Alert: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

A Selective Honors Experience for CSUB’s Top Students

NOTICE:  Effective immediately and until further notice, the Helen Hawk Honors offices will no longer be open for walk-in visits because of the national COVID-19 emergency. We have migrated to a virtual office and all voicemail and email will be reviewed regularly, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Advising appointments will be held via Zoom, email or phone.  Please call or email for an appointment, or to reschedule.

We commit to continue serving the campus and community via remote alternatives, and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience as we serve to protect the health of our students, staff and faculty during this time.


Dear Honors Graduates and Awardees,

Visit the link to the left, Helen Hawk Honors & Alpha Chi 2020 Awards Ceremony to view the virtual ceremony and PowerPoint Presentation of the awardees!

Good News on the Scholarly Front:  A Note from Honors Director, Dr. Jackie Kegley

April 15, 2020

I am pleased to announce that two of our Helen Hawk Honors students and members of California Iota chapter of Alpha Chi have won prestigious $3,000 Sledge Benedict Fellowships.  California Iota was the only chapter to have two awardees. The award is based on research submissions.  The two winners were Henna Singh and Navdeep Kaur. Henna Singh’s research presentation was entitled “ The Techniques and Applications of DNA Fingerprinting.”  Her Faculty Sponsor was Dr. Andreas Gebauer, Professor of Biochemistry. Navdeep’s research presentation was entitled: Sustainable Purification of Functional Food Additives. Her faculty sponsor was  also Dr. Andreas Gebauer, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

The Helen Louise Hawk Honors Program provides a unique college experience for CSUB’s best and brightest students. Students who are admitted to this distinguished four-year program are rewarded for their dedication with many important benefits, including

  • Special courses taught by CSUB’s top professors
  • Priority registration
  • Personal mentoring from dedicated faculty
  • The Dr. Michael Flachmann Study Room in the Library
  • A close-knit social network of peers
  • A comfortable Honors Lounge for studying and relaxing with friends
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Independent Study Honors Seminar
  • Special recognition at graduation

Currently, there are more than 300 students enrolled in the Hawk Honors Program.

Please click on the links to your left to learn more about this unique program!


Spring 2020 Available Virtual Advising Times

Dr. Jackie Kegley


Appointments are 1/2 hour in duration, and can be made via phone, email, or Zoom

Wednesday, April 1:  4:30pm

Thursday, April 2:  3:30pm; 4:30pm

Friday, April 3:  9:00am; 9:30; 10:00; 10:30; 12:30pm; 1:00; 1:30; 3:00; 3:30


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The Helen Louise Hawk Honors Program

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022

Dr. Jacquelyn Kegley
Phone: 661-654-2249

Hawk Honors Program Office

EDUC 211
Henna Singh
Phone: 661-654-3461

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