Awards and Recognition

Sierra Yost and Grace Smith

Honors Students Yost and Smith Named 2020 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

The University of Maine has named the Class of 2020 Valedictorian as Sierra Yost and Salutatorian as Grace Smith, both students in the Honors College. A huge congratulations to both Sierra and Grace! Sierra Yost is a chemical engineering major. Her Honors thesis focuses on the application of cellulose nanofibers as an alternative to plastics […]

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Congrats Caleigh Charlebois '21 and Brittany Torchia '20

Charlebois ’21 and Torchia ’20 Receive Competitive Awards

We wanted to say a big congratulations to two of our Honors students who recently received some amazing awards. Caleigh Charlebois ’21 received a Goldwater Scholarship! This competitive national scholarship is given to undergraduate sophomores or juniors with strong research experience who plan to continue their careers with a Ph.D. Click here to read more […]

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Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center undergraduate fellows in spring–fall 2020 are, from left, Ivy Flessen, Leela Stockley and Bria Lamonica.

2 Honors Students Among Spring 2020 McGillicuddy Fellows

UMaine Honors students Ivy Flessen and Bria Lamonica are two of the 2020 Spring-Fall Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center undergraduate fellows. UMaine student Leela Stockley was also awarded a fellowship. Fellows receive $4,000 a semester for two consecutive semesters while they work on their chosen humanities projects and serve as humanities ambassadors to peers, […]

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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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