Honors Forum Lecture Series

The Culture of Competition LectureSince 1982 guest lectures have been sponsored by the Maricopa County Community College District. It is one of many educational programs offered to the students, faculty, and the general public as a community service. The Honors Program is associated with Phi Theta Kappa and provides intellectually stimulating learning opportunities for academically outstanding students.

The 2012-2014 Honors Topic is The Culture of Competition. Mesa Community College Honors students participate in the Lecture Series which brings them in close contact with distinguished lecturers from many fields of endeavor.  Download the Honor's Guide here.

More information on the topic can be found at:


2013-2014 Honors Forum Guest Speakers

Dr. Luis Fernandez, Director, M.A. Sustainable Communities, Northern Arizona University

  • "The Cost of the Free Market:  Examining the Role of Competition in the Great Recession"
  • Wednesday, September 18, 7 pm, Phoenix College, Bulpitt Auditorium

Dr. Tomas Cvrcek, Assistant Professor, John E. Walker Department of Economics, Clemson University

  • "The Marriage Market:  How Rules of the Game Affect the Outcomes"
  • Wednesday, November 13, 7 pm, Mesa Community College, The Event Tent

Dr. Linell Cady, Director, Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, Arizona State University

  • "Religion and Competition--The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 7:00pm, Glendale Community College, Student Union

Kimber Lanning, Director for the City of Phoenix Development Advisory Board

  • "Finding a Place in the New American Economy"
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:00pm, Mesa Community College, Lawn Tent

For more information about the current honors forum series, visit http://www.maricopa.edu/honors/forum


The DVDs for all the speakers are in the Libraries on both campuses. There are also some copies available for check out in the Honors Office at the Southern and Dobson Campus. Please, if you check these out, be considerate of others and return them as quickly as possible.