Category Archives: NTCC Honors

Northeast Honors scholars recognize Dr. Mary Hearron

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Each year, for the past two years, NTCC honors sophomores have been asked, “what professor at NTCC best challenged you to go above and beyond your standard performance in learning?”  This year the sophomores chose Dr. Mary Hearron. Each year, for the past two years, immediate honors alumni have been asked, “what professor at NTCC

Mendoza wins scholarship to University of St. Thomas

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Miranda Mendoza, a Northeast Texas Community College sophomore Honors Scholar and Vice President of the college’s PTK chapter, has won the two-year $48,000 Francis Monaghan Excellence Scholarship to attend the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Mendoza also has received lucrative offers from the University of Arkansas, and St. Edward’s University in Austin.  She is

Kayleah Cumpian wins scholarship, makes history at NTCC

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Northeast Texas Community College student Kayleah Cumpian of Mount Pleasant was recently awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. This prestigious award covers up to $40,000 annually at the university of the student’s choice for up to three years. Only 90 students were selected from more than 2,000 applicants for this national honor. Cumpian is the fifth

Honors Northeast scholars win poster awards

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The Great Plains Honors Council, an association of eighty honors colleges and programs from Nebraska to Texas, hosted a poster contest featuring four different areas of scholarly research at its annual meeting. Honors Northeast (the honors program at Northeast Texas Community College) scholars Kayleah Cumpian, Tyler Reynolds and Elyse Coleman took three of the four

NTCC to host annual poster contest

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The eighth annual McGraw-Hill Poster Contest is set for Friday, April 24 at 9:30 a.m. in the foyer of the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts at Northeast Texas Community College. This contest recognizes and rewards creative student scholarship in Northeast Texas. Area high school seniors, college and university students are welcome to compete. The

Two Honors Northeast students published in state journal

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For the sixth time in the program’s short history, Honors Northeast has seen its scholars publish essays. Articles by Elyse Coleman and Zachary Davis have just appeared in the 2015 issue of the journal, Touchstone, a publication of the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA).  The volume, which carries seven of the best student essays in the state

Two Presidential Scholars win essay awards

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Northeast Texas Community College Presidential Scholars Isaac Burris and Morgan Capps both received top awards during the recent meeting of the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)  in Corpus Christi. At a session of the Walter Webb Society on March 7, the collegiate auxiliary of the TSHA, Capps won second place and $300 for her essay on

Honors Northeast highlights high school standouts

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Nayeli Fuentes, Junior Class President of Mount Pleasant High School,  and Elizabeth Griffin, a presence recently in the local theatre scene, were recognized in a luncheon at Northeast Texas Community College March 4 as regional high school standouts. “It was inspiriting to have two students together who have done so much to raise the bar on excellence

Honors Northeast to premier original Harriet Potter Ames film

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Perhaps the most revered and controversial Northeast Texas legend of all time is the story of Harriet Potter Ames.  In 1959 it was immortalized in an international best-seller, Love is a Wild Assault, by Elithe Kirkland.  It is a tale with Shakespearean dimensions that plays out against the backdrop of the Texas Revolution, and Caddo Lake. In

Honors Northeast takes cultural trip

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Honors Northeast students and faculty recently took their 14th regional culture trip, a tradition that dates back to 2008. Students toured the Perot Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Nieman Marcus Department store, stopping for snacks and meals at Starbucks, Jorge’s Tex Mex, and the Twisted Root Burger.  Some students saw the Dallas Mavericks play