Academic journal article Honors in Practice

Dedication: Ted L. Estess

Academic journal article Honors in Practice

Dedication: Ted L. Estess

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Most members of the National Collegiate Honors Council know Ted Estess as Chair of Beginning in Honors. BIH is a central feature of the annual conference and a key service of the NCHC, providing a gateway into the organization and into the honors community for large numbers of annual newcomers. Ted has organized and presided over BIH for over a decade, welcoming participants to honors education with his inimitable charm, wit, efficiency, and style. He has also served NCHC as a member of the Conference Planning Committee (1996-present), the JNCHC Editorial Board (2001-present), and a dozen or so other committees, including the Executive Committee.

Ted is Dean of the Honors College at the University of Houston, where he is also Professor of English and holds the Jane Morin Cizik Chair. After serving as Honors Director at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, Ted went to Houston in 1977 to chair its rather small honors program, which under his leadership has grown to an Honors College that enrolls 1150 students. With degrees in English from Baylor (B.A.), Theology from Southern Seminary (M. …

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