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Meet our Staff

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Kimberly Engber, Ph.D.

Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College Dean
Associate Professor, English


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Vanessa Stupay - Assistant to the Dean JPEG Image






JPEG ImageBrae Bigge - Honors Undergraduate Fellow
Brae is now a senior 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 serves on the Executive Committee of WHEAT. Brae can be reached at HonorsUGFellow@wichita.edu.


  • Scholarship applications processing and collation
  • Honors new members applications
  • 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 junior studying Vocal Music Education and whatever else she can find. She likes opera, dark chocolate, and Mario Kart.


  • Editor of the new Honors blog, The Innovator
  • Liaison to PAL and LLC (Living Learning Community)
  • Honors library management
  • National Merit recruitment
  • Undergraduate research support with the Honors Advisor
  • Reception and office support

JPEG ImageTracia Banuelos - Honors Undergraduate Fellow
Tracia is a junior 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.


  • Recruitment and high school visits
  • Honors student orientation planning
  • Editor and founder of the Honors College Yearbook
  • Alumni relations and records
  • Peer mentoring
  • Office protocol and supplies
  • Reception and office support

Contact Us

Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount, Shocker Hall A1180
Box 102
Wichita, KS 67260

Phone: 316-978-3375

Email: honors@wichita.edu