2016 Chancellor Reception for Scholars

honors students with the chancellor and foundation director

At Chancellor Mark Nook’s annual reception for Chancellor and Haynes Scholars, three University Honors Program seniors—Rio Frame, Miranda McNeil, and Ryan Reddick—were the featured speakers. Each year, seniors are asked to reflect upon their experiences at MSUB and to offer some advice for the incoming scholars.


With this assignment in mind, Miranda, an elementary education major with a math teaching option, observed, “I’ve learned how to write a stellar lesson plan. I’ve learned that math can be REALLY, really hard. I’ve learned that procrastinating can be a serious, but very real problem; that I’m not always going to understand what my professors are talking about; and that sleep is rarely a priority. But more importantly, I’ve learned that it’s ok to make mistakes…as long as you’re willing to learn from them.” 


Rio, an English major and member of the cross-country and track teams, had a complementary take on getting the most out of one’s MSUB years: “My advice to everyone, even my fellow seniors, is never to be afraid to take the leap. It’ll be terrifying, but it is so worth it. . . . Open yourself up to new experiences, because, yes, college is about getting an education, but it is also about getting to know yourself and how you want to live your life.”