Be the best, be honored!

Erika Rolle

Staff writer, Lake Worth

Come join the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College. This is a department of Palm Beach State College that “provide[s] an inspiring, challenging, and rewarding,” environment. To be eligible for the Honors College, students must have a minimum of nine college credit hours completed and a maximum of forty-two college credit hours completed. If a student is interested, but does not currently have the required cumulative 3.5 GPA for admittance, he or she has the option of trying an Honors class for a semester. Admittance is on a rolling basis, so there is no deadline but interested students should apply as soon as they are eligible.

“The Honors College is a pathway to many advantage[s],” says current sophomore and Honors Boca Liaison, Ian Maxwell. And he is right. The Honors College boasts a 15:1 student to professor ratio, which means not more work, but more in-depth class discussions and more one on one time with Honors professors. “The Honors College is not only a great academic opportunity,” explains sophomore and Honors Lake Worth Liaison Paula Davis, “it is a warm and welcoming community of new friends to meet and connections to make.”

If that is not convincing enough, the Honors College has numerous exclusive scholarships, such as the $1,000 per year Honors College Merit Award, the $1,000 per year Stewart Honors College Scholarship and other Honors transfer scholarships to colleges like Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University for eligible Honors students. Students also have the opportunity to attend annual Honors local, regional, and national conferences with other Honors Colleges from around the country.  Sophomore and Honors Boca Liaison, Crystal Edwards advises students to, “grab hold [of] opportunities for success that come your way no matter the size.”

Honors students who have completed all Honors graduation requirements will have an Honors notation on their transcripts, an Honors seal on their diploma and an Honors medallion, that will distinct them from their peers, as they walk at graduation. For more information, students should feel free to either: visit the Honors College office on the Lake Worth campus in room CBP 314.1, call at (561) 868 – 3895 or email the Honors College office at honorspalmbeachstate.edu.