December 13, 2023

18 students to graduate from University Honors Program

The Love Library cupola behind trees with autumn leaves
Craig Chandler | University Communication and Marketing

Craig Chandler | University Communication and Marketing

Eighteen graduating seniors have completed the requirements of the University Honors Program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

To graduate from the Honors Program, students must maintain at least a 3.5 grade-point average, complete a culminating senior project or research thesis, and fulfill other curricular requirements. The 18 students join 271 classmates who graduated from the Honors Program in May and August, the most Honors graduates in a calendar year in the program’s 37-year history. This is the sixth consecutive year the number of Honors graduates has increased.

Following is a list of December Honors Program graduates by hometown, including each student’s academic college(s).



  • Samuel Wilkins, College of Engineering


  • Trinity Thompson, College of Arts and Sciences


  • Huda Abu Nasab, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Gabriel Clark, College of Engineering
  • Helen Duong, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Evan Fulton, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Lillian Hefner, College of Arts and Sciences


  • Robyn Handley, College of Education and Human Sciences
  • Creighton Hughes, College of Engineering
  • Allison Metschke, College of Engineering
  • Abigail Seibel, College of Engineering
  • Boris Shabaltiy, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Justin Solheim, College of Education and Human Sciences


Glen Ellyn, Illinois:

  • Benjamin Brandt, College of Business

Olathe, Kansas:

  • Ryan Hakim, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Business

Stilwell, Kansas:

  • Samuel DeZube, College of Business

Pequot Lakes, Minnesota:

  • Megan Buffington, College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Albuquerque, New Mexico:

  • Baylee Christoffersen, College of Business