Category Archives: NTCC Honors

Ryan Rose Mendoza wins Dr. Jerry Wesson Award


NTCC sophomore, Ryan Rose Mendoza, has won the premiere 2016 Dr. Jerry Wesson Award.   An anonymous donor, mindful of the recent successes of Alpha Mu Chi, and Honors Northeast, as well as the many contributions of Dr. Jerry Wesson to NTCC, has helped initiate this annual $200 award. This prize commemorates the leadership and initiative of

Honors Northeast commentary aired on NPR


Submitted by Honors Northeast Might Bill and Hillary Clinton have something to learn from . . . former Texas governors, Ma and Pa Ferguson? This question drove Austin KUT radio reporter, Joy Diaz to the Honors Northeast film bank, and then to a commentary that was broadcast across Texas by affiliated National Public Radio stations

Honors Northeast takes fall trip to Fort Worth


Students and faculty of Honors Northeast, the honors program of Northeast Texas Community College, recently took a cultural trip to the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. This is the tenth year that Honors Northeast has taken a fall trip thanks to a gift from Drs. Jim and Paula Archer and a matching grant from the I.B.M. corporation. This

Honors Northeast recognizes Drs. Jim and Paula Archer for their support


For the 10th straight year, Doctors Jim and Paula Archer hosted the annual Fall Roundup for Honors Northeast. Honors students, professors, and administrators of Northeast Texas Community College gathered at the Archer’s Lone Star Cattle Company Ranch September 10 for the event. Dr. Andrew Yox, Honors Director (pictured right) presented the couple with a plaque commemorating

Honors Northeast welcomes 2016-2017 scholars

The Northeast Texas Community College Honors Program is pleased to announce its Honors Students for the 2016-2017 school year. This includes 10 Presidential Scholars and 15 Honors Scholars. Honors Northeast was founded in the spring of 2007. Geared to attract top high school graduates and college students, the program has prospered thanks to a network of loyal supporters both in

Northeast Texas Poetry Reading to feature local speakers

The Ninth Annual Northeast Texas Poetry Reading will be held in the foyer of the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts at Northeast Texas Community College on Friday, Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. The reading will feature two speakers with broad historical interests in our region. Sid Hicks, a Mount Vernon High School history teacher and

Honors Northeast wraps filming for fifth movie


The scholars of Honors Northeast completed filming their fifth feature-length movie last week in Nacogdoches. The subject of this year’s film was the end of the Texas Cherokee and the transformation of Sam Houston. The project was researched, written, directed, acted and produced by students in the Northeast Texas Community College honors program with the support

Texas Heritage National Bank gives NTCC Presidential Scholarship

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Texas Heritage National Bank recently presented a Presidential Scholarship to Emmalea Shaw, a sophomore at Northeast Texas Community College. The gift will cover Shaw’s academic expenses at NTCC for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is the first privately-funded gift of its kind that Honors Northeast has received. Shaw had a stellar first year at NTCC. She won a third-place

Cypress Bank donates laptop to Honors Northeast

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For the ninth consecutive year, Cypress Bank has presented a MacBook laptop for the use of Northeast Texas Community College honors students. This year’s recipient, Chesney Michael Davis, graduated third in his class from Pittsburg High School. He won a number of accolades in math and science and plans to become an engineer. Cypress, the

Honors Northeast seeks entries for poetry contest

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Northeast Texas Community College and Honors Northeast recently announced a call for original poems to enter the ninth annual Northeast Texas Poetry Contest. The judges will be looking for poems that can accent or enliven our sense of the surroundings, people, the culture, and/or the history of Northeast Texas. Adult winners will take home $200 for first place