Monroe College Honors Program students Kemelin Gonzalez and Caroline Sandow credit the program for challenging them, and helping them to achieve more than they thought was possible.

Monroe College Honors Program students Kemelin Gonzalez and Caroline Sandow credit the program for challenging them, and helping them to achieve more than they thought was possible.

Established in 2004, the Monroe College Honors Program provides academically accomplished students the opportunity to engage in advanced coursework, participate in experiential learning activities, serve the local community through volunteer work and become part of a special community at Monroe College.

“The Honors Program is not just about academics, it’s not about just being a bookworm,” said Kathryn MacDonald, Monroe College Honors Program Coordinator. “Honor’s is about who you are as an individual. It’s everything from how you write, how you speak, how seriously you take on a challenge. It’s the fact that you like to take on a challenge, that’s what Honors is all about.”

Students from the Honors Program have the opportunity to make academic and scholarly presentations at national and regional honors conferences. Most recently, they made five presentations at the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Conference in Chicago. This April a cohort of students will be presenting and serving at the Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC) Conference in Cambridge, MA. Additionally, many of Honors students go on to earn their master’s and doctoral degrees at prestigious universities.

Hear what students have to say more about Monroe College’s Honors Program in this video.