Featured Honors Program Student - Week of April 8, 2013

Belinda G. Jones is the featured Jefferson Community College Honors Program student for the week ending April 12, 2013. Originally from North Carolina, Belinda currently lives on Fort Drum and is studying liberal arts-humanities and social sciences at JCC.  Jones was recently named to the 2013 All-New York Academic Team for Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for community colleges.  For one of her Honors Options, Belinda worked to establish a baseline score for the Go Green rating scale for the Campus Care Center at Jefferson. She plans to transfer to East Carolina University to earn her bachelor’s in social work and pursue a career in the human services field as a childcare center inspector.  

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 www.sunyjefferson.edu or contact Honors Program coordinator, Michael Avery, at mavery@sunyjefferson.edu or 315-786-2444.