The Kenneth L. Pike Honors Program invites exceptional students with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher to design a unique academic program that creatively complements or extends Gordon College majors or minors in pursuit of their learning goal.
Pike Scholars can take advantage of diverse opportunities at Gordon, internationally or at other institutions in this country to enrich existing majors in unique ways. Scholars design a creative, rigorous program with a depth and breadth that would not ordinarily be available to them at Gordon.
Ashlie had always wanted to teach English as a Second Language, but to delve deeper into her studies, she wanted to find out how education influences the economy, politics, and ultimately, social change. She created a major that brought her to Chile for a research project on the indigenous Mapuche people, earned her ESL license, completed the Spanish major coursework as well as 80 credits worth of sociology and economics coursework.
"Developing my own curriculum has been an incredible journey that’s both challenging and rewarding. I know that the depth at which I’ve studied educational systems and societal structures exceeds what an undergraduate title in education would have allowed and I am eager to continue on in my studies both as a teacher and graduate student."
Community Development and Education
Interested in learning more? Make sure you explore the full Program Details page, and don’t hesitate to reach out to the Pike Program Director, Dr. Jeffrey Stevenson with questions!
e: [email protected]