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How does the Honors Project work?

Julianne Cyr gets ready to give her senior honors presentation

During the senior year, Honors Program students design and complete a supervised, interdisciplinary project consisting of a written and oral component. The project gives honors students the unique opportunity to work on an individual basis with a faculty member. A variety of honors projects have been completed over the years and some have even led to publications in academic journals.  Several students have presented work related to their honors projects at professional conferences.


Some Honors Projects and the students who completed them during the past several years include:


  • The Exigencies of Combat Leadership:  A Comparative Analysis of Junior Officers in the Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan Wars - Josh Akers
  • Estimation of Pre-practice Hydration Status of National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Athletes and the Effects of Hydration Regimen on Hydration Status and Aerobic Performance - Rebekah Cain
  • Women's Sports Teams: A Look at the Relationship Among Intrateam Relations, Perceived Performance, and Athlete Satisfaction on Women's Collegiate Sports Teams – Mikey Case
  • Sex and God: A Study of NCWC Students and how Religion affects their Sexual Decisions – Julianne Cyr
  • The Business of NASCAR - Emily Harrell
  • Immigration: A Comprehensive Approach - Martha Hernandez
  • Speech Language Impairments and Correlates of Linguistic Insecurity - Taylor Jackson
  • Intimate Complicity: Poems and Paintings – Amanda Landi
  • Psychological Roots in Criminal Behavior:  The Mind of a Violent Criminal - Chynna Laws
  • Ye Must Be Born Again:  An Expository Study on the Process of Genuine Biblical Salvation - Ben Lilley
  • Perceptions of Male Job Applicants: Effect of Body Type - Sarah Livesay
  • The Effects of Ibuprofen on the Development of Japanese Medaka - Temple Mills
  • An Analysis of First and Continuing Generation College Students:  Is the Generation Relevant? - Randa Moore
  • Bird Behaviors and Food Preference as Seasons Change - Brittany Nichols
  • Zoroastrianism: A Religion of Convenience - Adam Nyborg
  • Cooking with a Dash of Science - Kathleen Penrod
  • Does Being Involved in Music Improve a Student's Academic Performance - Deanna Petersen
  • California Water Wars:  Fisheries vs. Farmers - Elena Pisarik
  • Be Prepared: Personal Finance Trends in Young Adults - Kathy Tolbert
  • Lead-Based Paint: Should We Be Worried at NCWC? - John Williamson


“ It was my pleasure and privilege to work with Mikey on her honors thesis. It was especially rewarding for me to see her grow as a scholar and researcher. She is one of the most intelligent and hard-working students I’ve encountered at NCWC, and the research she did for her honors thesis was on the graduate level. As a result of this kind of work, Mikey ended up being accepted at three different graduate programs in psychology. “ – Fred Sanborn, Associate Professor of Psychology.