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Commonwealth Honors Program

The Honors Program provides students and faculty with opportunities to enrich their learning experiences at Cape Cod Community College. We offer courses, advisement, scholarships, and support dedicated to the academic success of Honors students. Highly motivated students can pursue independent research, collaborate with faculty and fellow Honors students, develop critical thinking skills, and prepare for advancement to Commonwealth Honors Programs.

Fall 2021 Commonwealth Honors Reception

Every year, students in the Commonwealth Honors Program present their research to the College community at the Commonwealth Honors Reception. Check out the amazing presentations from our 2021 class here:

Semester Information

Spring 2022 Honors Courses (Prerequisites apply)

ENL102H English Composition II Honors
Monday/Wednesday 11 am to 12:15 pm
Professor: Tom Schaefer

ENL120H Introduction to Children's Literature Honors
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30 to 10:45 am
Professor: John French

HIS120H World History since 1500 CE Honors
Monday/Wednesday 9:30 to 10:45 am
Professor: Kate Martin

HON200 Honors Colloquium: Hot Topics
Tuesday/Thursday 11 am to 12:15 pm
Professors: Catherine Etter and Keli Gates

This colloquium is a blend of science, philosophy and policy and includes examining the scientific, ethical, and socio-cultural aspects of climate change.

Important Honors Program Dates for Spring 2022

  • Honors Contract proposals due: Thursday, February 10 by 5:00pm (submit signed copies to Professor Martin or Cindy Pavlos)
  • Honors Abstracts due: Thursday, March 10 (submit by e-mail to
  • Honors Reception posters due: Wednesday, April 13
  • Honors Program reception: Tuesday, April 19

Presentation Information

Sample Honors Papers
See examples of previous Honors papers:

Poster Template: Tri-fold Powerpoint poster template (from

Other Opportunities to Participate

  • Honors Center, Top Floor Tilden Arts Center: Monday–Friday, 8:00am–4:00pm and by appointment. The Honors Center is a place for Honors scholars to study and to interact with other Honors students.
  • The Honors Club, which is open to all students, meets on Tuesdays at 5:30pm in the Lorusso building (Tech 101) and via Zoom.

Contact the Honors Program Coordinator

Kate Martin, Honors Program Coordinator
Phone 774.330.4665
Location MM Wilkens 207 (Professor Martin) or
Frank Wilkens 204 (Cindy Pavlos, Honors program assistant)