Featured Honors Program Student - Week of February 18, 2013

Crystal C. Findlay is the featured Jefferson Community College Honors Program student for the week of February 18, 2013. Findlay, originally from Queens, currently resides in Watertown and is a liberal arts-humanities and social sciences major at Jefferson. For one of her honors projects, Findlay wrote an in-depth report that documented the influence of substance abuse on the personality and behaviors of one individual, including the way substance abuse altered this person’s life and affected his/her actions. After earning her associate degree from Jefferson, Crystal plans to transfer into a baccalaureate program in psychology and pursue a career as a family counselor/therapist.

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.