The Honors College provides specialized academic advising for JMU Honors students. Our advising team provides assistance with the following:

  • Developing an Honors curricular pathway that is unique to each student's academic goals
  • Explaining requirements for Honors, General Education, and degree programs
  • Academic planning and decision-making
  • Referrals to campus resources
Contact
Keep Track of Honors Requirements

The Academic Requirements report in MyMadison pulls data from your student record and is generally accurate and up to date.

1. Log into MyMadison.
2. Go to the Student tab.
3. Select the Student Center link.
4. Select the other academic... dropdown.
5. Select Academic Requirements and then click the double arrows.
6. Scroll down to the Honors Interdisciplinary Studies Minor section, usually towards the bottom of the page.

Advising Resources
Honors College Advising Team
Director of Honors Advising

 Jared Diener, M.St.

Jared Diener

Advising hours: M,W,Th 10-12 & 1-3:30 | Tu 2-4 | F 1-2:30

Year: I've been here awhile
Major: BA (The University of Texas at Austin) and Master's (Oxford) in History (but I changed my major 3 times first)
Minors: Undergrad minors in German and French; now I minor in politics and soccer
Hometown: Austin, TX (technically Pflugerville, TX but I claim Austin for obvious reasons); current resident of Staunton, VA
Clubs: In college I was a member of Junior Fellows, Phi Beta Kappa, and volunteered for Campaign to End the Death Penalty
Hobbies: Reading (fiction, non-fiction, magazines, newspapers), keeping up with politics (an obsession), watching soccer and especially Arsenal FC (also an obsession)

Madison Advising Peer

Geselle Ramos-Sanchez

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Schedule Appointment

Office hours: M 3-6 |  W 9-1 |  Th 8:30-11
Email: ramossgx@jmu.edu 

Year: Junior
Major: Social work
Minors: Honors, Spanish
Hometown: Shenandoah, VA
Organizations: Centennial Scholars, Marching Royal Dukes (Color Guard), FLOC.
Hobbies: I love hiking and being out in nature. I enjoy painting, drawing, and listening to music and singing along to my favorite songs. I also really like learning about new cultures and experiencing what they have to offer!

¡Hola! Si prefieres alguien que puede hablar español para asistirte, ¡estaría más que encantada de ayudarte!

Madison Advising Peer

Chesney Benson

Chesney Benson

Office hours: M 9 am-3 pm | F 12-3 pm
Email: bensonca@jmu.edu 

Year: Senior
Major: Biology
Minors: Honors, Pre-Med, Art
Hometown: Stafford, VA
Organizations: Pre-Med Association, Alpha Phi, Teaching Fellow for the Honors College, and Biological Research Student with Dr. Bloss in the Biology Department.
Hobbies: I love science, working out, and being as involved as I can on campus. I like creating art with a variety of mediums, and use this as my way of distressing. I enjoy sports, the outdoors, and hanging with my friends and family as often as I can.  

Madison Advising Peer

Lauryn Miller

 Lauryn Miller

Schedule Appointment

Office hours: Tu 9-11 | W 1-5 | F 9-12
Email: mille8la@jmu.edu 

Year: Senior
Major: Pscyhology
Minors: Execptional Education, Honors
Hometown: South Boston, VA
Organizations: Honors Ambassadors, SMO, BSA, Gus Bus, Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project (SVBHP; local organization)
Hobbies: Reading, watching Netflix, hanging out with friends

Madison Advising Peer

Office hours: Tu 2:30-6 pm | Th 3-6 pm | F 3-6 pm
Email: warrenmr@jmu.edu 

Year: Junior
Major: Computer Information Systems
Minors: Entrepreneurship and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies with an Area of Emphasis in Leadership
Hometown: Chesterfield, VA
Organizations: The Lambda Chi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Students for Minority Outreach, Honors College Diversity Council, Honors College Ambassadors, and Women in Business.
Hobbies: Hanging out with family and friends, watching documentaries, traveling and trying new places, and planning events!

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