Honor Scholar

Cap and DiplomaWhat does it mean to be a Hudson Valley HonorScholar?
Faculty mentors committed to your success.
Small classes.
A challenging academic environment.

The HonorScholar programs at Hudson Valley Community College are small, intensive and seminar-based. They are purposefully designed for gifted and motivated students who are looking to transfer into a top-tier four-year college or university.

Our HonorScholars enjoy two years of study in a setting we call a "community of scholars." Students not only benefit from low tuition, small classes and scholarship opportunities, but they also can discover and build upon an intellectual curiosity that will serve them both in and outside the classroom for the rest of their lives.

We offer three distinct advisement tracks in the HonorScholar program:

Business - Business Administration
For students interested in transferring to bachelor's degree programs such as:
  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • and related majors
Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science
For students interested in transferring to bachelor's degree programs such as:
  • English
  • Education
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • and related majors
Liberal Arts and Science: Math and Science
For students interested in transferring to bachelor's degree programs such as:
  • Mathematics
  • Secondary Science Education
  • Math Education
  • Pre-med or similar pre-professional fields
  • and related majors

HonorScholar Students Tackle the Ropes CourseHonorScholar Students Tackle the Ropes Course
Students in the HonorScholar program tried out the college's ropes course with several faculty members. More photos...

HonorScholars are:

  • Intellectually curious
  • Serious about their academic goals
  • Willing to challenge their views
  • Willing to discuss their ideas
  • Willing to accept various cultures and perspectives
  • A community of scholars that includes peers and faculty

Why Hudson Valley's HonorScholar program?

  • Two years of academic challenge, creativity and critical thinking
  • Scholarships available
  • Enhanced transfer opportunities
  • Cultural experiences and social activities with Honors faculty and students

Eligibility Criteria

HonorScholar Faculty

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Contact Information

Business - Business Administration
Karen Holmes, (518) 629-7225

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Science
Dr. Michelle Bannoura, (518) 629-4740
Marina Gore, (518) 629-7240

Liberal Arts and Science: Math and Science
Susan Kutryb, (518) 629-7358

Office of Admissions
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, room 223
(518) 629-7309

About Hudson Valley Community College

One of the largest undergraduate teaching institutions in New York's Capital Region, Hudson Valley is a leader in higher education and has been twice recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the top community colleges in the country.

The college's outstanding facilities include the new 100,000-square-foot Science Center, newly renovated Marvin Library Learning Commons and the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium.

More than 130 of our faculty and staff members have earned the prestigious SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence.