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Welcome to the University of Rhode Island Honors Program!

 

Incoming freshman or transfer?

We were glad to meet you at orientation and look forward to seeing you back in September!  If you have questions in the interim, please email us at urihonors@etal.uri.edu.

Prospective student?

Please visit the Program Requirements Page to learn more about Honors Program eligibility.

 

Welcome, Director Derbyshire

In Fall 2013, the Honors Program was honored to welcome Dr. Lynne Derbyshire, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and newly appointed Honors Program Director.

 

Dr. Derbyshire succeeded Dr. Richard McIntyre, who made substantial contributions to the Honors Program as Director for seven years. Dr. Derbyshire brings with her valuable experience from her 35 years at URI, including through her service as Chair of Communication Studies, leader on numerous important University committees, coordinator of multiple Honors Colloquiua, and long-standing academic advisor. Dr. Derbyshire is a highly respected, student-centered member of the URI community, and we welcome her to Honors!

 

The University Honors Program:

  • offers learning enrichment opportunities that will broaden and enhance your undergraduate educational experience
  • features small classes with outstanding faculty and ample opportunities for research and in-depth study and with faculty mentors
  • organizes a nationally renowned honors colloquium
  • advises and supports students in national scholarship competitions
  • advises students interested in graduate study in the health professions
  • offers apartment-style housing
  • provides a warm and welcoming environment to all its members.

Honors Program Student Advisory Board


 


NEWS

Announcing: Spring 2014 courses!

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the following students:

 

Alyssa Neill, '14, a Nutrition & Dietetics major and Honors student was one of only 61 juniors nationwide to be awarded the prestigious Truman Scholarship in 2013. Selected for her academic achievement, leadership ability and commitment to a career in public service, Alyssa received a $30,000 scholarship for graduate study, attended a Truman leadership institute, and has joined the ranks of a global network of Truman Scholars. Read more in the URI Press Release.

Juniors Christopher Bobba (Chemical Engineering/Biological Sciences) and Russell Dauksis (Marine Biology) who have been named as Goldwater Scholars, and to Farid Topchiev (Chemical Engineering and German) who has received a Goldwater Honorable Mention! See their URI Press release to learn more.

Brian Stack (senior History/Philosophy) who has received a prestigious Humanity in Action Fellowship!

URI Honors Student Megan O'Brien has been awarded a 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholarship to Iceland. Read more about Meghan's story here, and follow her blog!

Brittany O'Brien has been awarded a 2012 National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarship to study Swahili in Kenya for the fall semester. Brittany has also been granted an NSEP African Languages Initiative Summer Supplement to study Swahili at the University of Florida prior to her departure.

These six URI sophomores who won Hollings Scholarships from NOAA this year: Michael Canton, Eilea Knotts, Sarah Merolla, Benjamin Sevey, Callie Veelenturf and Brenton Wallin. Read more in their URI Press Release.

Farid Topchiev, who has been awarded two prestigious scholarships to study in Germany - the DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship and the Whitaker Undergraduate Scholarship!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT US

Honors Director:
Lynne Derbyshire, 401.874.4732

Associate Director:
Cheryl Foster, 401.874.4022

Associate Director:
Carolyn Hames, 401.874.2813

Assistant Director:
Kathleen Maher, 401.874.5875

Program Coordinator:
Deborah Gardiner, 401.874.2303

 

Program Specialist:
Caitlin Green, 401.874.9483

General inquiries:
URIhonors@etal.uri.edu