Student Leadership Organizations

Student Honors Advisory Board (SHAB)

The Student Honors Advisory Board supports and improves implementation of the educational and community goals of the University Honors Program. SHAB is comprised of a representative from each College.

To fulfill its mission, SHAB solicits community feedback and identifies issues of concern for the Honors Student body. SHAB keeps the Honors Program Team informed about student concerns and provides critical feedback when the Honors Program needs a student sounding board. Similarly, SHAB keeps the Honors Student population abreast of academic and administrative changes in the Honors Program.

Additionally, SHAB serves as a peer resource for current Honors Students and assists with outreach to and support of new and prospective Honors Students.

The 2023-24 Academic Year Board:

Liliana Vornehm

Liliana Vornehm '25- COLSA
Community and Environmental Planning



Emily Lynch

Emily Lynch '24- PAUL
Business Administration: Accounting


Ethan O'Leary

Ethan O'Leary '24- CHHS
Recreation Management and Policy: Outdoor Leadership & Management

Ginger Schoff

Ginger Schoff '25- COLA
Political Science



Dasha Piotrowski

Dasha Piotrowski '25- CEPS



Honors Undergraduate Social Committee (HUSC) designs and implements fun social events for the entire Honors Student community.

Anyone is welcome to join and contribute their ideas to this low-commitment but super fun group.

Recurring HUSC meetings will be scheduled and announced in the Fall

HUSC welcomes your energy and creativity!  HUSC has sponsored Valentine cookie decorating, seed-planting/pot-painting around Earth Day, and BINGO nights with fantastic prizes. What else would you like to see from your Honors Social Committee? 

Contact any member of the Executive Board if you'd like to learn more about HUSC.

Joshua Hidalgo

Joshua Hidalgo '25
Business Admin: Accounting 

Gabriella Chianese

Gabriella Chianese '24
Biomedical Science & Political Sci

Kassey Mandri

Kassey Mandri '26


Meg Turpin

Meg Turpin '26

Other Community Programs

Engagement Meet-Ups (EMUs) for Incoming Students

EMUs are fun get-togethers designed for incoming UNH Honors Students to meet one another during the summer months, make a few friendly connections before the fall semester, and ask Honors- and University-related questions of experienced, upper-level Honors student mentors, our EMU Leaders. We will host three EMUs in Summer 2023.

Applications for EMU Leaders are due in late April.
The form to RSVPs to attend our EMUs should hit your email inbox in June.

Honors Decompression Pods

**Program on Hold**

Honors Decompression Pods are mixed-class groups of students who get together periodically in-person or virtually to engage in activities and discussions that will help them "decompress," share ideas, resources, and support each other during the academic year. Pod activities have included yoga, movie nights, and walks/runs in College Woods. HUSC leaders are always open to hearing Honors Students' suggestions for Decompression Pod activities.

Virtual Discussion Assistants

**Program on Hold**

Discussion Assistants (DAs) are Honors Students paid by the Honors Program to assist our faculty who are instructing online or hybrid courses. The needs of individual faculty members vary, but DAs might help on the technological front by moderating Zoom chat during class, assisting with digital projects, or editing and posting videos; they might also assist with interpersonal needs like tracking attendance and participation, or identifying students who might be struggling.
DAs are hired before the start of classes each semester and work a maximum of 50 hours per semester.