Honors Program


Honors Student Featured at the Olympia Snowe Annual Lunch for Future Women Leaders

Honors Student Haley Hersey was featured at the Olympia Snowe annual lunch for Future Women Leaders.

Critters: Mythical, Real & Imagined Virtual Exhibit by Ilana Welch 21'

Ilana Welch, 2021 Honors graduate, showcases Critters: Mythical Real & Imagined on Portland Public Library Virtual Exhibits!

Honors faculty Ashley Towle: "The Past Shows the Way Forward"

History shows that the actions of ordinary people have the power to transform the world.

USM Honors Program on WMPG Maine Connected Podcast

Learn more about the USM Honors Program on the Maine Connected podcast!

Honors Program's Commitment to Antiracism

Honors Program's Commitment to Antiracism - a letter from Honors Program Director, Rebecca Nisetich

Recent college grads navigate the job market

2020 college graduates are seeking virtual work in their fields to secure employment during the pandemic. Features Honors Program Graduate Casey Ahlemeyer.

USM Honors Student Finds Meaningful Work Amid Pandemic

Honors Student, Kahla Jusell, works with Preble Street and USM to ensure that people experiencing homelessness have their basic needs met.

Honors Student Ilana Welch has photo in Maine Museum of Photographic Arts show

MMPA Celebrates 10 years & 100 Maine Photo Collectors and Honors Student, Illana Welch, has a photo in the show!
portrait of Safiya Khalid '18

Safiya Khalid '18 draws worldwide media by defeating Internet trolls and winning her election

A worldwide audience is listening to University of Southern Maine alumna Safiya Khalid’s story of perseverance. On Nov. 5, the 2018 USM graduate earned election as the first Somali-American to serve on the city council of Lewiston, Maine. More astonishingly, she earned the seat despite a barrage of racist Internet attacks from around the country.
Kallee Gallant, USM student as Titania_Maine State Ballet

Future engineer/STEM student dances lead with Maine State Ballet

Triple STEM major Kallee Gallant hopes someday to use her education to work for the CERN particle accelerator or for NASA, and in the meantime, while pursuing her studies, she's also pursuing her passion as a dancer with a lead role in Maine State Ballet's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream!