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Honors Program

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The Honors Program at Heartland is for students who are invested in their personal growth and
development, are committed to making a difference in their local community, and are looking
to get more out of their college experience.

Students in the HCC Honors Program:

  • Take small-sized Honors seminar classes
  • Engage in service learning opportunities
  • Receive recognition on their Heartland transcript and at Commencement
  • Have access to undergraduate research opportunities
  • Can participate in an academic research conference
  • If eligible, receive free membership into Phi Theta Kappa (the international honor society for community college students)
  • Have access to leadership roles in Phi Theta Kappa (which can include free travel opportunities)
  • Can transfer into university Honors Programs
  • Work with two dedicated Honors instructors and a dedicated Honors academic advisor
  • Have access to early registration
  • Build relationships with like-minded students

Contact Us

Honors Program
Academic Advisor

Sara Bourque
(309) 268-8029
sara.bourque@heartland.edu

Honors Program Director

Jennifer Pauken
(309) 268-8605
jennifer.pauken@heartland.edu