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big sibling program

Every year, a select group of Honors College students apply to be big brothers/sisters to incoming Honors College freshman. Each big sibling is grouped with a few incoming freshman and introduced at welcome weekend. Over the course of the academic year, the big siblings act as a resource for their incoming Honors College freshman, "siblings", and they help to ease the college transition. They organize meet ups for coffee and meals and provide helpful information about the university as a whole, the Honors College, campus residences, student life and much more. The Honors College is truly a family and the big sibling program welcomes new Honors College students with open arms.

Below are a few of the Honors College big siblings:

  • Naveen Mallangada
    Naveen
    Major: Biology-Developmental Genetics Specialization Hometown: Jericho, NY What I love most about the Honors College? “I love the Honors College because of the amazing people and community that support and encourage you to think beyond the norm.”
  • Dylan Schreiber
    Dylan
    Major: Civil Engineering  Hometown: Sayville, NY  What I love most about the Honors College? “I love being in the Honors College because of the community it creates. Right away when I got to school I was a part of a group of people who are fun, have similarly high aspirations, and are accepting.”
  •  Rima Madan
      Rima Madan
    Major: Biology Hometown: Bethpage, NY  What I love most about the Honors College? “I love being in the Honors College because of all the wonderful people I've met. I am surrounded by a group of incredibly diverse, intelligent students who truly motivate me to step outside of my comfort zone and achieve big things.”
  •  Ioana Soaita
      Ioana
    Major: Biomedical Engineering Hometown: Bucharest, Romania  What I love most about the Honors College? “I love being in the Honors College because of the supportive and tight-knit community it offers.”