The Appalachian Honors Association (AHA!)

AHA! is the student-elected organization for The Honors College student body. The primary goal of AHA! is to facilitate community building among and support for Honors students. Freshmen are especially encouraged to participate; AHA! provides invaluable interaction with upperclass mentors/peers helping students assimilate to the Honors community. Meetings foster a sense of togetherness among students and emphasize the importance of having a well-rounded Appalachian experience.

The elected officers serve as the Honors College Student Advisory Board, providing a liaison between the students and the Honors faculty, staff, and the HC Advisory Board.  As an officially recognized ASU club, AHA! additionally helps increase Honors visibility throughout campus.

The current Honors Association leadership, with support from their Honors Advisor and the CSIL, have great plans for this year, so join in and get involved!

2018-19 Meetings

AHA! meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at 5pm in the Honors College library (top floor Appalachian Hall).  The dates for the Fall 2018 meetings are:  September 12th, September 26th, October 10th, October 24th, November 14th, and November 28th. 

Officers and Honors College Student Advisory Board

The president in AHA! serves as part of the ad hoc three-person grievance subcommittee representative in the need of such an event. For more information see The Honors College Policies on Academic Integrity and Code of Student Conduct.

  • President - Miguel Rico
  • Vice President - Paige Skinner
  • Secretary - Brad Rentz
  • Treasurer - Anna Ruth Carmichael
  • Sophomore Representative - Rachael Kelley
  • Formal Planning Committee Chair:  James Dockins
  • Peer Mentor Committee Chair:  Molly Campillo

AHA! officers are shown above (left to right):  Rachael Kelley (Sophomore Representative), Anna Ruth Carmichael (Treasurer),  Alia Dahlan (President), Lydia Shoffner (Secretary), Sam Reis (Vice President). Photo by Angela Mead, Ed.D.