Recent graduate Omed Noori shares what it means to graduate with University Honors through the Honors College.
I was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and I am an Afghan citizen and an international student here at NMSU. I have an Associate Degree in Pre-Business from DACC and majored in Management with concentration on Managerial Leadership while at NMSU. I was the president of International Club of NMSU, which is a multi-cultural student organization under ASNMSU, in 2013-2014. During this period I had an opportunity to have a hands-on experience of management as well as getting to know wonderful people from all around the world and learning about their cultures.
One of the most interesting and significant courses that I took through the Honors College was Leadership and Society. In that class I learned the importance of recognizing and developing our values, mission, and vision in life, along with the leadership concepts covered in the class.
Being a crimson scholar and a part of Honors College does have many benefits towards academic success as well as the its recognition upon successful completion of the graduation requirements. My advice to students who wish to graduate with honors is to talk with the staff and professors in the Honors College as they can advise, direct, and help students towards their graduation goals.
My thesis was based on legal research about the death penalty in the United States and included viewpoints from other countries as well, giving my thesis a global perspective. Writing my thesis broadened my knowledge in the subject and has taught me how to research about a given topic. I plan to continue my higher education in International Development and Economics, as it can help my ultimate goal of being a part of economic growth in my country.