Black Honors Society


Black Honors Society logoFive innovative and inspiring members of the Honors program joined together to form the first Black Honors Society within the history of the program. The founders are: Gabrielle Pinkney '24, Kayla Jones '24, Faith Akoachere '24, Hailey Williams '23 and Denise Magny '22. In creating this society, the founders' purpose is to nurture and develop an inclusive community for current and future BIPOC students participating in the Renee Crown University Honors Program.

Williams and Pinkney held a vision to create belonging and help support academic prominence. Members of the society provide support to current Honors students, and host both educational and entertaining events.


Students aspiring to join the program are encouraged to contact Faith Akoachere at, or follow BHS on Instagram, @syracusebhs, for more information.

BHS News & Events


The executive board of the Black Honors Society, pictured with Savalle Sims, Kevin Richardson, and Racheida Lewis.

The Black Honors Society and the National Society of Black Engineers collaborated to host an end of the semester Gala. The event was able to recognize 14 students and organizations for their leadership, community impact and academic success. The event was not only a celebration, but all proceeds raised through ticket sales went directly to the Northside Learning Center.

A gallery of photos can be found below.


Black Honors Society Leadership