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Jefferson Community College Honors Program Students-Weeks of April 2 and 9

Kendall A. Meeks and Michael D. Fager are the featured Jefferson Community College Honors Program students for the weeks of April 2, 2012 and April 9, 2012, respectively.

Kendall A. Meeks, Clayton, is a liberal arts – humanities and social sciences major at Jefferson. After earning her associate’s degree from Jefferson, Kendall plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in equine science. Her goal is to one day open a therapeutic healing center for women and utilize, among other techniques, hippotherapy as a treatment strategy.  For one of her Honors Options, Meeks created a business development plan for the therapeutic healing center including atmosphere and physical attributes along with treatment program components, target market and desired outcomes.

Michael D. Fager is originally from East Syracuse and currently resides in Watertown.  At Jefferson, Michael is dually enrolled in the liberal arts–humanities and social sciences and liberal arts–mathematics and science degree programs and he plans to pursue bachelor’s degrees in both the natural and social sciences.  For one of his Honors Options, Fager developed an overview of congenital heart conditions, with an emphasis on Tetralogy of Fallot, which included a paper and two poster presentations.

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 or contact Honors Program coordinator, Michael Avery, or 315-786-2444.