Honors in Action Academy

Honors in Action Academy

October 19-22, 2017
Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA


2016-2018 Honors Study Topic:
“how the world works: global perspectives”
2017-2018 VA/WV Regional Officers

President
Cassidy Peters
Virginia Western Community College


Vice President
Ewurasi Quakmure
Northern Virginia Community College – Loudon Campus


Communications Officer
Josh Combs
New River Community College


Honors Chair
Harvey Ruth
Lord Fairfax Community College – Middletown Campus


Regional Coordinator/Honors in Action Academy Director
Robin Rich-Coates
Eastern Shore Community College


Associate Regional Coordinator
Jenni VanCuren
Lord Fairfax Community College – Fauquier Campus


Phi Theta Kappa Headquarters Representative
Don Koch
International Vice President, Division 1


Co-Host Chapters
Danville Community College
Lord Fairfax Community College – Fauquier
Northern Virginia Community College – Alexandria
New River Community College

Thursday, October 19, 2017
5:30pm - 7:30pm Registration (Hilton Garden Inn)
7:00pm Pizza Party (Hilton Garden Inn)
7:30pm How the World Works" Fellowship (Hilton Garden Inn)
  • Welcome by Presiding Officer-Regional Honors Chair
  • Door Prizes
  • Speaker: "Welcome to Lynchburg!"
  • Fellowship: "You Talkin to Me?"
  • Orientation to Honors in Action Academy
  • Seminar Groups Meet and Greet
9:00pm VA/WV Regional Alumni Association Meeting (Hilton Garden Inn Sweetbriar)
10:00pm - 12:00am Hospitality Suite (Hilton Garden Inn Sweetbriar)
Friday, October 20, 2017
7:00 am Breakfast (Hilton Garden Inn Lobby)
8:00am Field Trip Bus departs from the Hilton Garden Inn
Appomattox Courthouse Historical Park
Box Lunch
D-Day Memorial
7:30pm First General Session (Liberty University Science Hall 128)
  • Presiding Officer - Regional President
  • Door Prizes
  • Roll Call – Regional Communications Officer
  • Welcome by Meghan Wall, Liberty University Transfer Admissions Officer
  • Honors Study Topic Overview, Regional Honors Chair
  • Speaker Introduction by Eastern Shore Community College
  • Speaker: Dr. Jim Nutter, Liberty University Honors Program Director
    “Myth and Reality in American Literature”
  • Seminar Group Meetings (Liberty University DeMoss Hall)
10:00pm - 12:00am Hospitality Suite (Hilton Garden Inn Sweetbriar)
Saturday, October 21, 2017
7:00am Breakfast (Hilton Garden Inn Lobby)
7:00am Advisor's Breakfast
9:00am Second General Session (Liberty University Science Hall 128)
  • Presiding Officer - Regional Vice-President
  • Door Prizes
  • Regional Honors in Action Project
  • Speaker Introduction by Blue Ridge Community College
  • Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Jamison
    “Culture…Your Kryptonite or Your Secret Weapon for Ethical Leadership”
  • Seminar Group Meetings (Liberty University DeMoss Hall)
Noon Lunch (Liberty University Reber Dining Hall)
1:30pm Third General Session (Liberty University Science Hall 128)
  • Presiding Officer – Regional Communications Officer
  • Door Prizes
  • Drawing for the Virginia Regional Alumni Association Scholarships
  • Speaker Introduction by Danville Community College
  • Performance: The Bent Theatre
    “Improv”
  • Seminar Group Meetings (Liberty University DeMoss Hall)
7:30pm Play: “Wait Until Dark” (Liberty University Tower Theater)
“Wait Until Dark” is the thrilling story of Susy Hendrix, a recently blinded housewife, who unwittingly possesses a doll filled with illicit drugs. Harry Roat, a brutal and sophisticated criminal, coerces two small-time thugs into helping him con Susy into giving up the doll. A battle of wits ensues as Susy and the young girl upstairs launch a counterplot against the thieves.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
7:00am - 9:00am Breakfast (Hilton Garden Inn Lobby)
9:00am Fourth General Session (Hilton Garden Inn)
  • Presiding Officer – Regional Honors Chair
  • Speaker Introductions by Tidewater Community College – Virginia Beach
  • Workshop: Virginia/West Virginia Regional Alumni Association “Writing Hallmark Awards”
  • Speaker: Don Koch, International Vice-President, Division I “Headquarters Update”
  • Seminar Reflections
  • Door Prizes
  • Final Announcements