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Meet our Staff

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Kimberly Engber, Ph.D.

Dean of the Honors College
Associate Professor, English


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JPEG ImageJeffrey Stephens, Ph.D.

Honors College Academic Advisor and Coordinator
of National Scholarships


T: (316) 978-6563

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JPEG ImageKimn Gollnick, MA

Honors Administrative Coordinator & Assistant to the Dean


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  • Day-to-day office operations and direct support of the Dean
  • Finances such as timekeeping/payroll, invoices/payables, budget support
  • Provide assistance to Honors faculty and students
  • Supervise student employees
  • Honors Web site management
  • Alumni data and contact information

JPEG ImageStephanie Rogers - Undergraduate Research Grants Program Assistant
Stephanie graduated from Wichita State in May 2014 with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is applying to graduate school for her Doctorate of Audiology in Fall 2015. Until then she is having fun binge-watching Netflix. Stephanie serves as Undergraduate Research Grants Program Assistant and is always willing to talk about undergraduate research! She can be reached at her original email at stephanie.fowler@wichita.edu.


  • Advise students on UG Grant application
  • Provide administrative support for UG Grants
  • Market grant and affilitated programs across campus
  • Work with the Honors College Dean to develop and administer new programs to expand the UG Research initiative

JPEG ImageRachel Tuck - Senior Honors Undergraduate Fellow
Rachel is a WSU senior majoring in Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, and Biology. She is a member of WSU Rowing and SAC, has been active as an Emory Lindquist Scholar, and serves in leadership with WHEAT. After graduation, she plans to enroll in dental school to pursue Odontology, a forensic field specializing in bite marks. As the Senior Honors Undergraduate Fellow, she wants to make Honors more accessible to students of all majors. She can be reached at HonorsUGFellow@wichita.edu.


  • Communications - the Honors newsletter, email, and social media
  • Event planning oversight and mentorship
  • Liaison to WHEAT
  • Reception and office support

JPEG ImageBrae Bigge - Honors Undergraduate Fellow
Brae is now a junior at WSU. Although she started out as an English major, she really enjoys science and problem-solving, so she is working on her prerequisites for medical school. She enjoys reading, writing, singing, playing instruments, and spending time with friends and family. She is also an active member of WHEAT. Brae can be reached at HonorsUGFellow@wichita.edu.


  • Recruitment event planning and marketing, a major part of our year
  • Community service and coordinating activities with WHEAT
  • Reception and office support

JPEG ImageBridget Carroll - Honors Undergraduate Fellow
Bridget Carroll is a Sophomore studying Vocal Music Education and whatever else she can find. She likes opera, dark chocolate, and Mario Kart. Bridget can be reached at HonorsUGFellow@wichita.edu.


  • Honors 101 peer mentoring
  • Liaison to PAL and LLC (Living Learning Community)
  • National Merit recruitment
  • Out-of-State student support
  • Assistance with the Alumni Project
  • Undergraduate research support with Stephanie Rogers
  • Reception and office support

JPEG ImageTracia Banuelos - Honors Undergraduate Fellow
Tracia is a sophomore working on a double major in HR Management and Psychology, with a minor in Ethnic Studies. She enjoys creating studio art (pastels, graphite, and paint), reading, blogging, and running. She loves books and creative fiction writing, and says, "In my dream life, I am John Steinbeck." She can be reached at HonorsUGFellow@wichita.edu.


  • Peer mentoring
  • Developing HNRS 101 workshops
  • The Alumni Project
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Honors student orientation planning
  • Reception and office support

Contact Us

Honors College
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount, Shocker Hall A1180
Box 102
Wichita, KS 67260

Phone: 316-978-3375

Email: honors@wichita.edu