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The HCCC Honors Program promotes academic excellence in students who are academically gifted, intellectually curious, and highly motivated. We offer small, interdisciplinary courses that focus on problem-based learning, support creative thinking, and encourage students to be active learners. We strive to foster the engaged learning, leadership, adaptability, and understanding necessary to thrive in a diverse world.
The Honors Program aspires to create a community of diverse, intellectually engaged, creative individuals who are committed to academic excellence and welcome challenges as stepping stones in the path of their own success.
Eligibility and Admissions
The Honors Program hosts Information Sessions prior to the start of each fall and spring semester. At these Information Sessions, Honors staff review eligibility, requirements, benefits, and more regarding the Honors Program. You can sign up for an upcoming Information Session here. If there are no current Information Sessions being offered, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or check back at a later time.
THE BIG PICTURE: WHY A POSTER?
Preparing for the Honors Poster/Project Showcase gives you experience in synthesizing your work, displaying it, and discussing your findings. It allows you to share an aspect of what you have learned with the college community. And, as an institutional member of the National Collegiate Honors Council, the HCCC Honors Program prepares you for the experiences you will encounter in four-year honors programs.
Attendance at the poster showcase is mandatory. You will be making one poster for each of your Honors classes. Your poster should be constructed so that it presents the most important parts of your paper in a self-explanatory manner. The HCCC Writing Center will host Poster/Project Workshops to help you with this process. The basics:
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Some students will be selected to present their in-class research papers as part of a conference-style panel. Students are recommended by their professors.
The Honors Lounge is a multi-purpose space for the exclusive use of Honors students. It is equipped with two computers and a small reference library with books on varied subjects. You may use the space for meetings, studying, leisure reading, or working on assignments. Please be respectful of the space by keeping it tidy and reporting any debris or spills to the Honors Program. The books in the mini-library should not be removed from the Lounge.
The Lounge is accessible to Honors students Mon. – Fri. from 9am - 10pm. Please stop by first floor security in Gabert Library to have it opened, and remember to sign in and sign out at the desk inside the Lounge.
The Honors Program has been such a rewarding experience that has motivated me to fully immerse myself in my educational career. Honors classes have given me a place that nurtures the pursuit of knowledge and understanding in a supportive environment.
As a part of the Honors Program, students can participate on the Honors Student Council or Honors Rhapsody Newsletter. The Honors Student Council is responsible for facilitating the community feel of Honors, as well as, participating in events and assisting with decisions of future workshops and course offerings. The Honors Rhapsody Newsletter is looking to add members to our Editing Board to assist with providing content collegewide and compiling this newsletter.
View previous editions of the Honors Rhapsody Newsletter by selecting below:
Throughout the semester, Honors offers various workshops to assist students with their posters. There are Poster Design Workshops to help students brainstorm and set up their posters and Poster Feedback Workshops to provide students necessary feedback to help improve their posters.
Upcoming Workshops can be viewed on the Honors Program Involved@HCCC page by clicking here (HCCC Sign-In Required).
In addition to our Poster Showcase and Paper Presentations at the end of the semester, the Honors Program offers a variety of Honors Salons for open discussion, Transfer Talks with various colleges and universities, and additional events organized with the Honors Student Council.
Upcoming Events can be viewed on the Honors Program Involved@HCCC page by clicking here (HCCC Sign-In Required).
I look forward to taking what I have learned from HCCC to my graduate school and continue to excel and succeed and become successful in all my future endeavors.
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