Since its inception in academic year 1981-1982, The Honors Program at the Maricopa Community Colleges provides intellectually stimulating learning opportunities for academically outstanding students. The features of the program include specific programs at each college, Honors courses, Speakers Forum addressing an annual theme, honors scholarships, and connections with Phi Theta Kappa.
This year is the 24th year for the Honors Programs. The theme for this year is "The Culture of Competition."
The goals of The Honors Program at the Maricopa Community Colleges are:
- To encourage, foster and contribute to a climate of excellence both in the colleges and in the surrounding community;
- To encourage students to strive to achieve the maximum benefit from the educational services provided by the Maricopa community colleges;
- To recognize and reward the talent and motivation of outstanding community college students and faculty;
- To promote a sense of scholarship and community among program participants and with the colleges;
- To serve as a source of innovation and testing for new methodologies and services that may be extended to a greater number of students; and
- To raise awareness of the high quality and variety of educational services offered by the Maricopa Community Colleges.
For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Lane, District Honors Faculty Director