Effective, inclusive recruitment practices and supportive transition into the program are essential components in building a strong Honors community.
Dr. TehQuin D. Forbes
Honors Recruitment and Transitions Coordinator
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TehQuin D. Forbes is the University of Florida’s Honors Recruitment and Transitions Coordinator. He works directly with prospective Honors students and families to usher a diverse group of individuals into Honors and guide accepted students’ transitions by ensuring sure they feel welcomed, supported and accepted both on campus and in the program. He also leads the Honors Admissions class.
As a former UF Honors student himself, Dr. Forbes believes that Honors is great because the flexibility of the program allows for an experience as unique as each student. His personal Honors involvement included roles such as SHO Treasurer, Hume RA, Honors First Generation Director and Honors Special Event Intern. He studied abroad in Valencia, Spain in 2014 and holds a BA in Sociology from UF as well as a spot in the 2016 UF Hall of Fame.
Dr. Forbes received an MS and Ph.D. in Sociology from FSU. He researches and publishes on diversity and inequality issues in higher education.
In his free time, Dr. Forbes reads YA and suspenseful sci-fi novels beside his cat, Bellamy, and plays volleyball and Pokemon Go – ask for his Friend Code!
Photo by Veronika C. Schmalfuss