Honors College Alumni
Fall 2019 Alumni Updates
In the second half of the fall semester, the Honors College kept busy with many events, course activities, plus a little fun mixed in. This past fall, ITDS 1779H was taught in three sections, two on Main Campus and one at RiverPark. All of the sections hosted guest lectures who provided outstanding information pertaining to their personal disciplines to help to expand our students knowledge. The Honors College also hosted successful recruitment breakfasts at both Fall Discovery Days. Everyone seemed to be eager to learn more about the Honors College.
The Honors College was also presented with two awards from the the Annual Day of Service which took place in August. The Honors College won the "Student Participation Award" and the "Faculty/Staff Participation Award", plus we all had fun while helping our community!
In October, the Honors College, along with The Office of Military and Adult Learners came together for the annual "On The Table Chat", which brings individuals from all parts to the community together to talk about ways to better the Chattahoochee Valley Area.
To cap off the semester, we had a fun and relaxing night of fellowship, eating, and playing games at our first "Friendsgiving" hosted by Honoris Causa and held at Dr. Ticknor's home.
Check out of latest newsletter here (PDF) and look for more updates soon!
Spring 2018 Alumni Updates
The Honors College has moved to Illges Hall, and we're on the third floor! We have spaces for studying and a room with computers. Come by anytime and check it out!
In our Honors 3000 Crucial Conversations course, students discussed some of today's controversial topics. Sophia Bartell, a student in the class, said, "The goal was to create an open atmosphere where we could express our views without fear of opposition. At first, our chats were a little stifled, but as the year went on, we eventually opened up to each other and created a more conversational atmosphere. In fact, our last few topics, the prison system and double standards began to flow into each other and on into the next day. We didn't have to choose a new topic. We just continued where we left off."
Sophia also mentioned that this course "provided a nice little relief from the typical college suffering, and I don't think I could've survived the semester without it."
Over spring break, some Honors students went to Washington, D.C. The trip was in conjunction with an Honors College Great Conversations course on Perspectives of Presidential Leadership. Through the trip, students learned to evaluate US presidents and the Presidency as an institution through the differing lenses of leadership studies, history, and collective memory. The ability to view monuments, portraits, and homes of presidents was complemented the course objectives nicely.
A particular highlight of the trip was the opportunity to meet with and ask questions of Georgia Congressional Representatives Sanford Bishop, Drew Ferguson, Karen Handel, and Barry A. Loudermilk. Below, there is a picture with Representative Drew Ferguson on the left and Representative Barry Loudermilk on the right. This photo was taken from the balcony of a congressional office building with the Capitol Building in the background. Students also enjoyed the time they had to pursue their own interests through exploring the various museums available in Washington.
If there is something you would like to see in our next edition of Apsirations, email Honors@ColumbusState.edu and let us know!
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Thank you for visiting the Honors College Alumni & Friends page. This page will be a staple in our communication with our graduates and other friends. Here we will provide links to the annual reports, event recaps, and information regarding events for Honors alumni. We hope that you will enjoy watching the Honors College grow, and participate in any events you can.
We've orchestrated many ways for you to stay in touch and follow our progress. To keep an eye out for updates, follow us on our Friends of Honors Facebook page, to see photos from events and occasional announcements follow us on Instagram or stay up to date through Twitter.
Additionally we publish a newsletter once a semester. We hope you will look forward to the next edition of Aspirations (PDF), coming in January 2020.
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