This second to last week of classes is another big week for the George Center for Honors Studies.
1. We will be announcing the recipients of the first James S. Barrett Scholarships, the College’s top award for academic merit. Thanks are due to all who have participated in the process. We had an excellent pool of candidates, and the decisions have been difficult. Check back at the end of the week for the official announcement.
2. The Office of Admissions will be on the road in Raleigh and Charlotte over the next couple of days, working closely with prospective students and their families in the final stages of the decision process. This is a very important time of year, and we look forward to seeing some of you at these events.
3. Registration for the first Partners in the Parks experiences of the summer are due at the end of the week. Thus far, Sarah Lang has signed up for Great Basin in Nevada in August, and Ricki Draper has registered for Grand Canyon/Parashant at the end of May/beginning of June. Zion Canyon and Olympic have filled, so now is the time to register!
4. Tomorrow, the faculty will consider a proposal to bring students into the George Center for Honors Studies after the sophomore year. The Honors Committee has been working on the proposal for well over a year, and we hope the full faculty will support the creation of the Honors Associate Track for entering junior students.
Check the Greensboro College Honors Program FaceBook page and YouTube channel for video of Christian Russell’s presentation at SRHC last weekend. Christian has hit on the idea that will likely be a big part of his thesis project, so catch the preview now.