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Honors Program Students for Weeks of February 20 and 27

Shane M. Houppert and Chelsea R. Monroe are the featured Jefferson Community College Honors Program students for the weeks of February 20, 2012 and February 27, 2012, respectively.

Shane M. Houppert is from Lowville, New York, and is a graduate of Lowville Academy.  At Jefferson, Shane is majoring in liberal arts - humanities and social sciences.   For one of his Honors Options, Houppert recently did a research paper on speaking disorders in children and how they develop.  After earning his associate degree from Jefferson, Houppert plans to transfer to SUNY Plattsburgh and would like to become a speech therapist.

Chelsea R. Monroe, Watertown, is a graduate of General Brown High School and a liberal arts - humanities and social sciences major at Jefferson.  For one of her Honors Options, Monroe recently facilitated a group presentation in her oral communications class on assessing group communication skills.  After earning her associate degree from Jefferson, she plans to transfer to Utica College. Eventually Chelsea would like to work as a journalist or news broadcaster.

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 visit or contact Honors Program coordinator, Michael Avery, or 315-786-2444.