Honors Student Council

Welcome to Honors Student Council!

HSC Exec Board 2023-24

The purpose of the Honors Student Council (HSC) is to provide a community where honors students can develop friendships and participate in activities that are critical to the mission of the program. The HSC is supported financially and overseen by the Campus Honors Program staff. During the spring semester, students have an opportunity to apply for leadership positions on the HSC Executive Board. Each of the Vice Presidents is responsible for chairing a committee focused on each of their respective areas of responsibility, and all students in the Campus Honors Program are encouraged to actively participate on one or more of these committees. Those selected for the 2024-25 academic year include:

  • Margot Pierce, President
  • Madison Fanning, Secretary and Social Media Chair
  • Adele Miller, CHP Connections Co-Chair
  • Flor Quiroz, CHP Connections Co-Chair
  • Elisabeth Sandoval, Co-Vice President of Academic Engagement
  • Nick Wilson, Co-Vice President of Academic Engagement
  • Wyatt Beal, Co-Vice President of Community Engagement
  • Alexandra Chapman, Co-Vice President of Community Engagement
  • Rosie Martinez, Co-Vice President of Cultural Engagement
  • Carlos Hernandez, Co-Vice President of Cultural Engagement
  • Serena Naji, Vice President of Publications
  • Erica Stehlik, Co-Vice President of Social Engagement
  • Lucy Moss, Co-Vice President of Social Engagement

    Honors Student Council meets at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings on alternating weeks throughout the semester. All students are encouraged to attend. On the alternating week when the HSC does not formally meet, it sponsors an “Honors After Dark” program that is thematically determined by students. Watch for announcements about events in Newsbytes and sign up to follow us on Social Media!

We encourage all students to become involved in the HSC this year!

Meet Your 2024-25 HSC Executive Board!

Updates Coming Soon!

Margot Pierce – President

Margot is a senior double majoring in Mathematics and Spanish. Outside of HSC, she is a member of the executive boards for the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and the Altgeld Ringers. She also plays the violin in the University Philharmonia Orchestra. When she isn’t in class or rehearsal, she enjoys reading, journaling, and going for long walks.

Over the past three years, CHP and HSC in particular have become a special community for Margot and helped make the big university feel a bit smaller and more familiar. On executive board, she hopes to extend the welcome that she received to more students and make them feel at home in CHP. She hopes that all Chancellor’s Scholars will come to HSC and/or Honors After Dark to connect with other students, as well as consider contributing to Equinox, the literary magazine!

Madison Fanning – Secretary and Social Media Chair

Adele Miller – Co-Chair, CHP Connections

 Adele is a junior majoring in Special Education with a minor in Disability Studies. Outside of HSC, she is the President of Epsilon Delta, a professional teaching organization, and Vice President of Illini Service Dogs, an RSO and nonprofit that trains mobility service dogs and places them free of charge. She is also the primary caretaker and handler of Rory, a one-year-old black lab training through Illini Service Dogs. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, reading, baking, and spending time with her friends, family, and dogs.  HSC has been an integral part of her college experience as she has found a dynamic, supportive community with her fellow Chancellor’s Scholars. She is very excited to grow CHP Connections and continue to offer first year students an opportunity to find connection within the program, making their transition to a big university feel more manageable

Flor Quiroz – Co-Chair, CHP Connections

Flor is a junior studying Clinical Psychology and Spanish. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology and work towards becoming a licensed clinical psychologist working as an outpatient therapist supporting Spanish speaking families and the Latinx community.

Outside of HSC, Flor is a research assistant in the Spanish department as well as in the Health an Kinesiology department. the enjoys staying active by working out, bike riding or walking her dog. She is also a TRIO McNair Scholar conducting her own project on physical activity, adiposity, and psychological outcomes. Flor enjoys dancing in her free time and President/Director of La Fuerza Flamenca UIUC. She loves exploring cultures and appreciates when people share more about themselves and their passions.

As CHP Connections Mentorships Co-Chair, she hopes to facilitate in students’ development of important social and networking connections within and outside of CHP.  She will work closely with other Exec Board members to support Chancellor’s Scholars diverse needs and individualistic experiences with the goal of continuing to foster a supporting, welcoming, and safe community.

Elisabeth Sandoval – Co-Vice President, Academic Engagement

Elisabeth is a senior studying political science and English. She is a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, a summer camp instructor for the Universal Cheerleaders Association, and assistant coach of a high school cheer team. She is also a competitor within the Miss Illinois Scholarship Organization and an active volunteer with several institutions. She enjoys singing, working out, and planning academically engaging events!

Elisabeth got involved with HSC because she was new to the Campus Honors Program and wanted to meet people, help plan events, and learn more about what the program had to offer. CHP has made a huge campus feel smaller by giving her a vibrant, supportive community, and she hopes to make it even more welcoming and engaging for all future Chancellor’s Scholars.

Nick Wilson – Co-Vice President, Academic Engagement

Nick is a senior majoring in Integrative Biology Honors and minoring in Chemistry and Ecology & Conservation Biology. Outside of HSC, he is the Membership Director for Special Populations Student Health Concerns Committee, the Secretary for the blood stem cell and bone marrow RSO Gift of Life UIUC, and one of the Philanthropy Chairs for Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honors Society. He works for the Health Education department at McKinley Health Center, as a course assistant and tutor for the Department of Statistics, and as a biological research assistant. In his free time, he enjoys running, watching and playing basketball, and learning about current events and interesting topics in science.

HSC has provided Nick with both a valuable sense of community and a refreshing break from challenging classes on campus. As HSC Co-Vice President of Academic Engagement, he hopes to plan and organize events that both cater to the academic interests of Chancellor’s Scholars and are fun and relaxing. He encourages everyone to take advantage of the opportunities offered by CHP by attending events and spending time in the Honors House!

Rosie Martinez – Co-Vice President, Cultural Engagement

Rosie is a senior studying Graphic Design and Political Science. She is exploring ways to create social change through creative means and helping amplify the fight for liberation. You can find her at many of the vending events across campus selling her artwork! Outside of HSC, Rosie is the Media & Communications Intern and Team Coordinator at the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center. She is also a part of Entre Hermanas and many other Latinx student groups across campus.

Being able to lead the Cultural Engagement Committee, Rosie hopes to continue creating a vibrant community through cultural engagement and celebration. These celebrations, ranging from Diwali Craft Night to Lunar New Year festivities to Hispanic Heritage Month bailes, have really connected her to so many amazing people. She hopes to continue nurturing a supportive and inclusive environment where every student feels valued and inspired in CHP.

Isabel Zhou – Vice President, Art

Isabel is a junior studying Accountancy and Information Systems in the Gies College of Business. When she graduates, she wants to pursue a career in UX/UI design to explore the intersection between art, business, and technology. Isabel has a diverse range of artistic interests, including drawing, painting, sewing, crocheting, and jewelry-making. Outside of HSC, Isabel runs her own online clothing business and is a member of Illinois Business Consulting (IBC). 

Through CHP, Isabel has found a supportive community where she can thrive and grow alongside others. Whether she’s working on a project or organizing a social event, she has many opportunities to form meaningful connections. Isabel cherishes the friends she has made through CHP and hopes to meet even more people at the Honors House this year!

Wyatt Beal – Co-Vice President, Community Engagement

Wyatt is a senior studying Social Work. After completing his degree, he plans to pursue an MSW and ultimately work as a counselor. 

Wyatt is passionate about community engagement and social justice. Outside of CHP, he is a member of the UIUC Social Work Student Association and writes a blog, Beal’s Spiel. In his free time, he enjoys drawing, cafes, and nature (he is a squirrel lover and not afraid of the geese).

He became involved in HSC to build connections with people. He is from Southern California and has found CHP to be his home away from home and a doorway to connect with the greater Champaign-Urbana area. He is looking forward to working with anyone interested in building community, so stop by for a meeting and learn about all the opportunities to be involved. He knows that commitments can be scary and school can be stressful, so drop by when you can – CHP will always be here for you!

Check out our blog to learn more about CHP community involvement. We are always open to new ideas and opportunities, so we hope to hear from you!

Alex Chapman – Co-Vice President, Community Engagement

Alex is a junior majoring in Sociology and Geology with a minor in Spanish. She works with the Education Justice Project and is passionate about social movements. In her free time, she likes to go to cafés and observe squirrels around campus.

Alex joined HSC as a freshman to get more involved in the CHP community. Through HSC, she met lots of great people in CHP and beyond! She continued her involvement as a sophomore when she served on the HSC Exec Board in the Community Engagement Committee. 

Alex’s favorite events from the ’23-’24 year include volunteer sessions at Books to Prisoners and Salt & Light thrift store, as well as the incorporation of food drives into CHP Halloween and Semi-Formal events. She is excited to return to the Community Engagement Committee as a junior!

Serena Naji – Vice President, Publications

Serena is a sophomore in LAS majoring in English. Outside of HSC, she is a Student Alumni Ambassador, Membership Director for the Illinois Shotokan Karate Club, as well as an active member of both Illinois Model United Nations and Muslim Student Association. In her free time, she enjoys reading all kinds of books, listening to music, and hanging out with friends and family.

The Honors Student Council has provided Serena with a supportive community and made her feel more welcome within the CHP. The connections she has made so far have been invaluable. She looks forward to continuing and enhancing the amazing work the Publications committee has done to foster creative expression. She also aims to encourage more Chancellor’s Scholars to consider becoming involved by attending some of the many great programs HSC hosts, as well as through contributing to CHP’s literary magazine, Equinox!

Lucy Moss – Co-Vice President, Social Engagement

Lucy Moss is a sophomore studying Organizational and Community Leadership with minors in Business and Spanish. She enjoys international travel, summertime, pickles, and singing in her car. Lucy is currently the Gala Chair of UIUC’s UNICEF. She aspires to have an international career, buy Versailles, become fluent in Spanish, and change the world.

Erica Stehlik – Co-Vice President, Social Engagement

Erica is a sophomore in agricultural and biological engineering. Besides being a Chancellor’s Scholar and James Scholar for the College of ACES, she is a member of Illini Service Dogs, Society of Women Engineers, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, and Engineers Without Borders. Erica is also involved with the Japan House, first as a volunteer then as an intern and hopefully a tea student in the near future, and with Newman Hall, as a
community wide RA. Between homework and club meetings, she enjoys baking with friends, watching Survivor, competing in intramurals, and boba runs.
After spending a semester abroad, Erica realized the impact CHP has had on her UIUC experience. She initially chose UIUC because of the promise of community and unique experiences CHP offered, and she had yet to be disappointed. From discovering more about the
campus through SAS tours to Krannert shows to exclusive classes and amazing professors to trying new foods in Honors After Dark events, CHP has delivered a new home on campus. Erica is joining the HSC Exec team to contribute to the community that has given so much to her, and she is beyond thrilled to start planning!