Honors College Students Named 2012 UMaine Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Congratulations to honors students Rachel Binder-Hathaway and Kayla Peard for being named 2012’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian! Rachel Binder-Hathaway, is a dual financial economics and business administration graduate, who wrote her Honors Thesis on microfinance and the alleviation of poverty. She is currently a Fulbright Fellow in Bangladesh helping impoverished people gain access to microloans and other aid services.

Salutatorian Kayla Peard graduated with a degree in Music Education. She wrote her honors thesis, The Case for Instrumental Music Education: The Academic, Physical, and Social Benefits for Students, on how abilities and skills developed through music education go beyond the classroom.

To read more about Kayla and Rachel, see the full story at UMaine News…

Congratulations Rachel and Kayla!