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The Great Plains Honors Council serves collegiate honors programs in
Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.
Coordinating its activities with the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), the Great Plains organization promotes the flow of information, ideas, fellowship and professional encouragement throughout its member programs. Our spring regional conference always emphasizes student presentations and the region-as-text.
Going to the NCHC conference in Chicago?  The conference hotel (Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers) is now taking reservations for the conference.
Now available on this site: 2016 dues invoice


John Brown University

and Oral Roberts University

will co-host the next GPHC conference on

April 8-10, 2016.


Visit the conference website.

Congratulations to Dr. Earl Ramsey, who has just retired as Director of the prestigious Donaghey Scholars Program at the University of Arkansas, on becoming the first Regional Director of the Great Plains Honors Council.  The creation of this position, and support for Dr. Ramsey, came in a series of unanimous votes in the Executive Committee and among the members of the Great Plains Honors Council.



2015 Boe Award winners

From left: Megan Gallego, Lone Star College, “Fiction Reflects Reality”; Genesis Barrera, Tarrant County College Southeast, “Aristotelian Analysis of Androids”; Daryl Bagley, Harding University, “Gender Differences in Mathematics”; Michael Buonaiuto, Oral Roberts University, “Precipitation Forecasting”; Stephani Clevenger, McLennan Community College, “White Band Disease”; Brittany Wright, McLennan Community College, “Sex Appeal and Social Economics.”




First-ever GPHC Poster Awards (2015)


From left:  Kayleah Cumpian, Northeast Texas Community College, “The pH Dependent Zn(II) Binding Behavior of an Analog Methanobactin Peptide”; Kelly Cochran, Missouri Western State University, “Designing an Ammeline Riboswitch Across Oceans”; Tyler Reynolds, Northeast Texas Community College, “Analysis of the War in Iraq”; Elyse Coleman, Northeast Texas Community College, “The Mental Asylum:  A Laboratory for the Development of Psychiatry.”