The Honors Program Mission


The Honors Program supports a community where bright, intellectually curious, and creative learners can thrive and develop their talents. The Honors Program challenges and motivates students through unique educational opportunities and enrichment experiences.


The Honors scholars will be asked to take intellectual risks through stimulating coursework and personal growth opportunities. They will work collaboratively with each other and with faculty, and will leave the program with an enriched collegiate experience. It is our hope that Honors scholars will become lifelong learners and active citizens who inspire others, and, in doing so, strengthen the community.

Core Values

  • Excellence and Integrity
  • Curiosity and Creativity
  • Leadership and Service
  • Community and Diversity

Guiding Principles

To provide Honors scholars with a strong program, the Honors Program at Clinton Community College will be guided by the National Collegiate Honors Council's (NCHC) Basic Characteristics of a Fully Developed Honors Program.

Administration & Governing Bodies

The Honors Program at Clinton Community College is housed in Academic Affairs; the Honors Program Coordinator reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and is responsible for facilitating and implementing the Honors Program. An Honors Program Advisory Board will establish a vision for the Honors Program and set policies, procedures, and educational opportunities to meet that vision. Once accepted into the program, Honors scholars will be members of the Honors Scholar Association; this group provides opportunities that support the mission, vision and values of the Honors Program.

Advisory Board

Dr. John Kowal
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Anna Miarka-Grzelak
Dean of Enrollment Management

Jonathan Reid

Angela Barnaby
Professor of Mathematics & Honors Program Coordinator

Ian Burcroff
Assistant Professor of Art &  Art Program Coordinator

Jarrod Cone
Assistant Professor of Psychology & Department Chair for Social and Behavioral Sciences

Chris Drennan
Professor of History &             Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Advisor

Gary Henry
Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Environmental Technology

Joanna Jackson
Assistant Professor of English

Richard Lawrence
Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Electrical Technology

Cathy Mitchell
Associate Professor of Nursing