Rishi Doreswamy is a junior at the University of North Alabama and a member of the Cole Honors College.

College Paves Way for Student’s Success

Jun. 30, 2023

Caroline Conkle , at cconkle@una.edu

Sixth in a Series

The University of North Alabama is home to the Delores and Weldon Cole Honors College. Its mission is to provide students with a great college experience that translates into postgraduate success. The College is full of many students with different majors, backgrounds, and aspirations. 

As a student in the Cole Honors College myself, I am writing a series of student profiles on other students in the College and how their time at UNA and as an Honors student is preparing them for future success. 

Rishi Doreswamy is a junior at UNA, double majoring in Information Technology and Geographical Information Systems. Here he is in his own words. 

Q: Why did you choose to come to UNA?

A: I chose to come to UNA because it is near home, and it has a good disability support system. 

Q: If you were to give your younger self advice about coming to college, what would you say?

A: Work hard. Do your best. Study hard. Make friends, and have a good time. 

Q: What drew you to Honors? Why did you want to join?

A: I went into the Honors College because I felt that it would help me with completing my major. I also wanted to join because everyone in honors is very friendly. 

Q: If you were to tell someone to join the Honors College, what would you say?

A: Joining the Honors college is awesome. There are so many friendly staff and friends there, and there are a lot of activities to do. 

Q: How do you feel UNA is preparing you for success?

A: UNA is preparing me for success, and it is helping me to prepare for my future career.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/