Honors News and Activities

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Informational Meetings

Honors Coordinator Allen Culpepper will conduct information sessions about the application process for the nation's largest transfer scholarship. Meetings will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, in the Metro Campus Student Union room 214; and at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Southeast Campus Student Union Chat Room. To read about the scholarship, visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website.

2019 Research Retreat

ALL INTERESTED CURRENT TCC STUDENTS are welcome to attend the TCC Research Retreat!  At the retreat, you'll learn about the research process and find ways to become involved in research right here in Tulsa. TCC librarians will give you research tips that are more advanced than the material presented in basic library orientations, area researchers will describe projects that welcome student interns, and you'll hear about research projects that have been undertaken by TCC students like yourself! The retreat is sponsored by the Honors Program, with generous assistance from the TCC Foundation, and is being held from 9:00 to 1:00 on Friday, Oct. 18, in the Southeast Campus Chat Room (room 9100).

Current Newsletter Highlights

In the Spring/Summer 2019 newsletter, you'll read these exciting stories:

  • Honors Program graduates and award winners
  • New Honors Coordinator Dr. Allen Culpepper
  • Great Plains Honors Council conference
  • Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence for 2019-20
  • Important dates - including informational meetings about the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
  • Connecting on Starfish
  • And more!


The National Collegiate Honors Council and the Great Plains Honors Council host annual conferences. Every year we are able to send Honors Scholars to the GPHC conference, to present their research and other scholarly or creative work to audiences of their peers from a six-state region. Travel expenses are paid by a generous grant from the TCC Foundation. The distinction of presenting at a conference while still an undergraduate is not only a notable achievement in itself; it is a fabulous opportunity to begin connecting with a larger world of faculty and students who share your academic interests.

The 2020 conference will be co-hosted by Wichita State University and Hutchinson Community College. We'll travel to Wichita, KS, on March 20-22. Proposals to present at the conference must be approved and submitted by the Honors Office, so contact us if you are an Honors student who is interested in presenting. The conference schedule will be posted online soon.

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the major honor society for two-year colleges. While PTK and the Honors Program are separate and unique entities, they serve the same pool of outstanding students. We strongly encourage honors students to become involved in this organization that offers research, service, and leadership opportunities! TCC is home to four PTK chapters, one on each of the four main campuses.