Harrison benefits from CSCC Honors Program

Posted 12/21/17

Harrison Benefits from CSCC Honors Program

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Harrison benefits from CSCC Honors Program

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Harrison benefits from CSCC Honors Program

When Emmalie Harrison graduated from Meigs County High School, she initially wanted to go to a four-year university, but her parents encouraged her to stay close to home to take advantage of the Tennessee Promise, so she chose to attend Cleveland State Community College.

“Now that I’m here, I love it,” stated Harrison. “I don’t think I could have chosen anywhere better to go! I have had a great experience here. Adjusting from high school to college was a big transition, but CSCC is the closest thing to an easy transition because of the small classes. The atmosphere here is so welcoming, and everyone is so friendly.”

Harrison is involved in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Student Ambassadors on campus. As a CSCC Ambassador, Harrison has assisted the Recruitment Department with recruiting at Polk County, Walker Valley and McMinn County High Schools during her time at the college.

“I love the different interactions with people on campus that I get with the Student Ambassadors,” stated Harrison. “I enjoy telling high school students about my experience and how I have benefited from CSCC when I give tours.”

Out of all of her activities she is involved in at CSCC, her favorite has to be the CSCC Honors program.

“I wasn’t even aware that CSCC had an honors program until one of my instructors told me about it and encouraged me to join…I love Dr. Bryan (Honors Program Director). I love the relationships I have built through the CSCC honors program—the different opportunities I have had and the effect it has had on me.”

Harrison will complete her honors diploma and graduate in May. After CSCC, she plans to continue her education at Middle Tennessee State University to major in Biology.

About the CSCC Honors Program: The Honors program is recruiting students for the 2018-2019 academic year. Current high school seniors with a 3.5 GPA and a 24 or higher on the SAT, and adult students who earn a 100 or higher on all Accuplacer exams are eligible to apply for the Presidential Honors Scholarship. This competitive scholarship awards students $1,000 per semester in addition to Tennessee Promise or Tennessee Reconnect. Applications for the scholarship are open through March 4. For more information on the CSCC Honors Program, visit the CSCC website at www.clevelandstatecc.edu.

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