Student Profiles

Name: Andrew Savage

Major(s)/Minor(s): Major in Music Composition

Hometown: Cary, North Carolina

How did you know the Honors College was right for you?
I enjoy an academic challenge and discussion-based coursework with small classes filled with people who are involved, open-minded, and passionate about their respective fields. I feel like this open discussion atmosphere helps all members of the conversation fuel ideas that could help change the world, and I really wanted to be a part of that.

What has been your favorite Honors experience so far?
So far, I have really enjoyed my Philosophy Goes to the Movies class, which was the first Honors course I took at UNCG. It reminded me of the connections between philosophy, morals, and film that we discussed at the North Carolina Governor's School, which I attended in 2013 at the East camps at Meredith College. It helped to give me a deeper understanding of film and a greater appreciation for it. In addition, it helped drive my own interests in music forward, as I aspire to be a composer for film and other mediums. Through the class I discovered an even greater intricacy between music and the meaning of a film.

What does "Honors" mean to you now that you are here at UNCG?
To me, Honors means having many exciting opportunities. Smaller, more interesting classes, housing, priority registration, and a wealth of other opportunities in and out of my major all contribute to the definition of Honors. Additionally, Honors means that I am part of a loving, fun, and academically inclined group of people, many of which I have become close friends with. If I weren't in the Honors program, I would not have had the fantastic friends and the incredible opportunities I do now.