National Collegiate Honors Council


Date of this Version



Honors is Practice, Volume 15, 2019


Copyright 2019 by the National Collegiate Honors Council


First, I would like to thank NCHC for this incredible honor. I have had the pleasure for more than two decades of working in honors education and discovering the joy of being paid to help change lives while having so much fun, so I would also like to thank San Jacinto College for supporting honors throughout those decades.

This award has special significance to me because I was lucky enough to know and work with Ron Brandolini and to consider him a friend. Since I am an historian, indulge me as I tell a short story of how I met Ron.