Honors Students Live the Mission

Alumni Embody the Honors College Spirit

Eddie Zakreski, A'21, a political science major who minored in philosophy and history and earned a business administration certificate, was drawn to Duquesne as an undergraduate because it embraces the spirit of service he felt called toward in his Catholic tradition.

His academic goal was to attend law school to purpose social justice initiatives and be in a position to uplift those who need it most. The Honors College was the ideal place for him to prepare for his future and to learn to ask hard questions and bravely face the answers.

"I want to make a positive change in the world and help the least fortunate and most historically disadvantaged. I feel like law is the best path for me to fulfill that," Zakreski said.

Drawn to social justice initiatives, relentless in their pursuit of truth, and an ever-deepening awareness of mystery throughout—this is what sets Honors College graduates apart, suggests Dr. Kathleen Glenister Roberts, Eddie's advisor and director of the Honors College.

"Eddie really humbled me. He reminded me of why the Honors College is here and why Duquesne's mission matters."

Students Living the Mission