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Lima ’19H Honors Thesis Recently Published in The Condor

Recent Honors graduate Kyle Lima ’19H had a version of his Honors thesis published on The Condor this past week. The Condor: Ornithological Applications is a peer-reviewed journal from the American Ornithological Society that focuses on the conservation and management of birds. The work as published is titled “Environmental conditions and call-broadcast influence detection of […]

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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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Sophie Palangas addresses the crowd at the 2020 student-lead "Coronamencement"

Honors-Student Initiated Commencement Featured in National News

On Friday, March 13, University of Maine students banded together to throw their own commencement, as they learned their commencement likely wouldn’t be possible due to the impact of COVID-19. They dubbed the event “Coronamencement” and it was covered in both the New York Times and the Bangor Daily News. The event was initiated by […]

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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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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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