Ultimate Honors

Maggie Karrs '16 (center) is one of

When Maggie Karrs researched potential colleges, she was already familiar with the University of Mary Washington. Her two older brothers, Jeremiah Karrs ’09 and Christian Karrs ’12, had raved about the school’s small, interactive classes, its focus on honor and integrity and the multitude of undergraduate research and internship opportunities. This fall, she followed in her brothers’ footsteps. “I was probably slightly influenced to come to UMW because of my family connection, but I also love the atmosphere of the campus, and the school’s great academic reputation,” said Karrs’16. When she opened her acceptance letter to UMW last spring, she was surprised to find that she’d be able to further her education in a different way than her brothers, as one of 73 students in the university’s newly implemented honors program. The creation of the honors program at UMW has become another way for students to enhance their learning experience and further their academic … [Read more...]