Louisburg College Announces the Roger G. and Gaile Davenport Taylor Honors Program

Honors Program

Roger Taylor joins the Director of the Roger G. and Gaile Davenport Taylor Honors Program, Candy Jones, and two Honors Program students, Jay Spieler and Mckenzie Copes,for lunch following the Board of Trustees meeting on April 23.

LOUISBURG, N.C.-The Honors Program is proud to celebrate its first graduating class with a $100,000 gift from Mr. and Mrs. Roger G. Taylor '68. The gift will allow the program to further its mission of encouraging, communicating and rewarding academic excellence and leadership. The College is proud to name the program the Roger G. and Gaile Davenport Taylor Honors Program. An additional gift from Don Parrott '63 will allow the program to further student scholarships.

"I am most grateful to Roger and Gaile Taylor for their continued generosity to Louisburg College and for their support of our Honors Program students. Their financial support will allow us to expand our educational and travel experiences to an increasing number of highly qualified students. The Taylor Honors Program will provide an enriching educational experience for generations of scholars," said Honors Program Director Candance (Candy) Jones.

Taylor Honors Program Students are expected to be actively engaged in their educational journey, completing 12 hours of coursework during their four semesters through honors-designated courses while taking advantage of enhanced travel and cultural opportunities, participating in and leading student activities and completing a service learning project facilitated by the program director designed to develop their leadership skills in a constructive and meaningful way. Students retaining Honors Program status earn no less than a "B" in any honors course and an overall grade point average of 3.0 while taking advantage of learning and social activities outside of the classroom.