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The 2014-15 Student Honors Council

Jake Winter is a senior from Salt Lake City. He is a pre-med biology major pursuing the Honors Degree. He served as Treasurer for the Student Honors Council during the 2013-2014 academic year, and has been a Peer Mentor for the Honors Program for the past two years. His interests include playing the guitar, hiking, using sunscreen, and belting out 80’s ballads while driving on the freeway.

The Honors Program has helped me make the most of my time at Westminster, both academically and socially. I’m thrilled to take part in maintaining and further developing this fun and supportive community. We will have a full slate of awesome events throughout the year, such as a kick-off barbecue, Halloween party, and hopefully an excursion or two into the nearby Wasatch and Uinta mountain ranges! Please do not hesitate to contact me at with any feedback, suggestions, or complaints that you have during the year – we’re here to serve YOU!

Aamina Khaleel (Vice President) is a junior majoring in Neuroscience with the hopes of perusing medical school. This is Aamina’s first year on the Student Honors Council, and she’s excited to serve the Westminster’s Honors community. Along with SHC, Aamina is an active member of the Pre-Professional Health Society, American Chemical Society, Creative Writing Club, and the Honors peer mentoring program. In the coming year she also looks forward to working at Westminster’s Writing center. During her spare time, Aamina loves reading, talking cars, and sipping on a hot cup of chai- no coffee for her!

In the coming year, I hope to become more involved within the Honors Program by serving as vice-president of the Student Honors Council. The close-knit community of the Honors program enabled me to create important relationships with friends and faculty. I hope to strengthen that existing community. I would really like to see the Honors program organize volunteer outreach activities so Honors students cannot only cultivate new friendships but also give back to our community. I’m excited to begin working with Jake, Amanda, and Maddie to plan some fun-filled Honors events.

Amanda Howa is a junior from Stansbury (just outside of Salt Lake). She is a public health major as well as pre-med. She is actively involved in the public health group on campus and is also the blood drive coordinator for Westminster. Amanda is a peer mentor for the Honors program this upcoming year. In her free time, Amanda enjoys traveling, spending time with her dog, and watching medical TV shows (especially House, MD).

I’m excited to serve as the Treasurer for the SHC this year! The Honors program has been so important to my education at Westminster and I look forward to having new experiences with Honors. I think it would be great to have social events throughout the year that take place off campus, such as hikes and other fun activities. I am looking forward to working with this years SHC and hope to see you at Honors events! 

Hi! My name is Madisyn Klein, but Maddie for short. I am an incoming sophomore and I couldn't be more excited for what this next year has to offer. I am a neuroscience major and I play for the Women's Soccer team. Griffins fly together right? I like coffee ice cream, House M.D. and reading books by Malcolm Gladwell.

I am quite excited for this year, and welcoming in the new freshman class. I look forward to planning and meeting all of you amazing people in the near future!