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01 - Announcements

Upcoming Events

SHAC - Thursday, November 13th from 3-4pm in the Honors Center

Thomas BarkerSpeaker Thomas Barker

Tom currently works as the Director of Human Resources for Optum a division of UnitedHealth Group. Optum is a health services business dedicated to making the health system work better for everyone. Tom’s primary responsibility currently and over the past 7 years has been to enable optimal individual and business performance by acquiring, aligning and developing talent. Tom provides consulting on people and organization development strategies and builds strategic Human Capital plans in order for the business to meet their objectives. Prior to working at UnitedHealth Group, Tom spent 10 years working at American Express as Director of Human Resources providing strategic Human Resources support to their North America Corporate Travel Division. Tom also led the division’s worldwide Talent Management process. Prior to American Express, Tom worked for United Airlines for 10 years. At United Airlines, he was responsible for developing and implementing strategic recruiting strategies for their US East Region Operations. Tom has spoken to corporate leadership teams and employees around the country on the topics of individual strengths, core competencies and interview techniques and is eager to share his knowledge with you.

Thursday, October 30th from 4:00-6:00pm in KSC1000

SHAC - Halloween social followed by laser tag

Wednesday, December 10th from 11:30am-1:30pm in KSC1000

This event will be held this year during Faculty Appreciation Day on Wednesday, December 10th. This poster session event will celebrate the creative work performed by PVCC Honors students.

Contact Us

Honors Center
K Building Rooms 101 and 102

Office Hours:
Mon-Thur.  8:30am to 4:30pm

Fri. 8:30am to 4:00pm


Honors Director
Dr. Doug Berry

Honors Director
Dr. John Douglass


Honors Program Coordinator
Rikki Shannon

Honors Program Assistant
Sawsan Abdurrahman

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