Elise Everly, Graduate Assistant for Hotz Programming

As the graduate assistant for Hotz programming, Elise Everly works with Honors College staff and Hotz Hall resident assistant staff to develop events that foster community among honors students, especially our first-year students. She works to bring in professors, registered student organizations and professionals who share campus opportunities and their own experiences with honors students. She seeks to build community among first-year students both in Hotz Honors Hall and throughout campus. Everly served as a resident assistant in Hotz for two years and lived there herself as an honors freshman. She is thrilled to be “home!”

Everly recently graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas with a major in psychology and a minor in marketing. Her honors thesis focused on the emotion of hate, and how people experience it differently toward groups versus individuals. During her time at the University of Arkansas, Everly served as a baton twirler with the Razorback Marching Band and founded the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity. 

Everly is currently working on a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. In her spare time she enjoys scrapbooking, poster making, and anything crafty. She especially loves to bake, and is particularly skilled at decorating birthday cakes for friends and students!