Five Honors Students Among 2021 Outstanding Graduating Students

The Honors College staff wanted to take a moment to recognize the five Honors students among the Outstanding Graduating Students for the Class of 2021!

  • Biochemistry major Bailey West of Stockton Springs, Maine is the Class of 2021 Valedictorian and the Outstanding Graduating Student in both the Honors College and the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. Bailey’s Honors thesis, titled “Oral-Care Antimicrobial Cetylpyridinium Chloride Inhibits Mast Cell Function: Role of Tyrosine Phosphorylation Cascade?” is set to be defended in early May. Read more about Bailey by clicking here!
  • Iaryna Iasenytska of Kyiv, Ukraine is the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the Honors College. Iaryna is an international affairs major with a concentration in international security and minors in legal studies and Spanish. She will defend Honors thesis, titled “One-Eyed Man and the Wicked Boar,” in early May.
  • Miranda Snyder of Brimfield, Massachusetts is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Education and Human Development. Miranda is a secondary education major with a concentration in English. She successfully defended her Honors thesis in December, receiving highest honors for her work titled “How Alumnae of a Middle and High School Feminist Organization Perceive Their Involvement Related to Their Academic Self-Concept.”
  • Cameron Spicer of Erie, Colorado is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Maine Business School. He is a double degree student, studying finance and financial economics, and will soon defend his Honors thesis, titled “The Role of the IEX in a Fragmented Market System.”
  • Caroline Strolic of Phoenix, Arizona is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Caroline is an art history major with a minor in history.  She will defend her Honors thesis, titled “Benjamin West and His Studio: The Making of an Anglo-American Identity,” at the end of April.

To view the full list of 2021 Outstanding Graduating Students, click here. Congratulations to all of the students on this fantastic honor and accomplishment.