Cathedral of Learning

Forge Your Own Path

The David C. Frederick Honors College provides increased opportunity, incentives, and recognition for high academic attainment by students.


Sherry Zalika Sykes, diplomat in residence

The Tribune-Democrat: U.S. diplomat on African affairs shares insights with UPJ students, community

Frederick Honors College's Diplomat in Residence Sherry Zalika Sykes visited the University of Pittsburgh's Johnstown campus to encourage others to follow in her footsteps and pursue careers in foreign affairs and diplomacy.

Damon Young, FHC writer in residence

The Pitt News: Inaugural Experts-in-Residence Program brings Damon Young to campus

Damon Young, this year’s writer in residence at the University of Pittsburgh, believes literacy skills are important to have in today’s society.

Joseph Landsittel, 2023 Rhodes Finalist

FHC alumnus Joseph Landsittel named Rhodes finalist

Joseph Landsittel (A&S, FHC ’22) of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, believes that mathematical modeling can be used to make predictions to understand our world better and improve people’s lives through that understanding.