Category Archives: NTCC Honors

NTCC Leads Nation in Guistwhite Awards

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Submitted by Honors Northeast: Lone Star College in the greater Houston has over 90,000 students, and may be the eighth-largest institution of higher learning in the United States.  It has won three of the 105 prestigious Guistwhite Scholarships of Phi Theta Kappa that have been bestowed since the award’s website began recording this information in

Honors students present at GPHC

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Thanks to a generous grant, creative conceptualizing, and a good amount of student-to-faculty interfacing, 12 members of Honors Northeast at Northeast Texas Community College won invitations to present work at the recent meeting of the Great Plains Honors Council (GPHC) at Lamar University in Beaumont. The GPHC has functioned since 1975 as the regional arm of

Cassidy Watkins wins Chitsey Award

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Northeast Texas Community College student, Cassidy Watkins, was recently named the winner of the 2016-2017 Chitsey Award, granted annually to the student of Honors Northeast who most exceeded expectations. Dr. Mary Hearron (right) recently presented Watkins with this $200 award. Watkinswas the 2016 Salutatorian of Daingerfield High School.  She has excelled in her two honors

Honors Northeast accepting entries for poster contest


The ninth annual McGraw-Hill Poster Contest is set for Friday, April 28 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. Prizes

Honors Northeast publishes record number of essays in state historical journal

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The 2017 issue of Touchstone, the collegiate journal of the Texas State Historical Association released this spring, contains a record three essays by current Northeast Texas Community College Presidential Scholars. All three were prize-winning works. They included Emmalea Shaw’s Caldwell-Award-winning essay on integration in Northeast Texas, William Jones’ Great-Plains-Honors-Council-Award-winning essay on quasi-criminal and vigilante, Dutch Luman,

Shaw named Guistwhite Scholar

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Emma Shaw, a sophomore at Northeast Texas Community College from Omaha, has been selected as one of only 15 students nationwide to be named a 2017 Phi Theta Kappa Guistwhite Scholar. The honor includes a $5,000 scholarship to be used toward baccalaureate studies and a commemorative medallion. Shaw will be honored with the other recipients

Mendoza named a 2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar

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Ryan-Rose Mendoza, a sophomore at Northeast Texas Community College, has been named a 2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars, and providing nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each Silver Scholar receives a

Entries being accepted for Bonnie Spencer essay contest

For students willing to excel in their research papers in history at NTCC again this year, there might be more at the end than an ‘A’. For the second year, history at NTCC will feature the Bonnie Spencer Awards for the best two research papers in non-honors classes.  The first-place winner will receive $100, and

Honors Northeast scholars win awards for Texas history essays

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For the third year in a row, Honors Northeast scholars from Northeast Texas Community College have won two of the four lower-division awards for scholarship in Texas History at the annual state-wide Walter Webb Society meeting.  William Fox of Mount Pleasant won second place in the essay competition, winning $300, and Rachel Jordan of Ore

Honors Northeast takes spring trip to Dallas


Students and faculty in the Honors Program at Northeast Texas Community College recently participated in their Spring 2017 Honors Trip. The group traveled to Dallas, where they visited North Park Center, the Perot Museum, the Nasher Sclupture Center, Fuddrucker’s Restaurant and the Granville Theatre in Garland to see a performance of Tantalus. This is the