Testimonials from NCC Honor Students
The Honor’s Program has aided in my success at Nassau Community College. The Honor’s Program advisors are very helpful. I graduated high school a full year before my peers and intend on graduating Nassau Community College with an A.S Degree in one year. Having advisors that understand students that are pursuing non-traditional degree paths is essential to my goals. The benefits of the Honors Program are making it possible for me to achieve my academic mission. Early registration ensures that I get the classes that I need and the Honor’s classes will look excellent on my transcript when I transfer to SUNY Stony Brook.
The Honors program at NCC is extremely beneficial to the students who are offered the opportunity to be part of this distinguished organization. It has allowed me to realize my dreams, and is also one of the reasons I was able to get into the Transfer Honors Program at Queens College. The knowledge and helpfulness of Prof. Cohen and Prof. Hynes-Musnisky, and the honors club (an extension of the honors program) were both indispensable resources that made my time at Nassau truly remarkable. Under the guidance of the honors advisors I was able to take honors courses in which the students were passionate about understanding the material and expanding their knowledge. This environment motivated me and others to not only pass the class, but to excel. Prof. Cohen and Prof. Hynes-Musnisky truly care for the students and go above and beyond to help us in any way possible. Their knowledge and expertise makes them truly a valuable asset to every honors student at NCC. Whenever I was not in class, you would find me in the honors lounge. It was a perfect place to study and make connections with peers. Everyone there is willing to help, making it a great environment for new ideas to thrive. I have had discussions and debates on topics ranging from the economy, to religion, and even politics. We were able to argue while still respecting each other's opinion and expanding our own views. Some of the greatest lessons I have learned at Nassau have been with my peers in the honors club. Although Nassau is a commuter college, in the lounge it felt as though I’d been rooming with these people for years. I was able to make many lifelong connections. Everyday the Honors program at Nassau made me push myself to be better. Under the guidance and leadership of Prof. Cohen and Prof. Hynes-Musnisky, an environment for learning is able to flourish and the students have access to resources and opportunities created through their own hard work.
Nassau Community College was a great learning experience with the help of the Honors Program. During my high school career, I suffered a traumatic spinal injury. Despite graduating high school early, my studies suffered. Thanks to the Nassau Community College Honors Program, I received several scholarships and was able to transfer to my first choice school in the program that I wanted. The Honor’s classes at NCC prepared me for the rigorous academic schedule that I currently face as a Biochemistry major at Stony Brook University. These scholarships allowed me to spend more time on my studies and transferring.
NCC Graduate and Honors Program Scholarship Award Winner
As a student of Nassau Community College and a member of the NCC Honors Program for my two years of attendance, I can honestly say that the Honors Program impacted me in the best way possible. This program welcomed me with open arms and helped me acclimate to college by putting me in classes with students with similar academic standing and abilities as myself. I met some amazing people in my time at Nassau and ultimately, made friends that I’ll have for the rest of my life and I have the Honors Program to thank for that. Being in this program, and being awarded a scholarship on behalf of this program, helped me gain the confidence to move forward and further my education at Adelphi University and I will always be thankful for that. The experiences that the Honors Program gave to me have been ones that I will never forget and I hope that incoming students will be lucky enough to receive the same opportunities that I did.
After taking a break from high school I had low confidence that I would be able to achieve at the same level as my peers. Once I became eligible for the Honor's program I found myself challenged with my work and put into an environment in which the students I interacted with pushed themselves to be the best person they could be. Being in an environment like this has allowed me to realize my potential and even has afforded me with the opportunity to be published in Veritas the school's Honor's journal.
Nassau Community College was an experience that I will always be thankful for.
What made Nassau so special for me was that I was in the Honors Program.
The Honors Program provides students with an academic adviser. Whether it is advice on which classes to take or help with scheduling issues, having an adviser that knows you personally is only available to those in the honors program. The program also gets priority while completing registration, allowing most participants to make a schedule that fits into their life.
The Honors Program also offers specific courses exclusively for students in the program.
The class discussions were much more advanced in these sections and the level of material taught was more engaging than standard classes.
Finally, the smaller class sizes were very important to me. In addition to facilitating 1-on-1 relationships with teachers, the smaller class sizes allowed me to ask more questions and made for a more personal learning experience.
The Honors Program is the crown jewel of Nassau Community College, and I highly recommend it for high achieving students.
"I’m incredibly glad I was invited to join the Honors Program after my first semester at NCC. Although the work is challenging, the classes are stimulating and lead to many potential opportunities. I have thoroughly enjoyed the courses I’ve taken because of the detailed discussions and demanding dedication required that made me feel immersed in the subject and proud of all I’ve learned. In my last semester at NCC, I truly appreciate the mature and active classroom environment that the Honors Program has offered."
"I chose the Honors Program at NCC because I wanted a challenge, but what I got was so much more. All of the professors were passionate about their subject and it showed in their lessons. This type of enthusiasm brushed off on me and helped me decide what I wanted to do with my life. I am currently a Junior at Farmingdale State College working as a Research Assistant and Teacher's Assistant as well as developing my own independent research. The Honors Program is truly remarkable for its ability to inspire, enrich and shape young minds."