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Honors Envoy

We are now accepting applications for all Fall 2024 Envoy positions!  Apply by April 14.

Being a member of the UHP Envoy at ISU means you are an enthusiastic and dedicated representative of the Honors program.  Envoy members support Honors Leadership, are deeply involved in UHP work and recruitment, and become the face and representative of the UHP and its student members.  There are typically five Envoy positions available every Fall and Spring semester.  Specific Envoy position duties vary by semester and the current needs of the program.

As an internship position, Envoy positions are semester-long terms (available each Fall and Spring semester) and include a $300 scholarship and a stipend of approximately $300 (at $9 per hour, paid over the semester). 

Please contact Jacob Andrysiak (208.282.1383 or jacobandrysiak@isu.edu) with any questions.

Spring 2024 UHP Envoy Positions 

Assists Conner Suddick with designing, evaluating and making improvements to HONS 1100: Introduction to University Honors. Tasks may include the following:

  • Serve as an upper division resource for first-year honors students in two sections of HONS 1100;
  • Provide feedback on student presentations and projects with faculty mentorship;
  • Facilitate select learning activities to enhance student comprehension of the material.

Assists Jacob Andrysiak to communicate with all Honors students about UHP events and happenings.  The Envoy would be responsible for compiling information and creating the Weekly Updates and creating and responding to Social Media posts.  To be successful in this position the candidate needs to be able to:

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Have an understanding of Social Media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter).
  • Have a desire to foster the growth of UHP students and the program.
  • Work independently and be prompt with deadlines.
  • Seek assistance without hesitation.
  • Helpful Skills: Creative with technology.

Assists the Honors Director, Dr. Sarah Robey, with recruiting events and materials and UHP management tasks.  Duties may include the following.

  • Assist the UHP Director with updating thesis project tracking and Honors Contract Course applications.
  • Attend in-person or online recruiting events. Such as information fairs at local high schools or on the ISU campus.
  • Communicate with high school counselors and perspective students by phone, email, or other methods.
  • Prepare, revise, or edit recruiting materials such as pamphlets, handouts, and mailers.

Assists Jacob Andrysiak (Fall) and Conner Suddick (Spring) with the design and execution of Honors events during the semester. Tasks may include the following:

  • Provide support with UHP events through the semester (e.g. the Welcome Celebration, Commencement Ceremonies)
  • Coordinate logistics for the Bi-Annual Honors Meeting (BAHM) group advising sessions
  • Assist with other events as need based on schedule and capacity

Assists Lori Tapanila with Honors website updates and maintenance.  Duties may include the following:

  • Perform updates to the UHP website.  (ISU CMS Training is required and provided. More info about the training at www.isu.edu/cms/)
  • Manage email and paper recruiting and application materials.  (Using Constant Contact to send mass email and envelope stuffing)
  • Editing recruiting and application material. (Using Adobe programs to change text and images in documents, and possibly, create documents).


Honors Peer Mentors

Honors Mentors provide Honors students a resource on campus that they can rely upon to answer questions related to their education, the university, and even personal matters. Their knowledge of ISU campus resources and professional training offer new Honors students with a reliable advocate for a successful college experience.


UHP Student Club

The UHP Club's purpose is:

  • to enhance educational and social opportunities for outstanding students
  • to organize Honors related social and service activities
  • to encourage alternative forms of learning and evaluation with an emphasis on group discussion
  • to encourage the development of new Honors classes
  • to develop leadership skills
  • to promote service in the community and surrounding areas in order to encourage excellence of heart as well as of mind

The UHP Club hosts a variety of social and service events throughout the academic year, 3-4 events a month. Recent club events include: capture the flag orientation event, Veterans Home visits, a Halloween pajama party, a President's Day treasure hunt, Rake-A-Wish for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Fall Carnival, and the end of the year Floats and Votes Party.