Gregory Coffman named Chancellor's Scholar at the U of I

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

One hundred twenty-one freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois have been designated Chancellor’s Scholars in the Campus Honors Program this fall.

Among the Chancellor’s Scholars, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential, is Gregory Coffman of Metamora.

The Campus Honors Program is a four-year general studies program open to undergraduates in any curriculum. It admits up to 125 freshmen each year, selected from more than 7,000 on the Urbana campus. As many as 20 additional students join the program at the beginning of their sophomore year.

Chancellor’s Scholars participate in small-enrollment honors classes and seminars. Close student-faculty interaction also is fostered by a mentor system, a lecture series on topics of general interest, dress-rehearsal visits to Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and international programming. Other benefits include summer research and travel grants.