Great Plains Honors Council Conference 2017

The Reaud Honors College at Lamar University is honored to host the 2017 Great Plains Honors Council (GPHC) Conference March 31 - April 2.

General information for GPHC 2017 can be found on this page and more detailed information through the links on the navigation pane, to the left side of this page. Click on "Great Plains Honors council," or the arrow next to that title, to view the links.

Exploration Through Honors:

On the border of Louisiana but thoroughly Texan, Beaumont is the birthplace of the Texas oil boom, home to the biodiversity of the Big Thicket, and just down the road from NASA's Johnson Space Center.  Our cuisine includes cajun, Tex-Mex, and barbecue, and our music embraces rock, blues, jazz, country, and zydeco.  We invite you to come and explore the unique history, culture, cuisine, and natural environment of Southeast Texas.

View the conference program here.

Schedule at a Glance:

Friday, March 31 - all Friday activities will take place at the Holiday Inn Plaza.

2:00-6:00 p.m. - Conference Registration Open

3:00-5:00 p.m. - Poster Set-up Open

4:45-5:45 p.m. - Nuts and Bolts Session (for Honors Staff and Administrators)

4:45-5:45 p.m. - Transitioning Session (for Honors Students)

5:00-5:45 p.m. - Poster Judging

5:45-6:45 p.m. - Poster Session

7:00-9:00 p.m. - Welcome Banquet and Plenary Session

9:00-10:00 p.m. - Great Plains Honors Council Executive Board Meeting

Saturday, April 1

7:30 a.m. - Transportation Leaves Holiday Inn Plaza

8:00-9:00 a.m. - Boe Award Presentations at Lamar University

9:00-12:30 p.m. - Morning Sessions at Lamar University

12:30-2:30 p.m. - Lunch at Gladys City Boomtown

2:30-5:30/6:00 p.m. - Afternoon Excursions (exact time depends on excursion choice)

6:30-8:30 p.m. - Banquet and Plenary speaker at Holiday Inn Plaza

8:30-9:30 p.m. - Blues Guitarist

9:30-11:30 p.m. - Student Party

Sunday, April 2

7:30 a.m. - Great Plains Honors Council Building Meeting at Holiday Inn Plaza