Honors Program students travel to Gulf Coast Honors Consortium Conference


Honors Program students recently participated in the Gulf Coast Honors Consortium Conference held Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 at Lone Star College-Tomball Campus.  Eleven students were selected to present following a rigorous vetting process.  Eight of the 11 students are enrolled in Dr. Shera Carter Sackey’s Honors Public Speaking class at the Central Campus:


“Leading the Academic Systems:  Students or Teachers?”, Jasmin Astala

“Order 0099 and the Night Witches: Why Women?”, Chris Avallone

“Graphology, Science or Pseudoscience?”, Dominique Avallone

“Solid Light: How Can Force Fields Become Reality”, Austin Lewis

“Schizophrenia: From Stigma to Solution”, Grant Long

“Vladimir Putin: From Poverty to Presidency”, Salvador Rodriguez

“Sex Trafficking-Modern Slavery”, Kelly Schmalfeldt

“Technology in the Classroom”, Alejandro Talamentes


Additional San Jan Jacinto College student presentations included:

“Ku Klux Klan of Pasadena, Texas: Hidden Society From 1970s-1990s”, Jeffrey Hallinan

“The Chamizal Settlement and the Dispersion of the People Group”, Dirk Johnston

“A Mexican –American Life History: In Pursuit of the American Dream”, Antonio Luna


Please congratulate our students if you see them on campus.