About the Student Honors Council

The Student Honors Council (SHC) of MSU Denver seeks to support the MSU Denver Honors Program mission to offer a transformative intellectual challenge within the context of a supportive community. The SHC encourages Honors students to pursue interdisciplinary studies, experiential learning opportunities, and in-depth research and creative projects. The SHC shall seek to provide Honors students with the opportunity to speak and be heard by the Honors Program leadership, university administration, faculty, and the community as a whole. The SHC shall listen to students, respond effectively to their needs, provide social events to foster a sense of community, promote the visibility of the Honors Program, and supplement its academic mission.

Student Honors Council Members


Albany Lammey (she/her/hers)


Psychology Major and Political Science and Criminal Justice Minor. I am honored to serve as President of the Student Honors Council this year. I joined the honors program Fall of 2021 so I could be a part of this amazing community and grow as a person. I am excited to be a part of growing the community that took me in. Along with the Honors Program, I also work on campus as an Orientation Leader and am on Debate Team. When I am not busy with school and extracurricular activities, I love to draw, paint, and spend time with my two dogs Bubba and Georgia

Kristin Nergaard

Kristin Nergaard (she/her/hers)

Vice President

I am excited to be the Student Honor's Council Vice President this semester. I am majoring in Aviation and Aerospace Science, and I am minoring in Fire and Emergency Response Administration. The Honors community has been my home all four years I've been in college, and I am excited to be serving them in this role for my last year in college! I am also a SACAB representative on our student government. Outside of Metro, I participate in AFROTC at CU Boulder, and have do my flight training at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield. Outside of school, I love Formula 1 and cars! I also love dogs, art, and writing. Please never hesitate to reach out!


Alexander Turner (he/him/his or they/them/theirs)


Meteorology Major and Mathematics Minor. I am looking forward to serving as this year’s Student Honors Council treasurer. I’m fairly new to the Honors Program, becoming a member in Spring 2023, which was the second semester of my first year. Despite being so new, I am extremely excited to be in a hands-on position and being able to be involved in such an amazing program! I hope to foster a sense of individuality in academia, especially in STEM fields, and help facilitate a safe place for all people to learn. When I’m not engrossed in my busy schedule, I enjoy baking, gardening, and building things, as well as playing with my young puppy Chevy.


Caroline Blackwell (she/her/hers)


Environmental Science Major and Spanish Minor. I am very excited to be serving as the secretary for the Student Honors Council this year! I became a member for the Honors program in the Spring of 2022, during my second semester of my first year. Ever since then, I have wanted to become more involved within the program and decided to run for secretary of the Student Honors Council. My hopes during this school year are to create a stronger community within the program, as well as get know as many of you as possible. Outside of school, I love paddle boarding, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. Always feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.


Jacob Riser (he/him/his)

El Comodín

I am currently majoring in Psychology, with a minor in Social Work. Ever since I started my university experience I have been a part of the Honors Program. The members in this program are a great group of people who I love to surround myself with. I decided to apply for the council as the El Comodín and I'm hoping to get some more experience for future years in the Student Honors Council. The Honors Program is a great place to help assist you in increasing your potential for a great university experience and I'm hoping to get more students like me involved. I hope to be the best person I can be and make the best of this experience and make some friends. After I finish my schoolwork, I like to spend time with my two puppies Daiji and Olive and my beautiful fiancé. We love road trips and walking our pups after our responsibilities are taken care of.

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