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Our Purpose

The purpose of honors classes is to provide an innovative, creative approach to learning in an atmosphere conducive to meeting the challenge to higher levels of academic excellence.

Fall 2023 Honors Class

HNRS 110 Community Organizing

This one-credit-hour honors seminar is perfect for those interested in making an impact through community leadership. It will help you develop an understanding of the history, theory, and practice of community organizing. You will gain insights into what propels people to action and various organizational forms, as well as learn how to identify community needs through public data. You’ll gain practical knowledge of the community organizing approaches used to develop strategies, tactics, and resources to solve problems. We will also explore the different types of community organizations, grassroots citizen action groups, non-profit social service agencies, issue coalitions, collectives, and government-sponsored councils.

Meet the Instructor
Brandie Wilson is an expert in community organizing on both an academic and applied front, so students will benefit from her one-on-one mentorship and knowledge. If you have any questions about this course, please contact Ms. Wilson at

Admittance Requirements

Interested students may apply to join the honors program if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • New, incoming student with no previous college credit
  • Current student with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Transfer student with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Dual-credit or dual-enrollment high school graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

Experience the Benefits of Joining the Honors Program!

  • One-on-one faculty instruction
  • Opportunities to explore fields of study not typically offered at the community college level
  • Tailor-made educational opportunities that allow you to control what you learn and how you learn it
  • A certificate of recognition at the Student Excellence Awards (upon completion)
  • Recognition at commencement (upon completion)
  • An excellent addition to your resume (upon completion)
  • A chance of being awarded a $500 scholarship (upon completion)

Honors Credit for a Course

Students not enrolled in the honors program may choose, with instructor recommendation and with program director approval, to make application for an honors contract to earn honors status for that course.


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2080 Three Rivers Blvd., Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
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