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Honors Program

        Most Honors students have challenging schedules: planning double or triple majors, co-op or study abroad; arriving at Tech with a bevvy of credits already; balancing major curriculum requirements with internships, clinicals, or student teaching; rehearsals, community involvement. So you're not alone. We're old hands at helping each other out.

        A few resources for students who need a tailored approach to getting the most from an Honors education :

        • Honors freshmen and sophomores: Honors Graduate Assistant Lindsey Reed will be on hand 20 hours per week in Farr 202, starting this fall. Her experience with a variety of majors and with many aspects of the Honors Program (she graduated in cursu honorum last spring), along with her organized and friendly approach, makes her a wonderful addition to the Honors staff. Her walk-in hours will be posted.
        • Peer mentors in your Honors 1010 class are also trained to assist you or to refer you to a knowledgeable peer in the Honors community. They can help even when Honors 1010 is over, in spring semester.
        • Your Honors 1010 instructors: they will be happy to point you in the right direction, and can share their own wealth of experiences.
        • Juniors and seniors, and students of any level planning for fellowships, study abroad, grad school, research, or other special concerns: Dr. Rita Barnes ritabarnes@tntech.edu. Please send three possible meeting times and the topic of your concern.

        • If you are a freshman, don't forget to rely on your Big Sib. Prospective students are encouraged to apply by filling out the Little Sibling form in your Honors application folder. Big Sibs are trained to help you find answers.

        • Peer mentors in your Honors 1010 class are also trained to assist you or to refer you to a knowledgeable peer in the Honors community. They can help even when Honors 1010 is over, in spring semester.
        • Don't forget your Honors 1010 instructor: they will be happy to point you in the right direction, and can share their own wealth of experiences.
        • If your questions are about HPEO, HAS, Honors Housing, or Big/Little Sibs: Mr. Michael Clark mclark@tntch.edu, Associate Director of Honors. Since these issues can be interrelated with your academics, Mr. Clark is there to help you find ways to make the right choices and changes.
        • The Honors Handbook very likely contains the answers to your questions! Consult the Index.

        • Rule of thumb: get to know your departmental advisor! Learn their name, title, location, availability, and how they prefer to be contacted. This is an invaluable part of getting the best experience possible as a student. They are there for you.