Published on: December 16, 2011
The new Honors Program/Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) has expanded into a new suite on the second floor of the South Hall, complete with a conference room for Honors Student Organization and PTK meetings, a classroom across the hall in which all Honors classes will be held, and offices for Dr. Prewitt and PTK advisor Dr. Bo Rollins. The new space will give both programs a much more visible presence on campus.
“The dedicated space will help reinforce the idea that honors students are part of something larger than themselves, and to remind them that they have support from faculty and their peers. It also suggests that the college values what they do,” says Dr. Prewitt.
All LSC-Tomball students can earn Honors credit by enrolling in an Honors course (there are three offered this spring) or by signing the Honors Contract. The Honors Contract allows a student to receive Honors credit for a non-Honors course by completing a research project that requires deep knowledge and understanding of the subject and a high level of critical thinking. Each Honors candidate then presents their research in a public forum. “Honors Presentation Day is the pinnacle of the semester for students engaged in honors education,” Dr. Prewitt says. “It gives the opportunity to show what interesting and sophisticated work they have done and allows family and friends to share in their accomplishments.”
To graduate with Honors at LSC-Tomball, students must complete a minimum of nine Honors hours.