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NTCC is the only community college in the nation to have sent scholarly student presenters
to the National Collegiate Honors Council in every year since 2008. Above is our group from
2013 in New Orleans. From left to right: Dr. Mary Hearron, Noah Griffin, Alisha  Richardson,
Stephen Milburn, Matthew Jordan, and Ricky Huitema


NTCC Honors took eight Presidential and Honors Scholars to the 2011 Great Plains Honors Council Meeting in Arlington.

Left to Right Above (First Row): Violet Thompson, Karli Peek, Maricely Gomez, Lisa Lageschaar, Carlos Mendez.  Second Row: Dr. Andrew Yox, Jessica Rogers, Hannah Kingston, and Clayton Ferguson. 

Besides having dynamic classes with the award-winning professors and students of like-mind and motivation, there are many advantages that can be gained as an honors student.

Free education with merit-based scholarships and tuition waivers (Possible savings of more than $20,000 a year for a comparable education at a top university).

  • Free Use of Laptops
  • Free field trips, socials and cultural activities
  • Courses that count for both honors and general education credit
  • Honors designation on your transcripts and Presidential Scholars Medallion upon graduation
  • Lucrative transferability to leading universities and four-year honors programs; payment of application fees to world-class universities
  • A definite edge in the workforce

NTCC Honors Students and Faculty with Congressman Ralph Hall
of the Fourth Texas District,  in Washington D.C. Fall of 2009.

Clara Ramirez, Alexander Villalobos and Brooke Hale
at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln,  where they
presented work at the Great Plains Honors Conference, March 2009.


  Thanks to a major contribution by the Bernats, honors students took an overnight trip to Houston, that included a tour of M.D. Anderson, September 2009.


Thanks to Jim Archer, Honors Students have been taking trips each
fall to Dallas Fort Worth.  Above: watching the Texas Rangers.


Gabriella Silvey in Nineteenth-Century Period Dress after an Honors Seminar simulation.

NTCC's 2010 Selections for the All-USA Team:  Two Presidential Scholars, Alexander Villalobos and Clara Ramirez

NTCC's Boe Nominations for 2010, for the best fifteen-plus-page research papers:
Presidential Scholars Shelby Parker and Stephen Graham

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This page last updated by A. Yox on 12/12/2013

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