The Pete P. Peters Honors Program is designed to challenge students with a research-based, integrated curriculum. Their efforts are rewarded through priority registration, transfer agreements through Honors Transfer Council of California at top universities, UCLA TAP (priority admission at UCLA), special honors classes, seminars, opportunity to present at honors research symposiums, field trips, and a scholarship of $1,200 upon successful completion of the program. Student take their choice of honors courses and participate in activities to prepare them for transfer to the best four-year institutions. Highly successful continuing Reedley College students working towards transferring and seeking additional opportunities are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement in high school.
Upon successful completion of the honors program, students will have the knowledge and skills to conduct research-based, interdisciplinary research and then present this research. Honors students will be able to analyze and utilize scholarly research materials that incorporate sufficient, credible, and relevant evidence in written and/or oral communication within the various academic disciplines.
Our mission statement is: "The Pete P. Peters Honors Program challenges and supports students in the Program to engage in scholarly achievement, independent investigation, and leadership roles. The Honors Program encourages its students and faculty to embrace diversity to enhance its sense of community and shared purpose."
Successful Honors at Graduation Certificate applicants will be awarded a scholarship of $1,200, have the honors at graduation designation marked on their transcripts, and earn an Honors at Graduation Certificate.
In order to earn the Honors at Graduation Certificate, students must have:
Fall Honors Class Choices
Spring Honors Class Choices
The priority application deadline is February 1 for fall entrance (and October 1 for spring entrance), and late applications are considered under certain circumstances.
Questions? Please contact Honors Coordinator Emily Berg at email email@example.com or call (559) 638-0300, ext. 3150.
The youngest son of Armenian immigrants, Pete P. Peters, known as “Uncle Pete” to many, got his start running Fresno’s Valley Foundry and Machine Works. During that time, the business manufactured wine grape crushers, but shifted to ship winches and valves during World War II. Fresno Foundry later was sold to Amatek, where Mr. Peters continued his career as vice president. He longed to attend college, but instead worked hard and gained a reputation as an honest businessman.
Success spurred Mr. Peters to form his own charitable foundation. The Pete P. Peters Foundation is guided by the words of Mr. Peter’s late father: “Give back to the community.” He believes that strong education and health care are integral components that make good communities great.