The Flagler College Honors Program is no longer without a home; students recently moved their operations to the Palm Cottage. A committee of Honors students moved into the Palm Cottage at the end of the 2017 fall semester.
This move was due to the need of physical space for the Honors students to study, socialize and entertain guests.
"Thanks to the generosity and foresight of President Joyner and Dean Woolfolk, the program now has a home,” Honors Program Director Eric Hoffman said.
Around 5% of incoming freshman are invited to join Flagler’s Honors Program each year, and a limited number of other high achieving students can join the program through faculty recommendations if they were not invited. The program offers specific courses and activities to academically high achieving students.
“With a dedicated place for Honors students to gather and meet they will feel a sense of community and belongingness to Flagler College, the Honors Program and the St. Augustine Community,” Hoffman said. “The uniqueness of the Palm Cottage also creates a distinctive identity for the Honors Program, and helps showcase the excellence that the Honors Program brings to the college.”
The Honors Program was created to support high achieving students in the areas of creativity, intelligence, and special talents. It is through this program that students are able to personally work with and interact with faculty, staff, and other Honors members.