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Published in Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council Vol. 11 No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2010). Copyright © 2010 by the National Collegiate Honors Council.


Norm Weiner has been a visible and vocal presence in the NCHC for almost two decades, adding zest to the effectiveness and passion of the organization. Having received his Ph.D. at Syracuse University, he has been a faculty member at the State University of New York, College of Oswego since 1971 and SUNY Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology since 1998. Norm has thus weathered more than forty winters in upstate New York, which may explain part of his stamina and grit. His extensive administrative background may be another part of the explanation: in addition to his position as Director of the SUNY Oswego College Honors Program since 1992, he has been at various times Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences, Director of General Education, Chair of the SUNY Press Editorial Board, and Chair of the Department of Sociology. He has won several major awards for excellence in teaching and happily exercises this talent both in and out of the classroom, as many of us in the NCHC know from personal experience.