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Dr. Frank Fury and the Honors School

I have been involved with the Honors School at Monmouth University since I first began as a full-time lecturer in the English department in 2007. Since that time, I have taught at least one Honors section of First Year Composition or Literature almost every semester. I have been an advisor and first reader on Honors theses, and I have served on Honors Council for four years. I was also the Faculty Advisor for the Honors School Newsletter for a number of years. I have enjoyed attending information sessions for parents of prospective Honors students and Honors alumni events at MU basketball games. One of my favorite Honors events was being able to attend a theater outing with Honors School students for a performance of the brilliant musical comedy Something Rotten at the State Theater in New Brunswick.

In my time in the Honors School I have had the good fortune to work with a number of wonderful people, including Brian Garvey, Bill Mitchell, Kevin Dooley, Walter Greason, Nancy Mezey, Reenie Menditto, Erin Campbell-Hawk and Kate Sosnowski. These individuals have always had the students’ best interests in mind, and they have advocated selflessly and tirelessly on behalf of advancing the mission of the Honors School. None of the work of these faculty and administrators would be possible, though, without the students. My time in the Honors School has given me the opportunity to work with the best students Monmouth has to offer. Each year, the Honors students with whom I have had the good fortune to be associated and teach have floored me with their capacity for independent and critical thought, their maturity, their drive, and their passion for learning. It makes my job so much easier and more enjoyable when I can come to class knowing my students are eager and prepared to delve into the day’s reading material and challenge themselves to be the best possible student they can be. In sum, teaching in the Honors School has been one of the great privileges of my career, and I look forward to many more years of facilitating the outstanding work of the best and the brightest at Monmouth University.”