Awards and Recognition

Photographs from left: Rachel Binder-Hathaway '12H; Jenny Desmond '14H

Two Honors Alumni, Binder-Hathaway ’12 and Desmond ’14, Recognized with 2020 Alumni Achievement Awards

Congratulations to two of our outstanding Honors alumni, Rachel Binder-Hathaway ’12 and Jenny Desmond ’14 for their Alumni Achievement Awards! Binder-Hathaway received the Spirit of Maine Award, recognizing “a young alumnus or alumna who has achieved exceptional professional success in the years since graduation.” Desmond received the Rising Star Award, honoring “recent graduates who have […]

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Honors Alum Ben Goodman ’12 Thesis Work Featured in FiveThirtyEight Podcast

Honors Political Science graduate, Ben Goodman ’12, studied four major Democratic Party nominating process reform commissions over the 1970s and 1980s for his thesis. Last summer, FiveThirtyEight found Ben’s thesis online and asked to interview him about it. Through this, Ben ended up contributing to FiveThirtyEight’s “The Primaries Project” podcast series, which launched this morning. The new […]

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Honors Faculty Member Samantha Jones and Students win 1st place at NCHC

Congratulations to UMaine Art and Honors faculty member, Samantha Jones, and fourth-year Honors students Raegan Harrington and Brianna Ballard, on their first-place poster award at the 2019 National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Conference. Their poster, titled “Of Hand and Mind: An Artist’s Tools Applied to Honors,” explored alternatives in experiencing Honors texts through visual art.  Read more […]

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Maya Silver recognized with Honors Student Art Award

Emotional Connections could be the name of the Art Exhibit currently on display in the Honors Center Colvin Hall, and it’s certainly what we want you to feel as you peruse the presentation. Our artist, Maya Silver, has told us about her work, “My work deals primarily with figure and form. It explores relationships and […]

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Honors Students Receive Servant Heart Scholarships

Congratulations to Honors students Emma Freeman and Annie Hanley-Miller for receiving the Servant Heart Scholarship through the University of Maine Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism. This scholarship is intended to “benefit students who connect public service with their academic work and who apply practical solutions to real-world problems.” Emma is a senior Microbiology major […]

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Honors Student Brynn Yarbrough named 2019 Hollings Fellow

Third-year Honors student and marine science major, Brynn Yarbrough, was recently named a 2019 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholar by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Click here to read more about Brynn’s UMaine experience. Congrats Brynn!

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Honors Preceptor Dr. Jennie Woodard Published in 2019 JNCHC

Congratulations to Dr. Jennie Woodard, Honors Preceptor and Lecturer, whose work was published in the Spring 2019 edition of the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council for her article titled “The Power of Creation: Critical Imagination in the Honors Classroom.” Click here to read her article as she reflects upon the implications of a […]

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