Although UAH has long had an honors program, this fall marks its first full year as an Honors College. It's an important milestone, and one that the College's new dean, Dr. William Wilkerson, says is just the first of many. "The things we're going to be working on right now are broadening the Honors curriculum, improving and refining the Honors student mentor program, and expanding the Honors living-learning community," he says, referring to a planned renovation of Frank Franz Hall that will allow all honors students to be housed under one roof. Already two-thirds of the residence hall is dedicated to honors students, who live on two-and-a-half floors designated as an honors theme community. But once the College holds its official launch later this month and construction is completed on Frank Franz in November, Dr. Wilkerson's focus will turn more fully to attracting those who will go on to occupy the building in the coming years.