NCHC Fellows

NCHC Fellows Award

NCHC Fellows are distinguished individuals who have given substantial time and energy to furthering the cause of honors education. Their years of dedication and leadership, paired with recognition on their home campus for outstanding honors teaching, make them invaluable sources of knowledge in the honors community.

NCHC members are invited to nominate those who have made a national impact on the honors community for distinction as an NCHC Fellow.

Factors considered for nomination include:

  • NCHC, regional, and/or state honors organization leadership
  • Scholarly activities relating to honors education
  • NCHC, regional, and/or state honors special events, institutes, etc.
  • Recognition for outstanding honors teaching on the home campus
  • Assistance provided to other honors programs/colleges (site visits, consulting, etc.)
  • Demonstrated record of sustained commitment to honors education
  • (3) Nomination letters: in order to be considered for the Fellows distinction, candidates must be nominated by three (3) current NCHC professional, student, or institutional members, only one of whom may be from the same institution as the candidate.





2022 Class of Fellows


Patricia J. Smith

University of Central Arkansas

What is your favorite NCHC memory?

"My favorite memories of NCHC are the many conferences and institutes I have participated in. Being surrounded by others who understand the impact of the work we do, and who are motivated to increase opportunities for a greater and more diverse population of students, is always a highlight for me."


What do you consider to be your greatest professional achievement?

"My greatest personal achievement in honors education has been the development of a research agenda that has allowed us to paint a fuller picture of the world of honors education as well as my work with the team that developed the contemporary program review instrument."



2023 NCHC Fellows Nominations

Nominations will be accepted January 25 - March 1, 2023.

Please use the form below, or at this link.

NCHC FELLOWS

Kyoko Amano (2019)

Larry R. Andrews (2012)

William Atwill (2016)

C. Grey Austin (2011)

Richard Badenhausen (2010)

Elizabeth C. Beck (2010)

Gary Bell (2010)

Patrice Berger (2015)

Irmgard Bocchino (2012)

Bernice Braid (2010)

Ron Brandolini (2012)

Earl Brown (2015)

Margaret Brown (2015)

Kate Bruce (2010)

Catherine Cater (2011)

Andrew J. Cognard-Black (2021)

Ira Cohen (2010)

Lisa L. Coleman (2012)

Richard J. Cummings (2012)

Lydia R. Daniel (2010)

Freddye T. Davy (2012)

Joan H. Digby (2010)

Steven Engel (2018)

Ted Estess (2012)

Barry Falk (2016)

Linda Frost (2020)

Keith Garbutt (2021)

John Grady (2012)

Annmarie Guzy (2015)

Jerry Herron (2018)

Bonnie Irwin (2010)

Jocelyn Jackson (2011)

Melissa L. Johnson (2018)

G. Hewett Joiner (2013)

Kathleen King (2015)

Carolyn Kuykendall (2013)

Jennifer Lane (2010)

Greg Lanier (2010)

Donzell Lee (2010)

Ada Long (2010)

George Mariz (2014)

Virginia McCombs (2012)

Dail Mullins (2010)

Mary Kay Mulvaney (2015)

Timothy Nichols (2019)

Rosalie Otero (2010)

Anne Ponder (2012)

Jeffrey Portnoy (2010)

John Portz (2011)

Alison Primoza (2011)

Ann R. Raia (2013)

Mary Beth Rathe (2020)

P. Brent Register (2013)

Jack Rhodes (2012)

Jessica Roark (2014)

Rae Rosenthal (2018)

James Ruebel (2015)

Hallie Savage (2010)

Samuel Schuman (2010)

Rick Scott (2011)

Ricki Shine (2012)

Charlie Slavin (2011)

Patricia J. Smith (2022)

Laurie Smith Law (2018)

Art L. Spisak (2019)

Robert Spurrier (2010)

Elaine Torda (2013)

Lothar Tresp (2016)

Norm Weiner (2012)

Marca Wolfensberger (2013)

Len Zane (2015)

John Zubizarreta (2010)