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Honors Program at Lake Erie College| Painesville, OH

The mission of the Lake Erie College Honors program is to provide highly motivated and engaged students with experiential learning and personal development activities that will enrich their experience inside and outside of the classroom.

By reflecting upon the learning opportunities present in every facet of life, students’ increased self-awareness, concern for the welfare of others and career readiness will more effectively position them for post-graduation personal and professional success. LEC's Honors Program is customized for each student, guided by faculty coaches and the student's own areas of focus. 

Scholar’s Summit Presentations


Earn Tiered Scholarships

Incoming Freshmen are eligible to earn scholarships that increase by $1,000 each year until Senior Year, maxing out at $4,000.

  • Freshman Year


  • Sophomore Year


  • Junior Year


  • Senior Year


Honors Program Learning Objective (PLO)

  • Communication Effectiveness

    Students will develop competencies in verbal, non-verbal, and written communication to enhance their effectiveness in post-graduation career or academic pursuits.

  • Self-Advocacy

    Students will gain an understanding of expectations within the post-collegiate working world while developing the necessary skills and experiences to successfully navigate a career search.

  • Integrative Thinking

    Students will develop competencies in making connections between ideas and experiences that will enable them to synthesize concepts to new and more complex learning environments after graduation.

  • Balancing Personal Goals with the Needs of Others

    Students will engage in activities that broaden their sense of meaning to include the needs of others as fundamental to their own personal definition of success.

What is the Pathway to Empowerment?

Pathway to Empowerment (P2E)

The Pathway to Empowerment (P2E) signature program takes students on a journey of transformation that leads to a life of personal significance and professional success. This program is designed to empower our students to reach their full potential at Lake Erie College and beyond.

What are the benefits of joining the Honors Program?

  • Graduate with an honors diploma from the Lake Erie College Honors Program

  • Stay involved with peers who are academically excellent

  • Academic programming (travel, lectures, honors reception, etc.)

  • Enhanced honors classes

  • Priority registration

  • Undergraduate research and leadership opportunities

  • Personal academic advising and support with your senior capstone research project

  • Official honors recognition on final LEC transcript

  • Earn tiered scholarships* (Apply to Incoming Freshman Only)

For More Information about the Honors Program at Lake Erie College...

Adam Stier

Associate Professor of English Director of Honors Program

1(440) 375-7171


Liberal Arts Education

College Hall 206