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UNG president lends perspective to national honors journal


University of North Georgia (UNG) President Bonita C. Jacobs has written a contributing essay in the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council (JNCHC), in collaboration with 39 other college and university presidents, on the value of honors programs.

The essay, ‘Expanding an Honors Program in the Midst of Institutional Consolidation’, highlights how UNG encourages students at all levels to have the honors advantage of global opportunities, and how honors programs should not be eliminated in times of cutbacks.

The essay includes information about UNG’s institutional and honors background, global opportunities, undergraduate research, civic engagement, and building community and a sense of belonging.

The JNCHC is a refereed periodical publishing scholarly articles stressing research in and on honors education. Articles include analyses of trends in teaching methodology, articles on interdisciplinary efforts, discussions of problems common to honors programs, items on the national higher education agenda, and presentations of emergent issues relevant to honors education.

Jacobs earned both a bachelor's degree in Spanish and history and a master's degree in counseling from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, where she also served as director of residence life. She earned her doctorate in educational administration from Texas A&M University.

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