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JCC Featured Honors Program Student for Week of February 6

Amanda N. Shane is the featured Jefferson Community College Honors Program student for the week of February 6, 2012. Shane is originally from Ogdensburg, New Jersey, where she attended Wallkill Valley Regional High School, but now resides in Clayton, New York, and is majoring in human services at JCC.   For one of her Honors Options, Shane recently completed a research paper on B.F. Skinner and his methods of positive and negative reinforcement/punishment.   After earning her associate degree from Jefferson, she plans to transfer to SUNY Plattsburgh to complete a baccalaureate degree and then a master’s degree in social work. Shane plans to become a social worker and hopes to work in an elementary school setting.

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.