Featured Honors Program Students - Week of May 6


Patricia J. Moulton (left), Belleville, and Rhiannon N. Rhysing (right), Dexter, are the featured Jefferson Community College Honors Program students for the week ending May 10, 2013.

Patricia Moulton (top left) is originally from Midland, New Jersey.  She is a criminal justice major at Jefferson Community College and following graduation, Patricia is planning for a career as a court assistant in New York’s Unified Court System.  As part of an honors options project for her Interpersonal Communications course, Patricia interviewed Jefferson County Judge Kim Martusewicz and had the opportunity to attend Voir Dire, the juror selection process, which allowed her to conduct an observational study on non-verbal communication.

Rhiannon Rhysing (top right) is originally from Troy, New York, and is a graduate of Cambridge Central School.  She is freshman at Jefferson and a double liberal arts major – dually enrolled in humanities and social sciences as well as math/science.  Rhiannon plans to transfer to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and major in the cognitive science / games & simulation arts and sciences program.

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.