Honors News

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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First-year Honors students Rebecca Collins and Elaine Thomas hold their copies of the book Educated in the Orono Public Library

Associate Dean and Honors Students Lead OPL Discussion on Educated

On the evening of Tuesday, January 28, 2020, Honors College Associate Dean, Melissa Ladenheim, along with two first-year Honors students, Rebecca Collins and Elaine Thomas, led a discussion on Educated by Tara Westover, which was this past year’s Honors Read. The Honors Read is a text chosen each year by a group of Honors students […]

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The Honors Bunch Holiday Card - Happy Holidays from the Honors Bunch

The 2019 Honors Holiday Card

Though the Holiday season has come to a close, our Honors joy and spirit continues on! We wanted to share our “Honors Bunch” holiday card, featuring the Honors College staff. We hope you all had a joyous holiday season and a wonderful 2020 ahead!

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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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Honors College Hosts Inaugural 1935 Society Tea

On Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, the Honors College and Honors College Board of Advocates hosted the inaugural 1935 Society Tea. The 1935 Society is a special group of Honors supporters who are recognized for their engagement with the Honors community and philanthropic support to the College. The tea was held as a part of the […]

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Honors Alumnus Jim Tierney ’69 Visits UMaine

University of Maine Honors alumnus, James (Jim) Tierney ’69, joined the Honors College and the UMaine Political Science department on campus for a visit on Tuesday, Oct. 2 and Wednesday, Oct. 3! Tierney served in the Maine State Legislature and was Maine’s Attorney General from 1981 to 1990. He is now part of the faculty […]

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