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 2020-2021

Headshot of Holly Matthews Holly Mathews

Hello! My name is Holly Mathews and I am the current Chair of HCPC. I’m also an Honors College Ambassador and a Terry Scholar. I am a junior majoring in Political Science and Economics. After graduation, I plan on going to law school in hopes of becoming a lawyer. In my free time, I love to read novels and find cute DIY projects to work on.

Headshot of David Corson David Gonzalez Corson

Hello! My name is David Gonzalez Corson, and I am a third-year student majoring in political science and economics. I've lived in Texas for almost my entire life, but I'm originally from Colombia and love all things Latin American (music, food, futbol, you name it). After graduating, I currently plan on getting a master’s degree in either economics or public administration and hope to one day work in local government. In my free time I love going for bike rides, playing my guitar & ukulele, spending time with friends, or simply catching up on some much-needed sleep.

Headshot of Lauren Brown Lauren Brown

Hello! My name is Lauren Brown and I’m a senior at UNT. I’m from Austin, Texas. I’m currently studying Advertising, with a double minor in History and Sociology. I studied abroad in Spain and work for SWOOP, the student-managed advertising and public relations agency in the Mayborn School of Journalism. I’m passionate about film, fashion, and writing. In my free time, I love to watch movies or TV shows with my friends. I also love to travel and cook!

Headshot of Kendrian Collins Kendrian Collins

Hey! My name is Kendrian Collins and I am a sophomore majoring in Psychology with a minor in Business Management. I am planning on becoming an Industrial Organizational Psychologist after graduating from graduate school. I also have a goal of starting a non-profit focusing on helping students who are at-risk of being sent or released from juvenile detention centers. I see myself as an achieving and maximizing philanthropist striving to impact the community through learning and implementing solutions. I am from Dallas, Texas. To be more precise I am “Dallas, Dallas.” I am a member of MARTIAL Eagles and the Psychology Student Association. My spare time consists of gaming, painting, cooking, discovering new hobbies and watching vegan chefs cook amaizing meals on YouTube. See what I did there? Those are some of things I like to do in beet-ween time; I promise I am not this corny.

Headshot of Michael Mairs Michael Mairs

Hi there! My name is Michael Mairs, and I'm a junior majoring in Communication Studies, minoring in Music, and also pursuing a Digital Media Studies Undergraduate Certificate. I'm originally from Flower Mound, Texas. During the school year, I work for UNT Housing as a Housing Ambassador, and also serve as our Chapter President of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity. I am also a member of National Residence Hall Honorary [NRHH], the Kappa Sigma Fraternity as a founding father, the UNT Choirs, and now finally HCPC! I love to listen to music, play video games, and broadcast myself online on a platform called 'Twitch'! Under the alias 'Smirky', I have partnered with Twitch and cultivated a positive, family-friendly, and authentic gaming community of my own. Our community has accumulated over 13,000 followers, raised over $20,000 for charitable organizations, such as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. [Fun Fact: I was featured in UNT News in 2019 while fundraising for St. Jude!] With my love of broadcasting and traveling, I aspire to get involved in this evolving gaming industry one day!

Headshot of Rebecca Valdez Rebecca Valdez

Hi everybody! My name is Rebecca Valdez, and I am from Grand Prairie, Texas. I am a sophomore and my major is psychology with a minor in counseling. After graduating from UNT, I plan to go to graduate school to become a licensed professional counselor (LPC). In my free time you can find me eating Chipotle while binge-watching a new anime (and I am always looking for new recommendations)! I also love to watch movies and hang out with friends! On occasion, I also do yoga and meditation to help keep myself mentally healthy.

Headshot of Lauren Hanzel Lauren Hanzel

My name is Lauren Hanzel, and I am a second-year student majoring in English with a concentration in rhetoric and writing a double minor in marketing and history. I have always been passionate about reading and writing growing up. After graduating, I plan on working in marketing as a proposal writer, but I eventually hope to become a speechwriter. I am from a small town in Texas called Lumberton. I have enjoyed coming to UNT and being a part of a larger community of students! In my free time I love being outdoors, whether it’s hiking, running, or playing soccer. I also enjoy reading, listening to music, and focusing on my faith. I am also a huge coffee addict, and I love visiting all the coffee shops in Denton, especially West Oak Coffee.

Headshot of Jacklyn Perez Jacklyn Perez

Hello! My name is Jacklyn Perez, and I am a sophomore majoring in Psychology with a minor in Behavior Analysis. I am from a small town in Texas called Copperas Cove. After graduation, I plan on going to graduate school to get a PhD and become a Child Clinical Psychologist. I absolutely love learning about kids and have always enjoyed being in their presence! Hello! My name is Jacklyn Perez, and I am a sophomore majoring in Psychology with a minor in Behavior Analysis. I am from a small town in Texas called Copperas Cove. After graduation, I plan on going to graduate school to get a PhD and become a Child Clinical Psychologist. I absolutely love learning about kids and have always enjoyed being in their presence! Apart from school, I work for UNT as an RA at Maple Hall, I am a member of the Psychology Student Association, and now HCPC! In my free time, I love to read, paint, listen to music, spend time with friends, and adventure in nature!

Headshot of Sarah Paulsen Sarah Paulsen

Hi! My name is Sarah Paulsen and I’m from Austin, TX! I am currently a sophomore undeclared business major. While I still don’t know exactly what I want to do, I have some interest in fashion merchandising and may end up switching my major but want to keep a focus on business/marketing. I am also a member of the Alpha Alpha chapter of Chi Omega on campus. In my free time, I love attending concerts, creating ceramics, drinking coffee, cooking new food, and hanging out with my friends. 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 work. Out of all the people in the world, I would like to meet Stevie nicks because I love her and Fleetwood Mac so much :)

Headshot of Lizbeth Chavez Lizbeth Chavez

Hi! My name is Lizbeth Chavez and I'm a Sophomore majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Biology. I'm planning to become either a doctor or a veterinarian in the future because the field of medicine is so interesting. In my free time, I like watching Netflix, exercising, or just hanging out with my friends and family.

Headshot of Reagan Mathews Reagan Mathews

Hello! My name is Reagan Mathews and I am a second-year Journalism major with a concentration in print and digital media. I am also planning on a double minor in Social Studies and Spanish. After graduation, I hope to become a reporter for a magazine. I was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas my whole life before coming to UNT. When I'm not going out with friends I enjoy binge-watching Netflix shows, reading a good book, or soaking up some sun outside.

Headshot of Veronica Seder Veronica Seder

Hello! My name is Veronica Seder and I am a junior double majoring in Human Development and Family Studies as well as Integrative Studies. I hope to one day become a teacher and work with middle or high school students. I am from Grand Prairie, Texas. During the school year, I work for UNT Housing as a Resident Assistant with freshman residents. In my free time I like reading, exercising, and meeting new people!

Headshot of Aiden Trusty Aiden Trusty

Hey, my name is Aiden Trusty and I’m a sophomore 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. I’m currently a member of Ad Club, as well as the secretary 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.