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Student Profiles

When you join the Honors Carolina community, you will join students who work hard, play hard, and dream big. Meet a few of them:

Sam Bondurant ’15

Major: English and Economics.

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Activities: Admissions Ambassador, Athletic Communications, Chi Psi Fraternity

“From joining my professor at his home to use his personal printing press to seeing firsthand the landmarks that inspired J.R.R. Tolkein in Oxfordshire, Honors Carolina has brought me unique experiences that have indelibly shaped my UNC experience. Many of my classes have been through Honors Carolina, my new student orientation session was sponsored by Honors Carolina, and my study abroad experience in England was through Honors Carolina. It’s a program that has fundamentally changed the way I think of UNC.”

Becca Jordan ’16

Major: Health Policy and Management (Gillings School of Global Public Health). Minor in Spanish for the Medical Professions.

Hometown: Burlington, NC

“Honors Carolina provides the benefits of endless opportunities a big school offers, as well as the perks of community from a small school. From painting up for a basketball game with over 22,000 fans to cheer on UNC versus Duke, to discussing books with classmates around the dinner table at your professor’s home, the most rewarding part of Honors Carolina is that it makes a big school small when it’s most important, during your education.”

Christine Nam ’17

Major: Biology. Minors in Chemistry and Spanish.

Hometown: Cary, NC

Activities: Student Government (Academic Affairs/Public Service and Advocacy Committee). Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honor Society. Undergraduate research.

“Through Honors Carolina, I was able to go to London the summer before my freshman year, which was one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had. I met some of my best friends on that trip and realized that this program offers so many amazing opportunities while providing the feeling of a smaller community within the large campus.”

Holly Ozgun ’18

Major: Pre-Health Policy and Management. Minors in Spanish for the Medical Professions and Chemistry.

Hometown: Finksburg, MD

Activities: Honors Carolina Student Board, Cru at UNC Campus ministry, Undergraduate Research

“My Honors Carolina experience began before I even arrived at Carolina when I traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, through Honors Carolina’s Summer Discovery program. The trip was incredible, and introduced me to not only a fascinating culture, but also to some of my best friends. At Carolina, I live in Koury Residence Hall, where I have met so many friendly, dedicated, and interesting people. I have taken two honors classes, which shrink classes that typically contain hundreds of students into a class of about 25, allowing me to interact with professors and engage more deeply in the material.”