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Mission Statement

NTCC Honors strives to provide free and exemplary education. It exists to develop original ideas and successful projects. Inclusive and supportive, the program resolves to enroll ambitious, rising, students, promote their careers, and enhance the vitality of the college and surrounding community.


Realizing the Mission:

One of the most prestigious scholarships in the United States is the Jack Kent Cooke Award, which can cover $30,000 a year for transfer students. In the last four years, NTCC honors has won two Jack Kent Cookes:

Stephani Calderon
in 2013
Clara Ramirez
in 2010

Other major awards, that draw international competition, and a select group of winning finalists are the Guistwaite, and the Hites Awards. NTCC Presidential Scholars have won both in the last four years:

Cody Russell,
the Hites Award in 2011
Isaac Griffin,
the Guistwaite Award in 2012

From 2010 to 2012, among colleges under 10,000, NTCC ranked tied for first in the nation in the number (4) of higher-level prizes in the All-USA-Coca Cola contest. The winners were:

Cody Russell and Clara Ramirez

Jessica Rogers
and Isaac Griffin

As noted above, NTCC Honors exists to promote successful and creative works of scholarship. In pursuit of that aim, NTCC is the only community college in the United States to have had students invited to give scholarly presentations at the National Collegiate Honors Council in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Formed in 1966, the NCHC is an association of hundreds of Honors programs and colleges from around the United States with affiliates in Europe and Asia. Most of its member institutions are four-year universities.

In 2012 in Boston, the following scholars presented work: (By the Boston Common, Left to Right: Stephani Calderon, Emily Parker, Jesse Rivera, Jacob Brantley.

In October of 2011, Presidential Scholars Carlos Mendez, Maricely Gomez, and Jessica Rogers (below) presented work on Henry Cisneros, Cynthia Ann Parker, and Denton Cooley in Phoenix.

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This page last updated by A. Yox on 05/20/2013

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