Honors Student Council
The Honors Student Council (HSC) facilitates student activities for the Honors community at Merrimack.
2014-2015 HSC Members
Chair: Kate Culverhouse, 2016
Co-Chair: Joe Fisher, 2017
Secretary: Kate Mermelstein, 2016
General Committee: Officer: Brianna Butler, 2016
Service: Officer: Jes Chaya, 2016; Assistant Officer: Megan Bouchard, 2017; Committee Member(s): Savannah Shairs, 2017
Academics: Officer: Nick Santosuosso, 2016
Events/Programming: Res Life Officer: Marlo Dell’Aquila, 2017; Student Activities Officer: Brittany Doherty, 2017
Public Relations: Officer: Megan Carignan, 2017; Assistant Officer: Caroline Urbanek, 2017
Enrichment: Officer: Isabel Gramolini, 2017; Assistant Officer: Jessica Tavares DeAlmeida, 2017
Fundraising: Officer: Alex DiPietro, 2016; Assistant Officer: Molly Malinowski, 2017
Examples of HSC events:
Snack Attacks are a time for Honors students to take a break and
mingle with other Honors students in the Honors lounge with food! Examples of past
snack attacks include making caramel apples and decorating cookies.
- Movie Nights for Honors students in the Honors House.
- Service opportunities are a major component of HSC events and include fundraising such as for Lazarus House and the Wounded Warrior’s Project. HSC has also organized teams for the Merrimack Thanksgiving Basket Drive, Mack Gives Back, and Relay for Life.
Additional HSC Responsibilities:
- Members of the HSC represent Honors students on the Honors Program Committee (HPC) and advocate for student needs in other ways as well.
- HSC members are eligible to represent Merrimack Honors at the annual National Collegiate Honors Conference (Denver, 2014; New Orleans, 2013; Boston, 2012).
Any Honors student can serve as a committee member on the HSC committees, which include: Service, Academics, Events/Programming, General Committee, Public Relations, Enrichment, and Fundraising. Interested students can express their interest to the HSC Executive Board. Additionally, at the beginning of each academic year, the Honors Community will be notified of information in joining the Honors Student Council. Students should commit to participating in the committee for a full academic year.
Midway through the Spring semester interested students can campaign to become the Chair or Co-Chair of HSC. These positions will be elected via HSC member voting. Once elected, the Chair and Co-Chair will accept applications from existing HSC members in becoming committee chairs or the secretary. The Chair and Co-Chair will interview and select the committee chairs to serve on the HSC for the following school year.