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Mahurin Honors College at WKU

Honors College-Parents’ Advisory Council (HC-PAC) Members

Mission Statement

"The mission of the Parents' Advisory Council is to support the academic and social success of its scholars through financial assistance, student engagement activities and recruitment, and to facilitate the staff, thereby ensuring the advancement of the Mahurin Honors College at Western Kentucky University."

The Honors College-Parents’ Advisory Council consists of the parents of scholars across the commonwealth and from out of state.  Their scholars have experienced it all: studying abroad, conducting research, playing sports, Greek life, national scholarship competitions, and campus leadership.

The HC-PAC members are always interested in assisting current and future honors parents with any questions or concerns that they may have.  See below for the list of our current HC-PAC members, their scholars, and contact information:


  • Lee and Jill Belarmino (Dayton, OH)
    • Ambassador
    • Scholar:
      • Katharine Belarmino (2019)
    • Contact Lee and Jill
  • Chris and Beth Hodges (Tompkinsville, KY)
    • Recruitment Committee
    • Scholar:
      • Jacob Hodges (2017)
    • Contact Chris and Beth
  • Travis and Chelse Hounshell ( LaGrange, KY)
    • Member
    • Scholars:
      • Colton Hounshell (2016)
      • Conner Hounshell (2020)
    • Contact Travis and Chelse
  • Kandi and Matthew James (Eagle, CO)
  • Mark and Beth Linder (Louisville, KY)
    • Special Events Committee
    • Scholars:
      • Will Linder (2015) 
      • Ellen Linder (2016) 
      • Sarah Linder (2018) 
    • Contact Mark and Beth
  • Doug and Lisa Martens (Bowling Green, KY)
    • Member
    • Scholar:
      • Kyle Martens (2019)
    • Contact Doug and Lisa
  • Reid and Peppe Poland (Clarksville, TN)
    • Special Events Chair
    • Scholar
      • Hugh Poland (2018)
      • John Poland (2019)
    • Contact Reid and Peppe
  • Corden and Stacey Porter
    • Recruitment Committee
    • Scholar:
      • Jocelyn Porter (2019)
    • Contact Corden and Stacey
  • Steve and Nikki Pritchett
    • Scholar
      • Grace Pritchett (2019)
    • Contact Steve and Nikki
  • Ravi Viswanathan and Muthu Ravishankar
    • Member
    • Scholar:
      • Nikil Ravishankar (2019)
    • Contact Ravi and Muthu
  • Bob and Gayla Warner (Bowling Green, KY)
    • Member
    • Scholars:
      • Will Warner (2016)
      • Chase Warner (2018)
    • Contact Bob and Gayla 
  • Andy and Pamela Zimberg (Nashville, TN)
    • Recruitment Committee
    • Scholar:
      • Rebecca Zimberg (2018)
    • Contact Andy and Pamela

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 Last Modified 6/19/17