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Carson: The Honors Program has given me opportunities to grow as a student and as a leader. Organizing the first Honors Program Leadership Conference allowed me to develop my own leadership skills and gave me the opportunity to meet and work with other students in the Honors Program. I have also enjoyed and benefited from learning alongside other motivated students in honors classes.

Garrett is an English major. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, reading literature and philosophical works, writing poetry, watching shows and hanging out with friends. Garrett likes that UMF provides a friendly environment and is close to hiking areas. In addition, he loves that the Honors Program has opened an abundance of topics for him to explore what he did not in high school.

Mattie is an early childhood, special education major with a minor in psychology. In her free time, she enjoys photography, hiking and skiing. She loves the community atmosphere of UMF and believes this is the reason she has thrived here. She loves the diverse topics the Honors Program provides. After graduation in the spring, Mattie is planning on teaching pre-school or working in admissions. She has left great advice for incoming freshmen Honors students; save general education courses for Honors courses!

Nathan is a pre-med biology major with a minor in coaching. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends and playing basketball. He loves that UMF has a community feel to it where students and faculty work together to ensure educational growth, and that it has created an atmosphere like home. He likes that the program will provide him a chance to learn and push thinking in a way that other courses are unable to do so.  Plus, it’s a great place to study and the free printing is a great benefit.

University of Maine at Farmington Honors Program