Effective, inclusive recruitment practices and supportive transition into the program are essential components in building a strong Honors community.

TehQuin D. Forbes

Dr. TehQuin D. Forbes

Honors Recruitment and Transitions Coordinator

tforbes@honors.ufl.edu

Contact for:

  • Recruitment
  • Honors Preview
  • Admissions
  • Prospective student questions

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 will lead the Honors Admissions class beginning in Fall 2021.

As a former UF Honors student himself, TehQuin 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.

TehQuin also received an MS in Sociology from FSU and a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at FSU, researching and publishing on diversity and inequality issues in higher education.

In his free time, TehQuin reads YA or suspense sci-fi novels aside his cat, Bellamy, or plays volleyball and Pokemon Go – ask for his Friend Code!

Photo by Veronika C. Schmalfuss  

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