Students who participate in the Roger G. and Gaile Davenport Taylor Honors Program show that they take a special interest in their education and receive special recognition and treatment from the College. Besides challenging, enriching instruction, the Honors Program provides its students with increased opportunities to meet visiting scholars, civic leaders, and performing artists; travel to museums, the theater, and sites of cultural, historical, or scientific importance; and attend or present at conferences. Honors Program students may gather for study or conversation in the Honors Lounge. They may choose to live in a specially designated area for Honors Program students in one of the College's residence halls. There is also an active student organization on campus, the Student League of Academic Prestige (S.L.A.P.) comprised of the Honors Program students.
Dr. Nick Haddad of N.C. State giving a special lecture on butterfly migration patterns. Dr. Haddad visited NCWC in Fall 2010 in conjunction with Dr. Erica Kosal's Conservational Ecology honors course.
Members of the Fall 2011 Cryptology honors class attended the Cryptologic History Symposium in Laurel, Maryland. Left Side (Back L to R): Zach Seitter, Steven Franklin, Trevour Huber. (Front L to R): Sarah Livesay, Taylor Jackson, Kathy Tolbert, Cassie Goodenough. Right Side (Back L to R): Tyler Olkowski, John Williamson, Linh Nguyen, Dr. Bill Yankosky. (Front L to R): Deanna Petersen, Jena McFadden, Emily Harrell.
Honors Program students are also given the exclusive opportunity to participate in the "Give A Hand" Mentoring Program. This mentoring program pairs students with a personal mentor who is a member of the College's Board of Trustees, Board of Visitors, faculty or staff.
Some Honors Program Students and "Give A Hand" Mentors at the Spring 2011 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, 2011 S.L.A.P. President
Every honors course students take is marked as such on their transcript. For example, English 112H is denoted English Composition Honors. Students who complete the entire program receive special recognition on their degree, at graduation, and on their transcript. Graduates of the Program receive a special blue and gold cord to wear at graduation. Students enrolled in the Program also receive a special scholarship of $500 each semester.
Two of the Spring 2010 Honors Program Graduates after the Commencenment Cermony. Ben Lilley received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and Elena Pisarik received the President's Cup, the two highest honors given out at graduation.