BC Honors students selected for academic conferences

BC Honors students selected for academic conferences

Thu May 26, 2016

Students from Brazosport College’s Honors Program attended the Great Plains Honors Council Annual Conference at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR, as well as the Academic Symposium Conference at the College of the Mainland in Texas City. Jesse Martinez, Beau Jurek, Jesse Korsah and Laci Munn attended the Great Plains Council, while Martinez, Jurek, Korsah, Munn, Santiago Gutierrez and Fermina Orozco attended the Academic Symposium. Pictured are, from left, Jurek, Munn and Martinez.

Some of Brazosport College’s brightest students recently earned the opportunity to attend two prestigious academic conferences.

Students from BC’s Honors Program attended the Great Plains Honors Council Annual Conference at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR, as well as the Academic Symposium at the College of the Mainland in Texas City.

Four students were selected to attend the Great Plains Honors Council Conference in early April, including Jesse Martinez, Beau Jurek, Jesse Korsah and Laci Mann. The Great Plains Honors Council serves collegiate honors programs in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

“It was an awesome experience that validates the hard work I put in during the semester,” Munn said.

Conference attendees were able to meet and share ideas with other academically-successful students while learning more about professional academic conferences.

“Being a dual-credit student, you get an opportunity at these honors conferences to experience the collegiate world,” Martinez said. “This will help me greatly when I transfer to Baylor University in the fall.”

A few weeks after attending the Great Plains conference, six BC Honors students traveled to Texas City for the Academic Symposium on April 29. Among those attending the Academic Symposium were Santiago Gutierrez and Fermina Orozco, as well as Martinez, Jurek, Korsah and Munn.

At the Academic Symposium, students made presentations and were judged on the quality of their work. Gutierrez was awarded a third-place accolade for his presentation.

“It’s a great honor to be selected for any of these conferences,” said BC Honors Program Director Carrie Pritchett. “It wouldn’t have happened without the hard work of the students and the guidance from their faculty advisors.”

The goal of the BC Honors Program is to promote critical thinking skills, challenge intellectually curious students, enhance core curriculum classes and to prepare students for rigorous work at transfer institutions.

The Honors Program is open to any student who meets the admission criteria and students in the program will be challenged to develop their full intellectual potential through interdisciplinary and seminar study with other highly motivated and gifted students under the direction of a select group of faculty.

For more information about BC’s Honors Program, contact Pritchett at (979) 230-3538 or at carrie.pritchett@brazosport.edu.