In January, Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, and Manassas hosted “Honors Welcome Back” events for returning and prospective Honors students. To nobody’s surprise, the old proverb proved true: “If you feed them, they will come.” The events provided students, faculty, and counselors an opportunity to mingle, share some food and drink, and discuss updates from the Honors Program.
Honors College Chair Stacy Rice said, “It was good to see all the students, teachers, and counselors gather to celebrate each other’s successes and look forward to a great semester.”
The event gave the Honors Campus Chairs Shonette Grant (Alexandria), Paul Fitzgerald (Annandale), Steve Clarke (Loudoun), and Rebecca Hayes (Manassas) the chance to announce deadlines for Exxon Mobil scholarship applications, upcoming events for the Honors Clubs, and other opportunities for students. Hayes distributed flyers detailing fall 2013 Honors and Honors Option courses at Manassas.
At the Loudoun event on January 28, Professor John Kincheloe from the History Department announced a variety of opportunities for students to become involved in an extensive project to prepare for the 40th anniversary of the Loudoun Campus. Rice spoke about Loudoun’s involvement in the VCHC Conference at Annandale Campus April 12 and 13. Clarke reminded students that Professor David Fuchs was taking his HIS 298 class to the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, February 23.