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ERIC Number: EJ1081023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0151
Cultivating a Community of Excellence
Mellow, Gail O.
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, v16 n2 p65-69 Fall-Win 2015
LaGuardia Community College has a saying: Challenge expectations. As fitting as these words are in an essay on the unique value of an honors program at a community college, they also reflect the creation, growth, and ultimate goal of LaGuardia's Community College Honors Program and its students, faculty, and staff, who embody these words every day. The honors philosophy of helping students own their learning process and educational experience gives students a sense of agency in their lives that builds their self-esteem and self-confidence, and allows them to see their limitless potential. This article discusses the growth of LaGuardia's Community College Honors Program, the experiential learning opportunities provided to students in the program, and the success of alumni, which testifies to the enduring impact of their honors experience at LaGuardia.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
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