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

School of Architecture
Ana Regalado

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. Steven Moore

School of Nursing and Health Studies
Pamela Salemi

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Dr. Larry Peterson 

Fall 2022 Foote Fellow Fridays


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

Friday, September 9th, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Meet the Director of the OAE, Dr. Kysha Harriell, grab coffee and treats, and get to know the office
OAE Conference Room, 2nd Floor Richter Library  
Friday, September 30th, 2:30 - 3:30pm
A Conversation on Excellence vs. Perfectionism with Dr. Kysha Harriell
Dr. Harriell's Faculty Residence in Mahoney
Friday, October 21st, 2:30 - 3:30pm
A Conversation with the Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, Dr. Maria Stampino
Dr. Harriell's Faculty Residence in Mahoney
Friday, November 18th, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Study Abroad Discussion
Location TBD
Friday, December 2nd, 2:30 - 3:30pm