The National Collegiate Honors Council, better known as the NCHC, is an organization that offers honors students opportunities beyond their own campus.
As members of the program, students are encouraged to take part in the annual national conference. At the conference, individuals are able to showcase their talents in a variety of ways: presenting original research, organizing a panel, being trained as a moderator, or simply networking with other honors students from across the country. In October, four honors students will be traveling to the annual conference in Seattle, WA, to present their research projects. Research submissions from Tyler Butts, Alex Gruber, Sarah Jensen, and Jess Tooley, were selected from a pool of applicants from across the nation. A recent press release from the St. Norbert College Office of Communications details their selection:
Another opportunity unique to the NCHC is a program known as "Partners in the Parks." This allows students partake in hands on projects in several national parks across the country while also completing course credit. Honors students that participate will earn one honors credit for the experience.
Finally, the NCHC also takes part in the Portz Scholars Nominations. These allow institutional members of the council to nominate one paper written by an undergraduate student to represent their college in the Portz Scholars Competition.
These are only a few of the great experiences that the NCHC has to offer! Interested? Contact Marcie Paul or Stacie Wanta to learn more about getting involved.