Honors Program


Honors Student Wins First Place for Research

Alejandro Gomez Gonzalez ‘21 won first place at the 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium held by William Paterson University on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Alejandro’s poster titled “A Green Route to the Degradation of 2-Mercaptobenzothiazole (A Potential Carcinogen) Using a Water-Splitting Catalyst” won in the General and Inorganic Chemistry Session. Alejandro is an Honors senior majoring in […]

Professor gives conference paper with help from Honors students

On February 27, 2021, Samar Issa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics & Finance, presented her research at the 47th Annual Eastern Economic Association Conference, hosted by Ramapo College of New Jersey. Dr. Issa presented a paper titled, “The Lebanese Banking Crisis: Can Islamic Banks Be an Alternative to Overleveraged Conventional Banks?” as part of a […]

The 2021 Senior Thesis Defense schedule is set!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the university’s decision to extend remote learning in the spring semester, the 2021 Honors Senior Thesis Defenses will take place online via Zoom starting April 6, 2021. All defenses will take place from 3-5pm, unless otherwise noted. Please, read on for the full defense schedule. For more information […]

Professor Fatima Shaik’s “Economy Hall” gets rave reviews!

Fatima Shaik headshot

Fatima Shaik’s, adjunct professor of Communication and Media Culture (formerly assistant professor), new book Economy Hall: The Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood is receiving incredible reviews ahead of its release and has been named one of four new books to read for Black History Month by Kirkus Reviews. The review reads, “ournalist and novelist […]

Class of 2021 Thesis Defenses will be held virtually

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the university’s decision to extend remote learning in the spring semester, the Class of 2021 Thesis Defenses will take place online via Zoom starting April 6, 2021. Check back soon for the most up-to-date details and to see a list of our list of 2021 Honors Senior Thesis Defense […]

Professor publishes article with help from Honors research assistant

Associate Professor of English, Dr. Michael Walonen, recently published an article in Latin American Perspectives (47, no. 6) entitled, “Enrique Mendieta and the Ghosts of Leftism Past: The Aftereffects of Mexico’s Dirty War in Élmer Mendoza’s Detective Fiction” with the help of Honors research assistant Maria Pita de Abreu (Class of 2021). Dr. Walonen specializes […]

Marcelo Munoz ’22 & team win JPMorgan Chase & Co. Code for Good Hackathon

Congratulations to Computer Science major Marcelo Munoz ’22 and his team of fellow national computer science students, who recently won recognition in the JPMorgan Chase & Co. “Code for Good” hackathon. The hackathon consisted of 19 teams, with team members made up with students from around the country. Each team was assigned tasks working with one of four […]

Cinthya Munoz Tepan ’21 Meets with New Zealand’s Ministry for Women

Honors senior, Cinthya Munoz Tepan, recently met with Meredith Lawry, Senior Policy Analyst with New Zealand’s Ministry for Women via Zoom. Cinthya and her senior thesis advisor, Dr. Marilu Marcillo, spoke to Ms. Lawry about the Equal Pay Amendment Bill that New Zealand passed. The interview was conducted as part of her senior thesis research, which looks into […]

Check out past senior theses in the NEW digital repository!

A selection of past Honors theses, along with the most recent additions of the graduating class of 2020, are now available for viewing on the Theresa and Edward O’Toole Library’s new digital repository! The Honors Program is proud of the hard work our students complete in order to graduate in cursu honorum. We hope you enjoy browsing […]


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