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Honors Program

Honors Housing

The Honors Community

Merrimack Honors offers dedicated Honors housing, complete with Honors community activities and specially chosen Honors Resident Advisors (RA’s), for all residential students in the Honors Program. 

The Merrimack College Honors Program is inspired by St. Augustine’s belief that studying with friends is the best environment for learning, challenging oneself and for discovering one’s passions. In describing his early education, he fondly recalls:

 “I found all kinds of joy when I was in the company of my friends- talking, reading engaging books together – going from the lightest joking to taking of the deepest things and back again” (Confessions 4: 8, 13).

Our hope is the Honors Housing reflects the values proposed by St. Augustine. 

Benefits of Honors Housing

Honors Housing at Merrimack College provides Honors students with academically focused living quarters where they can live and study together. Beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year, Honors Housing expanded to two residential locations. Incoming first-year students live in an Honors Living-Learning Community and upperclassmen have the opportunity to live in Honors Residential Suites. Both residence areas pride themselves on a dedication to the Four Pillars of Merrimack Honors: Community, Service, Research, and Leadership.

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 through honors housing such a 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.


2017-2018 Honors Resident Advisors

Our Honors Resident Advisors are tasked with developing and fostering a welcoming and academically focused residence hall area. The Honors Program is fortunate to have three RA’s in Ash Centre First-Year Living Learning Community, and five RA’s in the Honors Residential Suites at North Residential Village. 

Amanda Alcox ’19
Ash Centre First Year LLC

Major: Women’s and Gender Studies, Criminology, and Human Development

School: Education and Social Policy 

Hometown: Milford, NH


Dylan Scott ’18
Ash Centre First Year LLC

Major: Human Development and Communication and Media

School: Education and Social Policy and Liberal Arts

Hometown: Woburn, MA

Gigi Castellanos ’20
Ash Centre First Year LLC

Major: History, Spanish, and Education

School: Liberal Arts, Education and Social Policy

Hometown: North Andover, MA

Sydnie Vanevenhoven ’19
Honors Residential Suites at North Residential Village

Major: Economics

School: Girard School of Business

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA


Ryan Baronowski ’19
Honors Residential Suites at North Residential Village

Major: Civil Engineering

School: Science and Engineering

Hometown: Thompson, CT

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Evan Bowie ’20
Honors Residential Suites at North Residential Village

Major: Economics

Minor: Corporate Finance and Investments, English, and Mathematics

School: Girard School of Business, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering

Hometown: Pembroke, New Hampshire



Morgan Sewall ’19
Honors Residential Suites at North Residential Village

Major: Marketing and Graphic Design

School: Girard School of Business and Liberal Arts

Hometown: Scarborough, ME

Michaela McCarthy ’19
Honors Residential Suites at North Residential Village

Major: Business Administration

School: Girard School of Business

Hometown: Nashua, NH