Category Archives: NTCC Honors

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

Jerald and Mary Lou Mowery help fund NTCC Honors project


Jerald and Mary Lou Mowery (right), of Scroggins, recently presented $800 to the Northeast Texas Community College Foundation to help fund a special Honors Northeast project. Nita May (left), NTCC Director of Development, accepted the donation on behalf of the Foundation. The gift funds production costs for an upcoming film project titled The Fergusons of Texas. Honors

Kayleah Cumpian named to Great Plains Honors Council

Kayleah Cumpian

Northeast Texas Community College Presidential Scholar, Kayleah Cumpian, of Mount Pleasant, narrowly edged out a junior from John Brown University to become the 2015 Student Representative of the Great Plains Honors Council (GBHC). She succeeds another former NTCC Presidential Scholar, Matthew Jordan, now a member of Texas Tech Honors.  This is the first time in

Honors Northeast presents film to Twentieth Century Club

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Honors Northeast recently presented their original film on the life of Wright Patman to members of the Twentieth Century Club in Pittsburg. Several of the women present could recall interactions with the long-term Northeast Texas Congressman (1929-1976) who was the film’s subject.  Cassia Rose, of Winnsboro, also presented the trailer for the group’s upcoming film on

NTCC Webb Society releases film trailer

Thanks to the internationally acclaimed, Love is a Wild Assault, by Elithe Kirkland, the tale of Harriet Potter Ames is perhaps the best-known legend of Northeast Texas.  Now for the first time on film, NTCC’s Webb Society and Honors Northeast are presenting a feature-length cinematic version of the story that will premiere in early 2015.  Until then,

Honors Northeast previews new film

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Members of Honors Northeast recently previewed their coming film on Harriet Potter Ames to the fall meeting of the Native Plant Society of Texas in Texarkana. The student presenters, who also acted in the film, and in some cases, researched the original script, role-played their characters for the meeting. Thanks to a generous gift from

Honors Northeast announces 2014-2015 selections

Honors Northeast, the honors program of Northeast Texas Community College, is pleased to announce its class of Presidential Scholars and Honors Scholars for the 2014-2015 academic year. The group of 22 students includes one incoming valedictorian, and two salutatorians along with returning Boe, Caldwell, and Star-Award winners. The eight Presidential Scholars are elected to the highest tier

Annual poetry contest winners announced


Winners were pictured above: Morgan Capps, Kelli Knepp, Zachary Davis, Miranda Mendoza, Tyler Reynolds, and Shelby Blevins For those interested in what Northeast Texas was or could be, the Whatley Foyer of the campus of Northeast Texas Community College was again the place to be as local poets and commentators took the challenge to define the

Four NTCC students complete undergraduate research program


Funded by the National Science Foundation, the summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program at Texas A&M University-Commerce was a unique and rewarding research training opportunity for community college students interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Seventeen students from community colleges in Northeastern Texas and Southwestern Arkansas were selected for the 2014