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Honors Program

Honors Ambassadors

Honors Ambassadors/Peer Mentors at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) serve as active leaders in recruitment and campus events. Through campus tours, special events, conversations online and on the telephone, Ambassadors have unique contact with both current and prospective students and families, alumni and supporters of the Honors program. Honors Ambassadors provide an informative view of the Honors Program at ECSU, highlight the opportunities and being part of the Honors education in academic and co-curricular settings and share how the Honors Program has contributed to their college experience. These Ambassadors also serve as Peer Mentors for Freshman in the Honors Program.

Arieanna Hughes 
Major: Biology
Arieanna Hughes is a junior at ECSU and she is from Camden County, NC. Her major is Biology with a concentration in pre med/pre dentistry. She plans on going to dental school after graduation, to become a dentist. She is not only a member of the University’s Honors Program, but she is also the vice president of the Hispanic Heritage Club, a viking voyage leader and an undergraduate researcher. Her favorite hobbies are to play Fortnite, watch TV, and read.
Ceanna Kinney
Major: English 

Ceanna Kinney is a Junior and an English major from Boston, MA. Ceanna is a member of ECSU’s Women’s Basketball Team and a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, representing the Women’s Basketball Team. She loves writing, painting, and photography. After graduation, she plans to be a high school English teacher to share my love for literature with the next generations of scholars. 

Jada Rouse 
Major: Kinesiology   
Concentration: Exercise Science

Jada Rouse is a junior and a Kinesiology major with a concentration in exercise science. Along with being a member of the Honors program, I am a member of the Women's Volleyball Team and the President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). As a student-athlete, she enjoys organizing her belongings, reading & watching true crime stories/documentaries, playing with her dog, talking with family, and hanging out with friends. Her plan after graduation is to attend graduate school and complete a master’s program in athletic training.

Jordan Thornton
Jordan Thornton 
Major: Psychology 
Jordan Thornton is a senior and Miss ECSU. A native of Elizabeth City, NC. She is active in various clubs and organizations on campus and serves in leadership positions. She is a member of the Delta Chi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, where she serves as the Chapter Vice President. She is a member of the National Council of Negro Women, Viking R.A.C.E. (Realized. Awareness. Changes. Everything.), National Society of Leadership and Success, TRIO Student Support Services Program, Civic Engagement Ambassadors Program, Peer Wellness Ambassador Program, Student Government Association as a part of the Elections Committee member. After graduation from ECSU, Jordan would like to complete an internship in her field to gain experience before attending graduate school. 

University Honors Program

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