Lee Summer Honors Hits All-Time High

Friday, June 28, 2013
Participants of 2013 Summer Honors at Lee University
Participants of 2013 Summer Honors at Lee University

Lee University welcomed high school juniors and seniors to its campus for the 28th annual Summer Honors program, providing students an opportunity to earn college credits while enjoying various aspects of campus and community life.  

The largest group since its inception in 1986, this year’s Summer Honors drew 138 students to Lee’s campus, hailing from 17 different states and one from Honduras. 

While at Summer Honors, students got a head start on their college career by earning six hours of academic credit, taking two courses designed to introduce them to the structure of a university-style class. This year’s courses included Doing Business with the Sharks, The Making of Great Presidents, Moral Leadership: Hitler vs. Bonhoeffer, Taking Sides: Psychological Issues, Food and Drug Commodities in World History, and Keeping Secrets Secret: The Mathematical Art to Making and Breaking Codes.

Besides going to classes, Summer Honors exposed participants to an assortment of other activities such as whitewater rafting, Greek Olympics, an Atlanta Braves baseball game, a formal dinner, and an evening at Chattanooga’s Riverbend Festival. 

The program also focuses on service-learning, a vital part of the Lee curriculum, providing students the opportunity to participate first hand.

“This year students served on eight projects with our community partners, learning how their gifts and abilities can be used to meet a variety of community needs,” said Dr. Mike Hayes, vice president for student development. “These experiences not only orient our students to needs in the Cleveland community but encourage students to identify ways they can help in their own communities.” 

For more information about Lee’s Summer Honors program, please visit http://leeuniversity.edu/summer-honors/ or contact the Office of Student Development at 614-8406.



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