Academic journal article Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council

Dedication

Academic journal article Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council

Dedication

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Marca Wolfensberger has been active in honors education for the past two decades. She co-founded one of the first honors programs in the Netherlands in the early 1990s; ten years later she started connecting with individual members of the NCHC; and, after attending her first NCHC conference in Chicago in 2003, she has been a regular participant in annual honors conferences, bringing with her numerous colleagues--as many as thirty at just one conference--from the Netherlands. She has regularly published and presented on honors education both in the United States and in Europe, and this year she is an organizer of an international conference in the Netherlands on "Evoking Excellence in Higher Education and Beyond." The volume and seriousness of her research on honors education is reflected in the inclusion of five essays that she has authored or co-authored in just this one issue of JNCHC; one of these is an update of an essay she published here in 2004, only one year after attending her first NCHC conference.

Marca heads the research center Talent Development in Higher Education and Society at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen and is also honors director and researcher at the Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University. …

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