Sarah Harmon Receives Bay Honors Consortium Faculty Award

Wed, 5 June, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Award recognizes exemplary work of faculty in support of their honors community

Sarah Harmon receives award from Bay Honors Consortium
Sarah Harmon, a Spanish and linguistics professor at Cañada College, received the Bay Honors Consortium Faculty Award at the group’s annual Honors Research Symposium held in May.

The Bay Honors Consortium is made up of honors program directors and counselors from 16 Northern California community college honors programs. The group’s mission is to promote and support honors programs and host its annual Honors Research Symposium.

“I am very grateful to receive this recognition by my colleagues and peers,” Harmon said. “It is truly an honor to work with the Bay Honors Consortium on our various agendas.”

Patty Hall, professor of early childhood development and director of the Honors Transfer Program at Cañada, said Harmon has shown consistent support for the school’s honors program. “She has mentored student research in her classes, participated on the Honors Transfer Program Advisory Committee, and assisted the program coordinator in preparing the program for UCLA Transfer Alliance Program certification,” she said.

Harmon worked with Lillian Marujo-Duck from City College of San Francisco and Jennifer Saito of Los Medanos College and president of the Bay Honors Consortium, to design and launch the “Think You?!” digital honors research journal for California Community college students.

“As an adjunct who works on multiple campuses, I know how much of a struggle it can be to promote honors on any campus,” Harmon said. “I engage in my role both at Cañada and in the Bay Honors Consortium with enthusiasm and energy, with the hopes of mentoring students in how honors courses can create pathways to achieve their goals, and mentoring faculty so that they may become further engaged in these pathways on their campuses.”

Harmon expressed thanks to Hall for serving as her mentor on honors issues. “Her leadership and friendship have helped me in many elements both on our campus and in the Bay Honors Consortium in general.”
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