Honor Student Association Activities

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Honors Student Association activities are often highly anticipated annual events. Here is a sampling of the activities the HSA has organized in recent years:

  • Welcome (Back) Reception for new and returning students, faculty and staff;
  • Fall Hike and BBQ;
  • Trips to Montreal for dinner, dancing, and cultural events;
  • Apple/pumpkin picking;
  • Halloween costume parties;
  • Last Lecture Series (a professor is invited to lecture as if it were the last lecture of her/his career);
  • Semi-Formal Winter Banquet including dinner and dancing, as well as faculty and staff appreciation awards;
  • Winter Frolic including sledding, hot cocoa, a bonfire, and games;
  • Attendance at the annual conferences of the Northeast Region of the National Collegiate Honors Council;
  • Spring Picnic and BBQ, famous for the annual faculty/student softball game, at Point Au Roche State Park; and
  • Honors Program Homecoming Reception during the college's Alumni Weekend where a large number of alumni return to share stories with fellow alumni, current students and faculty.

In addition, the HSA participates in community service activities and conducts fundraisers throughout the year. Fundraisers have included a bottle drive, a book drive and sale, t-shirts, sweatshirts, baseball caps, and boxer shorts. The Honors Student Association keeps close ties with many of its Alumni. In the past alums have returned to talk to current students about their experiences in graduate school and in their career fields.

Contact Information

If you would like more information about the honors program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Dr. James Armstrong, Director
E-mail: james.armstrong@plattsburgh.edu

Sandra Boulerice, Secretary
E-mail: sboul002@Plattsburgh.edu

Office: Hawkins Hall 121-123
Phone: (518) 564-3075
Fax: (518) 564-3071