National Collegiate Honors Council


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Published in Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Fall/Winter 2015, Volume 16, Number 2.


Copyright © 2015 by the National Collegiate Honors Council.


“It is imperative that we offer some of the university’s most academically motivated students additional opportunities for enrichment through enhanced curricula and intellectually stimulating activities.” These words marked the beginning of the North Carolina A&T State University Honors Program in 1998. Soon thereafter a committee started meeting to explore the feasibility and implementation of an honors program. The committee worked strategically to create the necessary curricula and programming content and accepted the first honor students that fall. The program has rapidly evolved, along the lines of honors programs nationally, to implement academically challenging coursework and co-curricular programing to supplement honors students’ traditional studies.