Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.
Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.
The scenic Monroe College St. Lucia campus in Barnard Hill Castries on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia combines the best of many worlds.
Monroe's Queens Extension Center is located in the heart of downtown Flushing, a vibrant and ethnically mixed district of Queens.
Twice a year, the Honors Program strives
to have proposals accepted at the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) and
Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC) conferences. When student proposals
are accepted, the student then goes on a journey to craft his or her
presentation for the conference. The student then attends and presents at the
conference, acting as a representative of the Honors Program, and gaining
access to coveted networking opportunities with Honors Program students from
across the country.
Students write proposals and make
presentations across a variety of subjects. Most presentations are inspired by
a project undertaken in an Honors course. Dozens of Honors students have
proudly represented our Honors Program. There is one story, in particular, that
Elvy Gerez graduated with a Bachelor’s in
Hospitality Management in 2014. Elvy had been a member of the Honors Program
since his first semester. During that freshman semester, Elvy decided to send
forth a proposal to the NRHC conference to be held in Baltimore, Maryland. Elvy
was accepted, traveled to Baltimore and gave a stellar presentation.
A year later, Elvy was again accepted for
the NRHC conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was in Philly that Elvy
took the next step--he chose to run as a candidate to become a Student
Representative for NRHC. He was elected!
As a Student Rep, Elvy was expected to
plan and execute all the student activities with a partner student rep for the
2014 NRHC conference in Niagara Falls, New York. As a hospitality major, he was
able to put to use his skills learned, but he also grew tremendously as a
person. Niagara Falls was a huge success. The student activities were some of
the best attended in recent conference history.
Of the experience, Elvy says...
“It is always rewarding
attending these conferences. Surrounding yourself with people that share
similar ideas and visions is quite motivating. Because of the Honors Program,
I’ve visited so many places in the country and opened my mind to so many ideas
and possibilities. I would have never thought that I have would have
accomplished so much academically. And serving as a Student Rep was an awesome
and fun experience. I learned so much, and I will take these memories with me
and share them with others for years to come.”
Below are PDF links to several other poster
presentations our Honors students have made at both regional and national
New York The Multicultural Capital of the World
The Power of Love Overcomes the Love for Power
Pushing Boundaries with Technology