TIAA Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture

Annually since 2002, the Honors College at the University of Maine has endeavored to host a distinguished Honors graduate for a several day visit. The visit typically includes in- and out-of-class conversations with members of the Honors community as well as other interested students and faculty. The Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture is the campus-wide highlight of their visit.  Between 2002 and 2008, this initiative was sponsored by TIAA, which returned as a sponsor in 2015.

Emily Cain Distinguished Honors Grad poster

2019-20 TIAA Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture

Emily Cain ’02H 

Executive Director, EMILY’s List

The Myth of Electability: What it Really Takes for Women to Win

(24 September 2019)


2018-19

Isaac Record ’03H 

Assistant Professor of Practice, Michigan State University’s Lyman Briggs College

Life, the University and Everything: My Romp Across Disciplines in Pursuit of Answers

(27 September 2018)

 

2017-18

Sara Morris ’86H 

Managing Director, Stone Coast Fund Services

Accounting for Happiness: The Rewards of Unlikely Career Choices, and the Lasting Value of Kindness

(26 September 2017)

 

2016-17

Mark Pettegrow ’81H 

Sculptor

Fairing the Edge: In Search of Eloquent Form

(27 September 2016)

 

2015-16

Mark R. Haskell ’82H 

Partner with the Washington D.C. office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, specializing in energy regulatory law.

(2 November 2015)

 

2014-15

Dr. Amy Benoit Frappier ’99H 

Associate professor at Skidmore College in the Department of Geosciences, serving as Charles Lubin Family Professor for Women in Science

(2 February 2015)

 

2013-14

Dr. David Bronson ’69H 

President of the Cleveland Clinic

Healthcare Reform and the Bumpy Road to Universal Access

(20 November 2013)

 

2012-13

Kristen Gwinn-Becker ’97H 

Founder and CEO of HistoryIT

Navigating Entrepreneurship and the Humanities

(24 October 2012)

 

2010-11

Dr. Bruce Stanton ’74H 

Andrew C. Vail Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth Medical School

Arsenic: A Global Public Health Crisis

(23 February 2011)

 

2009-10

Bettina Boxall ’77H 

2009 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Explanatory Reporting

Please Don’t Tweet Me: Journalism Today

(14 April 2010) 

 

2007-08

Dr. Bernard Lown ’42H 

Recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize

On Global Activism in an Ailing World

(26 March 2008)

 

2005-06

Daniel P. Christensen ’77H 

CEO of Hancock Natural Resource Group, President Hancock Timber Resource Group

Is Change the only Constant in the world today?

(24 April 2006)

 

2004-05

George Z. Singal ’67H 

Chief United States District Judge, District of Maine

Wandering through the Garden of Eden: How do I get out of here?

(11 April 2005)

 

2003-04

Charles V. Stanhope, ’71H 

Director of Development, United States Library of Congress

Making Sense of the Information Explosion: A View from the World’s Largest Library

(12 April 2004)

 

2002-03

Carolyn Reed, ’72H 

Director, Hollings Cancer Research Center, Medical University of  South Carolina

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Medicine and Beyond

(21 April 2003)

 

2001-02

James Tierney, ’69H

Attorney General of Maine, 1980-1990

Diversity in Maine: An Opportunity (22 April 2002)