You might have noticed a slender magazine hit the shelves across the Springfield campus last week. That’s The Pinnacle, the newsletter for the OTC Honors Program and Honors Council student organization. When you open it, you’ll be greeted with a showcase of student ideas, designs and hard work.
“The best thing about The Pinnacle is that it’s all students,” says Todd Yerby, director of the honors program at OTC. “Students select and create the content, layout, images, etc. Occasionally, there are student-requested articles by faculty or staff in The Pinnacle, but throughout its history, well over 95% of content comes directly from students.”
The Pinnacle is meant to highlight students in the OTC honors program and their ideas, thoughts and experiences at OTC through the honors program and Honors Council, and ife in general. Though the publication is focused on events and academics, you will also find a wide variety of other content, ranging from recipes to artwork, and even puzzles.
Each academic year, officers are chosen for the Honors Council student organization through appointment or voting, as needed. One of these officer positions is the editor. Traditionally, due to graduation, there is a new editor every academic year or two. Although there are no “standing” members of staff, the editor is assisted by the other Honors Council officers and the honors program office staff.
To view all 25 editions from the ten-year history of The Pinnacle, visit the newsletter page on the honors website. Want to become involved? Current honors program students can contact the OTC Honors Program Office (ICE 352, Honors@otc.edu) or visit the OTC Honors Program.