Roger G. and Gaile Davenport Taylor Honors Program
North Carolina Wesleyan College offers a select group of students the opportunity to complement their degree program with a series of challenging and rewarding courses. Freshman enrolled in the Roger G. and Gaile Davenport Taylor Honors Program take special freshman courses in composition and humanities. Honors Program students then take one honors course each semester during their sophomore and junior years. As seniors, students complete an Honors Project in some area of interest.
The Honors Program offers students the opportunity to develop a close community of learning and to take courses from some of the best faculty members at the College. Being in the Honors Program does not add to a student’s course load, but it does add variety and depth to her or his college experience. Transcripts of Honors graduates include recognition that they completed the Honors Program.
“I was told by Penn State that the reason I was accepted into their graduate program was actually because I had participated in NCWC’s Honors Program.” –Mikey Case, Honors Program Student and Mathematics and Psychology Double Major, Class of 2009.
The immediate benefits of the Roger G. and Gaile Davenport Taylor Honors Program are that students take unique courses with other students who are academically motivated and study with outstanding professors. Students who participate in the Program show that they take a special interest in their education and receive special recognition and treatment from the College. Future employers and graduate schools will notice this on the student's transcript.
"The Honors program has meant a lot to me. It has allowed me to become more, well-rounded in my knowledge by taking classes I would have never taken for my majors. My leadership skills have increased dramatically and I have been able to get to know more students from being the first President of the honors club. Also, my senior honors project has helped prepare me for when and if I decide to go to graduate school. Without the honors program, I don’t believe I would be where I am at today, this program if anything has enhanced my character as a whole." - Tiara Joyner, Honors Program Student and Justice Studies and Psychology Double Major, Class of 2010.