Honors News

Peace Scholarship Announcement - Tom Adams

Tom Adams, Rising Honors Senior, receives George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship

Congratulations to rising senior Honors and secondary education major, Tom Adams, for receiving the 2020-2021 George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship! The scholarship brings one Maine college student abroad each year to study at the beautiful University College Cork in Cork City, Ireland. While abroad, Tom plans to “pursue his passion for music and soak up […]

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The Bog Walker's Companion: A Guide to the Orono Bog Boardwalk. Edited by Jerry R. Longcore, James E. Bird, and Robert Klose with a Preface by Bernd Heinrich

Honors Preceptor Bob Klose Co-Authors BogWalk Book

Honor Preceptor Bob Klose was one of a group of UMaine faculty and community members who have produced a new book all about the Orono Bog Boardwalk. The book is titled The Bog Walker’s Companion: A Guide to the Orono Bog Boardwalk. It contains a collection of 22 essays about the boardwalk, and Bob is […]

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Honors and Biomedical Engineering Student Betelhem Abay featured in UMaine News

UMaine News recently featured Honors student Betelhem Abay in an article where she discusses her important research to combat kidney failure and cancer. She studies biomedical engineering and is currently in the process of finishing up her Honors thesis on a related topic. Among Betelhem’s many accomplishments, this past fall the Honors College awarded her […]

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Honors Preceptor Katie Quirk & Family Initiate Public Art Project

Katie Quirk, one of our Honors Preceptors, recently wrote an article that was published in the Washington Post about an exciting public art project her family started in her Orono neighborhood. Back in March, Katie and her family built a wooden sculpture to display and bring some joy to a bluff near their home. Within […]

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Honors Alumni Marshall ’17H Published in The Condor

A paper that resulted from the Honors thesis research of alumni Hallie Marshall ’17H has recently been published in The Condor. Hallie’s Honors thesis was advised by Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology Erik Blomberg and Associate Professor of Ornithology Brian Olson, both of whom are listed as authors on this recent publication. Another Honors alum, […]

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Congratulations to all of our Spring 2020 Honors scholarship recipients!

The Honors College Announces Spring 2020 Scholarship Recipients

The Honors College is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s spring scholarships! Normally we would recognize these winners at the annual Honors Celebration, but this year’s event was unfortunately cancelled due to the global pandemic, so we hope to recognize them here. Thank you to the generous donors who make these scholarship opportunities […]

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2 Honors Students Among Fall 2020 McGillicuddy Fellows

UMaine Honors students Hailey Cedor and Katherine Reardon are two of the Fall 2020-Spring 2021 Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center undergraduate fellows. UMaine students Nolan Altvater and Nola Prevost were also awarded fellowships. Fellows receive $4,000 a semester for two consecutive semesters while they work on their chosen humanities projects and serve as humanities […]

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Dr. Stephanie Welcomer Named Interim Dean of the Honors College

We are pleased to share news of the recent appointment of Dr. Stephanie Welcomer as the new Interim Dean of the Honors College. Congratulations Dr. Welcomer, we look forward to working with you! Dr. Stephanie Welcomer earned her Ph.D. at the Pennsylvania State University and is a Professor of Management at the University of Maine. […]

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Honors Student Tims ’21 Helps Combat Food Waste

UMaine News has recently published an article on Maine Food Production Leadership Council and their efforts to find solutions for food waste at Maine businesses. Rising senior Honors student Katie Tims ’21, a biology major, is part of this project and her efforts are mentioned in the article. Katie plans to begin her Honors thesis […]

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