Molly Schonfeld tries on a 3D-printed prosthetic limb.

Walking in an Amputee’s Shoes

Exercise Science senior's independent summer research explores prosthetics.

Capstone Explores Medicine’s 3D Future

As part of her research, Molly Schonfeld visited a company that uses 3D printers to make custom prosthetic limbs and was inspired to write her final paper about this new technology.

“We think of prosthetics as arms and legs, but now with 3D printing, they’re making organs,” says professor David Petrie, who advises Schonfeld’s independent study. “We’re graduating students who may be on the initial part of this future in medicine.”

With the increasing need for occupational therapists who can work with wounded veterans and others who may need prosthetics, Schonfeld, an Exercise Science and Physical Education major, will be prepared for advanced Occupational Therapy training.

Rhythm Griots, Senegalese 
musicians and African 
drummers, Massamba Diop 
& Backa Niang

Your guide to what's happening at McDaniel College.

McDaniel College students in front of Carroll Hall, location of Undergraduate Admissions.


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McDaniel ranks high as "Best Bang for the Buck"

McDaniel family and friends reconnect at Family Weekend.

Reconnect at
Family Weekend
Sept. 26 - 28

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Education Prof Scores Emmy

PBS Show = Early Math Skills

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First-year students walk at night with candles.


Traditions Brighten
First Day on the Hill

As dusk fell on Move-In Day Aug. 20, members of the Class of 2018 lit candles during an evening ceremony in Baker Memorial Chapel to symbolize the College’s original 1867 imperative of bringing students “out of darkness into light.” Selected from a pool of 3,427 applicants, the class comprises one-third first generation college students while more than one-fourth are students of color. Almost half of the class represents the top 25 percent of their high school classes, 42 have joined McDaniel’s Honors Program and four form the inaugural group of Dorsey Scholars, who receive scholarships that cover full tuition, room and board for all four years.

Caroline Brehm - McDaniel College

2013-2014 Year In


Caroline Brehm and Rachel Sidney led the softball team in 2014 with record-breaking performances. MORE

Applause for Theatre Prof’s
Many Talents

McDaniel Move-in Crew members help unload first-year students' cars.

Welcome #McDaniel18

Watch McDaniel's newest students make their home on the Hill.

FIRST JOB: Customized Sports Training

McDaniel Plan Inspires
2013 Grad’s Business

John LaRocca’s paid internship with a large company that provides sports performance enhancement training taught him a lot. Mostly, he learned that he wanted to start a similar business targeted to teen athletes, but with customized speed, strength and agility training tailored to each sport, delivered by experts in that sport. “Just like the McDaniel Plan does for academics.”

Shortly after graduation, the Exercise Science major and Green Terror soccer player launched Beltway Trainer. A former NBA player, a former University of Maryland football standout and a D.C. United soccer player highlight the staff roster. Cheering clients include both individuals and high school teams who have upped their game.

An apple on a pile of books.

Alumnae Named Best Teachers

Three McDaniel graduates are among Maryland’s 24 teachers of the year, recognized for excellence in teaching and leadership in their respective counties.



Labor Day - College Closed
September 1, 2014, 12:00 am
Labor Day - College Closed
September 1, 2014, 12:00 am
Last date to add an undergraduate class
September 3, 2014, 4:30 pm
“Le démantèlement/The Auction”
September 15, 2014, 5:00 pm
Graduate Open House at Hoover Library
September 17, 2014, 6:00 pm
2014 Grandparents Conference
September 20, 2014, 8:30 am
January Term undergraduate registration
September 22, 2014, 12:00 am
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