A prime purpose of the Cochise College Honors Program is to foster the lifelong love of scholarly inquiry, open-mindedness, and independent thinking. Students who meet the challenges afforded by the program gain confidence in their intellectual abilities and enhanced academic potential. The goal of the program is to enrich the collegial experience, providing intellectual challenge and stimulation for motivated, creative and academically talented students and faculty.
The Honors newsletter, Oracle, is published each year with articles highlighting alumni, faculty, current honors endeavors, and more.
Many students admitted to the Honors Program also are eligible for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year college students. Contact Edmund Priddis at email@example.com, Jenn Wantz at firstname.lastname@example.org, Marguerite Conners at email@example.com or Angie Bustamante at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about Phi Theta Kappa.
The Honors Program is overseen by a chair and an Honors Advisory Board under the direction of the Vice President for Instruction/Provost. For more information about the Cochise College Honors Program, contact the chair.
Mary B. Coyle, Honors Chair
As an honors student, you will have increased opportunities for individual discussion and interaction with faculty and other academically motivated students.
Students completing 16 credits of honors earn an Honors Program Distinction seal on their Cochise College diplomas and a medallion, as well as a notation on their transcripts and on the commencement program.
Transfer to University Honors Programs
Students earning the Cochise College Honors Program Distinction are often invited to join university-level honors programs upon transfer. Scholarship opportunities are also available to honors students.
Honors students may be given opportunities to present at the Cochise College Honors Colloquium, at university honors events, or at regional and national honors conferences such as those sponsored by the Western Regional Honors Council and the National Collegiate Honors Council.
The Honors Colloquium is an exciting forum for showcasing student achievement and excellence. Students working on honors projects are given the opportunity to share their findings and methods with fellow students, mentors, faculty, staff, and administrators in a relaxed, collegial environment each spring.
These courses are available for students interested in joining the program, for those in their beginning semesters of honors study, and/or for those who have not yet completed 12 credits.