Michelle Horhota, a professor of psychology and Furman’s associate dean for mentoring and advising, will give the address at the Opening Convocation ceremony on Monday, Aug. 22, in McAlister Auditorium.
Occurring the day before classes officially begin, the Opening Convocation is Furman’s traditional way of celebrating the start of a new academic year. The ceremony, scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. with a processional, will also include welcomes from university President Elizabeth Davis and Student Government Association President Joshua Swope ’23, performances by the Furman Singers and the Furman Brass Quartet, and special recognitions and honors.
As associate dean for mentoring and advising, Michelle Horhota, who joined Furman’s psychology faculty in 2008, is responsible for the strategic oversight and coordination of the university’s advising and mentoring efforts. She teaches general psychology and courses related to adulthood and aging, and she has mentored more than 20 student researchers through the Department of Psychology’s summer research program. In 2017, she received the Alester G. Furman Jr. and Janie Earle Furman Award for Meritorious Advising.