Fullerton College11/11/2013
This Week in Honors
Veterans Day
Oversight Hearing of the Assembly of Higher Education Committee
No Shave November
Homecoming Football Game
Kenya Benefit Concert
CSUF Educational Symposium
Walk-in Appointments for Honors Students
Honors Spring Schedule
College Clubs
PTK All-American Team
Personal Statements
Research Conferences
Writing Center
Transfer Workshops and University Representatives
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This Week in Honors
Fullerton College Honors Program
Fall Semester: Week 12     
Veterans Day



A huge thank you to the Paul McKinley, Scott Thompson, the Veterans Club, the Veterans Resource Center, and everyone else who helped put together last week's Veterans Celebration Week:  the Wall of Remembrance (and those who guarded it 24 hours each day), the film screenings and discussions, the BBQ lunch, and the candlelight ceremony.   The campus community was educated, informed, and inspired.  To all our Fullerton College veterans - faculty, staff, and students: Thank you for your service.   



Oversight Hearing of the Assembly Higher Education Committee

Streamlining Transfer in Public Higher Education:
A Progress Report on the Implementation of SB 1440 and AB 2302
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
College Center, Rm 224

The California Assembly's Higher Education Committee will be having an Oversight Hearing at Fullerton College. The topics of discussion will be updates on the STAR Act and "pathways to transfer" bill. For more information on the bills up for discussion, visit:

Students are encouraged to attend and speak during public comments if they have something they wanted to address.   


Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva will be there and would love to have a packed room for this event.    

No Shave November


Fullerton College Men - Cancer Awareness isn't just for women. Even though November has already begun, it's NOT too late to STOP SHAVING.


No-Shave November is a unique way to raise cancer awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free.  


In addition, you can donate the money you usually spend on shaving and grooming for a month to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.


Students can participate by growing a beard, cultivating a mustache, letting those legs get mangly, and skipping that waxing or grooming appointment. And if possible, donations would help a great deal for the cause. 


Lastly, please spread the word as it would contribute greatly to more resources for the battle against cancer. 


Homecoming Football Game



Come early for a Tailgate Party before the game at 12:00 noon in the parking lot  


Pizza will be provided.  Bring your own drinks and snacks.


Homecoming Football Game

Saturday, November 16th  

1:00 p.m. Football Game


Yorba Linda High School's Shapell Stadium

19900 Bastanchury Rd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886  


Free admission with FC Student ID and A.S. Validation


The undefeated Hornets will host the 91st Key to the County game on Saturday, November 16th at Yorba Linda High's Shapell Stadium.  The game will be a special one for all Hornets as it is Fullerton College's homecoming game that will feature a special halftime ceremony honoring former Athletic Trainer Bill Chambers. For 91 years, the football teams from Fullerton College and Santa Ana College have done battle on the gridiron once a year in what is believed by many to be California community college's longest-running football rivalry.  Since their first meeting in 1916, a most-fitting scoreless tie, the two teams have played 90 times in including 68 consecutive years from 1945 to present.

Kenyan Benefit Concert


Kenyan Benefit Concert


Friday, November 23 at 8:00 p.m. 


Campus Theater.


The Political Science Student Association, in collaboration with the Fullerton College Music Department, Associated Students and the Inter-Club Council, sponsoring a benefit concert for Kenya through the Kipepeo Community Empowerment Program.   The Cabana Boys will be performing.  Tickets are on sale NOW at the Theater Box Office.  All proceeds will be donated to Kipepeo Empowerment Community Program.   

CSUF Educational Symposium

The Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership (C-REAL) at Cal State Fullerton promotes a vision and mission that focuses on social justice, equity, access, and success for all students. As part of this mission, C-REAL is hosting a symposium titled, "Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: On Your Campus and In Your Classroom," on December 6 to address the educational concerns of the LGBTQ community.

Educational concerns for LGBTQ students exist in our schools and colleges. Issues include harassment, invisibility, the "coming out" process, gender neutral restrooms, creating safe spaces for interaction, bullying, violence, and negative stereotypes about social characteristics and academic potential.

The main purpose of the symposium is to bring together a series of expert speakers and panelists to address the aforementioned issues that affect our communities and schools.

Seats are limited so make sure you register early at: http://ed.fullerton.edu/c-real

ALL participants must register. Student registration is $30, and non-student registration is $80.

If you're interested in attending, we have a limited number of registration fee waivers available.  Contact Jodi Balma if you're interested. 


Walk-in Appointments for Honors Students

Walk-in Appointments

Every Thursday Following Nov. 21


If you have not met with the Honors counselor for this semester, be sure to do so because she will help plan out your future semesters at Fullerton College and guide you in the right direction for your specific major. Starting November 18, the Honors counselor, Linda Kelly-Mandich, will be available for walk-in appointments exclusively for Honors Students every Thursday.


Honors Spring Schedule




Please stop by the Honors Office and pick up your Clearance Form to register for honors classes for spring 2014. You need to take that form to the Counseling Department and be cleared to register for our courses. You don't need an appointment to be cleared.


ANTH 102HF  Honors Cultural Anthropology                    3 Units





1:10 P



Cadena, Maria



ART 196HF  Honors Creative Arts - Art                                 3 Units





11:10 A



Perez, Jaime



BIOL 101HF  Honors General Biology                                  5 Units





2:55 P



Young, Calvin






11:40 A



Young, Calvin



ENGL 100HF  Honors College Writing                                  3 Units





11:35 A



Dobyns, Sheilah



ENGL 103HF  Honors Critical Reasoning and Writing   3 Units





9:20 A



Powers, Miguel






9:20 A



Henderson, Bruce




ENGL 243HF  Honors Folklore and Mythology                3 Units





1:10 P



Lundergan, Robert




ESC 116HF  Honors Astronomy                                              3 Units





12:35 P



Barabas, Liliana




HIST 111HF  Honors Western Civilization II                        3 Units





8:25 A



Hole, Michael




HIST 171HF  Honors History of the United States II          3 Units





11:35 A



Douglas, Leslie



LIB 100HF  Honors Intro to Research                                    1 Unit





9:50 A



Delatte, Monique



MATH 291HF  Honors Applied Mathematics                       .5 to 4 Units

                            Seminar  *NEW*                                                           





6:35 P



Clahane, Dana



MUS 196HF  Honors Creative Arts - Music                            3 Units





11:10 A



Perez, Jaime



PHIL 100HF  Honors Introduction to Philosophy               3 Units





10:00 A



Hanson, Bruce




POSC 100HF  Honors American Government                      3 Units





6:40 P



Balma, Jodi



POSC 180HF  Honors Capitol Field Trip:                               3 Units

                        Sacramento Seminar                                                 





4:50 P



Balma, Jodi



SOC 101HF  Honors Introduction to Sociology                  3 Units





11:35 A



Nelson-Wright, Kelly



THEA 196HF  Honors Creative Arts - Theatre                       3 Units





11:10 A



Perez, Jaime



College Clubs

Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS) Honors Society
AGS fosters, promotes, and recognizes scholastic achievement and serves the community and Fullerton College.

Every other Wednesday (2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the Month) from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Room 323

Next Meeting: November 20th


Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honors Society 

PTK promotes scholarship, development of leadership, service, and cultivates fellowship among qualified students of this college.  

Every other Wednesday from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Room 529

Next Meeting: November 13th


Other Student Clubs: 


ENGAGE in STEM (online application)  

All Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors are welcome and encouraged to join.  

Math Colloquium
We invite all students to come see what is unknown in mathematics and/or what math can be used for.  Fullerton College faculty, student presentations, and guest speakers will present their research.    

Calendar for Events  

Meetings: Every Thursday 12:45-2:50pm, Often in Room 623  


LAMBDA raises consciousness and understanding of FC students/faculty to the many diverse issues that effect gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals/transgender persons; to act as a support system; create a comfortable environiment on campus by promoting understanding, acceptance, and equality. 

Every Monday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Room varies

Next Meeting: November 18th


Latina Leadership Network

We bring together many diverse individuals who understand the need for promoting higher education and the professional development of Latinas and worked to overcome institutional and personal barriers impeding that development and success.

Every Tuesday, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Room 412

Next Meeting: November 12th


Political Science Student Association (PSSA)

Join to discuss political issues happening around the world. PSSA holds events, such as film screenings and presentations, for students to learn more about what goes on in our current politics. All majors are welcome!

1st and 3rd Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Room 229 

Next Meeting: November 21st



STOMP stands for Student Transfer Opportunity Mentorship Program. This is a new club on campus that is focused on creating a transfer-driven community with an emphasis on UCs, out-of-state, and private universities. If you're interested in transferring, this is a great club to join.

Every Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 Room 312

Next Meeting: November 12th


If you have club or organization information you'd like to share, please let us know so we can include it.   

PTK All-American Team

Past Fullerton College PTK All-American Team students meeting with state Senator Mimi Walters with PTK Advisor Brandon Floerke.  


Seeking Outstanding Students for Scholarship Nomination

Dear Students, 

We are pleased to announce that the All-USA Community College Academic Team and the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Programs will continue in 2013.  The collaboration of USA TODAY, Follett Higher Education Group, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation, AACC and Phi Theta Kappa will lead to students being featured in an April issue of USA TODAY and the awarding of nearly $350,000 in scholarships to outstanding community college students.  

Two students will be selected as nominees from Fullerton College, and those students will be recognized in the All-State Academic Team.  Fullerton College will fly our academic team to Sacramento to be honored in a ceremony where they will meet their state representatives, get a VIP tour of the Capital Building, and receive a medal.  They will also receive special recognition at the Fullerton College commencement ceremony.

At this time, we are seeking qualified applications.   To qualify, students must be on track to receive an Associates or Bachelors degree, maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA, and must have completed 36 college units. Students do not need to be a members of Phi Theta Kappa.  

For more information about the scholarships available, or to apply, please visit:


Phi Theta Kappa members may log in using their Phi Theta Kappa username and password.  If they have forgotten their log in, follow the steps on the log in page for "PTK Member Password Recovery."  

Non-members may access the application by selecting the link that says "Create an Account" on the log in page.  Non-members should follow the instructions to create an account and view the application.  You do not need to be a PTK member to apply.

Once the student has logged in, he or she should select the link in the center of the page that says "2013 Fall Common Scholarship."  They should follow the instructions and enter the enrollment key when instructed.  The application is a Common Application and Phi Theta Kappa members may apply for separate Phi Theta Kappa Guistwhite, GEICO and/or Hites Transfer Scholarships at the same time as the All-USA Community College Academic Team.

Enrollment code: MDQ4NzYy5214

The application is completed entirely online.  The website allows you to begin working on the application, save your progress, and return to work on it at any time.  This is a good thing because it is a long application.   


Applications must be submitted no later than 12:00pm noon on November 15, 2012.   


After all applications have been received, we will notify the winners by November 19.

If you have any questions email Brandon Floerke directly:  bfloerke@fullcoll.edu

Personal Statement Tips

Fretting over your personal statement? Fussing about ways to proceed? Then take a break and read some helpful hints from Berkeley, UCI, UCLA and other great schools. These tips derive from meetings over the years with key admissions personnel, as well as from presentations at the National Collegiate Honors Council conference.  I hope you don't think of your essay as something you can do well at the last minute. It takes thought. And time. Teachers who offer workshops in the personal statement advise you to allow several weeks (some say months) to prepare it.  


So let's get started - read the full article below:


Personal Statement by Chuck Whitechurch


Here is another informational sheet from UC Santa Barbara to help you write your personal statement for the UC Apps:


Research and Conferences

Presenting your academic research at a conference is a great opportunity to set yourself apart from the crowd when you're applying for transfer.  As an honors student, you can apply for the Honors Transfer Council of California's Research Conference next spring (conference date: Saturday, April 5, 2014).  If you're writing a research paper this semester, you can easily use that topic as your presentation material.


More information about the Honors Transfer Council of California Research Conference:  http://htcca.org/students/ 


You'll need to submit a (catchy) title, 25-word description, 250-word abstract, and your contact information to Jodi Balma by December 15th.   
Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Center offers various workshops throughout the semester to help you develop your writing skills. You do not need to register, but arrive early to ensure you get a space.  Room 808 


These are the upcoming workshops: 

Tuesday, November 12, 2:00-2:50
Don't Panic. It's Just an In-class Essay (Richard Levesque)
How should a student cope with the stress of an in-class essay or essay exam? What are some strategies for generating ideas and getting them organized? How can students manage their time effectively? These and other related questions will be answered in this workshop.

Wednesday, November 13, 11:00-11:50
Grammar Help (Jacqueline Cooper)
Learn how to resolve your grammar errors. In this workshop, you will gain a deeper understanding of grammar tenses and aspect to help you break through your grammar barriers.

Wednesday, November 20, 11:30-1:00
Whose Bright Idea Was This Anyway: How to Credit Sources (Jami Josifek)
This workshop will explore the cultural demands of appropriately using information from others, whether from readings, interviews, videos, etc. It covers paraphrasing, quoting, using internal citations, and creating a Works Cited page for any MLA-style paper.

Wednesday, November 20, 2:00-2:50
Write Now: Overcoming Writer's Block (Patricia Thomas)
Do you have difficulty getting started on writing assignments? Do you find yourself running into mental walls once you've written a few sentences? In this workshop, you will learn strategies to avoid the desperation that sets in when you can't find a way through writer's block.

For more information, visit the Writing Center's website at http://writingcenter.fullcoll.edu/workshops.html 

UCLA's Transfer Alliance Program (TAP)

UCLA's Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) is a collaboration between local community college Honors/Scholars Programs and UCLA College (Letters and Science) in conjunction with Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools. The program is designed to foster academic excellence at the community college level and to promote diversity and retention in the UCLA transfer population. Member community colleges like Fullerton College provide enriched general education curricula emphasizing critical thinking, writing, and research through their Honors programs.


TAP Applications will be available in January in the Honors Office.  Students who are Honors Certified at Fullerton College receive priority consideration for admission to UCLA College (Letters and Science). Admitted TAP students are eligible to apply for scholarships reserved for the Transfer Alliance Program. (FC Honors Alumni Maria Duque and Shayne Wiggins received $5,000 scholarships for the next two years at UCLA as TAP scholars) 

Transfer Workshops and University Representatives

Save the date and mark your calendar.  Make sure you attend the Cadena/Transfer Center Workshops and make your transfer plan a reality. RSVP by contacting the Cadena/Transfer Center: (714) 992-7086!


UC Application
Fri. Nov: 22 12-1:30pm


The Common Application
Fri. November 15 12-1:30pm



University Representatives:

Be sure to meet with representatives to ensure that transfer rules have not changed and to go over IGETC and major prep courses. This way you will be completely prepared to transfer and can ask your questions that are specific to a certain school. 


The schedule for university reps. can be found on the link below:


UCLA and UCI Library Access

If you were interested in accessing the campus libraries at UCLA and UCI, stop by the office to pick up a form. Depending on the school, you have different access to databases for research papers and other resources, at your disposal. Simply put, with the form, you can head over to the campus and get a library card to use for school assignments.

The Honors Program Staff is here to help you.  If you have any questions, please stop by our office in College Center: Room 225 or 714.992.7133. 

Jean Foster, Administrative Assistant
Michelle Kim, Student Assistant


Join our Facebook Page: FC Honors Program 


Jodi Balma
Coordinator, Honors Program
Honors Program, College Center, Room 225

Professor, Political Science Department
Political Science Office 1425-02 714.992.7522
Fullerton College