Madeline Hanlon: Outstanding Student in Early Childhood Education

Madeline HanlonMadeline Hanlon (she/her) of North Smithfield, Rhode Island is the outstanding student in child development and family relations, early childhood education concentration for 2021-2022. Madeline is a double major in early childhood and elementary education with a concentration in special education. As an undergraduate student, she has served as a resident assistant for the Department of Housing Services, was a member of the national service sorority Gamma Sigma Sigma, and has been a Black Bear Mentor, a peer mentor and a student ambassador for the College of Education and Human Development.

Hometown: North Smithfield, RI

High School: North Smithfield High School

Parents: Danielle and Richard Hanlon

Special thanks: I want to thank my family and all of the educators that have helped me along the way, especially Jamie Austin, my mentor in high school who set me on the path to becoming a special educator.

Favorite UMaine memory: My favorite UMaine memories are from going to all of the hockey games over the years watching us beat UNH.