Featured Honors Program Students - Madison Bigelow and Edward Barton
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Featured Honors Program Students - Madison Bigelow and Edward Barton

Published: May 02, 2024

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Madison Bigelow and Edward Barton, Featured Honors Program Students for the Month of May 2024

Madison N. Bigelow, Fort Drum, and Edward E. Barton, Chaumont, are the featured Jefferson Community College (JCC) Honors Program students for the month of May 2024. 

Bigelow, a Natural Sciences, Allied Health, and Biological Sciences major at Jefferson, researched the impact of social isolation on the brain for one of her Honor’s Program options. Her career goal is to become an ultrasound technician.

Barton, a business major at Jefferson, researched the chemical manufacturing of the artificial sweetener, sucralose, for one of his Honor’s Program options. His career goal is to work in 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, contact Honors Program coordinator, Dr. Joshua Canale, at jcanale@sunyjefferson.edu

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