LC students to Participate in UNCG Honors Symposium, February 26

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Six Louisburg College students have been selected to lead a panel discussion February 26 at the 16th annual Undergraduate Honors Symposium, hosted by the Lloyd International Honors College at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The students--Kiante Brewer, Ivan Cockman, Natalie Manning, Hank Niblock, Robert Smith and Colton Young--were chosen after their papers in an Honors English class, taught by Assistant Professor of English Tommy Jenkins during the 2015 fall semester, were submitted to the symposium for consideration. They will lead a panel discussion on Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Jacobs and the formation of a modern American voice.

The students--Kiante Brewer, Ivan Cockman, Natalie Manning, Hank Niblock, Robert Smith and Colton Young--were chosen after their papers in an Honors English class, taught by Assistant Professor of English Tommy Jenkins during the 2015 fall semester, were submitted to the symposium for consideration. They will lead a panel discussion on Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Jacobs and the formation of a modern American voice.

UNCG’s Undergraduate Honors Symposium invites students from colleges and universities across North Carolina to submit their papers for presentation. Selection is highly competitive, showcasing the best work of the state’s honors students in an academic conference with concurrent sessions.

"I am so proud of the exemplary academic work our students performed in order to be accepted at the 16th Annual Undergraduate Honors Symposium,” says Jenkins, who also serves as chair of the Humanities Division. “It is a testament to their engagement with challenging academic material. Louisburg College continues to push students to strive for high achievement and this type of exposure will be beneficial to the students in their future scholarly pursuits."

Honors Program students at Louisburg College participate in the Taylor Honors Program. Named for Louisburg College alumnus Roger G. Taylor ‘68 and his wife, Gaile, the program encourages and rewards academic excellence and leadership. The program offers enhanced learning opportunities and scholarships to students who demonstrate a high level of interest, initiative and ability.