The Honors College Programming Council (HCPC) exists to provide meaningful opportunities for students to engage with the Honors College community outside of the classroom. Signature events include pumpkin painting, glitter jars, and an escape room. HCPC events are open to all members of the Honors College. You can connect with HCPC on Facebook and on Instagram @unt_hcpc.

Honors College Programming Council Members 2022-2023

 

Officers:

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Espi Hinojos (She/Her)

President

Hello my name is Espi Hinojos. I go by she/her/hers pronouns. I am currently a Junior at UNT majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry. I am the 2022-2023 HCPC President. I was previously an Honors college STEM and BIPOC interest community coordinator. I am also a Director of Morale for Eaglethon, and a COS ambassador.

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Jackie Perez (She/Her)

Vice President

Hello! My name is Jackie Perez, and I am the Vice President of HCPC for the 2022-2023 academic year. I am from a small town in Texas called Copperas Cove, and I am a junior majoring in Psychology and Addiction Studies. After graduation, I plan on going to graduate school to get a PhD and become a Child Clinical Psychologist. I absolutely love learning about adolescents and have always enjoyed being in their presence! Apart from school, I am a McNair Scholar, work for UNT as a Resident Assistant at Crumley Hall, and am a member of the Psychology Student Association. In my free time, I love to read, watch movies, listen to music, spend time with friends, and adventure in nature :)

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Sarah Paulsen (She/Her)

Treasurer

Hi! My name is Sarah Paulsen and I’m from Austin, TX! I was born in Portland, Maine and spent the first few years of my life in Maine. My family goes back to Boothbay every summer and it’s my favorite place on earth! I am currently a junior majoring in Finance with a minor in Real Estate. I am a member of the Alpha Alpha chapter of Chi Omega on campus. I currently serve as the Community service director! In my free time, I love attending concerts, creating ceramics, serving the community, drinking coffee, cooking new food, hanging out with my friends. I also love cats and hope to get my own this year! My favorite honors class so far would have to be The Good Society (HNRS 1100) with Professor Major. Professor Major always made class interesting and challenged us with complex ideas of how societies function. Out of all the people in the world, I would like to meet Stevie nicks because I love her and Fleetwood Mac so much :).

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Kendrian Collins (He/Him)

Inclusive Cultures Chair

Hello Everyone!! My name is Kendrian Collins (He/Him/His) and I am a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Business Management. I am from Dallas, Texas. My hobbies consist of painting to RnB music, hiking, and trying out different cuisines. On campus, I am a third year RA at Honors Hall. I am also a part of North Texas 40 as the Director of Internal Relations and the Black Student Union's Vice President. After graduating, I plan to go into Human Resources and work my way towards getting my Doctorates. It is such a pleasure to be able to work with HCPC again for three years in a row!!

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Hetvi Joshi (She/Her)

Arts Chair

Hi! My name is Hetvi Joshi, and I am a third-year student majoring in Communication Design with a concentration in Graphic Design. Additionally, I am double minoring in Marketing and Art History. I am from Mckinney, Texas and something I truly enjoy about UNT is the friendly atmosphere created by everyone there. In my free time I love to read, binge-watch, dance, and hang out with my friends and family. I am also passionate about watching anime, hiking, and learning new things like playing volleyball.

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Beatriz Alapatt

STEM Chair

Hi everyone! My name is Beatriz Alapatt. I am a junior pursuing a biochemistry major with minors in biology and spanish. After graduation, I want to get into medical school. I’m from Coppell, Texas, but I used to live in New Mexico for most of my childhood. Last year, I was a coordinator in the STEM interest community, and now I am so excited to serve as committee chair. I’m also involved with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) at UNT and the Thomistic Institute chapter at UNT. I enjoy reading, watching movies, going on bike rides, growing in my faith, and having good conversations.

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Reagan Mathews (She/Her)

Marketing Chair

Howdy! I’m Reagan and I’m a senior digital and print Journalism student here at UNT. I hope to go on and write about all the cool things the world has to offer! In the meantime I’ve been reading A Court of Thorns and Roses and some thrillers. I can’t wait to meet you this semester and hear about what you like to read!

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Aiden Trusty (He/Him)

Student Activities Chair

Hey, my name is Aiden Trusty and I’m a junior at UNT and from McKinney, Texas. I’m an Integrative Studies major, with concentrations in Business, Communications, and Journalism. I’m also getting a certificate in Digital Media. In addition to HCPC, I'm on the executive board of Best Buddies. I love playing sports and finding new music to listen to. In my free time, I love to play basketball and soccer or hangout with my friends.

General Coordinators: 

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Christina Tang (She/Her)

Hi! My name is Christina Tang. I'm a sophomore, majoring in Biology, minoring in Chemistry on the pre-med track. At UNT, I work as an SI Leader, I'm involved in UNT Rotaract Club serving as Vice President, and a member in Medically Dedicated Student Organization. I enjoy baking, reading, and crocheting hats for animals in my free time.

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April McDowell (She/Her)

Howdy!! I’m April McDowell! This is my second year at UNT, in the honors college, and my first year as a member of HCPC. I am a psychology major, and I’m minoring in ASLP. I love all kinds of music (I’m a band and theatre nerd at heart), and I’ve played piano for about 12 years. 3 fun facts about me: I went to Italy this past summer for study abroad in Rome, my grandfather has a goat farm, and I love UNT! :)

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Lina Miljanic

Howdy! My name is Angelina Miljanic (I have a lot of nicknames: Lina, Fran, and/or Jan) and I am a sophomore working towards a BS in Psychology. I am thinking about tagging on a minor in behavior analysis but that’s unofficial at the moment. I graduated high school in a very small town in Tennessee and moved down here for college! My current hometown is Irving. My academic plan has definitely flip-flopped between pre-med and pre-pa for the past few months, but I’ve settled with going on the clinical psychologist route. In my free time, I love to get creative! Digital art is super fun and I am currently learning how to crochet! Starting this Fall, I will be working as an RA at Kerr A Hall and also working as a Take Flight Ambassador for the College of Liberal Arts.

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Victor Kajopelaye (He/Him)

Victor Kajopelaye was born in Houston, Texas. As a child, he was always curious and loved to learn/gain all the knowledge he could. In high school, Victor played multiple sports from football, powerlifting, golf, track, and many more. In addition to this, he also joined and even lead many organizations such as the student council, superintendent’s student council, principal student council, ASA, etc. Eventually, Victor graduated from Cypress Park High School in early May of 2020. Beginning his journey at the University of North Texas the following year where he is majoring in Biomedical Engineering. Where he has be apart of a fee different organizations like ASA, NSO, BIPOC, and so much more. Also getting in community church groups and hang out with friends on his free time. His long-term goal is to earn a doctorate in medicine and ultimately become a seasoned medical doctor. As a medical doctor, he hopes to provide healthcare services to support communities that have limited or no access to medical services both nationally and internationally through medical missions. At this point, he is focused on completing his bachelor’s degree and help increase the BIPOC community student life. With the hopes of making the up coming school year better then previous one!

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Logan King (She/Her)

Hi! My name is Logan King, and I am a sophomore studying anthropology. I was born and raised in College Station, Texas. I've worked as a barista for the last two-ish years, and I love good people, food, music, and, of course, coffee! I also love being outside and staying active. I am not quite sure what I want to do after college but I am fascinated with people and historical preservation.

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Mousham Bhattarai (He/Him)

Hi, I am Mousham Bhattarai. I am pursuing a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Media Arts. My hometown is Nepal, a small yet beautiful south Asian country. I enjoy traveling and exploring people, places, and cultures.  Fun fact about me: I am an RJ in a local radio station and I emcee for various events such as wedding receptions, concerts, etc. 

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Sarah Robertson (She/Her)

Hi! My name is Sarah Robertson and I am from Austin, Texas. I am a sophomore studying Biology (pre-med) with a minor in Chemistry. I am apart of many organizations on campus and excited to be apart of HCPC this year. My goals for myself after college is to go to Medical School and to become an Anesthesiologist one day. I am very passionate about help people and making differences in people lives in some form. Some of my hobbies are playing golf and the piano, as well as, binge watching many TV shows and reading books.

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Maddie Rowberry (She/Her)

My name is Maddie, and I'm a senior majoring in Communication Design on the User Experience track and minoring in photography and art history. I've been involved in the Honors College since I was a freshman and am excited to be back for my final year! In my free time outside of school, I work as a barista and freelance photographer and love reading, listening to music, and hiking with my dog.

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Sriya Vempati (She/Her)

Hello! My name is Sriya Vempati. I am a second year UNT student pursuing a major in Graphic Design and I am minoring in Marketing and Art History. Once I graduate, I hope to use my major to become an art director and travel. I am from Frisco, Texas but I have lived in several other states before coming to Frisco. I am also an illustrator for NTDaily and finding other ways to keep myself engaged with the campus community. I enjoy being outside and spending time with my friends and family.

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Lizette Reyes (She/Her)

Hi y'all! My name is Lizette and I a junior majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in biology and in human development and family sciences. I have been living in denton for six years now, and my favorite color is green! Aside from HCPC, I am a Resident Assistant at Clark Hall (go clark sharks!!) and an officer in the Terry Scholars chapter here at UNT. I enjoy meeting new people and my favorite artists are Harry Styles and Bad Bunny. I am excited for what this year has in store!

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Ayah Ahmed (She/Her)

Hey, my name is Ayah. I am currently a junior majoring in biochemistry. I am excited to be part of HCPC. I am aspiring to work in the medical field someday. In my free time I like to play volleyball, read, and paint.