Category Archives: NTCC Honors

Honors Northeast brings home two poster awards from conference

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Honors Northeast, the honors program of Northeast Texas Community College, recently continued its tradition of success among its peers in the Great Plains Honors Council with the poster awards of William Jones and Gabriela Quezada. Jones won the behavioral science division of those with fewer than 60 hours of college completed, while the NTCC sophomore, Gabriela

Jessica Velazquez published in TSHS journal

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Northeast Texas Community College Presidential Scholar, Jessica Velazquez, was recently published in the 2016 issue of a statewide academic journal. Touchstone, the annual publication of the Texas State Historical Society, chose Velazquez’s essay “Farm Life in Transition” as one of the collegiate articles featured this year. Her essay surveys agriculture in five counties in Texas from 1930

NTCC calls for entries in poster contest

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The ninth annual McGraw-Hill Poster Contest is set for Friday, April 29 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

Honors Northeast brings home top prizes from TSHA meeting

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Northeast Texas Community College Honors scholars walked away from the 2016 March meeting of the Webb auxiliary of the Texas State Historical Association with a total of five cash prizes – more than ever before in the history of NTCC. The most unprecedented win was Presidential Scholar, Hector Zuniga’s first-place ($400) prize for his 15-page essay on

Andrew Yox wins TSHA Leadership in Education Award

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Dr. Andrew Yox, Northeast Texas Community College’s Honors Director, recently reached a climactic moment of his  twenty-year career in Northeast Texas. On March 4 in Irving, The Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) awarded Yox the Mary Jon and J.P. Bryan Leadership in Education Award, a citation that came with a $5,000 prize.  It is the

Angelica Fuentes receives Guistwhite Scholarship

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Angelica Fuentes, a sophomore at Northeast Texas Community College, recently learned that she has received the prestigious 2016 Phi Theta Kappa Guistwhite Scholarship. Her selection was based on the score she earned in the Guistwhite Scholarship Competition, for which over 1,800 applications were received. Fuentes is one of only 15 students selected for this honor internationally.

NTCC students named to 2016 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team

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Two Northeast Texas Community College students were recently named to the 2016 Coca-Cola College Academic Team. Isaac Burris was named a Coca-Cola Gold Scholar and Morgan Capps was named a Coca-Cola Gold 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,

Bonnie Spencer offers prize for history essays


Beginning this spring, history students at Northeast Texas Community College will have the opportunity to compete for the first annual Bonnie Spencer Prize. In addition to a grade, students will be able to enter their U.S. history essays into a contest for cash prizes. Bonnie Spencer, An NTCC alumna who today is an ICU nurse at

Honors Northeast accepting applications


The Honors Program of Northeast Texas Community College is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. The deadline to apply is March 1. High School seniors in the top tenth of their class are welcome to apply, as well as NTCC students with a 3.5 GPA or higher. Honors Northeast combines challenging seminars of key

Honors Northeast promotes scholars

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The Northeast Texas Community College Honors Committee recently promoted Hector Zuniga, an NTCC sophomore from Mount Pleasant, from the title of Honors Scholar to Presidential Scholar. Zuniga won the citation for Academic Excellence in last fall’s Biotex Honors Seminar and has maintained a 4.0 GPA at NTCC.  The Biotex seminar is composed each fall of