Faculty/Staff Profiles

 Honors & Engagement Program Team


Rachel Armstrong-Ceron

College of Engineering Honors Academic Advisor

Prior to joining the College of Engineering Honors Program, Rachel worked in the University Honors Program at Miami University where she advised students on academic and co-curricular experiences. Rachel’s other academic and professional experiences include teaching, student organization advising, e-portfolio systems, and residence life. She has worked with honors students for most of her career, and is passionate about connecting students to opportunities to thrive and grow.


Stacie Edington

Honors & Engagement Programs Director

Stacie Edington might spend her free-time training for triathlons, but as Director of the Honors Program, she finds her stride helping Engineering students magnify their full potential.


Bonnie Karsten

Bonnie Karsten

Honors & Engagement Administrative Assistant 

Bonnie joined the Honors & Engagement Programs office team in the Fall of 2013.  As Administrative Assistant, she provides support to the Program Manager and office staff.  Prior to Honors, Bonnie spent 10 years in Electrical Engineering working for the Center for Wireless Integrated Microsystems.

Raven Knudsen

Graduate Program Assistant

Raven graduated with a degree in sociology & psychology from the University of Michigan in 2018 and is excited to now be working in the world of engineering as the Graduate Programs Assistant for the Honors & Engagement Program office. In this role, her primary focus will be the Common Reading Experience. She is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Higher Education at Michigan and hopes to pursue a career focused on student success and engagement.

Aaron Ridley

Honors Faculty Advisor

Since Aaron Ridley’s humble beginnings assembling Lego cars and planes (with lasers!), he has been hard at work conducting foundational research in the near Earth space environment and serving as an advisor to undergraduate students in Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering.

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Larry Seiford

EGL Faculty Advisor

While being a beer connoisseur might be one Larry’s favorite hobbies, his main focus as an advisor and professor in Industrial and Operations Engineering is making sure the students at the College have access to the absolute best resources out there.

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