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Teaching in Honors Workshop

Each spring, the Teaching in Honors Workshop is held for current HCC faculty who are interested in learning more about teaching within the Honors Institute. This annual workshop will be held during the fall semester to accommodate the offering of honors courses on the SouthShore Campus in fall 2013.

This year, a panel of current honors professors will be hosting the workshop and speaking on different topics related to honors students and teaching honors classes. Please find the event information below:

Teaching in Honors Workshop
Friday, November 2, 2012
9:00 – 12:00 PM
Dale Mabry Campus
Humanities Building, Room 203

If you are interested in attending, please email the Honors Institute Director, Dr. Lydia Daniel, at llyons@hccfl.edu.

Honors Institute Student Receives Scholarship

Angel Leon participating at the Honors Institute ropes course

Angel Leon, Honors Institute student, was nominated for and prevailed in the process to receive the HSO Verizon Scholarship. The scholarship provides $1,000.00 - $1,500.00 for the spring 2013 semester. Hosted at the Cuban Club, the dinner gala for award recipients was held on October 13, 2012. Angel gave a short speech on how the scholarship will help support his academic goals.

Without knowledge of the English language and in his second year of high school, Angel moved from Cuba to the United States. He attended Gaither High School where he excelled in all of his courses. He was accepted into the Honors Institute where he has continued to stand out in not only his courses, but also his extracurricular activities. Angel is currently president of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He was also an Honors Institute Ambassador. Naturally shy and reserved, Angel has pushed himself beyond his comfort zone to accept leadership positions and this scholarship will allow him further opportunities to focus on his academics and service to the HCC community.

Honors Institute Welcomes New Academic Advisor

Kathleen B. King, M.S.

The Honors Academic Advisor, Kathleen King, comes to Florida from Hallowell, Maine, where since 2006, she was employed by the University of Maine at Augusta. She earned a Master’s Degree in Adult/Higher Education from the University of Southern Maine. Kathleen brings with her a strong background in honors education: multiple positions serving on and chairing committees within the National Collegiate Honors Council, work experience and an honors student graduate within the University of Maine at Augusta Honors Program, and facilitator of the NCHC Partners in the Parks Program having designed the Acadia Partners in the Parks Program.

In addition to serving as the Honors Institute’s academic advisor, Kathleen is an adjunct instructor on the Dale Mabry Campus where she teaches Diversity for Education and the Honors Leadership courses. She is currently collaborating with Professor Dustin Lemke to create an honors study abroad leadership course and, utilizing her previous experience with Partners in the Parks, is designing the Everglades Partners in the Parks Program for December 2013.

Honors Director, Dr. Lydia Daniel, is extremely pleased that Kathleen has accepted the academic advisor position, for she brings to that position the academic and honors professionalism that is important for the continued success of the Honors Institute and, therefore, the success for the honors students.

Article written by: GWSC Campus Staff