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ERIC Number: EJ1081142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1559-0151
An Epic Mission
Dubroy, Tashni-Ann
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, v16 n2 p121-124 Fall-Win 2015
For some students, intellectual curiosity and leadership are innate. For many, it must be nurtured. The Shaw University Honors College is an academic center of encouragement, interaction, and care for a diverse population of students. Many of them would otherwise never conceive of the marvelous opportunities and experiences they share during their college sojourn and later in their adult lives. Even though the hundred or more historically black colleges and universities do not all have honors programs, Shaw University has made this commitment to transform the lives of its scholars. For over 150 years, Shaw University has provided opportunities for promising students, and since 2001 the honors college has created a sense of community and belonging among such students. The college has supported, challenged, and encouraged students to think outside the box and seek opportunities that lead to strong networks of support. Students are taught the five practices of exemplary leadership: modeling the way, inspiring a shared vision, challenging the process, enabling others to act, and encouraging the heart. They are expected to enact these practices through opportunities to study and exhibit transformational, servant leadership, starting with leadership of the honors college through the Honors Scholars' Association. The ultimate result has been the transformation of lives and success stories. Shaw University's mission is straightforward: "Shaw University exists to advance knowledge, facilitate student learning and achievement, to enhance the spiritual and ethical values of its students, and to transform a diverse community of learners into future global leaders." The Shaw University Honors College is a tangible demonstration of our commitment to fulfilling this epic mission.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina