Honors Student Receives Nevada Regents Scholar Award

Emylia Terry
May. 15, 2013

Emylia Terry — Major in History, Psychology and Women’s Studies

Emylia Terry, both a University Honors and Departmental Honors Scholar, is a triple major and maintains a 4.0 GPA.  Emylia graduated from Advanced Technologies Academy here in Las Vegas before coming to UNLV and joining the Honors College.  She was a research assistant in Dr. Hannon's Auditory Cognition and Development Lab in the Psychology Department last year and her capstone History paper on the media's coverage of the Christine Jorgensen case led her to win the University Libraries' Lance and Elena Calvert Undergraduate Research Award in 2012.  Emylia has been very active in public service activities (too many to catalog here) and spent the summer of 2012 in Washington, D.C. as an intern at the Office of Public Affairs/Government Relations for Easter Seals, Inc.   Emylia plans to pursue a joint PhD / JD upon graduation in May 2014, and is still exploring different career options.  She knows she wants to focus on social justice whether she pursues a career in law or teaching.

Emylia has this to say about her Honors College experience…  

“I love the sense of community, the fantastic advising, the challenging course material and small classes, the supportive and inspiring administration, and the countless opportunities (such as research and teaching experience) available to students. Being a member of the "Honors family" is definitely one of the highlights of my college experience, and it is one of the best decisions I have made. Whatever field I end up in, I know that the Honors College has given me a strong foundation and the support systems necessary to pursue my goals.”