Loyola University Maryland

Honors Program

Honors Student and Alumni Accomplishments

Current Students

  • Madeline Becker '21 Summa Cum Laude; Alfons and Christine Renk Language Medal in French; Phi Beta Kappa
  • Clarissa Bezdek  '21 Ayd Philosophy Medal — Clarissa will pursue a Master's in History, specializing in Medieval Art, at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
  • Brittany Bonin '21 Summa Cum Laude; National Political Science Honor Society President — Brittany will be pursuing a Juris Doctor at William & Mary.
  • Jack Bonner '21 Summa Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa
  • Jennifer Bower '21 Jennifer will pursue a Masters in Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. 
  • Colin Burke '21 Colin will be working as a financial services auditor for EY and preparing for his CPA exams.
  • Matthew Cunniff '21 Summa Cum Laude — Matthew will be consulting for Deloitte Consulting in Boston, MA.
  • Doria Diacogiannis '21 Summa Cum Laude — Doria will be working for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • Joseph Doyle '21 Summa Cum Laude — Joseph will be continuing at Loyola in order to pursue a Master's in Teaching.
  • Michael Fabrizio '21 Michael will pursue a Master's in Health Administration at Tulane University.
  • Andrew Fallon '21 Summa Cum Laude — Andrew will be working as a software engineer for Dish Technologies in Denver, CO.
  • John Gillespie '21 Summa Cum Laude
  • Grace Homany '21 Summa Cum LaudePhi Beta Kappa
  • Lily Kase '21 Summa Cum LaudePhi Beta Kappa — Lily is applying to graduate school programs in Speech Pathology, but in the meantime she is serving a year with Mercy Volunteer Corps in Savannah, GA, where she will be working with un- and under-insured emergency room patients.
  • Madison Keleher '21 Summa Cum LaudePhi Beta Kappa
  • Kaylin Malmquist '21 Summa Cum Laude — Kaylin will be working for BCE Consulting in Boston, MA.
  • Victoria Matos '21 Summa Cum Laude; James D. Rozics Computer Science Medal; Phi Beta Kappa 
  • Brigid Moynihan '21 Summa Cum LaudePhi Beta Kappa
  • Brunilda Neufeld '21 Summa Cum Laude; Sarkar-Dey Natural and Applied Sciences Medal; Phi Beta Kappa
  • Bridget O'Carroll '21 Summa Cum Laude
  • Liam O'Grady '21 Summa Cum Laude
  • Emma Ozer '21 Summa Cum Laude
  • Emily Robinson '21 Summa Cum Laude; Economics Medal; Global Studies Medal; Phi Beta Kappa (inducted as a junior). Emily will be working for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • Brianna Russo '21 Summa Cum Laude; Alfons and Christine Renk Language Medal in Spanish; Phi Beta Kappa — Brianna will be pursuing a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology at Florida State University.
  • Helena Sanders '21 Summa Cum Laude
  • Emma Schiller '21 will be working for Mauna Kea Technologies, a French medical technology company, in Boston, MA.
  • Jennifer Veith '21 Summa Cum LaudePhi Beta Kappa 
  • Emily Zimmerman '21 Summa Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa — Emily will be pursuing a Masters in Social Work at Kutztown University, PA. while also working as a Director of Youth Ministry at St. Paul's UCC in Amityville, PA.


  • Jerry Armstrong '20 Summa Cum Laude; Mathematics Medal, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Chloe Boustany '20  Summa Cum Laude
  • Matthew Brown '20 Summa Cum Laude
  • Alaina Cataldo '20 Summa Cum Laude; National Student Speech, Language, Hearing Association Honor Society President—Alaina will pursue a Master’s in Speech, Language Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in the fall.
  • Caitlin Dwinnell '20 Summa Cum Laude
  • Sarah Flaherty '20 James D. Rozics Computer Science Medal—Sarah will pursue a Masters in Secondary Education at Loyola while assuming a full-time teaching position teaching programming and mathematics at Archbishop Curley High School.
  • John Garrow '20 Summa Cum Laude; Phil Beta Kappa
  • Lindsey Hinczynski '20 Chinese language Critical Language Scholarship, (CLS), a U.S. Department of State’s scholarship program; Fulbright Teaching Award for the 2020-2021 academic year in Kinmen, Taiwan. Due to COVID-19, Lindsey will serve in Taiwan from January '21 to the end of June.
  • Elijah Holloway '20 Summa Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa
  • Victoria Jasionowski '20 Victoria will pursue a Master’s in School Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University next fall.
  • Kevin Kane '20 Summa Cum Laude; Carrell English Medal and Ayd Medal for Philosophy; Phi Beta Kappa—Kevin will pursue a Juris Doctor degree at the George Washington University School of Law in the fall.
  • Sean McDermott '20 Summa Cum Laude; Economics Medal and Data Science Medal; Phi Beta Kappa—Sean will pursue a Master of Science in Business Analytics degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall.
  • Zachary Metzler '20 Summa Cum Laude; Physics Medal; Phi Beta Kappa
  • Colin Ness '20 Summa Cum Laude; Madeleine Freimuth Memorial Award for Chemistry; Phi Beta Kappa—Colin will be pursuing a medical degree at the Temple University School of Medicine in the fall. He received three acceptances to medical school.
  • Vivian Nguyen '20 History Writing Award
  • Kathleen O’Donnell '20 Summa Cum Laude
  • Jacob Rombach '20 Summa Cum Laude; Engineering Medal; RA of the Year (2019-20); Phi Beta Kappa—Jacob is joining Northrop Grumman as an Associate in Hardware Engineering in their Annapolis office.
  • Hannah Tubman '20 Summa Cum Laude; recipient of the Whelan Medal as the graduating senior with the highest academic average, Global Studies Medal, and Sociology Medal; Phi Beta Kappa—Hannah will pursue a Master’s degree in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh in the fall.
  • Shannon Ward '20 Summa Cum Laude; Co-President of Ad Honorem, the Honors Student Council
  • James White '20 Summa Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa


  • Of 35 departmental medals, Honors students won 7 in 2021— that is, students in a program that makes up less than 5% of the student body won 20% of the medals.
  • 12 of the Class of 2021 inducted into Phi Beta Kappa were Honors students.
  • Acceptance rate for Loyola Students and recent alumni to medical schools was 93% this year. Nationwide the acceptance rate is 41%.
Michelle Tran


Michelle’s relationships with mentors and faculty have helped her gain internship experience and build a writing portfolio in preparation for her future career

Honors students posing for a group photo on a wooded trail during a hike
Honors Program

Why I'll always be glad I joined the Honors Program

Faculty mentors, engaging intellectual discourse, and opportunities for academic enrichment like excursions and field trips characterize the Honors Program, Loyola's learning community for high-achieving students.