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Jefferson Community College Honors Program Student of the Week

Benjamin J. Roggie is the featured Jefferson Community College Honors Program student for the week of February 13, 2012. Roggie is from Carthage, New York, and a graduate of Carthage Central High School. He is enrolled in the engineering science degree program at Jefferson. For one of his Honors Options, Roggie recently did a paper on the American economy and focused on ways to improve it.  After earning his associate of science degree from Jefferson, he plans to transfer to Syracuse University. Eventually he would like to be a civil engineer and architect working with his father’s family business.

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.