This April, 40 Honors Program students were inducted into the Huntington 100. From over 700 nominations and 100 selected students, the Huntington 100 is a highly selective honor.
Hannah Tam, COS’19, noted how the Honors Program provided a foundation for her involvement in the Northeastern community.
“The Honors Program has truly opened doors for me at Northeastern. From taking honors courses to getting my research funded to finally completing an honors thesis, the Honors Program challenged me to seek out the many opportunities that Northeastern has to offer,” she said via email.
After graduation this May, Tam will enter a PhD program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Harvard University.
“I am excited to embark on my next academic journey, and I am extremely grateful that the Honors Program has prepared me well to do so,” Tam said.
Ben Gincley, COE’19, credited the Honors Program’s commitment to first-year engagement in the Northeastern community as a part of his success.
“As a first year student, engagement with my peers in the Honors Program as well as the local community through, in part, the community tours of Enhancing Honors, imparted to me the significance of community engagement from the very beginning, and I am proud to have served local middle school students for four years through the local nonprofit organization Science Club for Girls. To me, Honors is synonymous with “excellence” and “commitment,” and I hope I’ve brought that energy into my academic and research endeavors, as well as each interaction with my student and local communities.”
Gincley will stay a Husky, as he pursues a Ph.D. in Northeastern’s College of Engineering beginning this fall.
The Huntington 100, selected at the end of each academic year, honors students who truly embody the mission and values of Northeastern University. The selection committee takes into account a nominee’s impact on the campus community, their record of service, be it within the university or another community and their commitment to a high level of ideals and ability to positively represent the values of Northeastern.
Additionally, selected students should demonstrate their dedication to global engagement, in the form of international co-op, study abroad, or other experiential learning outside the United States, leadership, and entrepreneurial or innovative spirit.
Monica Shah, D’Amore-McKim’19, reflected on her selection to the Huntington 100 through the opportunities the Honors Program opened up to her, in the classroom and beyond.
“The Honors program allowed me to have an intimate learning experience in the classroom, leading me to some of my favorite professors at Northeastern. Beyond the classroom, the program has led me to explore the Boston community, as well as the greater global community in unique ways that I would not have gotten anywhere else,” Shah said.
After graduation, Shah will spend her summer backpacking across Europe. She will then return to Boston to start full-time work as an Associate for Stax Inc., a strategy consulting firm.
Find all of this year’s inductees, including the rest of the Honors students selected, here.