Taylor Honors Program

The Roger G. and Gaile T. Taylor Honors Program at Louisburg College encourages, communicates, and rewards academic excellence. The program offers enhanced learning and travel opportunities as well as additional scholarship funding to students who demonstrate a high level of interest, initiative, and ability. The program requires students to be actively involved in their educational experience.

The program's director, Candace Jones, works with other faculty members to create engaging course offerings and serves as the students' academic advisor. Students who complete the requirements of the program receive an honors designation on their diploma and transcript and special recognition at commencement.

The Taylor Honors Program at Louisburg College accepts applications from students with excellent grades and high standardized test scores. All applicants meeting the minimum admission criteria receive a letter with application information from the admissions office. The college invites finalists for an on-campus interview in the spring.

To receive more information about the Taylor Honors Program or application materials, please contact:

Candace Lathrop

clathrop@louisburg.edu

(919) 497-3237

  

Program Requirements

Taylor Honors Program students are required to complete 12 hours of honors coursework during their four semesters at Louisburg College. Louisburg College offers at least one honors-designated course each semester reserved only for honors students.

In addition to honors-designated courses, students also have the opportunity to create honors-option courses by working individually with their professors to create an enhanced learning environment. Students must earn no less than a "B" in any honors course and they must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 to participate in the program.

Learning Expectations

Taylor Honors Program students are well-rounded participating in the full college experience by taking advantage of learning and social activities outside of the classroom. The honors program offers enhanced travel and cultural opportunities to its students (see program benefits below). Honors program students participate in and lead several activities throughout their time at Louisburg College.

Service Learning

During their second year, honors program students complete a service-learning project facilitated by the program director. Students have an opportunity to work in groups to serve the local community and to develop their leadership skills in a constructive and meaningful way.

Program Benefits

 

Merit Scholarship

Louisburg College awards all Taylor Honors Program students a merit scholarship each year in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement. To keep this scholarship and remain in the honors program, students must maintain a 3.0-grade point average and earn no less than a "B" in any honors-designated course.

Honors Distinction

Upon the completion of the program, Taylor Honors Program students receive an honors notation on their transcript and diploma and recognition at commencement with an honors cord.

Travel Experiences

Members enjoy all-expense paid educational travel experiences throughout the academic year. Past excursions include white water rafting, cave spelunking, hiking, theatre performances, museums, and many more!

Priority Registration

Honors program students register for classes at the beginning of the registration period, which guarantees students can create schedules that best meet their goals.

Dedicated Advisor

The honors program director serves as the faculty advisor to all honors program students. The director also leads the students through the freshman seminar course that serves as a transition into campus and college life at Louisburg.

Cultural Opportunities

Faculty offers several off-campus cultural outings, allowing students to travel throughout the state and participate in a variety of experiences.

Service Activities

Members of the honors program have opportunities to lead both on the campus and in the community.  Designated as Louisburg Delegates, students create positive change in the neighborhood through leadership and volunteer activities.

Special Educational Sessions

Louisburg College's Great Futures coach plans training sessions, internships, and off-campus trips for honors program students. Students learn about potential college majors and have the opportunity to visit four-year universities in preparation for their next step in higher education. The honors program students have the opportunity to complete internships with local businesses and non-profits that support their educational and career goals.