"Loyola's Honors Program was challenging and inspiring: to read vigorously from the greatest thinkers and critics of Western civilization: Plato and Aristotle, Augustine and Aquinas, Hegel and Marx, Nietzsche and Freud… I found the ambition of the program to be exceptional, and while I cannot say I remember (or that I loved) every book, I am grateful for the opportunity to be guided through such a journey. As a physics educator, much of my Honors Program experience affects how I interact with students. The small courses and emphasis on interactive, introspective, and open-ended seminar-style study were the most important aspects of the program. As a student whose ultimate goal was to study science, I would repeat what a professor in physics pointed out to me during my first year at Loyola: There are many schools where you can take advanced courses, or even double-major in the sciences, but there are not many where you can pursue both science and a fully realized program in the liberal arts."
—Fred Strauch, Ph.D., '98, majored in physics at Loyola and later earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Maryland. He is a professor of physics at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.