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Meet Our Honors College Alumni

Below are the graduates from the Honors Program/College, 2011-2015, as we know them. For past alumni, visit the Meet Our Alumni page for years 1998-2010. If you are an honors graduate and are missing from this list, please let us know at

Name Major Title of Thesis/Project
Jeanna Aggouras Nursing Healthy Children of Nashua, New Hampshire Community Outreach
Vanessa Aukshunas Management, Marketing Budget Buddies Marketing Plan
Jessica Burgett Psychology Child Care Policies in the United States and Scandinavian Countries
Meghan Burke Biology An Anatomical and Histological Atlas of Alloteuthis Morphology
Andrea Byrne Economics Implications of Dodd-Frank for Financial Institutions
Kayla Coluci Finance, Accounting MSB High Achieving Woman's Recruitment Initiative
Shelby Creamer Nursing Childhood Nutrition Education in Methuen, Massachusetts
Cristi Diaz-Contreras Exercise Physiology Effects of 7 minute workout on VO2max and Body Composition during a 6-week Intervention
Melanie Doucet Psychology Aversive Childhood Events and College Experiences
Kellie Fokin Exercise Physiology Maximal Oxygen Consumption and Repeated Sprint Ability in NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Players
Edward Fratto Jr Chemical Engineering Synthesis of Novel Solder Nanoparticles and their Application for Copper-Copper Joining
Richard Giadone Biotechnology Studying the Effects of Aberrant Sun2 Expression on the Development and Function of Mouse Neutrophils
Julieth Giraldo Psychology The Effects of Practice Test Format on Memory for Concepts
Yoarmerby Gomez Criminal Justice
Sarah Gulcius-LaGoy Biotechnology Effects of an Enriched, Social Environment on Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury
Samantha Guzzi Nursing
Tyler Harrison Chemistry Toward New Solid State Organic Reactions
Emily Houle Nursing Exercise in Methuen, Massachusetts
Melissa Keissling English Teaching Theatre: A Curriculum Designed in the Field
Maureen Kelly Civil Engineering Justification for the Recognition of Haitian Voodoo as a Legitimate Religion
Dean Kennedy Mechanical Engineering
Jacob Kinsman Computer Science Symbolic Regression via Pareto Genetic Programming
Madeline Koufogazos English My Collaboration with the Lowell Green Restaurant Program
Deepti Kumar Finance, Management Technology in the French Classroom
Meghan Lulsdorf Chemistry Involve Me and I Learn
Taylor Matte Biotechnology First Year Biology: Development and Assessment of a Freshman Seminar and Analysis of Student Confidence
Kaci McLaughlin Political Science Aicardi Syndrome: Review and Case Report
Michelle Nellson Psychology Simple and Complex Samples to Teach Conditional Discriminations and Category Responses
Lauren Nelson Biology Multielectrode Arrays and their Use in Neurotoxicity Research
Brittany Palaski Clinical Lab Sciences Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Examination of the Potential for Earlier Diagnosis
Patrick Raynor Management, Finance Why Law School Should be on the Table for MSB Undergrads
Thomas Reimonn Chemical Engineering Genome-Scale Dynamic Flux Balance Analysis of Hybridoma Cell Cultures
Kelly Rusch Environmental Health Summary and Evaluation of the Food Diversion Program at UMass Lowell
Saead Saboury Finance The Game Plan
Olivia Stanislas Studio Art
Bridget Sullivan English Herbert Read and William Wordsworth: An Analysis and Comparison of "The Happy Warrior" and "The Character of the Happy Warrior"
Justin Tometich Biotechnology Beta-Testing of the MinION: A Miniaturized DNA Sequencing Device for Characterizing Black Widow Spider Venom Genes
Kayleigh Turgeon Modern Languages The Journey of a Poem: From Creation to Publication
Jun Wang Mathematics Your Child, Your Computer, and You
Michael Wilkinson Sociology A Study of the Federal Government Theory with Practical Experience at the Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mine Reclamation and Enforcement: A Portfolio of Work Completed at the Washington Center
Zachary Zweibel Music Studies Why Music Matters: The Importance of Music Education in Public Schools
Nicholas Zylkuski Psychology School Discipline and Student Disability Status
Name Major Title of Thesis/Project
Tyler Almquist Criminal Justice Influencers of Crime
Brittany Andersen English The role of a woman: reversing gender binaries in Jane Campion's "Bright Star"
Seda Babroudi Biotechnology Role of A- and C-type Lamins in the Morphologic and Functional Maturation of Mouse Neutrophils
Melissa Campbell English Cash is God: Johnny Cash and American Heavy Metal
Jonathan Campelli Mechanical Engineering
Courtney Clark Psychology Perceptions of Students, Faculty, and Staff Regarding Physical Accessibility on a University Campus
Daniel Cook Marketing, Finance 3D Printing Business Plan
Alexander Cronis English Burt's Crossing
Alexandra Derderian Art Buffering...: The Art of an Honors Project
Sean Gibson Mechanical Engineering Low Cost Linkaged Prosthetic Hand
Christopher Horne Economics Urban Agriculture and Education: College Students Attitude
April Hunt Psychology Technology use and its Relationship to Impatience, Mood, Delayed Gratification
Emily Jarmolowicz History Urban Transformation in Medieval Iberia: 750-1250
Kyle Luke Criminal Justice
Peter Mack Computer Engineering Development and Implication of a Proposed Telemedicine System for Rural India
Brianna Manalo Music Studies Por la Noche: An Original Choral Composition
James McDermott Civil Engineering Lowell: The Engineering City
Kaela McLaughlin Exercise Physiology Exercise Intensity Levels of Popular Fitness Apps
Rachel Paquette Biology Education and Implementation of the BioBubbler in Haiti
Eric Peary Accounting, Finance
Brendan Reilly Computer Science A Scratch Laptop Orchestra
Andrew Sanginario Biotechnology Characterization of the E2+ and the E2- tan isoforms in Alzheimer's disease brain tissue
Connor Sullivan Civil Engineering A Disposable Volammetric Sensor for the Detection of Lead in Water
Divya Sundararaman Biotechnology Effects of Metformin and Abraxane on Breast Cancer Cells at Varying Glycemic Levels
Katerina Thanopoulos Psychology The Effects of Experimentally Establishing Meaningful Stimuli on Equivalence-Class Outcomes
Elizabeth Samantha White Nursing Healthy Eating for a Healthier Future of Children in Nashua, New Hampshire
Name Major Title of Thesis/Project
Ashley Anthony English Psycho-Aesthetico-geography: Joyce as a Posthumanist Cartographer
Katriina Bibbo Nursing Perinatal Bereavement: Nurses sharing their experiences
Alixandra Boucher Psychology Listen Up!
Janelle Bourgeois History "The union is the place of combat; the cooperative must be a financial and moral support:" Franco-Belgian Immigrants in the Textile Industry 1900-1912
Thomas Cahill Sound Recording Technology Durgin Hall 113 and 114: An Acoustic Analysis
Katherine Cain Mechanical Engineering Low Cost Linaged Prosthetic Hand
Kathleen Campbell Exercise Physiology Perceived Associations Between Hormonal changes and reward-seeking behaviors in women
Robyn Ciriello Exercise Physiology Perceived Associations menopause and mood changes in post-menopausal women
Sean Cronin Computer Science Predict bus arrival times using random forests
Daniel Dacey Clinical Lab Sciences Killing power of cleaning agents on MS2 bacteriophage, a Viral Surrogate
John Fallon Computer Science Collaboration in Weave
Rujuta Gadgil Biotechnology Molecular Evidence of Inhibitory Cysteine Knot Toxins in Black Widow Spider Venom
Jillian Giles Physics Application of Terahertz Reflection Ellipsometry to Layered Dielectric Materials
Evana Gizzi Mathematics Infusing Computer Science into Middle School Math and Science Classrooms: A Pilot Study
Megan Hadley English "But first they must catch you"
Timothy Hansen Philosophy The Occupation Movements: an analysis of the ideology of neoliberalism and neoconservative myths
Mary-Kathryn Hazel History "Our Watchword is 'Onward and Upward to the Prize:'" The political activism of african american female freedom narrative authors, Civil War-1910
Jacqueline Hughes Criminal Justice Rehabilitative Treatments Reduce Recidivism in High Risk Juvenile Offenders
Olivia Keane Mechanical Engineering Low Cost Linkaged Prosthetic Hand
Rebecca Krieger Exercise Physiology An online social networking intervention to promote physical activity in ethically diverse populations
Cassandra Lowney Music Studies Teaching Mathematics through musical concepts
Stephanie Lyon Graphic Design
Robert Martin Physics Transmission properties of infrared electromagnetic waves through ultra thin slits consisting of epsilon-near-zero material
Stephanie McGrath English The Princess Fantasy: a critique of three popular fairy tales and their disney adaptations
Heather Merhi Biology Future Climate: Enabling Climate Change Learning through an Intergenerational Roleplaying Simulation Game
Ryan O'Keeffe History A Critical History of Counterinsurgency Warfare
Caitlin Pinkham History Seeking security and hope in Mill City: How Lowell experienced the first few years of the Great Depression
Amanda Ray Music Studies Communicating Across Cultures: Teaching with Music to Students of Other Languages
Shalini Shah Biology Overcoming Cultural Differences in Healthcare
Erin Webster Computer Engineering Time Out with relaxing lights and music
Owen Welsh Mathematics Two results concerning Venn Diagrams: a test for reducibility and the impossibility of two-sided chambers in simple venn diagram of three or more curves
Name Major Title of Thesis/Project
Matthew Campelli Computer Engineering Using Smartphone Technology to Bring Intelligent Text-to-Speech to the Nonverbal Disabled Community
Molly Caslin Psychology Geographic Location and Identity
Brendan DeCourcy Mathematics Mathematical Analysis of the alpha-effect in Geo-Dynamo Theory
Jared DeFoe Mechanical Engineering Development of a Particle Tracking Velocimetry System Which Facilitates Undergraduate Experiential Learning
Elizabeth Farmosa Sound Recording Technology The development of piano sonatas over time
Anthony Fill Mechanical Engineering Antennae Motorization and New Range Redesign for the Ultra-High frequency compact radar range at the submillimeter-wave technology laboratory, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Maryann Ford Environmental Health Generativity and the Family Environment
Phillip Frangules Liberal Arts The Vampire in Folklore, Literature and Film
Ianna Hondros-McCarthy Psychology Same Same, but Different: A collegiate Memoir
Asma Hussin Political Science A Comparative Study of Women in the United States and Egypt
John McCormack Electrical Engineering Wireless Scoreboard for Use by children with Disabilities at Shore Collaborative
Daniela Nedbalek Liberal Arts Vercingetorix as the Seminal French National Hero
Tyler Ouellet Economics Turbulence in the Labor Marker: Data and theory
Shauna Power Psychology Eating Disorders and Identity
Bonie Rosario Computer Engineering Five Senses Sensory Lounge
Marc Ruch Chemical Engineering MCNPX-PoliMi as a Tool for Analyzing Capture Gated Neutron Detectors
April Sandland Biology Mouse Models of Novel Drug Treatments for Dry Eye Syndrome and Allergic Conjunctivitis Pilot Studies II. Ex vivo cultured mouse bone marrow identifies differentially expressed nuclear proteins during myeloid cell maturation
Peter Steere Philosophy Educational Acquisition
Jonathan Zlotnik History Actors at the End of a Bad Play
Name Major Title of Thesis/Project
Courtney Andersen Biology Targeting cancer through TRAIL-mediated theraputics
Andrew Balchunas Physics Electroabsorption of Semiconducting Polymers
Andrew Baranauskas Criminal Justice Badges vs. Masks: Portrayals of Formal and Informal Crime Control in Graphic Novels
Maor Baruch Chemistry Quenching of Colloidal Oxide Nanoparticle growth
Josiah Bote Biology Cardiovascular Disease Disparities in the African-American Community compared to non-hispanic white americans in the united states
Evan Chan-Aldebol Sociology Removing humans from the identity: pure collective identities in the examination of social movements
Bryan Crompton Mathematics An Introduction to fractional calculus and the fractional diffusion-wave equation
Alex DeFronzo Criminal Justice Learning in Common: a neo-marxist examination of academic libraries in the 21st century
Liam Driscoll Plastics Engineering
Timothy Edson Criminal Justice Concerning unwarranted data mining and unrestricted information sharing: the legal ramifications and consequences of the surveillance state
Robert Fines History
Raymond Grinnell Liberal Arts The Mole that Roared, or, E.M. Forster: Of Moles and Men
Thomas Harrington Physics Digital Signal Processing: Neutron gamma ray discrimination
Angela Hu Plastics Engineering
Kate Johnston Exercise Physiology Feasibility of using nintendo wii gaming to encourage exercise in older adults: recommendations for implementation and report of average heart rates for selected wii sports and wii fit activities
Heather LaCount Political Science Japanese Discrimination during World War II
Randy Lai Clinical Lab Sciences Heavy Metal Toxicity Review: From Historical Risks and New Potential Threats
Tinuviel Lathrop Political Science Analyzing Global Effects of Anti Americanism
Emily Legere Mathematics Actuarial Exam P and the Use of Excel
Kimberly Lucia Accounting An Analysis of the Potential Financial Benefits of the Corporate Social Responsibility Accounting
Charles Mahdy Philosophy
Caryn McCowan Biology Evolutionary analysis of the venom-specific peptide latrodectin in widow spiders and their relatives using venom gland transcriptome analysis
Ryan McGovern Electrical Engineering The use of infrared sensors in the design of an assistive technology device
Bianca Melo Biology A Qualitative Study of University Residents' Perceptions of Food Options in Dining Halls
Patrick O'Connell Entrepreneurship, Management ZipBike: A better way to travel
Michael Reid Management, Finance The Effect of Proposed Regulations on For-Profit Institutions' Market Value
Rachel Rock Plastics Engineering Decrasging Frictional Forces between PC and ABS in a medical injection molding application
Allison Rumore Biology A Mouse Model of Dry Eye Syndrome for Efficient Testing of Novel Theraputics to Treat a Frequent Ocular Affliction in Humans
Kimberly Scarfo History The Battle of Thermoplae: The Mythology of the 300 Spartans and the Reality
Theodore Serozynsky Criminal Justice Military Veterans Among Domestic Terror Suspects 1996-2005
Gabriel Sikarov Electrical Engineering SpeechSense Final Report
Kristina Smith English Cultural Values and Star Power: Adapting Louisa May Alcott's Little Women for the Big Screen
Melissa Squibb Biology
Nicholas Tamvaklis Accounting, Finance Fair Value Accounting: The tradeoff between investor transparency and potential management manipulation of unobservable inputs
Emily Trudeau Exercise Physiology
Lucy Wafo Biology
Amber Zapatka Plastics Engineering Decreasing the frictional force between pc and abs in a medical injection molding application
Name Major Title of Thesis/Project
Jillian Benson Psychology The Office Recording Studio. Where Your Music is Our Business
Amanda Boutrus Biology The Effects of Teams Working with Limited Resources in Higher Education
Danane Chhor Biology Universal Access Guitar
Helen Chim Biology Portable DVD and CD Player
Sarah Ciras History Electronic Orchestra Simulator
Vanessa Colomba Psychology Moral tale to secular entertainment: the changing role of puritanism in shaping white and native american relationships as evidenced through captivity narratives
Jamie Connelly Psychology Shelley & Stevenson: An abstract account of history
Donna Corbin Management Protection of the "Old South" through the romanticized white southern womanhood in William Faulkner's The Sounds and the Fury
William D'Angelo Chemistry Maggie in a world of hopes and dreams
Jennifer Fernandes English The New Lowellians: A Study on Latino and Portuguese Speakers
Meredith Fleming Graphic Design The emergence of literature during the Rosas Years
Allison Geissert Nursing
Russell Hall Political Science The influence of multi-national corporations on the development of the economic, social and political atmosphere in Haiti
David Klisiewicz Finance, Information Systems The American Primary and Caucus System: The Eliminating Power of States that have the Initial Vote in the Primary Elections
Molly Korobkin Psychology Feelings of Self Confidence in Adolescents with Autism Specturm Disorders: The Role of Music Intervention Programs
Zachary Laplante Liberal Arts College Experiences and Adjustment among UMass Lowell Foster Care Alumnae
Anne Laraia Environmental Science Trauma history, attribution style, and adjustment to college
Jaye McLaren Psychology Narrative Study of Best and Worst Experiences in Sport
Maria Millet History
Nicholas Monroe English Allergies and the Immune System
Eric Murray Computer Engineering Murine Model of Allergic Conjunctivitis
Danielle O'Shea Nursing Stabilization of Nerve Cells: The Role of Motor Protein Dynein
Jenna Reed American Studies Construction and Use of a Low Cost Apparatus for the Study of Catalyzed Reaction Kinetics in the Undergraduate Laboratory
Kevin Rosario Electrical Engineering An Ab Initio Study on the Properties and Reactivity of ZnO Quantum Dots
Brian Wei Soper Computer Engineering Total Internal Partition Functions for the HITRAN2008
Richard Vo Chemistry An examination of stairwell appearance and its effectiveness on stair use on a college campus
Scott Walfield History Evaluation of the H1N1 Flu Vaccination Program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell