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The Student Spotlight highlights University Honors Program students for their hardwork, dedication, and passion to Southern Illinois University and the University Honors Program. The students are nominated by mentors, faculty, and/or other students for displaying impressive qualities during their time in the University Honors Program. These students particiapte in various activites including RSO's, research, volunteer opportunities, internships, and many more while doing great work in the classroom. They are an essential part of SIU and the UHP! 

Current Student Spolight: Elyse Hickey

Elyse Hickey

Elyse Hickey is a senior at SIUC, pursuing a Zoology - Philosophy double major, with a minor in Art Education. She is also a certified yoga instructor. During the school year, Elyse volunteers as an educator for the Saturday Young Artist Workshop program, which offers art classes on weekends to local youth.  She spends her summers working as an Art's and Earth camp counselor at Camp Orkila, on Orcas Island, off the coast of Washington State. Here she leads lessons and activities in various forms of art, archery, yoga, forest ecology, and marine biology. In her free time Elyse likes to explore the outdoors and to artistically manifest the energies she encounters.