Information for Prospective Students

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Honors College Ambassadors

Honors Ambassadors is a student-run group of current honors students who represent the Honors College at open houses, question and answer panels and other recruitment events. Honors Ambassadors are available to host prospective students on select days during the year. Host-a-Days allows new students to explore the everyday life of an Honors student, from classes to campus activities. Honors Ambassadors are the bridge between prospective and current Honors students, and a powerful resource for attracting students to UMD.

Students who are interested in becoming an Honors Ambassador should email

Meet Our Student Coordinator

Hello! My name is Radhika Gholap, and I’m a sophomore in the Integrated Life Sciences honors program. I’m majoring in cellular biology and molecular genetics with a double minor in Spanish and statistics. Outside of HA, I’m the recruitment & retention coordinator and CMNS legislator for the UMD Student Government Association, and I’m also involved with UMD’s American Medical Student Association. I also volunteer for a women’s health clinic and tutor at a local high school. I’m really excited to be part of HA for a second year because I love talking to prospective students and introducing them to all the Honors College has to offer.
-Radhika Gholpa ’21

Meet Our Advisor

Hello and welcome to the Honors Ambassadors! As the recruitment and programming graduate assistant, I look forward to working with some of the best and brightest students UMD has to offer, as well as our intellectually curious prospective students. I am currently enrolled in the Higher Education master’s program at UMD and enjoy working with students and families to ensure a positive college admissions experience. If you have any questions about the University of Maryland Honors College or Honors Ambassadors, please feel free to contact me.
--Oscar Avilez, Recruitment and Programming Graduate Assistant

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