What Students Say About Honors at OCC

"Onondaga Community College was a great place to kick off my college career & the Honors Program helped keep me challenged and focused!"

Stephanie DeRosa
Skaneateles High School ‘13
Onondaga Community College ’15 Engineering Science
UC Berkeley, anticipated ‘17


"Being able to become a part of the Honors Program completely enhanced my experience at Onondaga. The program is a steal. You are getting university classes at community college prices with professors invested in their students and their subjects. I'd do it all over again if I could."

Alena Cerro
Liverpool High School ‘13
Onondaga Community College ’15 Electronic Media Communications
NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, anticipated ‘17


"The Honors Concentration gives you a chance to dig deeper into topics you have an interest in; not just to learn more, but experience more, as well as build relationships with your teacher as you both work together towards your common goal."

Shane Hyre, Humanities, May '06


"I really enjoyed my Honors Logic class. The instructor encouraged us to look for the application of logic in our everyday lives. I certainly benefited from the class and I will be able to take what I have learned and apply it as I continue my studies at Cornell University."

Dan Orr, Humanities, August '05


"Being involved with the Honors Concentration program helped me land a Syracuse University Chancellor's Scholarship; transferring from OCC to SU to complete my BFA in art photography."

Cathryn Lahm, Photography, May '05


"I really enjoyed the Honors classes because they were smaller and more intimate and gave me a chance to build a bit of community with other honors students. I believe it was my Honors contract coursework that most impressed the director of the Honors Program at SUNY Cortland and allowed me to be admitted to their Honors program."

Karin Howe, Humanities, December '04