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.


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.

Liam Horan (left), Jake Lorenz (middle), and Sophia Shapiro (right) each standing in front of the White House.

Pittwire: These Pitt students brought their passion for public service to the White House

Three Frederick Honors College students, Liam Horan, Jake Lorenz, and Sophia Shapiro, participated in summer internships at the White House, where they received hands-on experience in public service.

Adi Mittal at the 2023 Collegiate Inventors Competition, photo courtesy of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Pittwire: Adi Mittal won first place at the 2023 Collegiate Inventors Competition

Alumnus Adi Mittal (A&S, FHC '20) won first place in the graduate student category at the 2023 Collegiate Inventors Competition for the development of a test to detect a brain aneurysm.