to the Honors College, please contact the College directly: .
• Remain in good standing with the Honors College throughout the time living in one of the Honors Pods.
• Reside within one of the spaces designated for the living-learning community; your assignment will be provided by the
  Department of Housing and Residence Life.
• Complete a community application (closed for 2015-16) and receive formal acceptance via email.


Community Coordinator Bio (Buccaneer Ridge):

Michael McGill

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Michael McGill serves as the Coordinator of Assessment and Recruitment in The Honors College. Among his responsibilities are the development, coordination, and support of Honors College efforts to recruit prospective students -- including, cultivating contacts at regional high schools and community colleges, supervising recruitment mailings, representing The Honors College at on- and off-campus recruitment events, and communicating with prospective students. 


Community Coordinator Bio (Centennial Hall):

Susan Kellogg

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Develop Honors College brand identity and outreach through projects that strategically engage students, alumni and friends; strengthening relationships for long term sustainability. Work with Honors College Directors to provide support for recruitment events, undergraduate research, and study abroad programs.


Community Coordinator Bio (Governors Hall):

Karen Kornweibel

Karen Kornweibel

Dr. Karen Kornweibel (PhD in Comparative Literature, University of Texas at Austin) has two positions at ETSU: Associate Professor of English in the Department of Literature and Language and Director of Honors-in-Discipline (HID) programs in the Honors College. Her main research focus is on Afro-Cuban and African American literature. Her most recent publication is an article on the Cuban testimonial novel Reyita by Daisy Rubiera Castillo Bueno. In addition to having presented papers at various regional and national conferences in the United States, Dr. Kornweibel has studied, presented papers, and/or done research in Mexico, Russia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Barbados. She regularly teaches American literature surveys, Russian Literature, and courses in her specialty including classes on Caribbean Literature, Magical Realism, and African American literature. She joined the Honors College as a director in 2011 due to her commitment to excellence in undergraduate education and the satisfaction she finds working with faculty to provide opportunities for undergraduates to challenge themselves and enhance their education. 


Click here for more information from the ETSU Honors College.

Contact Adrianna Guram, Assistant Director of Academic Initiatives, at   with questions.


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