Honors College

Honors Program Profiles

  • Kimberly Chao

    Kimberly Chao

    Manning School of Business, concentration in Accounting and Finance

    Kimberly Chao transferred to UMass Lowell where she was able to follow her two passions: business and health care

  • Andrew Ambrosino

    Andrew Ambrosino

    Computer Science, Business minor

    Andrew Ambrosino is helping to expand the Commonwealth Honors Program at school and to solve problems with his computer science studies.

  • Nairoby Gabriel

    Nairoby Gabriel

    Honors College, Political Science

    Nairoby Gabriel is graduating with an Honors College degree in Political Science after only one year at UMass Lowell, where she participated in Model UN for the first time – and was named an outstanding delegate.

  • Ianna Hondros-McCarthy

    Ianna Hondros-McCarthy

    Psychology, English (pre-med), Peace and Conflict Studies

    Ianna Hondros-McCarthy knows that you don’t have to travel far, or mortgage your future, to get an excellent education. She says, “Coming to UMass Lowell was the best possible decision for me.”

  • Peter Larsen

    Peter Larsen

    Biology, Biotechnology

    The Honors College offered Peter Larsen a chance to explore outside his major, giving him a true liberal arts education and changing his career plans. Then DifferenceMaker helped him realize his dream of providing unique and inexpensive prosthetic hands to kids.

  • Daniel Muise

    Daniel Muise

    Honors College, Economics, Political Science

    Honors College graduate Dan Muise is launched on an academic research career, thanks to a pair of B.A.s in economics and political science, lots of faculty support and several undergraduate research grants.

  • Kevin Dibble

    Kevin Dibble

    Computer Science, Robotics minor

    During his six-month co-op at iRobot, Kevin Dibble was a full-time member of the software team – and he developed an automated testing system for a universal robot controller.

  • Abigail Giarosso

    Abigail Giarosso

    Chemistry

    Honors chemistry major Abigail Giarrosso found a work-study job her freshman year in the lab at the Toxics Use Reduction Institute. Now she’s helping develop and test a safer paint-stripper – with great success.

  • Rachel Silk

    Rachel Silk

    Marketing and Entrepreneurship

    Manning School of Business student Rachel Silk landed a professional co-op as a marketing events coordinator that has helped shape her future career plans.

  • Moniphal Bing

    Moniphal Bing

    English

    Moniphal Bing was able to study abroad in Cambodia, which his parents fled before he was born, through a new partnership with the American University of Phnom Penh.

  • Ruchika Shah

    Ruchika Shah

    Nursing

    The scholarships and financial aid Ruchika received from UMass Lowell helped tremendously in keeping her education affordable.

  • Sam Aikins

    Sam Aikins

    Political Science, Honors College

    Sam Aikins transferred to UMass Lowell because he wanted a greater challenge – and a place he could make his mark.

  • Briannah Larsen

    Briannah Larsen

    Business Administration

    Briannah Larsen came here to play Division I field hockey – and stayed for the business school and the Honors College.

  • Eric Peary

    Eric Peary

    Accounting & Corporate Finance

    A senior with a double concentration in accounting and corporate finance in the Manning School of Business, Eric Peary has routinely taken on academic and extracurricular challenges and assumed leadership positions in student organizations.

  • Steven Jacek

    Steven Jacek

    Chemical Engineering

    Research and community are important to Steven Jacek. Fortunately, he’s found opportunities for both on campus.

  • Tyler Farley

    Tyler Farley

    Political Science, Economics

    Tyler Farley has found much to satisfy his appetite for politics on campus and off, from serving in student government, to campaigning for Marco Rubio, to attending the Republican National Convention and more.

  • Malinda Reed

    Malinda Reed

    History & English, minor in Legal Studies, Honors College

    Student trustee Malinda Reed is considering a career in human rights and immigration law after studying the history of Greek immigrants in Lowell.

  • Benjamin Gacek

    Benjamin Gacek

    Criminal Justice, Accounting

    A summer co-op inspired Benjamin Gacek to pick up a second major and pursue a career in forensic accounting.

  • Kacey Hill

    Kacey Hill

    Biology

    Kacey Hill, a biology major in the Commonwealth Honors Program, spent a summer tracking urban wildlife and studying invasive plant species at the University of Louisville as part of the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.

  • Mary-Kathryn Hazel

    Mary-Kathryn Hazel

    History, Political Science minor

    At UMass Lowell, Mary-Kate has blossomed as a scholar of history.

  • Lindsay Blount

    Lindsay Blount

    English

    Lindsay Blount is a full-time Honors College student, military spouse and mom – but she still found time to pursue a partnership with the Thoreau Institute.

  • Jake Kinsman

    Jake Kinsman

    Computer Science

    Thanks to a tireless work ethic and voracious academic appetite, Jake Kinsman is graduating in just three years – and getting a jumpstart on his Ph.D.

  • Yonnie Collins

    Yonnie Collins

    Exercise Physiology, Honors

    Yonnie Collins joined the Honors College to get a well-rounded education – and for challenging classes.

  • Ayah Awadallah

    Ayah Awadallah

    English, Journalism and Professional Writing; minor in Graphic Design

    Ayah Awadallah is starting an online magazine for young American Muslim women caught between American culture and the tenets of their faith.