Meet Our Students
HLLC scholars – uniquely qualified to make a difference.
The HLLC student body is comprised of dynamic, academically promising, and civic-minded scholars who desire to make a positive impact on their communities. The HLLC identifies exceptional first-year students and community college transfers from Newark, Greater Newark, and beyond who have a broad range of academic interests, co-curricular involvements, and social justice interests, including equity in healthcare, LGBTQ rights, racial disparities, and mass incarceration. Its curriculum provides students with a framework to explore social inequities and themes related to citizenship, as they emerge within various academic disciplines. HLLC scholars exemplify the best of those who will become our future innovators and thought leaders.
Biology and Public & Non-Profit Administration
A DAY IN THE LIFE: MAYADA AHMED
Second Concentration: Pre-Health
Mayada Ahmed heard about RU-N HLLC at a campus open house and was inspired by the program’s social change platform and its position on honors.
“Honors means not only academics…it’s also working to better others around you. I really believe that is what honors is.”
“Before this program, honors was about academics, GPA and how well you do in school – now it’s a little different.”