Invitation to Fall 2018 Honors Symposium

We would like to invite anyone interest to come to the 2018 Honors Symposium held on the Alexandria campus on Friday, Oct. 26, Room AA 0291.

The event is co-sponsored by NOVA’s Honors Program and the Alexandria Chapter of the PTK Honors Society.

There will be two monetary prizes. One goes to the best presentation by an Honors placed student. The other prize will go to the most engaging presentation as voted by the audience.

For questions or details, contact Tatiana Stantcheva, Alexandria Honors Faculty.

Join the Honors Club

The Alexandria Honors Club is accepting new members.

English Professor Alexander Purugganan serves as the faculty advisor for the Alexandria Honors Club. For Fall 2018, Ms. Noorjahan Sheikh is serving as a president of the club helped by executive board members Ms. Marcia Rollins, Ms. Elisabeth Flick, and Ms. Stacy Becenti.

Activities at the Honors club meet the Research and Enrichment requirement for earning Honors credit in the Honors and Honors Option courses, as well as provide some opportunities for leadership.

If you would like to find out more information about the Club, its activities, or how to join it, email Ms. Sheikh directly at nss2165@email.vccs…

Fall 2018 NOVA Honors Symposium

Fall 2018 NOVA Honors Symposium will be held on the Alexandria Campus on Friday, Oct. 26, 12-3 pm.

Who Is Eligible?

All students who meet the Honors Eligibility criteria are eligible to participate. Students do not have to be enrolled in the Honors Program.

Why Present?

Come and present on a topic that you are passionate about.

Presenting at the symposium also meets the Research and Enrichment components for earning Honors Credit if you are enrolled in an Honors or Honors Option Class. Check with your instructor and the campus Honors Lead Faculty.

We are happy to announce our collaboration with the Alexandria Tau Nu Chapter of the PTK Honors Society to offer monetary awards open to all participants.

Presentation Guidelines

Come and present on a topic that you are passionate about. It doesn’t have to be an original research topic. The level of the presentation must be appropriate for students majoring outside your chosen topic.

Talks will be evaluated based on the following rubric. There will be monetary prizes for the best presentations sponsored by NOVA Honors Program and the Tau Nu PTK chapter.

Submit a Talk Proposal

Submission deadline is Friday, Oct. 19, 11:59 pm. Please, use the following link for electronic submissions:

Fall 2018 Honors Symposium Submission


Contact Your Campus Lead Faculty

Honors Meet and Greet on September 28 at the AL Library

The Alexandria Annual Honors Meet and Greet Event was held in the Alexandria Library on September 28. The event was attended by over 60 students and was sponsored by the NOVA Honors Program.  The Alexandria Honors Club members shared their honors experience to many students and faculty members who came to the event.

AL Honors Meet and Greet
Dr. Annette Haggray, Alexandria Provost, students Chelsey Fernandez, Muhammad Muhammad, Charlotte Hepler, Honors Club President and Dr. John Sound, Alexandria Honors chair.

Transition to VT Honors Program from NOVA Honors Program!

There is a new agreement with Virginia Tech!  Anyone who completes the full honors program at NOVA and graduates from NOVA will automatically get into the Virginia Tech Honors program.  University Honors at VT will accept six (6) credits of NOVA Honors credit to apply to the VT Honors diplomas.  For more information, contact NOVA Honors Chair Dr. John Sound (

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