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Students earn Honors Awards at NOVA-Manassas

December 8, 2011

The winners of the NOVA-Manassas Honors Awards were recognized at a ceremony recently. Back row from left: Charles Carnahan, Eileen Heim, David Earhart, Margaret Rohan, Michael Philips and Dr. Mark Kidd.  Front row from left: Interim Provost Christine Holt, Dr. Rebecca Hayes and Mary Riddle.
The winners of the NOVA-Manassas Honors Awards were recognized at a ceremony recently. Back row from left: Charles Carnahan, Eileen Heim, David Earhart, Margaret Rohan, Michael Philips and Dr. Mark Kidd. Front row from left: Interim Provost Christine Holt, Dr. Rebecca Hayes and Mary Riddle.

The Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College recently recognized recipients of the Honors Awards. The awards are presented to outstanding students in the challenging Honors Program.

This semester’s award winners are Charles Carnahan of Haymarket; David Earhart of Fairfax; Eileen Heim, Michael Phillips and Margaret Rohan of Manassas; and Mary Riddle of Gainesville.

Each student received a scholarship for a three-credit course during the upcoming spring semester. To be eligible for the award, students must be enrolled in the Honors Program, carry a 3.5 or higher grade point average, and be nominated by their professors.

During the award ceremony, Honors Program Chairwoman Rebecca Hayes welcomed the students and their families, Interim Provost Christine Holt congratulated the honorees on their accomplishments, and Dean of Students Mark Kidd offered wishes for continued success.

NOVA offers honors classes to highly motivated students who seek a challenging academic experience. Qualified students may register for individual honors courses or the Honors Core Curriculum, consisting of 18 to 21 credits in English, humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, physical and life sciences or math, and honors seminar.

The Honors Program provides a comprehensive experience for students and allows them to interact as a community of learners. Completing the Honors Program earns special designation on the student’s transcript and diploma, significantly enhancing the student’s academic credentials.

To learn more, contact Hayes at rhayes@nvcc.edu.

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.