For the school year of 2013/14, the Honors Forum Lecture Series sponsored by the Maricopa Community College District was focused on the culture of competition. For the third installment of the series, Dr. Linell Cady stopped by Glendale Community College (GCC) in the spring to talk about religion and competition.
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The theme for the Honors Forum Lecture Series for the 2013-14 academic year was “The Culture of Competition.” During the last lecture of the series, Kimber Lanning spoke about “Finding a Place in the New American Economy”. The lecture was hosted by Mesa Community College (MCC).
Estrella Mountain Community College’s (EMCC) Phi Theta Kappa Chapter began 19 years ago and Marylyn Bradley has been leading EMCC’s students for more than half of that time.
Bradley, the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Faculty Advisor at EMCC, took over at her current position as an advisor in 2004, while she was working as adjunct faculty.
All students, upon enrolling in Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC), have had to take that nerve-wracking test that determines what level of classes they are assigned. One student, Hyacinth Villalpando, still remembers that day she took the EMCC placement test.
Walking into that dim room with its tiny computers, she did not have the highest expectations, except to make classes at the one hundred level. However, to her surprise, that was the day she discovered that she had made it into Honors.
Last fall, Beta Alpha Xi’s, Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Chapter, conducted research for a presentation that awarded the organization with the prestigious Honors in Action Hallmark Award.
Sonia Shah, a critically acclaimed, prize-winning investigative journalist and author presented her expose on the pharmaceutical drug industry as part of the Honors Forum series, “The Culture of Competition,” this spring.
The audience listened attentively as Shah, wrought with conviction explained how the multinational corporate pharmaceutical industry exports drug experimentation to developing countries and the consequences thereof.
The attendees sat tightly assembled, listening intently as the current issues in education in regards to culture and competition were addressed at Phoenix College’s Bulpitt Auditorium in February. Everyone present was focused on the speaker, Arnold Kling, as he stood ready to tackle the topic of education having turned into a business.
All of the bodies, filed closely together side-by-side, appeared to be frozen at Phoenix College’s Bulpitt Auditorium on Sept. 19, 2012. The room was still, and everyone’s complete and undivided attention was focused on Patti Doyle, as she stood confidently at the podium.
The Honors Programs across the Maricopa County Community College District, including that of Estrella Mountain Community College, had organized her talk.