Honors News

Honors Students and Alumni Featured in University RLE Launch

In a week-long celebration of student research and independent creative works, The University of Maine highlighted multiple UMaine Honors students and their remarkable efforts in collaborative research. The Research Learning Experience (RLE), a new university-wide initiative supported by the Harold Alfond Foundation, invites incoming first-year students to engage in a variety of different hands-on learning […]

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UMaine Named One of the Country’s Best Colleges for Student Voting

UMaine was recently named by Washington Monthly as one of the country’s best colleges for student voting. This designation is in part due to the efforts of Honors alumna Jenny Desmond (now UMaine Coordinator of Leadership Development), Rob Glover (Associate Professor of Political Science and Honors), and our UMaine UVote Student Voting Ambassadors  – many […]

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Tijerina Awarded Killam Fellowship to Study in Canada

Congratulations to Honors student Santiago Tijerina for receiving a Killam Fellowship to study in Canada during the Fall 2021 semester! Santiago is a second-year international affairs major with a focus in economics and minors in French and management. He will study at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, where he plans to take courses […]

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Four Honors Students Among 2021 UMaine Student Symposium Award Winners

On April 16, 2021, 569 students showcased 338 research and creative works at the 2021 University of Maine Student Symposium (UMSS). Four Honors students were recognized among the ten undergraduate award winners. Top Award in Business: Jazlyn Dumas ’21, “The Importance of a Checkmark: An Investigation into the Perceptions of Social Media Verification and its […]

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Five Honors Students Among Summer 2021 CUGR and MSGC Fellowship Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced its 2021 Summer Research and Creative Activities fellowship and Undergraduate Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) Research Experience recipients. Each fellowship provides a $3,700 award per student for costs associated with the project. Five Honors students are among the 16 awardees: Maxwell Burtis ’22, Mechanical […]

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Feature Friday: Jacob Chaplin ’24

The Honors College’s Feature Friday series highlights an Honors student every Friday and shares a little bit about their experiences in Honors and at the University of Maine. This week, our feature is on Jacob Chaplin. Jacob is a first-year political science major with minors in leadership studies and legal studies. He is from Blackstone, […]

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Paetow ’22 and Tillotson ’22 Awarded McGillicuddy Humanities Center Fellowship

Two Honors students, Sabrina Paetow and Stephanie Tillotson, are among the four recently-announced McGillicuddy Humanities Center undergraduate research fellows. Their fellowships will start this fall and extend into Spring 2022. Each fellow receives $4,000 each per semester for two semesters to complete the research or creative project of their choosing. They serve as humanities ambassadors […]

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