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-campus and off-campus.


Student Members


Merit Scholarship Recipients


Average GPA of 2022 UHP Graduating Seniors

Honors Program Benefits

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

73rd Honors Convocation

North Carolina Central University recognizes the academic excellence displayed in each college, school, department and honor society. Honor recipients will include the Dean’s List and the A and B Honor Roll students with at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA for the Spring and Fall semesters of 2021 and members of professional and academic honor societies.

University Honors Program Spotlight

HBCU Scholars: Marla McGhee and Phineas Nyang'oro

Marla McGhee and Phineas Nyang'oro

Marla McGhee and Phineas Nyang'oro have been named 2022 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars 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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Harmony Cross, M.Ed.
B.S. Public Administration
NCCU '13
Doctoral Candidate, Bradley University

Harmony Cross was appointed the new dean of student success at Oberlin College and Conservatory, where she will implement a comprehensive student retention and persistence strategy and enhance the experiences of all students.

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.

Honor Students 2022-23

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.

Derrick Stanfield

Chancellor's Award for Truth and Service 2022.

University Awards 2022 Winners

Hannah Gaines

Senior, Criminal Justice

University Award for Academic Excellence 2022


Senior, Information Technology

University Award for Academic Excellence 2022

Madison Mifsud

Senior, Biology

University Award for Academic Excellence 2022

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 a Cheatham-White or Soaring Eagle Scholarship, participation in the UHP is a condition of your scholarship. All others meeting the requirements are eligible to apply after they have been admitted to NCCU.

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Eaton, Jamie

Administrative Support Associate

University Honors Program

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Jackson, Karen K

Professor of English/Director, University Honors Program

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