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The 2011 – 2012 year marks the 30th year of Honors Programming being on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. First envisioned by the Dr. Hebert Lasky in 1982, the Undergraduate Honors Program was

… designed to attract, stimulate, and retain talented students. The students will improve the learning climate at the University, in part because much of their course work will be in regular University courses. In addition, the Honors Program will set an example of academic excellence.

‐ Program proposal present to the Council on Academic Affairs, 8 October 1981.

In the ensuing 30 years, the program has been all that was proposed of it, and more.