Photo cutline: (From left) Amy Chappelle of Houston, Leslie Crnkovic of Pasadena, and Sylvia Gutierrez of Baytown recently traveled to Tulsa, Okla. to present their research at the Great Plains Honors Council annual conference.
Three San Jacinto College students present research at Great Plains Honor Council conference
PASADENA, Texas – Three San Jacinto College (SJC) honors student recently presented research to peers from across six states during the Great Plains Honors Council annual conference in Tulsa, Okla.
Leslie Crnkovic of Pasadena, Sylvia Gutierrez of Baytown and Amy Chappell of Houston traveled to the meeting to gain further insight of their work through peer reviews and critiques. The Great Plains Honors Council promotes the flow of information, ideas, fellowship and professional encouragement throughout its member programs in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.
"Amy, Leslie, and Sylvia represented our best and brightest, and hard-working students," said Scott Furtwengler, district dean of the SJC Honors Program. "This was an exemplary display of the high level of critical thinking and communication skills that our institution encourages."
This year's conference theme was "The Art of the Critique." Crnkovic, who studies nondestructive testing at SJC, presented "Educational Convergence in Quality Assurance and Nondestructive Testing;" Chappelle, who will transfer to Sul Ross State University next year, presented "Pride of the American West;" and Gutierrez, who studies aeronautical science, presented "History of the GPS." All three students attend the SJC Central campus.
Crnkovic said his positive experience at the honors conference is the result of an SJC honors program that encourages students to go the "extra mile."
"The honors program is about going that extra mile," Crnkovic said, sharing advice on his secret to a successful college experience. "This is about doing everything you can to make yourself a cut above the rest. It will definitely help you in the long run."
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