On September 29, Malvika Choudhari and Brittney Klaus represented South Piedmont Community College at the North Carolina Honors Association hosted by the Honors College at High Point University. Ms. Choudhari presented the honors project, “The Eternal Battle Between Antimicrobials and Pathogens.” This research project determined the effects of two antibiotics and two antiseptics on common pathogens to analyze the effect of antibiotic resistance and to understand ways that bacterial resistance can be reduced. Ms. Klaus presented the honors project, “Painting Our White Wall: Women Artists Protest the Male Depiction of the Female Body.” This presentation focused on female artists as feminists who have struggled to depict the female body and how the representation of the female nude body has changed as opportunities for women artists have grown.
SPCC’s Honors Program offers outstanding students the opportunity to prepare for university level honors programs or for a competitive work force. Whether transferring to a university or beginning a career, students benefit from the challenge of course projects that focus on scholarly research and critical thinking, qualities important to both universities and employers.
SP Honors students gain valuable benefits for their future studies and careers. They have opportunities to present at the college’s annual Honors Symposium and at state and regional honors conferences. Honors course credits transfer to UNC Greensboro, UNC Asheville, UNC Pembroke, Appalachian State University, Mars Hill University, and Western Carolina University due to articulation agreements between SPCC and the universities. Honors directors at other universities may accept the credits as well. Honors course completion is documented on the student’s transcript as long as an A or B is earned in the course, and students who complete four honors projects and present at one Honors Symposium graduate with full honors and recognition at graduation.
All SPCC students are eligible for the program, if they meet the academic requirements. High School students in the Career and College Promise Program, the Union County Early College Program, or the Anson County Early College Program should have a 3.7 GPA, an SAT score of 1875 or higher, or an ACT score of 30 or higher. First semester college students may enter the program their first semester if they have a high school GPA of 3.7 or higher. Students may enter after their first semester if they have earned 12 hours of college coursework and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
For further information about the SP Honors Program, contact Tammy Frailly, Director of Academic Enrichment Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.