While enrollment declines, the Honors Program experiences a 50% increase

The Honors Program continues to experience a record increase in both current and prospective students. During Fall 2020, 45 students began the program.  This Fall, 106 committed to the program.  

Our growth is directly related to the amazing faculty and student leadership who’ve helped to guide and improve our recruitment and support practices,” said Michael Schavey, Director of Experiential Learning.

The core of the curriculum is focused on Honors Projects.  Students identify a course at the beginning of the semester in which they will flesh out a brief research assignment in collaboration with their professor.  Upon successful completion, students receive a scholarship and designation onto their official transcript.  Students must complete four honors projects to complete the program.  

Honors projects are a great way to create an assignment for students to deepen their learning on a topic they are studying in their course.  Outcomes of these projects include student/faculty mentorship, opportunities for career exploration, enhanced skills on communication, leadership, research as well as personal and professional responsibility,” said Jonnathan Resendiz, Assistant Professor and Interim Associate Dean of STEM.

The Honors Program offers support to all faculty who are collaborating on an honors project. Here’s a brief overview presentation with basic information about Honors Projects. 

If you have questions or suggestions, please email Jonnathan Resendiz at jonnathanresendiz@grcc.edu

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