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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 Taylor-Crocker Honors Program take special freshman courses in composition and humanities. Honor 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 their major 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. 

                                 Honors Program Picnic hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Crocker.

For more information about the Taylor-Crocker Honors Program at North Carolina Wesleyan College, please contact the Honors Program Director, Dr. Bill Yankosky, at

If you are eligible for consideration for admission to the Taylor-Crocker Honors Program and interested in applying, please complete the application below and either send it either via e-mail to Dr. Bill Yankosky at or via regular mail to Dr. Bill Yankosky, Director of the Taylor-Crocker Honors Program, North Carolina Wesleyan College, 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.


 Some Honors Program Students and "Give A Hand" Mentors at an Honors Program Bowling/Pizza Party   Back Row: Gaile Taylor, Roger Taylor '70, Gene Heavner Middle Row: Zach Seitter, Emily Perry, Holly Deaver, Trevour Huber, Tyler Olkowski Front Row: Deanna Petersen, Jena McFadden; Kneeling: Kathy Tolbert, 2012-13 S.L.A.P. President