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Honors Program

Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough at Honors Convocation with student


The motto of the Daniel C. Thompson/Samuel DuBois Cook Honors Program is “Non scholae sed vitae discimus” – “Learn not for school, but for life.” This philosophical basis declares the program’s dual commitment to nurturing the intellectual potential of motivated students and providing a moral and ethical framework for responsible social activism. Since the program’s inception in 1978, it has encouraged undergraduate research, student leadership initiatives, and innovative teaching models in a multicultural, global context. Participants travel to conferences and seminars, work closely with faculty, and gain a competitive edge toward internships, graduate study and employment.

 

Dillard University’s Daniel C. Thompson/Samuel DuBois Cook Honors Program is dedicated to providing a stellar curricular and co-curricular experience for its most academically talented students.  Its philosophy, “we learn not for school, but for life,” forms the foundation of belief for the Program.  This philosophical basis declares the program’s dual commitment to nurturing the intellectual potential of highly motivated students and to  providing  a  moral  and  ethical framework  for  responsible  social  activism  in  a multicultural, global context.

 

 

Honors Program Admittance

 

  • The Honors Program promotes academic excellence of the University’s highest achieving students.The majority of the students participating in the Honors Program begin their involvement during their first year as University or Presidential scholars. The remaining scholars are accepted through an invitation-only process in which they can petition the Faculty Advisory Council for admission. These students must have attained a 3.5 cumulative GPA and possess less than 60 credit hours.

 

 

Benefits of the Honors Program

 

A few benefits that active members within the Honors Program can receive are:

 

     -Honors by Contract courses

     -2 free transcripts per year

     -Access to research opportunities

     -Individualized workshops for career and professional development

     -Monthly events put on by the student-led board

 

 

There is a natural benefit in having Honors students heavily involved in the ACE because the Honors Program students can become the student leaders who serve as Supplemental Instructors and support Learning Community activities.

 

Spring 2017 Honors Convocation Program, please click here.

 

 

For more information, contact:

Dr. Jonie M. Dillon, Coordinator
(504) 816-4160
honors@dillard.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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