Honors Institute

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The Niagara County Community Honors Institute provides an enriching and challenging academic experience through unique coursework that stresses an interactive learning experience where students acquire a creative and comprehensive understanding of concepts in an interdisciplinary and global context.  Our students think critically, hone research skills, demonstrate leadership, and develop a commitment to civic responsibility.

The Honors Institute also seeks to enhance the educational and scholarship opportunities for students who seek a four-year degree after attending Niagara County Community College.

The Honors Institute houses the President’s Scholars Program and Honors Program.  Students interested in participating in a cohesive honors experience at Niagara County Community College and earning the Honors designation on their diploma, may enroll in the Honors Institute’s all-college Presidential scholars program (requires 18 honors credit including a service learning project) or the traditional honors Program (requires 14 honors credits).

Rachel Shanor

Being a part of the Honors Institute at NCCC has been one of the greatest highlights of my college career. Through my work in Honors courses, I've made great connections with my professors, improved my academic skills, and have met so many wonderful people. My experience as an Honors Institute member will be something I cherish for a lifetime.

Rachel Shanor '20

Meet the Honors Institute Scholars

Andrew Binks

Andrew Binks

LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES:
HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

  • Loves to play strategic games
  • Volunteers at Leadership Niagara and the Wilson Library

Nia-Marii Bratton

Nia-Marii Bratton

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
& DIGITAL MEDIA

  • Member of NSLS, PTK, & Practical Business Club
  • Mother and artist
  • Interested in traveling, cooking, and making money

Kelly Culver

Kelly Culver

FINE ARTS

  • Member of Art Guild-Secretary & PTK
  • Volunteers at Ride for Roswell
  • Interested in art history, pop culture, & musicals

Tianna Hunt

Tianna Hunt

NURSING

  • Loves animals
  • Interested in health issues
  • Collegians for Christ

Mia Ludwig

Mia Ludwig

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • Two year old daughter
  • Field hockey coach
  • Health / personal trainer

Meghan Noonan

Megan Noonan

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

  • Excelsior Scholarship recipient
  • Business and LGBT+ Clubs
  • Volunteers at TIES

Trinity Rafter

Trinity Rafter

ANIMAL MANAGEMENT

  • Eugene and Maria Munk Scholarship recipient
  • Native American and Zoo Crew Clubs; Honors Club Secretary
  • Internships at the Buffalo Zoo and the Aquarium of Niagara

Johnishala Scarbrough

Johnishala Scarbrough

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Volunteers at soup kitchen, NACC Fashion Show, Goodwill
  • Member of NSLS
  • Interested in music, drawing, & reading

Rena Spangler

Rena Spangler

PSYCHOLOGY &
COMMUNICATIONS

  • Member of the Tanzen Dance Company
  • Interested in writing and choreography
  • Has fourteen tattoos

Sonia Swann

Sonia Swann

PSYCHOLOGY &
HUMAN SERVICES

  • Member of NSLS, PTK, EDI Committee, & SGA-Secretary
  • Mom of three
  • Career goal: Palliative Counselor

Delaney Wilson

Delaney Wilson

ANIMATION & FINE ARTS

  • Member of Art Guild-President, PTK, NSLS, & Pride Alliance
  • Speaks German
  • Interested in historical fashion and Gothic aesthetics

Contact

Pamela Lange
Assistant Professor
Phone:
716-614-6877
Email: plange@niagaracc.suny.edu
Location: E-227