Honors Student Government

Honors Student Government is a forum to plan social, cultural, and service activities; promote unity among Honors students; and foster a community of scholars within the Honors Program. All Honors students are encouraged to attend Honors Student Government meetings. Meetings are every other Friday afternoon throughout the school year. We hope to see you at an HSG meeting or event soon! Meet the student leaders who make up the HSG executive board below!

If you want to join any HSG meeting remotely, just use this link: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/95151373648

Meet the Honors Student Government Officers

2021 – 2022

Elizabeth Whitcomb, President 

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Whitcomb and I am from Northville, Michigan.  I am a third-year student pursuing a major in Political Science and a double minor in Spanish and Psychology.  In my free time, I love to visit museums in Chicago while exploring different neighborhoods.  This year on HSG, I will strive to give honors students the support they need.  I am eager to see everyone in person and continue to build the HSG community.

Email me: elizabethwhitcomb01@gmail.com

Ben Stumpe, Vice President and Honorable Mentions Layout Editor

Hi everyone! I am from Jefferson City, Missouri, and I am a senior majoring in communication and media with a minor in theatre studies. Next year I will be pursuing a master’s degree in digital communication at DePaul. Last year, I started a student theatre organization called Blue Demon Theatre. I am also the Treasurer of DePaul Improv and Sketch Comedy, and I am a member of their Goodnight Kiss improv troupe. I also like to perform stand-up comedy, write plays, and play piano in my free time. As you can tell, I really enjoy the performing arts. However, I also enjoy leadership which is why I am excited to serve as the Vice-President and Honorable Mentions Layout Editor for the Honors Student Government this year! 

Email me: ben.stumpe01@gmail.com

Julia Matuszek, Honorable Mentions Content Editor

Hello! My name is Julia Matuszek and I’m currently a junior double majoring in Film & Television with a concentration in creative producing and Public Relations & Advertising, with a minor in English Literature. Within HSG, I am the content editor for our newsletter Honorable Mentions and this year I’d like to focus on getting a lot of new writers within the Honors community involved in HM as well as expand our content even more. Outside of HSG, you can find me strolling around the Art Institute, reviewing movies, or perfecting my planner spread. 

Email me: juliamatuszek@yahoo.com

Zeeshan Muzammil, Social Committee Co-Chair

Hello, everyone! My name is Zeeshan Muzammil and I’m from Glen Ellyn, IL. I’m starting my sophomore year with a major in Health Sciences in the hopes of one day entering medical school. Here are some tidbits about me:. when I get the opportunity, I enjoy playing and watching sports with my friends, as well as trying new restaurants with family. I enjoy traveling around the world and visiting historic sites.  As co-chair of the social committee, I intend to create a variety of activities for the entire Honors Program as we return to campus. I’ll make sure the activities are tailored to our Honors students’ interests and that everything is done in a fun and professional manner. I can’t wait to see all of you!

Email me: zmuzammi@depaul.edu

Anna Lavalley, Social Committee Co-Chair

Hi! I’m Anna (she/her) and I’m originally from Valparaiso, Indiana. I am a second year student studying International Studies and German. A couple of fun facts about me are that I have played the trumpet for eight years and I have been to over 40 concerts! This year in Honors Student Government, my co-chair and I are planning some great social events for us to all rekindle the in-person social flame. Because my first year at DePaul was entirely online, I am really looking forward to being able to plan these events, and to help create a close-knit community in HSG! 🙂

Email me: alavall3@depaul.edu

Bethany Kujawinski, Service Committee Co-Chair

I’m from Pittsburgh, PA and I am a senior pursuing a major in Accounting with a minor in Management Information Systems. This upcoming year will be full of great service events like volunteering at the Chicago Marathon, Lincoln Park Spooky Zoo, and many more! I am so excited to be planning unique events for the Honors community since this program has created a wonderful environment for me these past three years. I look forward to meeting all the new Honors students and to another year with HSG!

Email me: bethanykuj@gmail.com

Joana Diaz, Service Committee Co-Chair

Hello!! I am from Joliet, IL, and am a sophomore studying a major in Biochemistry with minors in Spanish and Math. Some of my hobbies include running, reading, and going on hikes with my dog.  I am so excited for the upcoming year, as we will be taking part in many fun service activities and hopefully be able to form a community through service. Can’t wait to meet all of you soon and hope you will be inspired to get involved at DePaul and in the community. 

Email me: jdiaz113@depaul.edu

Zach Cherian, Academic Representative

Hello everyone! My name is Zach Cherian and I am one of your Academic Representatives for the Honors Program this year.  I’m from Palatine, IL and I’m currently a junior in my final year at DePaul. I’m a Health Sciences major with a Minor in Applied Psychology as well as certificates in Global Fluency and Spanish for Healthcare. I’m super excited to be working with you guys this year. As your Academic Rep, I want to not only serve as a liaison between the University Honors Program Committee (Honors faculty)  and our Honors students, but to be a voice that directs our concerns and appreciation for the Honors Program here at DePaul. I want to help ensure that we as constituents of this program are not only able to have a say in the academic components of our curriculum, but are able to continue the high standards reflective of an Honors education. Feel free to reach out to me at any time about anything at DePaul, the University Honors Program, Honors Student Government, the Honors Conference, or whatever else is on your mind. I’m also an RA and a Pathways Honors Student so feel free to ask any questions about those roles. Thank you and go Blue Demons! 

Instagram: @zcher01, Email me: zach.cherian1221@gmail.com

Ali Arsalanuddin, Academic Representative 

Hello! My name is Mohammed Ali Arsalanuddin and I’m one of the Academic Representatives of HSG. I’m from Glendale Heights, which is a small Chicago suburb. I’m a junior and a Health Science major. In my free time, I love exploring the city and trying out different restaurants. I’m super pumped to be able to finally be on campus this year and excited to meet everyone is person. This year I plan on ensuring that your concerns and feedback are heard by the faculty at DePaul, preserving the integrity of the Honors Program. 

Email me: mohammedarsalanuddin@yahoo.com

Shayaan Bin-Kamran, Ambassador Co-Chair

Hey everyone! My name is Shayaan Bin-Kamran, and I am a second-year student from Schaumburg, Illinois. I am a Health Sciences major with a concentration in Bioscience. Some of my hobbies include watching/playing basketball, traveling (fun fact: I have traveled to 20 countries!), and watching Netflix. I look forward to this school year because I am excited to plan and host events (whether it be virtually or in-person) that show prospective students what the DPU Honors Program is all about.

Email me: sbinkamr@depaul.edu

Madison Hanna, Ambassador Co-Chair

Hello! My name is Madison Hanna and I am from Valparaiso, Indiana. I am a third-year student majoring in Applied Diplomacy with a concentration in International Law. I am really looking forward to getting connected with all our Honors Program members this year and working to engage prospective incoming honors students as we return back to campus! 

Email me: mhanna7@depaul.edu

Liz Bazzoli, Communications Director

Hello! My name is Liz Bazzoli and I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio. I’m currently double majoring in Dramaturgy/Criticism and Cinema Studies. I love reading and going on adventures in the city. I’m so excited to be able to join Honors Student Government and I look forward to meeting so many lovely DePaul faces (IN PERSON!) I hope to help cultivate a welcoming, tight-knit honors student body as Communications Director. Here’s to a great year!

Email me: ebazzoli@depaul.edu