The Moreau Honors Program enlivens and challenges students by providing a curriculum taught by the most gifted and innovative professors at the College. In both the Cornerstone Program and beyond, honors courses are designed to stimulate independent thought by combining rigorous academic standards and classroom discussions with relevant and enjoyable extracurricular events. Through the enhanced learning experience afforded by smaller classes, the program leads students into lasting habits of reflection and a full, creative engagement with the world.

Opportunities for Honors Scholars

  • Engagement with experience of active learning, featuring distinct opportunities for intellectual growth and independent thinking
  • Development of qualities of informed, insightful, and compassionate leadership, including peer leadership opportunities
  • Recognition of a sense of place within a community of Honors Scholars through the Moreau Honors First-Year Seminar (HON100), The Honors Senior Seminar (HON 400) other Honors gatherings, and Learning Community options
  • Opportunities for creative expression, service, and independent research both at Stonehill and beyond
  • International experiences for Honors credit

Benefits of the Moreau Honors Program

  • Small, seminar-style honors courses capped at 20 students
  • Priority registration for all courses
  • Participation in honors-specific extra-curricular activities and learning opportunities
  • Leadership grant opportunities to fund participation at scholarly conferences
  • Special transcript notation of honors status
  • Recognition at graduation
  • Advising by Honors Program Director and honors faculty
  • Letters of verification that describe the program and list specific honors coursework completed by the student

Contact Info:

Sarah F. Gracombe

Sarah F. Gracombe

Professor of English, Director of the Moreau Honors Program
Elizabeth M. Pearson

Elizabeth M. Pearson

Administrative Assistant II/Assistant to the Director of Moreau Honors Program
Cushing Martin