Jesup Scott Honors College

UToledo Honors Alumni

For sixty years, Honors at UToledo has cultivated the minds and broadened the worlds of its more than 4000 students. Honors alumni have cured diseases, innovated technology, advanced statecraft, redefined markets, and enriched the human experience through their artistry. They lead examined lives and contribute to their communities. Wherever life has taken you in the intervening years, we celebrate your accomplishments large and small and invite you to reconnect with us!

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Featured Alumni

Keefe Snyder

Keefe Snyder (ENG '06)

An engineer, a lawyer, and a brewer walk into a bar… No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke. It actually describes the unlikely career arc of Honors alumnus Keefe Snyder, whose UToledo journey started in Mechanical Engineering Technology before culminating in a juris doctor degree. Read Snyder's story.

Dr. Nancy Collins

Dr. Nancy Collins (CAS '69)

Dr. Nancy Collins’s story as an Honors Rocket is one defined by several pioneering firsts. Most apropos of an approaching sixtieth anniversary for UToledo Honors, she counts herself among the second entering class of Honors students at this university! Read Dr. Collins's story.

Dr. Kevin Hayes

Dr. Kevin Hayes (CAS '81)

Though he initially intended to move away from his native Toledo for college, a chance encounter with a coworker and eventual fellow Rocket would set Dr. Kevin Hayes on an unexpected detour from Purdue University to his now alma mater as an Honors student. Read Dr. Hayes's story.


Why I Give to Honors

Many Honors alumni give their time, talent, or treasure to UToledo Honors. If you are one of them, please let other alumni know why! Fill out the form linked below and we will post your giving testimonial here.

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Alumni In the News


Support for Ukraine

C. David DeBenedetti (CAS '91)

In response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in neighboring Ukraine, C. David DeBenedetti, a resident of Poland, helped comfort and care for refugees fleeing the wartorn nation as well as found the 501c3 nonprofit Corporate Aid for Ukraine.

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Diagnosing Hematomas

Dr. Mohamad Moussa (CAS '01)

Hematomas and garden-variety bruises can be hard to distinguish, but the differences are important. Dr. Mohamad Moussa was interviewed recently by Insider discussing how the two can be told apart.

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Critical Thinking Skills

Paul Ewing (CAS '72)

The role of Honors education in promoting creative, critical, and flexible thinking skills was explored by Paul Ewing in his recent essay titled "Interdisciplinary Survival" that was published by The Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council.

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Upcoming Events

We organize opportunities to connect with alumni online and in-person throughout the year. These events are a great opportunity to reminisce with college peers, enjoy engaging conversations on a range of topics, and learn about what is new with the Jesup Scott Honors College.

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Get Involved!

Want to give back to the Honors community through professional networking with our current students, recruiting prospective Rockets to campus, serving as a monthly guest speaker, helping us plan for the future, or connecting us with some of your classmates? Let us know how you want to help!

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What's New With You?

Let us know what you are up to these days - we want to hear from you! Upload a photo and share your latest experiences, including travel, a job change, professional accomplishments, or a new addition to your family. Submissions may be featured in our alumni newsletter and social media.

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Find Us on LinkedIn

We know it's not always easy to stay connected, so we encourage you to connect with us on our Honors Alumni LinkedIn Group. There you'll learn about Honors events, celebrate the achievements of fellow Honors alumni, and hear about ways in which you can help advance our mission.

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Last Updated: 4/10/23