Academic journal article Honors in Practice

Dedication

Academic journal article Honors in Practice

Dedication

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A proper expression of gratitude to Liz Beck would take far more space than is available on this page. Individually and collectively, the members of the National Collegiate Honors Council have Liz to thank for the smooth sailing of the Ship of Honors through the tumultuous waters of change during this millennium. From 2003 to 2005 and from mid-2007 forward, she has served as Interim Executive Director of NCHC, with "Interim" in this case indicating her willingness to take over at the helm when she was urgently needed. Liz had ample background as well as talent for taking on this responsibility: she had already served as Executive Secretary of NCHC; she has served on nine NCHC committees starting in 1984, including the Executive Committee; she was Executive Secretary/Treasurer and President, among other positions, of the Upper Midwest Honors Council throughout most of the 1980s and 90s; she has served as an NCHC Site Visitor and as a facilitator at institutes that train site visitors; she has sponsored an Honors Semester and has another in the works; and almost without interruption she has served as Director of the University Honors Program at Iowa State University since 1977. …

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