SUNY Jefferson

Featured Honors Program Student - John Phelps

Published: January 04, 2021

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John R. Phelps, featured Honors Program Student for the Month of January 2021

John R. Phelps, Watertown, is the featured Jefferson Community College (JCC) Honors Program student for the month of January 2021. Phelps is a business administration major at Jefferson. For one of his honors options, he created a LinkedIn User Guide to help students create their LinkedIn profile and begin networking. After graduating from Jefferson, Phelps anticipates transferring to SUNY Potsdam to earn a bachelor’s degree. His career goal is to use his degree to secure a position as a middle manager in the customer service field.

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, Chris Ebey, at cebey@sunyjefferson.edu.  

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