Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center Fund Supports Four New Fellows

This semester, the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center (MHC) welcomes four new undergraduate research fellows: Chapman “Chappy” Hall, Iris Loehr, Sarah Renee Ozlanski and Katherine Ritche. This new cohort will join current fellows Paige Allen, Sebastien Chamberlain, Abigail Roberts and Willow Wind. 

MHC undergraduate fellows receive an award of up to $8,000 over the course of two semesters to pursue an independent research or creative project in the humanities in collaboration with a faculty member. The awards are supported through the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center Fund created in 2010 by generous donors Clement ’64 and Linda McGillicuddy and four indiviual awards: Sandra Merrill Peters and John G. Peters Humanities Fellowship Fund, Kathy Olmstead’s Echoes of Maine Humanities Fellowship Fund, Liam Rioridan Humanities Fellowship Fund, and David ’64, ’67G and Alison ’71 Wiggin Humanities Fellowship. These funds are held at the University of Maine Foundation.

In addition to honing their research skills and building their academic networks, MHC fellows serve as humanities ambassadors to their peers, the campus and the broader community. 

The MHC supports excellent teaching, research and public engagement in the humanities to deepen understanding of the human condition. It supports programs that foster intellectual curiosity, critical reflection and creative innovation. At the core of the center’s work is the belief that studying the humanities inspires compassion across differences, develops empathy, strengthens critical thinking skills and cultivates the emotional and intellectual agility needed to navigate an increasingly interconnected and complex global landscape.

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