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Honors Program Students for Weeks of March 5 and 12

Erich A. Horeth and Janina Felka-Burns are the featured Jefferson Community College Honors Program students for the weeks of March 5, 2012 and March 12, 2012, respectively.

Erich A. Horeth, Watertown, is majoring in liberal arts – mathematics and science at Jefferson.  Erich would like to transfer to SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry to pursue a baccalaureate degree.  Eventually Erich would like to work in the field of medicine research and development.

Janina Felka-Burns is originally from Ramstein, Germany and resides currently in Antwerp, New York.   She is majoring in criminal justice at Jefferson and plans to continue her criminal justice studies after moving to Iowa later this year.   Upon earning her baccalaureate degree, Felka-Burns is looking forward to a long career in the field of law enforcement.

The Jefferson Community College Honors Program offers students with exceptional academic skills the opportunity to receive enriched instruction within their current program of study. For the Honors Program, students select three courses within their curriculum, and enhance them as Honors Options. The option is based on a project agreed to by the student and a faculty member willing to work closely with the student to provide a unique and rewarding experience.  Students also take the Honors Seminar, a unique inter-disciplinary course open only to program participants. The Seminar examines a single theme each semester and features guest speakers from a variety of disciplines and often includes some sort of field experience.

Successful program participants earn a prestigious Honors Graduate designation on their academic transcript for each Honors Option course. Students demonstrating excellent academic achievement in high school or who have completed 12 credit hours of college coursework are invited to apply for admission to the Honors Program. For more information, please contact Honors Program coordinator, Michael Avery, at or 315-786-2444.