Student Testimonials

"My desire to pursue English Honors was two-fold: I wanted to have access to courses that would prepare me for graduate school and, as a nontraditional student, I had a desire to build a network of other highly motivated and passionate English students. I discovered a diverse group of peers who loved the field as much as I did, and I found the Honors course offerings and access to graduate courses to be invaluable as I prepared my applications to graduate schools."

-- Charles Fleming ('21)


"Participating in the English Honors Program has been one of the most influential aspects of my time at NC State.  Through the program I took Honors Seminars in which dedicated professors exposed me to new areas of study, enrolled in graduate courses that helped prepare me for further education, and took on projects that challenged me to see the discipline from different perspectives.  As I continue my academic career, I am indebted to the English Honors Program faculty for positively shaping my experience and for being a constant source of support."

-- Jake Thompson ('15)


“The English Honors Program enriched my academic experience by providing several opportunities for me to pursue my literary interests under the supervision of intelligent, friendly professors. If I could enter college again, I wouldn't hesitate to apply to the Honors Program, not only for the education, but also for the strong bonds I was able to form with my professors and fellow students.”

-- Cameron Winter (’09)


“I really enjoyed the English Honors program at NC State.  The seminars were particularly interesting, as we were able to study specific topics in great detail.  I also appreciated the dedication of the professors in the program that worked to challenge, enlighten, and encourage us as students,   Thanks for everything.”

--Kayla Forrest (’11)


“I am just beginning the English Honors Program, but I would have to say that the Honors seminar is a wonderful opportunity to expand from learning ideas in the classroom to creating ideas through discussion in a small group setting.”

--Emily Ford (’13)


“The Honors Program was in large part the vehicle for some of my best academic experiences at State. It allowed me to write and think about topics that I chose, and that were very much outside the realm of many of the other classes I took.  I still refer constantly to the seminars that I took on Irish Film and on the Female Gothic.  As a practical consideration, the Honors Program was probably the single deciding factor in determining my field of study for graduate school and it helped immensely in my gaining admission to a highly competitive program…  It sounds kind of cheesy, but I really do think of the Honors Program as something more than a line on my c.v. and, in reflecting on it, realize that it was really was a formative experience for me.”

-- Elijah Gaddis (’09)


"I can say without a doubt my participation in the English Honors Program gave me a real advantage by preparing me for graduate study.  The energy of the seminars, the expertise of my professors, and the level of scholarship required immensely improved my skills as a writer and a critical thinker. I have remained close with my Honors professors throughout my academic career, and I can't begin to express my gratitude to the Honors Program for challenging me and helping to cultivate my potential as a student."

--Brenna T. Leath (’08)