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DATE: March 2, 2001

CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338 or Marilyn Duncan, 901/333-4247

STCC to Convene Honors Convocation at City Hall; Event will Salute Academic Excellence

Celebrating the Magic of the Human Mind: Human Imagination, Our Seventh Sense is the theme for Honors Week at Southwest Tennessee Community College, which is set for March 19-23. The week-long observance will culminate with the convening of the STCC Honors Convocation at 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 23, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 125 North Main Street. All of the activities during Honors Week are free and open to the public.

Clarence Christian, Associate Professor of Social Science, is the director of the STCC Honors Program. He said Honors Week is designed to recognize and award student achievement in academics, community service, leadership and creative performance.

Other activities during the week include: March Madness Tuesday, March 20, and A Scholar's Symposium Thursday, March 22. March Madness is designed as a high school scholars day. Special March Madness events will be observed on both the Union Avenue and Macon Cove campuses. A Scholar's Symposium is set for the Union Avenue Campus. The Symposium will feature students who have been involved in social and scientific research. 

Recognition will be given to students who made the Dean's List, Phi Theta Kappa, Who's Who, All-American Scholars, Honors Academy Scholars, Student Government Association leaders and club leaders. Special recognition will be given to the STCC students who recently participated in the Tennessee Honors Conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

"Southwest Tennessee Community College was well represented at the Tennessee Honors Conference," Christian said. "All presentations were intellectually developed and professionally presented. In fact, all of our presenters have been accepted to give their presentations March 29-April 2 at the Southern Regional Honors Conference." 

Four Honors students represented STCC at the Tennessee Honors Conference. They are Rebecca Rosa, Tameika Lewis, Taurus Rogers and Maurice McLaurin. Rosa's presentation is titled Identity Theft: A Post Modern Social Problem. Lewis deals with The Nursing Process and Computer Technology. Rogers' research examines Re-emerging Diseases and McLaurin takes an in-depth look at Biotechnology.

For more information about Honors Week and the STCC Honors Program, call Clarence Christian at 333-5203.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.