National Collegiate Honors Council


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Published in Honors in Practice: A Publication of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Volume 11 (2015)


Copyright © 2015 by the National Collegiate Honors Council.


Sam Schuman is a legend among honors teachers, students, and administrators, and we open this issue of Honors in Practice by paying tribute to his legacy. In “Remembering Sam Schuman,” a brief introduction to the facts of his life is followed by eleven tributes to his personal and professional influence on the evolution of honors in the United States. The subsequent essays in this journal are no doubt beneficiaries—direct or indirect, tacit or acknowledged— of his influence. His legacy lives on in all of us.