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Welcome to the Honors Institute

Welcome to the Honors Institute website. We are pleased that you have decided to visit our site because you must be interested in Honors at HCC! As you can read, we have an outstanding program because all of our activities center around helping our students to sing their own songs of success. We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours truly,

Kathleen B. King, Honors Director

Honors Institute Office
Dale Mabry Campus - DHUM 125
4001 West Tampabay Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33614

Announcing the 2017 Honors International Trip!

Tentative Information - keep checking back for updates!

Tentative Agenda
(subject to change)

An information session is in the works...check back for the date!

                                                                   They Designed, Built and Displayed a Parklet

These past weeks, Honors and American Institute of Architecture Students came together to design, build and display a “Parklet” – a small park using recycled materials built on the city street  (http://tampaarts.com/call-create-parklet-tampa-bay-design-week/).  This all came together this past weekend and was recognized with the “People’s Choice Award” at the Tampa Bay Design Parklet Pop up in the Channel District. Attached you will see the original design and photos of the completed project and some of the students who made it a reality.  Two designs were submitted and both were awarded funds to build ($500 for each design). This Parklet was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Chris Tidwell and includes an outdoor lending library.

We are very proud of the work that was done, the promotion of our school and our programs, and the recognition of a very deserving former Professor.

Thank you to all of you who made this possible!

                                                      Honors Leadership Service Learning

                                                                        WALL of HONOR 

For their service learning project in Dr. Beth Smith’s Leadership class, Honors students Brooke Butera, Alissia Griffin, Maya Levi and Abbigail Kossow worked with a memory care unit in Riverview. They planned several activities that paired movies from prior decades ("Oklahoma" was a crowd favorite) and they coordinated meals to go with the themes of the movies. In addition they designed and constructed an Honor Wall to reflect the residents of the unit.  They sat with them and collected information about what they had done, where they had traveled, etc. and posted pictures (past, if available) and present.  Brooke Butera's grandfather was a resident at the facility. Sadly, he passed away shortly after the video was made. The students hope you enjoy this video.

Congratulations Honors Grads!
May 6, 2016

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We would love to hear from our alumni!

Please call or email the Honors office to update your contact information
813-253-7974  or honors@hccfl.edu
If you have not been receiving information from Honors, we do not have your current information.

Honors Institute Office

Dale Mabry Campus - DHUM 125
4001 West Tampabay Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33614

Hillsborough Community College's Honors Institute is designed to promote a rigorous academic program for exceptionally talented and motivated students. With the evolving goal of gaining a comprehensive view of the nature of thought, knowledge, and human understanding in an environment of creative interaction, the students will explore the fundamental ideas of human civilization from a variety of academic disciplines. The Honors students will be challenged to accept their moral responsibilities which include leadership, thoughtful self-governance, and service to others.  

The Honors Institute holds institutional memberships in a number of organizations that provide us with opportunities for professional and leadership development. Several members of the Honors Institute staff have held leadership roles in these organizations. To learn more about these memberships, click here.

Institutional Member of the
National Collegiate Honors Council

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Hillsborough Community College Honors Institute is committed to the principles set forth in
the Basic Characteristics for a Fully Developed Honors Program


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