Early Immersion Leads to Student Achievement

Posted May 07, 2020, 4:22PM

For Lyndon Bowen, achieving academic success is just the beginning of his mission to impact the world. Bowen started classes at North Carolina Central University as a third-year undergraduate after earning course credits at J.D. Clement Early College High School on campus.  

In 2019, Bowen was honored by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities as a HBCU Competitiveness Scholar.

He has worked as an intern for Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lily and Company, Duke University Press, and Duke University’s Office of Information Technology, among others. But he not only credits NCCU for his on-the-job skills, he said the university taught him much more.

NCCU provided me with an immense understanding of identity, which allowed me to simultaneously dream big, yet be grounded in a community far bigger than myself.

Bowen has been active on campus at NCCU, participating in the University Honors Program, debate team, Google Community Leaders Program and served as Beta Gama Sigma Honor Society’s vice president for membership.

In 2019, he was recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Scholar.

The Pollocksville, N.C., native, also served the campus as an intern for Information Technology Services and in the Fabrication Lab. Most recently, he participated in HBCUvc, a venture capital fellowship that provides opportunities for minority students to learn about investment fundamentals and entrepreneurship. 

Upon graduation, Bowen will join Venture For America for a two-year fellowship for recent college graduates who are aspiring entrepreneurs.

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