Your future starts now. The Honors Program will help you achieve your most ambitious intellectual, personal and professional goals. Here are some examples of what our graduates are doing.

Alyssa Domico ’17

As an honors student, Alyssa did it all. She majored in neuroscience, played three sports and graduated in 2017 with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. Now, she’s in dental school and on track to realize her goal of becoming an orthodontist.

Tye Turner ’16

Tye Turner, a 2016 graduate, was among the first Peace Corps volunteers to be allowed back into Liberia to help people recover from the devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Now he’s studying crisis management in graduate school, working at UNICEF USA and taking steps to become a U.S. diplomat in the Foreign Service.

Jolly Grewal '16

Originally from Troy, Michigan, Jolly Grewal '16 played basketball and co-authored research on fruit flies which he presented at local and national conferences as an undergraduate at Dominican. He graduated a semester early and is currently pursing a medical degree at State University of New York Upstate Medical University.

Geraldine Holmes '14

Doing scientific research with sea slugs, beetles and bacteria as an undergraduate at Dominican University helped Geraldine Holmes ’14 get accepted into a prestigious PhD program at the University of Victoria in Victoria, Canada—tuition-free, with housing and a generous stipend. Holmes is pursuing a PhD in evolutionary biology with an emphasis in plant genetics.

Kerri Doherty ’13

After double majoring in English literature and European history, Kerri Doherty ’13 received funding from the Alpha Chi Benedict Graduate Fellowship to pursue her master's degree at the University of York in England. She says the Honors Program helped her make the most of her education at Dominican University.

Tera Chun ’08

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in theology and then teaching on the south side of Chicago, Tera Chun ’08 is now a religion teacher in Ohio. She says she uses what she learned in the Honors seminars to encourage her students who want to look deeper into things and investigate further.

Other Alumni
  • Kelly Butler, production and stage manager, Redmoon Theater, Chicago
  • Patrick Hughes, pediatric resident, Comer Children's Hospital, University of Chicago
  • Sara Schwatken '08 earned her PhD in counseling psychology from Iowa State University and is a psychologist and owner at Authentic Therapy of Iowa
  • Willa Skeehan '15 received a scholarship to pursue a master's degree in mathematical biology at Ohio State University.

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