Union County College Launches American Honors Program

Dr. Margaret McMenamin

Dr. Margaret McMenamin

CRANFORD – Union County College has launched an honors program aimed at attracting the county’s brightest students and giving them the inside track toward transfer to the top universities across the country and the Garden State.

During a Dec. 3 meeting of the Board of Trustees, the college approved a partnership with Quad Learning Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based education company that owns and operates the American Honors program.

American Honors is a national program that provides high-achieving community college graduates with a pathway to complete their bachelor’s degree at some of the top four-year universities in the country. Union will immediately begin enrolling students in the American Honors program, with the first cohort entering the college in the Fall of 2014.

Says Union County College President Margaret McMenamin, “The American Honors program builds on Union’s rich heritage of preparing transfer-minded students for success. We have a strong, talented and dedicated faculty that understands how to teach all students–from those who come to us academically unprepared for college to those who have excelled in high school. Union’s American Honors program will provide personalized advising for motivated students and will open doors to some of the nation’s best universities.”

Community college students who graduate as American Honors participants have been accepted to such prestigious universities as Stanford, Cornell, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, Michigan, USC, Rutgers, and Purdue, and have received significant financial scholarships after transferring.

Union County College joins Mercer County Community College as the premier colleges in New Jersey to offer this program in Fall 2014. Students interested in applying may visit https://Apply.AmericanHonors.org and email admissions@americanhonors.org with questions.

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