PATHs to Partnership is a collaborative symposium hosted by UNCW’s Office of Admissions and Honors College and is designed to promote Admissions, Transfer, and Honors programming. The PATHs symposium has a conference style schedule where attendees can choose their sessions based on their interests and needs. The Office of Admissions provides sessions geared towards professionals who work with transfer students interested in transferring to UNCW, while the Honors College presents sessions for professionals that currently work with honors students or are interested in creating an honors program at their institution. 

Thank you to everyone who attended the inaugural PATHs to Partnership event! We welcomed over 50 attendees from 24 community colleges across the state. Presentations from the event are linked to the corresponding sessions below.

PATHs to Partnership Schedule
Session Time Session Type Session Title & Presenter
Check-In 8:00-8:45 AM   Registration & Breakfast
Welcome 8:45-9:00 AM    
Keynote Speaker 9:00-9:45 AM  

Kathleen King, Hillsborough Community College Honors Director

Breakout A 10:00-10:55 AM Admissions Overview: Transfer Admissions and Transfer Credit
Breakout A 10:00-10:55 AM Honors How to Start an Honors Program & Best Practices
Shawn Bingham, UNCW Honors College Director
Breakout B 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM Admissions UNCW Colleges Panel
Cameron School of Business, College of Arts & Sciences,
College of Health & Human Services, University College
& Watson College of Education
Breakout B 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM Honors Honors College Panel
John Metzger, Cape Fear Community College
& Kathleen King, Hillsborough Community College
Lunch 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Admissions/Honors
Resource Fair 1:30-2:00 PM Admissions/Honors Various UNCW Student Service Offices
Closing  2:00-2:25 PM Admissions/Honors Dr. Shawn Bingham, UNCW Honors College Director
Campus Tour 2:30-3:00 PM Admissions/Honors  
See Who’s Coming
Alamance Community College
Beaufort County Community College
Brunswick Community College
Cape Fear Community College
Carteret Community College
Catawba Valley Community College
Coastal Carolina Community College
Craven Community College
Davidson County Community College
Durham Technical Community College
Edgecombe Community College
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Guilford Technical Community College
James Sprunt Community College
Lenoir Community College
Pamlico Community College
Piedmont Community College
Pitt Community College 
Robeson Community College
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Sampson Community College
South Piedmont Community College
Stanly Community College
Vance-Granville Community College
Wake Technical Community College
Wayne Community College
Wilkes Community College
Wilson Community College

Keynote Speaker: Kathleen King 

Kathleen King

Kathleen King has been a part of honors education for more than 15 years and has served as Honors Director at Hillsborough Community College for 6 years. She has served on the National Collegiate Honors Council Board of Directors two separate terms, and is currently a member of the NCHC Finance Committee, co-chair of the NCHC Advocacy Committee and an NCHC Program Reviewer. An advocate of NCHC Partners in the Parks, Kathleen has facilitated Director Retreats and student projects in Everglades, Acadia, Rocky Mountains and Smoky Mountains.  She fervently believes in the mission of the community college system and has seen honors serve as a valuable segue to four year institutions, including ivy league and elite colleges and universities nationwide. Last year, students from the HCC Honors Program were offered more than $600,000 in transfer scholarships, largely due to coursework, community service and other important honors programming.