The College is hosting its semi-annual Honors Expo on August 24 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Peterson Gymnasium foyer. The event will include representatives from many of OCC’s 16 honor societies and its Honors Program, and will give prospective honors students a chance to gather information about how to get involved, both through academics and through volunteer service in the community.
OCC is home to the largest number of honors organizations among two-year colleges in the state. The College’s honor societies give students a change to gain scholarly and service distinction, and provide an avenue for close interaction with like-minded students, faculty and staff.
“If a student wants to be in the same room with smart, creative, enthusiastic and successful people who support and encourage them, or if they want to make a significant difference on campus or in the community as a volunteer, they should think about attending OCC’s Honors Expo,” says honors program coordinator Teresa Scarbrough.
Membership in one of OCC’s honors societies also gives students exposure to scholarships for their studies at OCC or at a four-year institution after transfer, and provides leadership experience.
The Expo will be a precursor to the opening of the Garrison Honors Center on campus, which is scheduled to be complete by the end of September. A grand opening will be announced at a later date.
Refreshments will be served at the Expo. For more information, contact Scarbrough at ext. 25601