Much of the material in this book was gathered as part of an Honors oral history project. Honors students interviewed dozens of administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni, whose words they then transcribed, edited, and annotated. Thus Celebrating Fifty Years of Achievement is a uniquely collaborative book filled with multiple voices, perspectives, and events. Combined with editorial introductions and descriptions, these voices explore course development and curriculum initiatives, student research and creativity, cocurricular activities and events, experiential learning, and community building. As its title indicates, this book celebrates a half century of commitment and accomplishment in Honors education at TCU.
Beginning with a foreword by Chancellor Victor J. Boschini Jr. and a preface by Provost R. Nowell Donovan, this book traces Honors from its earliest discussions to its current status as the John V. Roach Honors College and is filled with stories and photos from those involved in all areas of Honors at TCU. Yet Celebrating 50 Years of Achievement is not simply about the past but looks forward to the future, concluding with a section of advice to future Honors students and an epilogue by Dr. Diane Snow, Wassenich Endowed Family Chair and dean of the John V. Roach Honors College, who outlines goals of Honors in the future.
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