Honors Faculty Resource Guide: Honors Mission

Definition & Philosophy

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

– Aristotle

At Frederick Community College (FCC), the Honors College mission is “to develop emerging scholars and leaders.”  Through applied learning, Honors students learn how to be producers or knowledge and practitioners of leadership.  Opportunities to achieve this mission include: 1) earn honors credits and graduate from the program, 2) complete an honors independent study project, 3) present at an honors conference, 4) practice leadership (with certificate), and 5) gain experience with service learning (with certificate).

Honors Coordinator

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