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Honors College at UNCW

UNCW's Honors College provides opportunities for undergraduates to engage in independent and creative scholarly activity. The Honors College directs the four-year Honors curriculum and Departmental Honors, offers opportunities to develop a global perspective, supports undergraduate research for all UNCW undergraduates, and mentors UNCW students through the application process for national scholarships and fellowships.


Honors Staff



Honors Staff and Contact Information
Dr. Shawn Bingham, Director of the UNCW Honors College

Dr. Shawn Bingham

Director of the Honors College

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Faculty in Sociology


Contact me about: special permissions, scholarships, thesis development, honors domestic trips


Dr. Eva Mehl, Assistant Director of the UNCW Honors College

Dr. Eva Mehl

Associate Director of the Honors College

Faculty in History


Contact me about: upcoming course offerings, studying abroad, HON 110

Dr. Nathaniel Grove, Director of CSURF

Dr. Nathan Grove

Director of the Center for the Support of Undergraduate Research and Fellowship (CSURF)

Faculty in Chemistry and Biochemistry


Contact me about: Undergraduate research, national fellowships, CSURF, SURCA, FYRE


Robyn Smith

Student Services Coordinator in Honors


Contact me about: all things thesis, events and programming, Honors cultural excursions, contract courses, Wilmington Fellows

Peggy Styes, Administrative Specialist

Peggy Styes 

Adminstrative Associate


Contact me about: payroll actions, funding


Jessica "Jess" Rost

Honors Administrative Specialist


Contact me about: Purchasing, course building



John D. Helbig

Honors Academic Advisor


Contact me about: Honors first year advising, Honors curriculum completion

Nathan Ragain headshot

Dr. Nathan Ragain 

Bruce Visiting Lecturer 

Discipline: English


Contact me about: my awesome programming and course offerings each semester!

Bruce Scholar Visiting Lecturer

Reach out

UNCW Honors College

Second Floor, Randall Library, rooms 2006 and 2007

601 S. College Rd.

Wilmington, NC 28403

910.962.3408 (office)

910.962.7020 (fax) (email)