Announcing: Summer & Fall 2014 Courses
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 succeeds 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:
Honors Program Student Advisory Board
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!
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.
Lynne Derbyshire, 401.874.4732
Cheryl Foster, 401.874.4022
Carolyn Hames, 401.874.2813
Kathleen Maher, 401.874.5875
Deborah Gardiner, 401.874.2303
Caitlin Green, 401.874.9483