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Honors College Candidates

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How are you? I am fine and I hope you are as well. I was able to meet Ms. Ellen Goldley, Jim Vigoreaux, and Graham Harper, all of whom happen to be the candidates for the Dean and express my desires, concerns, and wishes. I have asked all the candidates the following questions:
• How can you improve this campus by letting become more diverse? For example, a majority of students are high school graduates, rather than college transfers.
• How do you plan to improve the availability of concentrations? For example, we have more Science concentrations than Humanities
• Upon graduating from the Honors College, all graduates will be receiving a Bachelor in Arts, with a concentration in…… but there seem to be a promotion of STEM programs and research.
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Graham Harper. Mr. Harper also mentioned that we need to promote the Honors College by making connections with outsiders and advertisements. For example, every time I am on I-95 there is a sign regarding the Boca Campus. Also, across the street at the Baseball Stadium there is a billboard with Palm Beach State College, rather than, the Harriet Wilkes Honors College. We need to promote the Honors College and Mr. Graham has explained the solution to me clearly. Mr. Graham also have a diverse background of studies, which the other candidates…show more content…
Goldley and Mr. Vigoreaux are from Science backgrounds. Both individuals agreed that there has to be a dominant area of study at every academic institution and unfortunately, Science is the one. The both also agree that John Kelly created the Honors College with the intentions of creating a STEM College, which I do not agree. A student asked Ms. Goldley what are some improvements that she has in mind, for the Honors College? Ms. Goldley mentioned that she would love to build a new inexpensive lab for the science majors, which would include a café, recreation, and dining room. Also, Mr. Vigoreaux has a bad habit of straying away from the questions I asked. For example, I mentioned to Mr. Vigoreaux that upon graduating from the Honors College, all graduates will be receiving a Bachelor in Arts, with a concentration in…… but there seem to be a promotion of STEM programs and research. Is Humanities important to you and how do you plan to promote it equally? Mr. Vigoreaux reminded me that the medical field is very important and technology has improve and so, within the next two decades the medical field will continue to be demanding. I asked Mr. Vigoreaux, if there would be a need for students who are studying Sociology, Women’s Studies, English, Political Science, Law, and of course he mentioned that they are important, but not as
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