Philip Henry Dorsey

Full Scholarships Are
1891 Alum’s Legacy

Four exceptional students
named Dorsey Scholars

Service and leadership are Emphasis of new program

Four exceptional first-year students who are especially motivated to build successful lives of leadership, service and social responsibility form the inaugural cohort of McDaniel’s competitive new Dorsey Scholars Program, which awards comprehensive scholarships covering full tuition, room and board and provides distinctive opportunities, such as travel with President Roger Casey as ambassadors of the college.

The program is named for 1891 alumnus Philip Henry Dorsey, whose $6.7 million bequest established the largest endowment for student scholarships in the college’s history. Potential Dorsey Scholars do not apply for the award, but are selected from McDaniel’s Honors Program applicant pool. Scholars must maintain a 3.5 GPA and live on campus. They are also invited to enroll in the Honors Program. Meet our Dorsey Scholars.

Buck Hartzell '92

Wed. Oct. 8
7 p.m.

A conversation with Buck Hartzell '92, director of Investor Operations and Development at The Motley Fool. MORE »

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


Upcoming Fall Visit Days: Learn More »


Can't make it on campus? Take our Virtual Tour.

McDaniel again recognized as a top liberal arts college. MORE »

Oct. 24 - 25

Picture of a student walking across campus.

What Can You Make Possible For Today's Students?

Learn the impact of your gift to the Fund for McDaniel

Grant Supports
Dive into Research

Senior’s Interest In
Clean Water Deepens

Alexa Riland ’15 spent the summer studying tiny protozoans living in the sea grass in the Mediterranean shallows around Mallorca off the coast of Spain. Her research at the University of Balearic Islands into the health of the sea grass and overall water quality — as reflected by the protozoans’ skeletal remains — was entirely funded by a Cargill Foundation grant.

The Cargill grant has also sent McDaniel’s Environmental Studies students to Hawaii to study Humpback Whale migration and Guyana to study bat biodiversity. The experience affirmed Riland’s career interest in water quality: “It was simply the coolest summer of my entire life.”  FULL STORY

Nick Over, a freshman goalkeeper on the McDaniel men's soccer team.

Athlete of the


Nick Over led the men's soccer team to a 1-1 week. The freshman goalkeeper made 11 saves in the two games, allowing just one goal. MORE

Wesley Brown ’17 and Sarah Hull ’15 rehearse for Theatre Arts department production of “Buried Child.”


WMC Alumni Hall
Oct. 1 - 4

Students in Englar dining hall.

Dining at

A look at our
culinary choices.

Rebekah James in the lab working on an Ebola vaccine.

FIRST JOB: Ebola Vaccine Researcher

Biology Major Works
To Help Save Lives

In the midst of history’s largest and deadliest Ebola virus outbreak, Rebekah James ’13 is on the frontlines of research to prevent future epidemics of the hemorrhagic fever. At the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Md., she runs flow cytometry, ELISAs, and other assays – some of which she first learned in Eaton Hall as an undergraduate – all with the goal to contribute to a vaccine for the virus. Most often, James works with non-deadly irradiated forms of the Ebola virus, although occasionally she dons protective gear to work with live viruses.

“The work we do is extremely rewarding because we are discovering new things about the virus which will eventually help save lives,” she says.

Merritt Hall at night time.

Nights Are For Earning Your Master's Degree

Learn about advancing your education and career at McDaniel’s Graduate Open House 5:30-7p.m. Oct. 30.



"Buried Child" at WMC Alumni Hall
October 1, 2014, 7:30 pm
McDaniel Free Press Weekly Meeting
October 1, 2014, 8:30 pm
Fall Break
October 13, 2014, 12:00 am
Open Mic Night
October 14, 2014, 12:00 am
Mid-semester undergraduate grades due
October 15, 2014, 12:00 pm
AAUP Meeting at Hill Hall
October 15, 2014, 4:15 pm
Graduate Comprehensive Experience
October 18, 2014, 12:00 am
2014 Caregivers Conference
October 18, 2014, 8:30 am
Book Talk at Carroll County Arts Center
October 21, 2014, 7:00 pm
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