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Horace Mann Bond Honors Program

Dr. D. Zizwe Poe, Director

From the Director’s Desk

It is indeed my pleasure to direct the Horace Mann Bond Honors Program (HMB Honors Program) and to be in the company of such brilliant scholars. The program has a rich history and has benefitted from the hard work of its previous directors and participants. The HMB Honors Program showcases the seriousness with which the Lincoln University approaches academic performance. The following explains why we named this stellar program after Dr. Horace Mann Bond.

Dr. Bond was a child prodigy that completed high school at the age of 14 and was graduated in 1923 with honors, at the young age of 19 from the Lincoln University. He would later serve as Lincoln University's President from 1945 to 1957.  Dr. Bond later returned to the Lincoln University as an instructor and eventually became the first alumnus and first person of African descent to become the president of the Lincoln University. Dr. Bond is a shining example of the kind of accomplishments that Honors Program participants at the Lincoln University are encouraged to achieve.

The HMB Honors Program curriculum is designed to support the depth of knowledge that students gain in their specific discipline while providing an opportunity for them to experience broader liberal arts and science offerings through interdisciplinary seminars.  These courses, along with the language requirement, facilitate our ability to create well-rounded scholars.

We continue to uphold the Lincoln University tradition of excellence by offering enriching opportunities for students that will provide them with intellectual growth through research, cultural enrichment and community service.  As a result, HMB Honors Program students will become successful graduate school and/or professional school students as well as productive professionals.

In the Spirit and Hard Work of Excellence,

D. Zizwe Poe, Ph.D.
Professor of History, Coordinator of Black Studies
and Director of the Horace Mann Bond Honors Program


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