Community - Honors Scrapbooks
“The opportunity to travel to Washington at virtually no cost – to experience history, culture, and the breadth of influence of the Honors College – was one that I was thrilled to be offered. That’s a ‘spring break’ trip that I will not soon forget.”
Ashley Robinson ’10
Each fall the Honors College brings more than 20 students to the annual meetings of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). This conference usually takes place in late October and allows our students to take part in an academic conference while exploring a vibrant city.
The spring (and we use that term loosely) means “load up the bus” as we bring 40+ students and most of the staff to visit the nation’s capital. The two fourteen hour bus rides are sure to provide some good stories, and some bad movies.
We encourage our Honors students to study abroad and take advantage of other international opportunities. Here you can find stories of their experiences illustrated with some amazing images. In many cases, these experiences allow students to waive some of their Honors curriculum requirements — that information can be found here.
An Honors Scrapbook: Demolition of the Original Honors Center
Ever wonder where Honors lived before Colvin? Here are some excellent pictures taken by Bernice Cross and digitized by Alan Stubbs. They very graphically document the end of the original Robert B. Thomson Honors Center on Thursday, 25 May 2000.
An Honors Scrapbook: 2003 Boston Alumni Gathering
Rather than our usual trip to Washington, DC in the spring, we decided to connect with our grads and friends in the Boston area this fall. The weekend included an excursion to Providence, RI and, except for the torrential rains on Saturday, was a great success.
An Honors Scrapbook: 2003-04 Renovation of Balentine Hall
Between the time Balentine went off-line as a all-women’s residence and when it came back on-line as an Honors co-ed residence, it spent about a year under renovation. Stairwells were redone, an elevator and accessibility ramp were added, and bathrooms and laundry rooms were renovated.