Honors Program

Student Profiles

Emelia Attridge ‘13

Emelia Attridge ‘13
Hometown: Manchester, NH
Major: English Literature

Notable activities and achievements while at Emmanuel:

  • First Year Seminar Instructional Assistant (2011, 2012)
  • Study Abroad at NUI Galway in Galway, Ireland (2012)
  • Campus Ministry
  • ESOL Volunteer and Student Coordinator
  • SAGE
  • Selected for 2013's edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
  • Emmanuel College Class of 2013 Leadership Award (2011)
  • Nomination for the Fund for Theological Education 2011-2012 Undergraduate Fellowship

Why I joined the Honors Program:
Academics are important to me, and I wanted to not only challenge myself in the classroom, but to broaden my experience through co-curricular activities.

Favorite part of the Honors Program:
It had to be the classes: The special topics were engaging, interesting, and I appreciated the interdisciplinary approach.

Plans after graduation:
I'll be taking some time off to work, and then I plan on pursuing my master's degree.

Emily Shea ‘13

Emily Shea ‘13
Hometown: South Windsor, CT
Major: Sociology with a concentration in Human Services
Minor: English Communications

Notable activities and achievements while at Emmanuel:

  • 2012 Fulbright-King's College US-UK Summer Institute Participant
  • 2011-2012 Fundraising Chair of the Habitat for Humanity Club
  • Director of Standards and Community Engagement for the 1804 Society
  • Citizenship Tutor at the Notre Dame Education Center
  • Admissions Ambassador
  • Writing Tutor in the Academic Resource Center
  • Study Abroad in Costa Rica during Fall 2012

Why I joined the Honors Program:
I wanted to join the Honors Program to get to know students with varying interests but the same passion for learning. It has been a great way to challenge myself, get more involved in the Emmanuel community, and expose myself to all that the city of Boston has to offer.

Favorite part of the Honors Program:
I have really enjoyed the extracurricular opportunities offered by the Honors Program, like visiting the United Nations in New York and going to see "Jersey Boys" in Boston.

Plans after graduation:
I am not entirely sure what I will do after I complete my time at Emmanuel. I am keeping my options open. I would love to spend some time doing long-term volunteer work and, eventually, I plan to pursue a career in the social work field.

Haley Larson ‘13

Haley Larson ‘13
Hometown: Kingston, NH
Major: Counseling and Health Psychology

Notable activities and achievements while at Emmanuel:
I was the lead in Emmanuel's production of "Mrs. Packard." I love acting so much and was so grateful for the opportunity. I was also inducted into Psy Chi, the Psychology Honors Society.

Why I joined the Honors Program:
I was eligible to join sophomore year. I figured it would be a great opportunity with a great challenge. I'm really glad I joined because the curriculum of the Honors Program offered me an opportunity to take a variety of classes that I otherwise would have never taken. The Honors Program gave me a lot of different opportunities outside of my major that I otherwise never would have had.

Favorite part of the Honors Program:
My favorite part was the sense of community I felt in the program. Even though Emmanuel is a fairly small school and you tend to know a lot of the people on campus, the Honors Program provided me with a strong sense of community and belonging. I became close with a lot of the honors students and a lot of my professors. The Honors Program is so interactive that I was able to establish long-lasting relationships in a community I really felt comfortable in.

Plans after graduation:
I am taking a year off to work in my field, and will then go to graduate school. I want to attend graduate school for mental health disorders, but I'm not entirely sure what path I want to take just yet in the field. I'm excited to find out!