By LIAM McINERNEY
Pima Community College’s Honors Club is seeking new members this fall.
Founded in 2011, the club supports students in academic and character-building goals.
Club President Eryn Wuori said student study sessions are one benefit of joining the PCC Honors Club.
“We try to support the club members by giving each other personal and academic support,” Wuori said. “We do a ton of service to the community as well.”
Tucson Meet Yourself, Youth On Their Own and Market On The Move are a few of the local organizations that the club supports.
Youth On Their Own is an organization that supports homeless students in the process of graduating from high school.
“We will be working with YOTO for the entire semester and possibly the entire year,” Wuori said. “They are exactly in line with our purpose.”
Outreach opportunities give students leadership skills, club member Geoff Armstrong said.
“By being a part of the club, you will be a visible part of this college,” Armstrong said.
The Honors Club also promotes the organization as a résumé builder.
“Many doors have opened for me academically and extracurricularly,” Wuori said. “But more than that, it’s changed me personally.”
Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to join, and are required to attend 50 percent of club business meetings.
For more information, email Eryn Wuori at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pima Community College Honors Program offers a host of benefits.
Service learning, smaller classes and connections to four-year Arizona colleges are some benefits that the PCC Honors Program has, according to Ken Vorndran, Northwest Campus honors coordinator.
“To get into the Honors Program, you must have completed at least 12 college credits in courses numbered 100 or higher with a GPA of 3.5 or better,” Vorndran said.
Honors 101 is the first class a student must take in order to enroll in the Honors Program, but not the only way to get started in honors classes.
For more information, visit pima.edu/honors.