VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (February 11, 2020) – During its annual Scholar’s Weekend event, Regent University announced the launch of a standalone Honors College on Regent’s campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Honors College will attract students with the highest GPAs and academic accomplishments, and provide advanced honors curriculum and mentorship opportunities. The college is recruiting now for its first class, to begin in August 2020.
“We believe that this college will quickly become one of national distinction in undergraduate honors education in the United States,” said Regent Founder, Chancellor and CEO, Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson. “The Regent University Honors College will be the college of choice for students seeking a rigorous Christian education.”
The Honors College will offer sophisticated honors curricula based on its unique educational L.I.F.E. model: great Learning, Instruction, Faculty, and Expectations. The L.I.F.E. approach to honors education at Regent will be offered by some of the best faculty in the country who serve at the university.
“The university has a premier team of faculty offering leading curricula and a state-of-the-art plan to ensure that students receive the finest instruction within a challenging environment,” said Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riano. “Simply said, the focus of the Honors College is to discover greatness – the greatness of God, the greatness of His ways and His acts, and the greatness that He allows us to accomplish through Him. We believe it will absolutely transform students to be great leaders to make the world a better place.”
For more than four decades, Regent University has trained Christian leaders to change the world, equipping men and women to do great things in a world that often accepts mediocrity as its highest standard. Less than five years ago, the university initiated a robust Honors Program. The Honors College will continue in this tradition of greatness by providing advanced opportunities for motivated students to gain a unique intellectual, spiritual and social experience. Alumni from the Honors Program are already competitive in industry-leading companies and organizations. Many have also continued their studies at top graduate and professional schools. The Honors College will yield exponential influence by opening doors for hundreds more students and providing additional leading-edge tools that challenge and equip them to change the world.
According to Dr. Josh McMullen, interim dean of Regent’s College of Arts & Sciences, Honors College students can expect challenging, meaningful opportunities to grow in faith and godly character; learn to appreciate and defend the great principles of liberty, justice, self-government, and economic freedom; defend the True, the Good and the Beautiful; and make significant contributions by addressing real-world problems.
“The world needs dedicated Christians with disciplined minds, exceptional spirits and battle-tested hearts to challenge the culture and to lead and serve others to the glory of God,” McMullen said. “With a great curriculum, instruction, faculty, and setting great expectations, Regent’s Honors College seeks to change the way students view the world – and prepare them to meet it with greatness.”
The Honors College welcomes applicants for its inaugural class. Learn more at regent.edu/honors.
ABOUT REGENT UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1978, Regent University has nearly 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ program areas including business, communication and the arts, cybersecurity and technology, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing and healthcare, and psychology. Currently, Regent University is ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report and is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum. In its 2020 “Best Online Programs” rankings, Regent University’s College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) again scored #1 for “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” among Virginia schools, the eighth year in a row that Regent has earned the top position. The university also earned its 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the highest level that a university can be awarded from that organization.