Honors News and Activities

Poetry Reading by Fulbright Scholar Dr. Kendra Reynolds from Northern Ireland

Come hear Dr. Kendra Reynolds read her poetry and discuss the sources of her creativity, 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Event Hall of the Thomas K. McKeon Center for Creativity on Metro Campus.

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!

Conferences

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.