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JCC Features Two Honors Program Students in January

Patricia J. Moulton and Shannon L. Burdick are the featured Jefferson Community College Honors Program students for the weeks of January 23, 2012 and January 30, 2012, respectively.

Originally from Midland Park, New Jersey, Patricia Moulton now lives in Belleville, New York and is majoring in criminal justice at Jefferson Community College.   For her Honors Option in Math 125 Intermediate Algebra, Moulton recently completed an analysis of the declination of honey bees using algebraic scatterplots to extrapolate data.  After earning her associate of science degree from Jefferson, Moulton would like to work in an administrative capacity for the New York State Unified Court System as a court assistant.

Originally from Camden, New York, Shannon Burdick now lives in Altmar, New York and is majoring in human services at Jefferson Community College.   For her Honors Option in PSY 220 Child and Adolescent Development, Burdick designed a developmental learning toy for children and created a marketing plan for how the toy would be sold.  After earning her associate degree from Jefferson, Burdick plans to transfer to Cazenovia College.  Ultimately, she would like to work as a social worker for foster children.

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.