The Fran Coulter Honors Program was
approved by the Board of Trustees of Arkansas State University in December 2003, with the program being implemented in Fall
The Fran Coulter Honors Program was created
as a vehicle to recognize academic excellence and to provide courses to challenge highly-motivated, intellectually-talented,
academically well-prepared, and/or creative students. An addition purpose is to enhance the image of the community college
as a place associated with quality scholarly pursuits and activities.
Through participation in the program, students
are encouraged to develop their full potential in leadership and scholarship through a variety of educational activities by
working with a select group of dedicated faculty, but within and outside of the classroom setting, and through interaction
with other honors program students.
The Fran Coulter Honors Program at Arkansas
State University Mountain Home provides students with intellectual opportunities beyond those of the traditional classroom
through direct contact with outstanding faculty members.
of the Fran Coulter Honors Program is to promote communication through critical analysis and intellectual exchange, to provide
service and leadership opportunities, and to pursue ideas and solutions through interdisciplinary approaches.
Investigating ideas, Searching for solutions:
The Fran Coulter Honors Program subscribes
to the following goals:
To develop enriched curricula that
are innovative, interdisciplinary, investigative, and solution-seeking,
To provide students with opportunities
to develop strong critical analysis and communication skills,
To attract, reward, and retain
students of outstanding academic ability and creative talent,
To prepare students for academic
and community leadership through providing service and leadership opportunities both on the campus and in the community,
To enhance the university environment
through a focus on excellence in education and outstanding academic performance.