Scholars Program

The Wilson Scholars Program is a recent expression of Wilson College’s long-term commitment to academic rigor in the liberal arts – a commitment extending back to the college’s founding in 1869.

The Wilson Scholars Program functions as Honors programs do at other colleges and universities. Our goal is to offer challenging courses and exciting extracurricular opportunities for highly motivated and academically talented students.

Honors Courses


      • Honors RLS 270/370: Judaism
        Taught by Rabbi Jordi Gendra-Molina
      • Honors WS 225: Women in Science
        Taught by Dr. Deb Austin, Chemistry
      • Honors FYS 100: Farms, Food, and Ethics
        Taught by Dr. John Elia, Philosophy and
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In addition, this year the Wilson Scholars have created Honors contracts in courses including:

               PHI 270/370: Happiness
               ENV 105: Foundations of Environmental Sustainability
               PHI 224: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

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Contact Information

Amanda McMenamin, PhD
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Director of the Wilson Scholars Program
Office: Warfield 105
717-264-4141  ext. 3233

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