Decades of PC Honors students have graduated well prepared to take on his or her next challenge, whatever it may be. Each year, about half of graduating Honors students have sought immediate professional employment. The other half continue their studies at some of the very best graduate, law, and medical schools worldwide including:
- Johns Hopkins
- University of Michigan
- Notre Dame
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For more than 50 years, the Honors Program has fostered lifelong professional connections and friendships among students and alumni. An active and important part of the Honors legacy at the College, alumni can often be found at campus events and are the foundation of a national Honors mentoring program. Honors alumni also serve on the program’s Leadership Council, a dedicated committee that advises and raises funds for the program.
President: Ellen McNulty
Vice President: Paul Kessimian
President Emeritus: Jack Partridge
President Emeritus: Michael Woody
The mission of the Honors Leadership Council is to enhance the experience of current students in the program. The Council achieves this mission in five specific ways:
- Providing funding to help students attain grants for top-notch research opportunities (such as Fulbrught and Rhodes Scholarships)
- Providing mini-grants to help cover the cost of enrichment and travel opportunities for students with unmet financial need.
- Providing funding for co-curricular activities such as trips to museums, concerts, and local theater productions.
- Funding the Thomson Award, given annually to the most outstanding Honors student in Honors DWC, and the Delasanta Award for the best essay written by a first-year Honors student.
- Providing funding for an internationally recognized scholar to give a lecture at the College each spring, as well as funding for a high-profile Academic Conference on campus every three years. Both initiatives help to raise the profile of the program and thus increase the value of the students’ degrees.
Notable Liberal Arts Honors Program Alumni
- Katherine Helming ’09, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard Medical School
- Katie Breen ’08 & CAIA, Associate, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Programs
- Matthew Weber ’06, author and New and Social Media Officer, Harvard Graduate School of Education
- Ellen McNulty ’97, Founding Partner, Corra Consulting
- James Ludes ’93 & Ph.D. (Georgetown), Executive Director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University
- Debra L. Brendel ’86 & M.D., FACOG (Brown), Clinical Assistant Professor, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
- Rev. Brian Shanley ’80, O.P. & Ph.D (Toronto), President of Providence College
- Michael Woody ’77 & ’83G, President of International Marketing Advantages, Inc.
- Lindsay Waters ’69 & Ph.D. (Chicago), Executive Editor for the Humanities, Harvard University Press
- Gerard Mulligan ’64, Senior Writer (ret.) and five-time Emmy winner, David Letterman Show
- John Partridge ’61, ’11H & J.D. (Harvard), Founding Partner, Partridge Snow & Hahn Law Offices
- John W. “Jack” Flynn ’61, Vice Chairman/CFO (ret.), Fleet Financial