Our honors students will be making their final presentations on Wed., June 1 in the PUB Quiet Dining Room (9208) from 12:30-4 p.m. Please stop by and hear about their many interesting projects. Two of our students presented this year at the University of Washington Undergraduate Research Symposium and you can read about that here.
Professor Brooke Zimmers
Youth on the Margins: A Statistical Analysis of Youth Political Participation and Diversity in the United States (Mentor: Terry L. Taylor)
Tsz Ching (Charlotte) Yeung
My Honors Journey: Genetically Modified Food (Mentor: Alison Leahy)
The Journey of Music (Mentor: Betty Peace-Gladstone)
Gender Bias in STEM (Mentor: Kate Boyd)
Cracks among the Glass Slipper (Mentor: Maya Smorodinsky)
Decline in Girl’s Level of Self-esteem in the Process of Growing Up (Mentor: Don Christensen
Photography’s Impact on Communication (Mentor: Lauren Greathouse)
Cystic Fibrosis and Gene Therapy (Mentor: Kira Wennstrom)
How to protect yourself from Waterborne Diseases after a Natural Disaster (Mentor: Alison Armstrong)
Shoreline Community College is launching a new program that will support eligible students to earn an associate degree with honors and transfer to a top four-year university to complete their bachelor’s degree—saving a significant amount on the cost of their overall tuition for a bachelor’s degree. The new program, American Honors, will enhance the existing Honors program offered at Shoreline.
“The American Honors program is a tremendous opportunity for students to get even more out of their Shoreline experience,” says Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D., President of Shoreline Community College. “It’s an ideal avenue – and an extraordinary academic opportunity – for those who are looking to continue their education beyond community college.”
By starting local, American Honors program graduates report saving up to 40% on the total cost of their bachelor’s degree. Students in the American Honors program prepare for junior- and senior-level coursework in small, rigorous Honors classes. For two years, Honors students develop leadership and academic skills in a close-knit community with the support of one-on-one advising.
Students are able to apply for transfer to any four-year college or university, or take advantage of transfer agreements with a network of top colleges and universities in the exclusive American Honors National Transfer Network. Four-year schools in the growing American Honors Network include universities in Washington such as Gonzaga University, University of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University, and Whitworth University.
“We’re so excited for Shoreline Community College to offer American Honors,” says Phil Bronner, CEO and Co-Founder of Quad Learning, the education service provider that collaborates with select community colleges to offer the American Honors program. “Colleges with an American Honors program find incredible student success. This decision will increase two-year completion rates and transfer success for students, which really demonstrates the commitment Shoreline has to their mission and their students.”
American Honors program graduates have been accepted to schools within and beyond the American Honors network including Stanford University, University of Washington, Vanderbilt University, Seattle University, University of Southern California, and Western Washington University, and many have received transfer scholarships to help towards the cost of tuition for their transfer schools.
Shoreline Community College joins 9 other community colleges across the US to offer the American Honors program, including Community Colleges of Spokane and Pierce College in Washington. Shoreline Community College will offer the program in Fall 2016. Students interested in applying should email email@example.com with questions. The selection process is holistic and examines candidates’ leadership abilities, extracurricular activities, academic achievements, standardized test scores, and commitment to the ideals of the program.
Please join us this Wed., June 3 from 12:30-3 p.m. as students in the Shoreline Honors Program present their work for the year. Students have worked closely with their faculty mentors and researched the scholarship in their topic areas.
Topics to be presented, in order of speaker are:
Professor Brooke Zimmers: Introductions
Matthew Gephart: My Journey through Addiction
Lucienne Aggarwal: The Benefits of Reading Literary Fiction
Stephen Arjanto: Heart Disease in Indonesia
Richard Dait: Preservation of Privacy in the World of Big Data
John Brew: Future Trends in Neural Recording
Justin Collins: Climate Change as a National Security Issue
Abebaw Tekeste: Drunk Driving: Problems and Future Solutions
Jesus Alvarado: What makes a good teacher?
Heather Ellis: Development Aid: Is it helping or hurting?
The Shoreline Honors Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 class. This program allows students to work closely with faculty on developing a research agenda for the one-year course of study. Students earn 10 credits (5 of which can be used to satisfy Humanities or Social Sciences distribution requirements).
The Honors Program is designed to offer a challenging curriculum for students planning to transfer to four-year institutions of higher learning or who simply wish to deepen their college experience.
To get a preview of what the Honors Program is all about, check out the current students giving their final presentations this year on June 3, 2015 in the Quiet Dining Room of the PUB starting at 12:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.