The MVCC Honors Program
The honors program allows exceptional students to engage in challenging projects in collaboration with faculty mentors. If you have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, you may choose to do an honors project in any course. Your professor must agree to mentor the project and the project proposal must be submitted by the second week of classes and approved by the Honors Coordinator, Dr. Robert Jubenville. At the end of the semester, you will present your project in an open forum to your department. If the project is graded as acceptable by your mentor and if you get a grade of B or higher in the course, you will receive an Honors designation on your transcript for that course. If you complete three courses with Honors, you will graduate "with distinction". This is a rare and highly respected accomplishment.
Honors Projects in Progress
The Milgram Experiment: Methods and Implications, Mentor: Dr. Robert Christman by Brian Larsen
Past Honors Projects 2004- 2008
Technical Writing: Public Policy, Mentor: Marianne Buttenschon by Brian Larsen
Bipolar Disorder: A Disorder within a Family, PY 203, Mentor: Dr. Robert Christman by Misty White
The Boy Who Drew Cats: Animation, GC 300, Mentor: Scot Connor by William Broeckel III
The Boy Who Drew Cats: Concept Design, GC 300, Mentor: Scot Connor by Janelle Bruggeman
The Boy Who Drew Cats: Story, GC 300, Mentor: Scot Connor by Michelle Heyes
The Boy Who Drew Cats: Modeling, GC 300, , Mentor: Scot Connor by Ryan W. Fox
Biodiesel Production From Waste Vegetable Oil, CH247 Organic Chemistry, (Mentor Mr. Galvin) by John Leuenberger.
Breaking the Cycle of Addiction: Building Resilience in At-Risk Adolescents, AS202 Alcoholism/Addiction and Family Systems, (Mentor Patricia Hirsch) by Michael Scalzo.
ADHD: Neurological Disorder
or Evolutionary Adaptation?, PY212 Adolescent Psychology, (Mentor Eric
Hesse) by Michael Scalzo [2 projects].
Cognitive Behavioral Methods of Treatment for Substance Abuse, AS201 Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling, (Mentor Dr. Robert Christman) by Michael Scalzo.
Modifying the Nutritional Education Standards in NYS Public Schools, BI152 Nutrition and Dietetics 2, (Mentor Maureen McCleary) by John Leuenberger.
Reverse Engineering and Documentation of a Previously Undocumented Assembly, MT101 Technical Drawing / Engineering Drawing, (Mentor Brian Dote) by Terry Bowen.
Japanese Woodblock Painting: Hokusai ~ Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, HU205 History of Art 2, (Mentor Dr.Carolyn Pace) by Ayako Sudo.
Piet Mondrian: Influences and an Artist, HU205: History of Art II (Mentor Carolyn Pace), by Paul Malinowski.
Islam, Judaism, Hindu and Christianity -- Death, Burial, Afterlife and Grief, PY208: Death, Dying and Bereavement (Mentor Patricia Hirsch), by Jayda Bowden.
Parent and Child Sexuality Views on Today's Society, PY213: Human Sexuality (Mentor Patricia Hirsch), by Candise Sheldon.
Hair's Everything You Need to Know, BI206: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (Mentor Tom Capraro), by Laura Wood.
Linking Community and College: Assisting Higher Risk Youths Develop Skills for Academic Success, PY212: Adolescent Psychology (Mentor: John Rosicky), by Jamie Clark.
Counseling Techniques with the Defiant Adolescent, HS242: Counseling Techniques (Mentor Elin Cormican), by Jayda Bowden.
Literacy Rates and the Blind, ED211: Intro to Exceptionalities (Mentor Patricia Hirsch), by Sharon Giovinazzo.
Behavioral Changes Geared Towards Termination of Smoking, PY201: Learning: Behavior Analysis (Mentor Jonathan Meeter), by Dale Hartnett.
The Influence of Fathers' Participation in Self-Help Parental Groups on Child Development Outcomes, ED205: Child Development (Mentor Carmelita Lomeo), by Jonah Powell.
The Examination of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse with an Emphasis on Genetics, AS201: Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling (Mentor Robert Christman), by Rhodri Scantlebury.