GHM Honors Society
The George Henry Miles Honors society is the student led co-curricular portion of the Honors Program. It is through this organization that an atmosphere of collegiality develops among the students and Honors faculty through a series of socials, study groups, discussion dinners, lectures, and field trips
The GHM Society leadership and other interested honors students, in collaboration with the Director of the Honors Program, are developing interdisciplinary honors communities. These communities, or virtual houses, will connect students across disciplines around a shared focus. Students are envisioning four virtual houses tentatively identified as Technology, Ecology, Culture, and Religion. Honors students will be invited to participate in the virtual house of their choice. Within each house, honors students from different disciplines and concentrations across the four schools of the University become a cohort engaged in exploring the many dimensions of their shared interest. They do so by organizing panels, conferences and seminars; by coordinating relevant visits to museums, theaters, churches and temples, embassies, corporations, courts of law, and other institutions in the New York-Washington corridor; by conducting excursions through natural settings from the Catoctin Mountain range to the Atlantic Ocean; by engaging with the diverse cultural offerings of the Baltimore-Washington area, and more.
This past academic year student leaders organized a welcome back BBQ, hosted a student-led discussion on the epidemiology of HIV, held three monthly society meetings, organized a large Relay for Life group, and presented initiatives for organizing virtual houses at the town meeting, held on March 19. On April 16, they held election panel discussions during which students had an opportunity to present their platforms in preparation for the vote for new leadership, which occurred on April 17. Candidates for president, vice-president, and secretary run as a team. They are expected to articulate a platform that defines their leadership goals.
The newly elected officers for academic year 2012-2013 include:
Kayla Reed, President
Kelly Greenwood, Vice-President
Shannon Kreiner, Secretary