Honors Program

Horace Mann Bond Honors Program
A community of scholars

Seize the opportunity to further your intellectual growth through research, cultural enrichment, and community service.

The Horace Mann Bond Honors Program offers academically talented students a well-structured and challenging multidisciplinary honors curriculum.

There are special challenges for academic achievement, including requirements to…

  • Study foreign languages
  • Enroll in Honors Seminars
  • Present a Senior Thesis, Portfolio, or Project

There are special opportunities for extracurricular activities, including participation in…

  • Debate and Scholars Bowl Competitions
  • Educational trips to national and international governmental institutions
  • Mentoring and tutoring of other students

As an Honors student, you will be expected to participate in as many of these activities and opportunities as possible. You will also be expected to develop your leadership skills by becoming involved in Lincoln’s Student Government Association and other student organizations on campus.

The Honors Program staff collaborates with the Study Abroad and Career Service Offices to identify and develop international study and summer research opportunities for Honors students.

To be eligible as a first-year student, your high school cumulative grade point average should be 3.3 or higher, with a combined minimum SAT score of 1,000. Sophomores are also eligible if a 3.3 minimum cumulative GPA was maintained during freshman year here. View complete eligibility requirements.

The Horace Mann Bond Honors Program is designed to encourage academically talented students to become problem solvers and more responsive to the needs of the human community. It does so by combining excellence in Liberal Arts education with traditional virtues of adult accountability: reason, respect, reverence, reciprocity, restraint, reliability and responsibility. 


About the Director

D. Zizwe Poe earned a Ph.D. and an MA from Temple University in Africalogy, as well as a BA in Afro-American Studies and an MA in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary from San Jose State University. Professor Poe is a Pan-African social scientist and historian by training. He is a published historian with a dual focus on Pan-African research and research on Nile Valley civilizations. In addition to his teaching role at Lincoln University, Professor Poe has served as an administrator and senior faculty participant in a variety of crucial functions across the campus.

Contact: Professor D. Zizwe Poe, Ph.D., Director (484-365-7180)