Foote Fellows Honors Program

The Foote Fellows Honors Program recognizes the most educationally accomplished incoming students at the University of Miami. Foote Fellows have distinguished themselves both in and out of the classroom, are self-motivated, and think independently. Admission to the Foote Fellows Honors Program is by invitation.

Within the curricular framework of their school or college, Foote Fellows enjoy maximum freedom to explore a multitude of educational resources. Many Foote Fellows leverage this opportunity to take additional majors and/or minors and to study abroad.

At each of the nine undergraduate schools at the University of Miami, a dedicated advisor helps Foote Fellows chart their academic path and attain access to distinctive learning opportunities and educational guidance, such as special school-based seminars, faculty-mentored research, networking opportunities, and off-campus internships.

In addition, Foote Fellows have access to opportunities outside their school. Special Foote Fellow events are held throughout the academic year. “Books That Matter,” a rigorous, multidisciplinary seminar in reading and analyzing significant works of nonfiction, is offered to Foote Fellows. Foote Fellows also benefit from focused advising regarding post-baccalaureate distinguished fellowships and awards, support and information about co-curricular opportunities from a dedicated program manager, and networking events with other Foote Fellows from all disciplines.

To graduate with the Foote Fellows Honors Program distinction, Foote Fellow students must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.5 by the completion of the final semester.
Eligibility for the Foote Fellows Honors Program transcript distinction for each student is determined by the lower of two GPAs:

  1. UM cumulative graduation GPA
  2. Combination GPA (UM cumulative graduation GPA + Transfer GPA)

The Foote Fellows Honors Program reflects the educational vision of former University of Miami President Edward T. Foote, who retired in 2000 after serving the University for twenty years.

College of Arts & Sciences
Emily K. Long (interim over summer for Arts & Humanities)

Melissa Hew-Terradath (Fall 2023 Arts & Humanities)

Oscar Diaz (STEM majors)

School of Architecture
Ana Regalado

Miami Herbert School of Business
Cassandra Sierra 

School of Communication
Luis Herrera

School of Education and Human Development
EllenMarie McPhillip 

College of Engineering
Dr. Ram Narasimhan

Frost School of Music
Dr. Corin Overland

School of Nursing and Health Studies
Pamela Salemi

Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science
Dr. Larry Peterson 

Spring 2024 Foote Fellow Fridays & Special Events 

Join us for conversations and refreshments with OAE staff and special guests.

Friday, March 29, 2:00pm-3:00pm 
Sleep Health Seminar
Shalala Student Center, Iron Arrow Room

Friday, April 26, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Foote Fellow End of Year Celebration
The Rathskeller

Check Back For Programming Details and Updates!