The Honors Community

Merrimack provides dedicated housing, community activities and specially chosen resident advisors for all residential students in the honors program. 

Benefits of Honors Housing

Honors students live in academically focused residences where they live and study together. Incoming first-year students live in an honors living-learning community; upperclassmen have the opportunity to live in honors residential suites.

Benefits include:

  • Living In community with other honors students.
  • Engaging in transformative learning experiences by living and studying with other highly motivated students.
  • Participating in experiential-learning opportunities, including special guest speakers, service opportunities and group outings.

All commuter students have access to the residence halls during normal college operation hours and have full access to honors activities occurring in the residence halls and other areas.

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2019-20 Resident Advisors

Honors resident advisors are tasked with developing and fostering a welcoming and academically focused residence hall environment. The honors program employs three R.A.s in Ash Centre’s first-year living learning community and five R.A.s in the honors residential suites at North Residential Village.

Gillian Castellanos

Gillian Castellanos ’20

Ash Centre First-Year Living Learning Community

  • Hometown: North Andover, MA
  • Major: Education, History, & Spanish
  • School: School of Education and Social Policy; School of Liberal Arts
  • Fun Fact: I can’t live without chocolate!
Madison Fahle

Madison Fahle ’21

Ash Centre First-Year Living Learning Community

  • Hometown: Suffield, CT
  • Major: Marketing & Management 
  • School: Girard School of Business
  • Fun Fact: I love to travel!
Alexis Hire

Alexis Hire ’20

Ash Centre First-Year Living Learning Community

  • Hometown: Hudson, MA
  • Major: Education & History
  • School: School of Education and Social Policy; School of Liberal Arts
  • Fun Fact: I have an absurdly specific plan for the Zombie Apocalypse.
Hannah LaDuke

Hannah LaDuke ’20

Ash Centre First-Year Living Learning Community

  • Hometown: Granby, MA
  • Major: Education & English 
  • School: School of Education and Social Policy; School of Liberal Arts
  • Fun Fact: I love the ocean and would like to get certified to be a scuba diver one day!
Margaret DeParde

Margaret DeParde ’21

Honors Residential Suites at North Residential Village

  • Hometown: Syracuse, NY
  • Major: Criminal Justice
  • School: School of Liberal Arts
  • Fun Fact: I’m a camp counselor at a summer camp in Cape Cod.
Daniel Hansen

Daniel Hansen ’20

Honors Residential Suites at North Residential Village

  • Hometown: Newburyport, MA
  • Major: Marketing, Corporate Finance & Investment
  • School: Girard School of Business
  • Fun Fact: I do not have an iPhone, I have an android.
David Lambrou

David Lambrou ’20

Honors Residential Suites at North Residential Village

  • Hometown: Cumberland, RI
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • School: School of Science and Engineering
  • Fun Fact: My dream job is to be an Imagineer for Disney.
Julia Matter

Julia Matter ’21

Honors Residential Suites at North Residential Village

  • Hometown: Sturbridge, MA
  • Major: Communications
  • School: School of Liberal Arts
  • Fun Fact: I’m a Student Ambassador on campus!
Dan Roussel

Daniel Roussel ’21

Honors Residential Suites at North Residential Village

  • Hometown: Cranston, RI
  • Major: English & Sociology
  • School: School of Liberal Arts
  • Fun Fact: I’m terrible at fun facts, but I’m a locally published writer!