Honors College Students Present Capstone Projects


Honors College Students Present Capstone Projects

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
female student in suit with powerpoint presentation

Raritan Valley Community College Honors College students presented their independent “Capstone Course” projects during a December 13 symposium at the College’s Branchburg campus.

The Honors College students who shared their Capstone projects included:

•    Natalie Greene of Lebanon, a Civil Engineering major, who presented on “A Scale Model of a Gothic Period Inspired Bridge”; and

•    Emily Norgard of Frenchtown, a Criminal Justice and Social Science double-major, who presented on “Sacrificing Privilege for Equity: A Critique on the Ethicality and Effectiveness of the United States’ Criminal Justice System.”

The Capstone project offers Honors College students the opportunity to demonstrate significant intellectual, analytical, or creative ability by completing a semester-length research paper or project. The students are mentored by faculty members and present their work at the end of the semester.

Launched in 2011, RVCC’s Honors College serves highly qualified high school graduates who are entering college for the first time. Honors College students benefit from being in small classes with similarly academically motivated students. Students in the program are taught by a select group of faculty. The Honors College features a cohort-based program with smaller, seminar-style courses that have an interdisciplinary focus and afford students the opportunity to develop a close working relationship with their professors. For additional information about the Honors College, visit www.raritanval.edu/honors or email  honors@raritanval.edu.

Ranked by WalletHub.com and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey in 2022, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to  a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.



December 14, 2022

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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