Spreading the Word

Honors Ambassadors are responsible for sharing the honors experience with prospective students at information sessions, admitted student days and other admissions recruiting events.

Ambassadors must be at least in the second semester of their first year. Applications are made available at various times throughout the year, but interested students may also express their desire to become an ambassador to the honors program staff. 

2018-19 Honors Ambassadors

Caitlin McGowan ’19, Ambassador Coordinator 

Major: Human Development (Early Childhood Education)

School: School of Education and Social Policy

Hometown: Hudson, MA

Involvements: Dance Club, Education Club, Jumpstart, Alternative Spring Break (Nicaragua), Intramurals

Dream Job: Teacher

Favorite Book: “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

Hobbies: Dance

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Nathanial Cataldo ’20, Ambassador Coordinator

Major: Civil Engineering

School: School of Science and Engineering

Hometown: Dedham, Massachusetts

Involvements: Tutor, Class Council, Orientation, Club Cross Country

Dream Job: Construction Manager

Favorite Book: The Sound and the Fury

Hobbies: Running

Alicia Collins
Alicia Collins ’21, Ambassador Coordinator

Major: Communication and Media/ Political Science

School: School of Liberal Arts

Hometown: Hudson, MA

Involvements: Resident Advisor, Figure Skating Team, Honors Office Assistant, Honors Program

Dream Job: Broadcast News Anchor

Favorite Book: The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Hoppel

Hobbies: Yoga, Figure Skating, Lacrosse, Drawing

 
Samantha Serio ’19

Major: Business Administration

School: Girard School of Business

Hometown: Hudson, MA

Involvements: Green Team, Honors Ambassador, Intramurals, Volunteering at Nevin’s Nursing Home with Art Club

Dream Job: Personal Shopper or Anything Fashion-Related within Business

Favorite Book: “Room” by Emma Donoghue

Hobbies: Shopping, Hanging out with Friends, Exercising
Sam Tankel
Sam Tankel ’19

Major: Political Science

School: School of Liberal Arts

Hometown: Andover, MA

Involvements: Pep Band, Concert Band, Honors Program, Alternative Spring Break Service Trips

Dream Job: not entirely sure yet

Favorite Book: The Book Thief

Hobbies: Trombone, running, cooking

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Miranda Belanger ’20

Major: Criminology and Social Justice 

Minor: Pre-law and Law, Ethics, And Society 

School: School of Education and Social Policy

Hometown: Barnstable, MA

Involvements: Honors Ambassadors, HSC, FYR Mentor and Reunion Committee, Active Minds, Campus Ministry Board and Council

Dream Job: Jury Consultant

Favorite book: The Great Gatsby, Tuesdays With Morrie

Hobbies: Painting, baking, playing board games

 
Tiffany Costello ’20

Major: Psychology and Criminology

Minor: Forensic Science

School: School of Liberal Arts and School of Education and Social Policy

Hometown: Haverhill, MA

Involvements: Theta Phi Alpha, Honors Ambassador, Honors Student Council, Commuter Advisor, Commuter Student Association, Love Your Melon, Italian Club, GSA, Orientation, Student Government Association (Commuter Senator)

Dream Job: Actress

Favorite Book: Divergent

Hobbies: Cooking, Kayaking, Painting, Writing, Three Wheeling, Target Shooting
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Marissa Eastwood ’20

Major: Criminal Justice

Minor: Forensic Science, Psychology 

School: Education and Social Policy, Liberal Arts

Hometown: Tyngsborough, MA

Involvements: Criminology Club, Intramurals

Dream Job: Law Enforcement

Favorite book: The Hobbit

Hobbies: Running, coaching, traveling, spending time with friends

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Arpi Parseghian ’20

Major: Human Development and Sociology

Minor: Health Science and Psych

School: School of Education and Social Policy

Hometown: Arlington, MA

Involvements: Honors Peer Mentor, Student Government Association Senator, Wellness Peer Educator, Relay For Life Sub-Chair, Love Your Melon Crew Member, Active Minds

Dream Job: Event Planner of Make-A-Wish Foundation

Favorite book: The Last Song

Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, paint nights, traveling

Ryan Whelpley
Ryan Whelpley ’20

Major: Business Management / Communication and Media

School: Girard School of Business

Hometown: Athol, MA

Involvements: Relay For Life, Love Your Melon, Active Minds, Honors Program

Dream Job: CEO at Direct TV

Favorite Book: Night - Elie Wiesel

Hobbies: Watching Netflix, Hiking, four wheeling

Alexandra Wolf
Alexandra Wolf ’20

Major: Business Administration concentration in Marketing

School: Girard School of Business

Hometown: Bourne, MA

Involvements: Zeta Tau Alpha Academic Achievement Chairman, Honors Program Social Media Coordinator, The Odyssey at Merrimack College Social Media Director, American Marketing Association Secretary, Honors Program Journalist.

Dream Job: Marketing or PR Executive

Favorite Book: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Hobbies: Writing, Singing, Playing Ukulele, Dancing

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Olivia Beauregard ’21

Major: Human Development and Education

School: School of Education and Social Policy

Hometown: Chelmsford, MA

Involvements: Honors Ambassador, Honors Peer Mentor,  Special Olympics Young Athletes Program, writer for The Odyssey, Art Warriors

Dream Job: Elementary School Teacher - I would love to work in one of my hometown’s elementary schools.

Favorite Book: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green , Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Hobbies: Art, Writing, Reading, Cooking, & Spending time with family and friends

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Allison Beauchesne ’21

Major: Undeclared

School: School of Liberal Arts

Hometown: Lawrence, Massachusetts

Involvements: Women’s Club Hockey, Library Student Assistant

Dream Job: Firefighter

Favorite Book: The Glass Castle

Hobbies: Ice Hockey, Soccer, and Softball, spending time with friends, watching Friends and petting dogs!

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Olivia Beauchesne ’21

Major: Human Development & Human Services

School: School of Education & Social Policy

Hometown: Lawrence, MA

Involvements: Student Worker at Library Help Desk, Women’s Basketball Team Assistant

Dream Job: Not too sure yet, looking in Guidance Counseling

Favorite Book: Fierce, By Aly Raisman

Hobbies: Sports, Watching Netflix

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Brianna Bennett ’21

Major: Environmental Studies and Sustainability

School: School of Liberal Arts

Hometown: Hull, MA

Involvements: Honors Ambassadors, Hands to Help, Onstagers Dramatic Society, Relay for Life, The Medical Brigades, Take Note A Capella, Concert Choir, Pre-Law Society, Green Team, Micro-Fiction Club

Dream Job: An environmental lawyer and sustainable farm owner.

Favorite Book: “The Animals” by Richard Grossman

Hobbies: Watching Netflix, eating, writing, singing, and always laughing.

Shai Bigelow
Shai Bigelow ’21

Major: Psychology and Criminology

School: School of Liberal Arts

Involvements: Honors student council

Dream Job: Detective

Favorite Book: Beautiful Boy

Hobbies: Art, Music, Writing

Christina Capone
Christina Capone ’21

Major: Health Science

School: School of Health Sciences

Hometown: Milford, MA

Involvements: Health Science Club, Club Field Hockey, Relay for Life

Dream Job: Physical Therapist

Favorite Book: Its Kind of a Funny Story

Hobbies: Hanging with friends, hiking

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Amanda Carey ’21

Major: Business Administration - Accounting

School: Girard School of Business

Hometown: Westford, MA

Involvements: Accounting Club, Stock Market Team (Merrimack Financial Group), Class Council, Honors Student Council, Honors Ambassadors

Dream Job: Accountant at PWC

Favorite Book: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Hobbies: Softball, Baton Twirling, Dance

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Brianna Caron-DiPietro ’21

Major: Undeclared

School: School of Liberal Arts

Hometown: Methuen, MA

Involvements: Secretary of Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Student Worker at McQuade Library, Gender Equality at Merrimack

Dream Job: Librarian

Favorite Book: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Hobbies: Knitting, listening to music, watching Netflix, eating, watching YouTube

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Maggie DeParde ’21

Major: Undeclared

School: School of Liberal Arts

Hometown: Manlius, NY

Involvements: Merrimack’s Concert Choir and Young Athletes Program

Dream Job: Currently unsure

Favorite Book: 1984

Hobbies: Reading, Drawing, Playing my Instrument, and Swimming

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Madison Fahle ’21

Major: Business Administration

School: Girard School of Business

Hometown: Suffield, CT

Involvements: Best Buddies, Secretary of Honors Student Council, Relay for Life Committee, International Immersion Service Trip- Nicaragua, Honors Student Ambassador

Dream Job: Marketing & Advertising at a fashion or startup company in Boston, MA

Favorite Book: The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

Hobbies: Running, hiking, traveling, Netflix, being with friends and family

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Samantha Frey ’21

Major: Psychology and Social Justice

School: School of Liberal Arts and School of Education and Social Policy

Hometown: Medway, MA

Involvements: Active Minds, Gender Equality at Merrimack, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Club Softball, Honors Student Ambassador

Dream Job: Psychotherapist

Favorite Book: Blink

Hobbies: Spending time with friends and playing sports

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Sofia Quinci ’21

Major: Criminology and Sociology

School: School of Education and Social Policy

Hometown: Melrose, MA

Involvements: Merrimack chamber ensembles, Micro-Fiction Club

Dream Job: Incarceration Sociologist

Favorite Book: Let the great world spin” By: Colum McCann

Hobbies: Playing/Listening to music,  reading, and writing

Hannah Reilly
Hannah Reilly ’21

Major: Communication and Media

School: School of Liberal Arts

Hometown: Rowley, MA

Involvements: Film Club President, Take Note A Cappella, Honors Program Multimedia Assistant

Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hobbies: TV Production, Video Editing, Singing

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Constantina Stavrou ’21

Major: Biology

School: School of Science and Engineering

Hometown: Salem, NH

Involvements: Honors Student Council

Dream Job: Orthodontist

Favorite Book: The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

Hobbies: Baking, traveling

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Erika Torkildsen ’21

Major: Mechanical Engineering

School: School of Science and Engineering

Hometown: Beverly, Massachusetts

Involvements: Math Center Tutor, Society of Women Engineers, Student Government Association, Relay for Life Committee, Book Club

Dream Job: Astrobiologist

Favorite Book: “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood

Hobbies: Reading, Singing,Traveling

Angela Walukevich
Angela Walukevich ’21

Major: Criminology and Psychology

School: School of Education and Social Policy

Hometown: Haverhill, MA

Involvements: Active Minds, Campus Ministry, Criminology Club Communications Director, Honors Program, Honors Student Council Chair of Service and Civic Engagement, Medical Brigades, Onstagers, Psychology Club, Take Note

Dream Job: Behavioral Analyst

Favorite Book: Elephant Run by Roland Smith

Hobbies: Writing, Singing, Playing Ukulele, Dancing

Shannon Bedard
Shannon Bedard ’22

Major: Mathematics

School: School of Science & Engineering

Hometown: Boston, MA

Involvements: Honors Ambassadors, Vice President of Student Council 2022

Dream Job: Mathematician

Favorite Book: The Handmaid’s Tale

Hobbies: Softball, Frisbee

   
Hannah Martin
Hannah Martin ’22

Major: Health Science Major and a Business Administration Minor

School: School of Health Sciences

Hometown: Ludlow, MA

Involvements: Club Cross Country, Health Science Club, Service Learning, Honors Ambassador

Dream Job: Orthopedic Physician Assistant

Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby

Hobbies: Running, Swimming, Hanging out with Friends

Samantha Mathews
Samantha Mathews ’22

Major: Mathematics, Education, with a concentration in Middle School Education

School: School of Liberal Arts

Hometown: Cheshire, CT

Involvements: Greek Life-Theta Phi Alpha, Intramural Soccer, Special Olympics, SEAM, Honors Ambassador

Dream Job: Math Teacher

Favorite Book: The Crucible

Hobbies: Playing soccer, hanging with friends and family, shopping, hiking, and bike riding

Danielle Stough
Danielle Stough ’22

Major: Health Science

School: School of Health Sciences

Hometown: Exeter, NH

Involvements: Honors Ambassadors, Honors Student Council, Schola, Green Team, Publicity Chair of Concert Choir, and Social Media Manager of Health Science Club

Dream Job: Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

Favorite Book: “The Healthiest Diet on the Planet” by Dr. John McDougall

Hobbies: Performing (Singing, Acting, Dancing), Being active out in nature (Hiking, Biking, Running, Kayaking), Doing Medical Research, Cooking & Baking.