2019 – New Orleans, LA

2019 NCHC Conference

Disrupting Education: Honors, Creativity, and Innovation


  • Ellen McWhorter*, Ph.D., Honors Program Director
  • Lisa Cavallaro, Associate Director 
  • Katie Clark, 2020
  • Maria D’Auria, 2020
  • Sam Frey, 2021
  • Quinn O’Sullivan*, 2020
  • Arpi Parseghian*, 2020
  • Nadia Stavrou, 2020
  • Ali Wolf, 2020

* denotes presenter


Defining Success in Honors

Format: General Session
Presenters: Dr. Ellen McWhorter, Quinn O’Sullivan ’20, Arpi Parseghian ’20 

Description: What does “success” mean to honors students? At which point does a grade or experience become a “failure”? We explored the standards honors students hold themselves to, how these compare to general college-wide standards, the Gen Z psychologies guiding student perceptions, and ways for programs to support positive student experiences.