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Honors Faculty

Honors College Faculty,

We appreciate all that you do to support our students and provide them with a challenging and supportive academic environment that encourages them to think critically, demonstrate leadership, and develop ethical standards.  

This site contains information for you as you prepare for and teach your honors course.  

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out: 

Sandy DeMauro, Honors College Faculty Coordinator  |  561-868-3172


Honors College Program Outcomes

Honors College students at Palm Beach State College will:

  • Demonstrate breadth and depth of knowledge in the arts, humanities, mathematics, and the natural and social sciences.  (Scholarship)
  • Apply the required skills to formulate reasoned decisions and informed judgments.  (Critical Thinking)
  • Communicate an understanding of cultural competency and evaluate ethical issues from multiple perspectives.  (Global Awareness)
  • Demonstrate scholarly research and information literacy skills to apply critical insight of current knowledge in designing and creating a well-informed, intellectual research project.  (Research)
  • Construct, support, and communicate complex ideas and arguments in speech, writing, and emerging media. (Communication)
  • Prepare for community and civic engagement through leadership participation in campus life and in communities at-large in support of the College’s mission, vision, and values. (Civic Engagement & Leadership)


Honors Course Syllabus Information

As you create your course syllabus in Simple Syllabus, the following verbiage must be added to within the Course Information section:

As part of the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College, one or more of the Honors College Program Learning Outcome areas will be met within this course.

  • Scholarship
  • Critical Thinking
  • Global Awareness
  • Research
  • Communication
  • Civic Engagement and Leadership


Honors College Faculty Spotlight

Megan Tomei-Jameson

Name: Megan Tomei-Jameson

Honors Course: Fundamentals of Speech Communication 

Where did you attend college/post-graduate? Florida Atlantic University 

What do you like about teaching an honors course? The students are so engaged and passionate. I get to learn so much from them! I love the project we work on for our class. I have a partnered with Wikipedia's Educational Foundation to allow each of my students to edit a Wikipedia page relating to communication. During the research and writing process, they learn so much about their chosen topic, and I get to learn right along with them. 

Favorite thing to do when you’re not teaching: I love to run. It's a great way to deal with stress. 

Advice for your honors students: Believe in yourself. I find so many of my students suffer from Imposter Syndrome. They don't see the greatness that I see and that holds them back. We all say negative things about ourselves. Talk to yourself the way your best friend would. If you find yourself thinking negative things about yourself, ask yourself: "If someone spoke to me like that, would I keep them in my life?" If not, then try and keep that thought out of your head.

First Job: Bagger at Winn Dixie

Hometown: West Palm Beach; I'm the rare person who has lived in Florida their whole lives (I've actually never lived outside of Palm Beach County).

Favorite comfort food: Gummy bears 

Quote or Word you live by: "I don't have to, I get to." - Jess Sims (athlete and fitness instructor)




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