Presidential Scholar Laura Gonzalez Reflects on her Experience at AC

AC Presidential Scholar Graduate Laura Gonzalez is a first generation college student who completed her associate degree at AC and is now working on a bachelor in mechanical engineering at UT Austin. Laura says her experiences in AC’s Presidential Scholar Honors Program played a pivotal role in her success.


Register Now for AC Honors Classes

Now is the time to sign up for AC Honors classes.  The classes offer many benefits for academically-prepared students including:

  • Honors designation on transcript
  • Increased interactivity, engagement and challenge
  • Eligibility for AC and transfer scholarships
  • Smaller classes with close interaction with motivated professors and students
  • Leadership and service opportunities

Anyone with a GPA of 3.0 or a 90% average coming out of high school can self register.  Students coming directly from high school may need assistance from their advisor in order to register.

Contact Honors co-coordinators Judy Carter ( or Jill Gibson ( for more information.

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