University Honors Program

Preparing World Changers

The University Honors Program (UHP) prepares NCCU students to be world changers through co-curricular activities, faculty and peer mentorship, internship and fellowship opportunities, and professional and academic enrichment experiences on- and off-campus.


Student Members


merit scholarship recipients


Average GPA of 2021 UHP graduating seniors

Honors Program Benefits

Being a part of the University Honors Program gives you access to many unique benefits and opportunities that will enhance your experiences at NCCU and prepare you to be top candidates for prestigious graduate schools, professional schools, and career paths of your choice.

72nd Honors Convocation

North Carolina Central University recognizes the academic excellence displayed in each college, school, department and honor society. Honor recipients will include Dean’s List and A & B Honor Roll students for the Spring and/or Fall Semesters of 2020 with at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA and members of professional and academic honor societies.

University Honors Program Spotlight

Zaniya Caine

Zaniya Caine
Senior, Business Major
2020 White House HBCU Competitiveness Scholar

Zaniya Caine has been named as a 2020 HBCU Competitiveness Scholar by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), a program that recognizes outstanding student performance in higher education.

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Michael Hopkins 
B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences, NCCU '18
Summa Cum Laude
Ph.D. Student, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Michael Hopkins was one of 45 doctoral students awarded a 2020 Howard Hughes Medical School Gilliam Fellowship to engage in cutting-edge research and advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences.

Lenora Helm Hammonds

Professor Lenora Helm Hammonds
Associate Professor of Jazz Studies
Department of Music

Professor Hammonds serves as the Honors Faculty Liaison for the Department of Music and most recently was selected to serve as a fellow in the Duke-FHI-NCCU Digital Humanities Program.

University Honors Program Student

Honors Student Council

This student board serves as the liaison between the director and student members to ensure quality programming, provide student input, create community service opportunities, and assist with student engagement.

University Honors Program Student

UHP Photo Gallery

Take a look at these images of some of our outstanding honors students.

More to Explore

Donate to UHP

Select "Honors College" from the dropdown menu to support professional development and academic enrichment activities such as guest speakers and national and international travel.

UHP Advisory Council

The University Honors Program has an Honors Advisory Council of faculty members and administrators from across the university who provide insight and guidance on issues related to the welfare of the program.

UHP Application Portal

If you are awarded an NCCU merit scholarship, participation in the UHP is a condition of your scholarship. All others meeting the requirements are eligible to apply after you have been admitted to NCCU.

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Eaton, Jamie

Administrative Support Associate

University Honors Program

Location: Annie Day Shepard Residence Hall, Room G-05

Email: jeaton4@NCCU.EDU

Phone: 919-530-5379


Jackson, Karen K

Professor of English/Director, University Honors Program

Language and Literature

Location: Annie Day Shepard Residence Hall, Room G06


Phone: 919-530-7477


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