Welcome to students of the English Honors Program (EHP) at Lehman College! This is an online edition of our biannual Honors Newsletter. Please be sure to click in and read through each section so as not to miss anything. It’s been a busy academic semester for us all, so let’s begin with our news. Celebrate! The English Honors Program is thriving. We currently have 31 students and can always use more; advertise the EHP to fellow English majors and in your English classes! The current EHP members are:

Mena McCarthy
Frances Angel Mindanao
Javiera Morales-Reyes

Arlinda Mulosmanaj
Maria Reyes-Ramirez
Melissa Ruiz

Ashley Sanchez
Jeffrey Sanders
Nicholas Santiago
Eileen Sepulveda
Hema Sookhai
Rachel Strom
Nicole Torres
Anabel Ventura
Hardik Yadav



Kimberly Aguirre
Shivani Boodhoo
Rakiye Benjamin

Albert Calandra
Tana Cambrelen
Courtne Comrie
Ndeye Coundol

Ashley Davis
Deirdre Fanzo
Ashley Gonzalez
Athena Harris
Victoria Hofstad
Justin Joyce
Parbattie Khalawan

Ashley Khoury
Sharon Lee



We'd also like to welcome some of our newest members who joined the EHP this past year. Please welcome them when you see them in the Honors Room and around the halls of Carman:             

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Congratulations to our seniors who just completed the senior theses this December! We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments at the EHP Presentation & Ceremony on Wednesday, May 3, 2016.

Also, Melissa Ruiz will be studying abroad this semester in Japan to pursue language studies for her Japanese minor. The Lehman website featured EHP student Melanie Hernandez as part of their Lehman Today series. Click here to read the full article! Congratulations also to Luis Machuca, EHP class of 2017, who is a winner of this year's Don and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarship, awarded by CUNY's University Student Senate. Corey Lionel Spencer and Merita Ljubanovic were accepted to CUNY's Pipeline Program, which offers support to students pursuing a PhD. Stephanie Trinidad and Yocasta Novas, who graduated this past spring, are working as an editorial interns at St. Martin's Press (Macmillan Publishing). Greg Nemeth obtained a position as a teaching assistant at P.S. 24. Visit the website Dearenglishmajor.com for news and helpful hints about resumes, jobs, and tips for majors.


Submit your work to the English Department Writing Contest! All work should be submitted online using our Submittable entry forms by February 28, 2017.  Click the poster below for more information.

FACULTY Advisors


Prof. Moy, Director of the EHP, manages recruitment and entry for the Honors Program. Her door is open on Monday and Wednesday afternoons for consultation and chatting with EHP students about any subjects. Stop by to discuss course advisement, your thesis progress, recommendation requests, or even research and citation help. Any questions from alumni can also be directed to Prof. Moy (Carman 392).

Prof. Loscocco, the English Department Chair teaches the Honors Colloquium on Thursday evenings. Please direct any questions about the thesis, e-Portfolios, and mentors to Prof. Loscocco (Carman 301). 

The EHP collaborates with the Beyond the Bachelors program, which offers various day-long and week-longbooster courses throughout the year to prepare students for prestigious fellowships, graduate study, internships, and careers. Beyond the Bachelors is run by Prof. Augustine, a Lehman graduate and EHP alum herself.

Together, Professor Moy, Professor Loscocco, and Professor Augustine are working as a team to help support you through the undergraduate English Honors major, the completion of the thesis, and plans for beyond graduation.