Awards and Recognition

DiSpirito ’22 Chosen as Finalist for Prestigious Truman Scholarship

Congratulations to junior Honors student and political science major Dominique DiSpirito, who was recently chosen as a finalist for the prestigious Truman Scholarship! As one part of her outstanding involvement on campus, Dominique is an active member of the Honors community. She is the president of the Honors College Student Advisory Board, an Honors Ambassador, […]

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Singal ’67H Receives Prestigious Alumni Association Award

Congratulations to Hon. George Singal ’67H, who was selected to receive the Alumni Career Award, the University of Maine Alumni Association’s highest honor! Singal has had a long, distinguished career in law. Singal arrived in the U.S. as a young immigrant following World War II. He rose in his profession to become a United States […]

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UMaine Honors College Receives Maine Hunger Dialogue Grant

The Maine Hunger Dialogue has awarded a $500 grant to the University of Maine Honors College to fight food insecurity in the student population. The student initiative, spearheaded by Honors Student Ambassadors Katie Tims and Bailey West, with support from Associate Dean Melissa Ladenheim, seeks to provide the Black Bear Exchange campus food pantry with […]

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Congratulations, 2020-21 Honors Thesis Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients!

The Honors College is excited to announce our 2020-21 Honors Thesis scholarship and fellowship recipients! Rendle A. Jones ’65 and Patricia K. Jones ’65 Thesis Fellowship: One award of $2000; given to a thesis student focusing their research on exploring legal service in the public arena through the history of the law or current affairs […]

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Announcing the 2020 INBRE/Honors Fellowship Recipients

The Maine IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is a National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health-supported network of thirteen Maine institutions, including the University of Maine Honors College. We are excited to announce the recipients of this year’s INBRE/Honors Thesis Fellowships and Pre-Thesis Research Fellowships. These fellowship opportunities […]

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Maura Philippone ’20H Awarded American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Scholarship

Recent Honors College graduate Maura Philippone ’20H received a graduate-level scholarship from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation). The prestigious scholarship, awarded to only two other students nationwide, is worth $5,000. The award will help support Maura’s graduate studies in speech-language pathology at George Washington University. In her time at the University of Maine, Maura studied […]

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19 Honors Students Among 2020-2021 CUGR Fellowship Awardees

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2020-2021 academic year CUGR fellowship winners. The fellowships include the CUGR Research and Creative Activities Fellowship, the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSCG) Fellowship, the UMaine Institute of Medicine Fellowship, and the UMaine Artificial Intelligence (AI) Fellowship. The latter two fellowships were recently established […]

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Announcing the Honors Talent Show Competition Winners

Announcing the Winners of the 2020 Honors College Talent Show Competition

The votes have been tallied up — and the winners of the 2020 Honors College Talent Show competition have been chosen! Of our fifteen fantastic participants, these are the five whose entries received the most votes from the UMaine community: 1st place: Allison Ogle 2nd place: Tamra Benson 3rd place: Evelyn Zumwalt 4th place: Vinh-Nhan […]

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Awards from the UMaine Student Symposium

CUGR Student Symposium Award Winners Announced

An Honors student and several recent Honors graduates received awards at the 2020 UMaine Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) Student Symposium! The virtual symposium took place on Friday, October 2nd and 270 students showcased 131 research and creative works. Top Undergraduate Project in Allied Health: Sophia Palangas ’20H, “Assessing Health Related Quality of Life, Language Impairment, […]

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Honors chair in the thesis reading room, with bookshelves of theses shown behind it.

5 Honors Students Named Drug Policy Research Fellows

Congratulations to Honors students Evie Clement, Elijah Munro-Ludders, William Somes, Sara Todd, and Sabrina Paetow who are among the seven University of Maine students chosen as Drug Policy Research Fellows for the 2020-21 school year! Each student will choose their own issue area and learn how to translate existing research into clear and actionable policy […]

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