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 Maria Ortega Maria Ortega

Hello! My name is Maria Ortega and I am a junior majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with certification in EC-6 Bilingual education. I hope to one day become a teacher and in the future I hope to earn a Masters in Special Education with a concentration in Autism Intervention and a Masters in Educational Leadership in order to work with kids with autism. In my free time I love to spend time with my friends and family, reading, gardening, listening to music, and binge watching my favorite shows on Netflix. I love to learn about anything and everything, so I'm constantly reading up on the topic I'm obsessed with that day. I'm also getting back into knitting and crocheting which used to be one of my favorite hobbies as a child.

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 Sadie Clyne Sadie Clyne

Hi! I'm Sadie Clyne and I'm a senior Psychology major with a minor in Criminal Justice. I've always been passionate about visual arts and music, and after I graduate UNT, I hope to attend a graduate program that delves into the blend between Psychology and Art. I'm from San Antonio, Texas, but I grew up and spent most of my life in Chicago, Illinois. I was abroad in Glasgow, Scotland for half of my junior year, and my dream is to move back there. Apart from being a study abroad alumni, I am also a member of Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society. In my spare time, I love to paint, read books that my friends recommend, travel, sit in coffee shops and draw, and go outdoors with friends. Occasionally, I'll binge the Great British Baking Show, attempt to recreate one of their recipes, and fail marvelously. After that, I usually go to Spiral Diner and grab one of their delicious (and vegan!) desserts to make up for it.

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 Samantha Glidewell Samantha Glidewell

Hi! My name is Samantha Glidewell and I am a senior. I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in Spanish. After graduating with my Bachelor´s degree, I plan to further my education in a doctorate program for psychology. I am a McNair Scholar and I have enjoyed getting to know a lot of people around campus. In my free time you can find me with my nose inside a book, spending time with friends, or listening to music.

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.