Below is our HONORS BLOG and where you check out what's GOING ON at the Honors Program!
September 17, 2013
We are approaching the mid semester, if you are a Presidents' Schoar, get your mid semester grade check in!
Welcome back honorees!
This is my first weekly update for the Fall 2013 semester (sorry it is late. We had some trouble inputting emails). Please take a look at what we have coming up next in honors.
Honors Projects Due this Friday, Sep 13, 2013: If you are currently NOT ENROLLED in a designated honors course, please make sure you turn in the REQUIRED honors project contract. The contract must be signed/dated by both you and your instructor. The last page of the contract is a checklist you will put on top your final project (Due Dec 13, 2013).
F.Y.I: We have an honors mailbox located on the east side of the K building. You can drop off any documents if you come before/after hours.
Presidents’ Scholarship Students: Please make sure that you are enrolled in 12 (100 level and above and letter-graded) credits, (This means no pass/fail courses) as well as a 3 credits honors course/project. I am also releasing the Presidents’ Scholarship today, so it may take a couple more weeks before you receive the scholarship. (It all depends how long financial aid takes to process the scholarship.) Please check your emails and pay anything over the scholarship amount: $1,230.
Honors achievement Award Students: Please make sure you are enrolled in a designated honors course/project. At the end of the fall semester, if your cum GPA is 3.25, and you have passed your honors class/project, you will earn your Achievement Award at the end of the semester.
Honors Mentor: We have an honors mentor Chris Bailey who is more than happy to assist you with any questions when it comes to being an honors student. You can find him in the Honors Office every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-10am.
Shakespeare Class: Dates: Oct 11, 12pm-3pm; Oct 24, 7:30pm; Oct 25, 12pm-3pm. This year for our Honors Explores (outside the classroom learning experience courses) we have a 1 credit honors course taught by Karen Kabrich. We will be learning about The Two Gentlemen of Verona and one of the class dates we will be attending the play! Spots are filling up quickly so please don’t hesitate to stop by and sign up.
Mid-semester Grade Check for ALL Presidents’ Scholars: This fall semester we will have a mandatory mid-semester grade check that you must complete with your instructors. The purpose of the grade check is so that you can know how your academic status is going before finals in the hopes that you can raise your grades. It is your responsibility to pick up the mid-semester grade check sheet as well as drop it back off. Please pick up the sheet Monday, September 23, 2013. The mid-semester grade check will be due October 11, 2013. *NOTE* The office will be closed October 11, 2013so please drop it off in the honors mailbox located on the east side of the K building.
Scholarship Workshop September 19, 2013 from 4pm-5pm in the Honors Center K102: I am thrilled to announce our very first scholarship workshop hosted by the lovely Honors Program Assistant, Michelle Dew. Michelle was a winner out of two students chosen for the All USA Academic Team Scholarship in 2011. This scholarship covers full tuition for UofA, ASU, or NAU. Every November, the Honors Faculty Committee chooses two students to receive this prestigious award. If you are a freshman, I would especially encourage you to attend if you have plans to pursue this scholarship next year. Sign-up sheets are in the Honors Office.
Student Honors Advisory Council (SHAC): SHAC meets every Thursday from 3pm-4pm in the Honors Center K102. SHAC is dedicated to ensuring every honors students’ experience within honors is an enriched yet fun one. They do this by assisting in planning honors events, hosting orientations, and volunteering for local non-profit organizations. Join SHAC today!
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Social Mixer Friday, September 27, 2013 at 4pm. This is a day dedicated to getting to know everyone in honors. SHAC will be hosting the Social Mixer where we will be having ice cream, playing games, and then playing laser tag.
For all the Sophomores that are back—I missed you!
For all the incoming Freshmen—I’m so excited to have you on board!
Honors Mission Statement
The Paradise Valley Community College Honors Program promotes excellence in learning, academic achievement, leadership, and community commitment. We encourage students to advance their knowledge through innovative and creative projects. Emphasizing service learning and community connections, we promote social responsibility. We develop educational skills to empower students throughout their lifetimes. We provide opportunities for cultural enrichment, educational enjoyment, and personal growth for the entire campus.
MCCCD Honors Mission:
- To foster a climate of excellence both in the colleges and in the surrounding community;
- To raise awareness of the high quality and variety of educational services provided by the Maricopa Community Colleges;
- To promote a sense of the scholarship and community among program participants;
- To encourage students to achieve the maximum benefit from the educational experiences;
- To recognize talent and motivation of outstanding community college students and faculty;
- To serve as a resource for innovation and testing for new methodologies and services that may be extended more widely.