Honors Program Student Association

The Honors Program Student Association officers are dedicated to listening to association members; it's the best way of making sure that the HPSA and the Honors Program serve their students most effectively.

Have an idea? Let us know! Email us at honorsprogramstudentassociation@augusta.edu

Grace Welsh

gRace WELsh

HPSA President
Pamplin Department of Political Science, Senior

"When I think of the Honors Program, I think of scholarship and community. The smaller classes and the amazing faculty really force students out of their comfort zones and push them to take on a role of active learning. The Honors Program has given me lifelong friendships with my peers and professional relationships with professors that I would have never gained otherwise. I wanted to join the Honors Program Student Association to help foster similar experiences for other students and to keep pushing this amazing program forward for future students."

Picture credit to Zhenya Townley

Deanna Doughty

DeaNna Doughty

HPSA Vice President
College of Science and Mathematics, Senior

"The Honors Program has been a second home to me. I have spent countless hours in the Quad Wall building studying and making friends. The Honors Program is where I feel like I belong. It is a place where all students are accepted and can build of community for themselves. Being involved with the HPSA allows me to help other students feel the same way. I think connecting honors students to each other and building an honors community at AU is crucial. I want to foster the program’s growth and get people excited about honors. I also want to provide events that give honors students a respite from studying. I plan to encourage growth and comradery among students and faculty. The Honors Program is a big part of my life and I plan to make it an important part of other students’ lives, as well.


Ananya Chakraborty

AnaNya Chakraborty

HPSA Secretary
College of Science and Mathematics, Sophomore

“My first year at Augusta University has truly passed by in the blink of an eye. By acting as the Service Chair of HPSA, I had the opportunity to be very involved in the Honors community and establish a sense of belonging that is essential for a successful college experience. I am absolutely in love with the Honors program, with the classes taught by incredible professors, with the Quad wall building that has become my second home, and most of all our hard-working students who inspire me to give my best and push through even during the most difficult days. This year I am hoping to continue making an impact in our community in the role of Secretary. I am excited to get to know even more Honors students and help our new members feel like a part of our family as they delve into the program. I look forward to another year of progress and new memories.”

Simran Mehrotra

SimRan Mehrotra

HPSA Treasurer
College of Science and Mathematics, Junior

" The honors program is a place where I can push myself to new boundaries and learn more about myself. I enjoy spending time at the honors building to study and get to know other people. I have been a part of the program since I started at Augusta University and I’m always glad I chose to be a part of the environment. The smaller classes and faculty has helped me grow in multiple ways and has helped me build lifelong relationships with both peers and faculty. I’m excited about my last year here, and I hope that I can give back to the program, the way it has given me so much the past 3 years."

Liz Keller

Elizabeth Keller

HPSA Social Events Chair
College of Science and Mathematics, Senior

"The Honors Program at Augusta University provides a unique platform for students to learn, explore, and engage with like-minded peers, both on and off campus. The fellowship and community built through events hosted by HPSA have allowed me to reach higher educational goals. I am excited to promote growth of the Honors community via fun and interactive social events. "