Barbara Shelton '70 wields a drill.

A simple, decent
place to live

McDaniel volunteers help build
Habitat for Humanity homes

Helping families realize
the American dream

McDaniel trustee and alumna Barbara Shelton doesn’t list carpentry skills on her resume. Neither do any of the other McDaniel students, professors, trustees and alumni who wield drills and digging irons at the Westminster Habitat for Humanity project, although most of them were together on another Habitat site in Beius, Romania.

For these volunteers, the five Union Crossing townhomes represent more than construction projects. They are the foundations of family life. “Everyone deserves affordable housing, and I love the idea that the families who will live here invest sweat equity by working along with us,” says Shelton ’70.

More students and groups from the college have signed on to help build the townhomes over the next several months. Read the full story here.

Faculty Art In The Spotlight

See the seventh biennial exhibition, opening reception is 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 23 in Rice Gallery. 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.

2014 Maryland Teacher of the Year and McDaniel College alumna Jody Zepp '94.

Alumna named MD Teacher of the Year 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

Aaron Slaughter ’10, a senior auditor with Bond Beebe in Bethesda, Md., with his colleague and co-interviewer William Thomas ’06.

Interviewing Day

Think speed-dating
with a career twist

Students land jobs, interships and experience

McDaniel’s Interviewing Day makes speed dating look like slow motion. In just over three hours, 23 employers – 18 represented by McDaniel alumni – held 168 interviews with 38 seniors, juniors and a few sophomores. 

Sponsored by the Economics and Business Administration department and organized by professor Susan Milstein, Interviewing Day is a win-win situation that both students and employers applaud. Employers have a chance to spend 20 minutes with each student, while students learn tips about interviewing and what makes a compelling resume, gain experience and receive all-important feedback when students and employers get together at the end of the day for dinner and conversation.

Gabrielle Yore - McDaniel College

Athlete of the


Gabrielle Yore led the field hockey team to a 3-1 win over Dickinson on Wednesday scoring all three goals in the win for her 2nd collegiate hat trick.  MORE »


Jan Term 2015
Travel Studies

Screenshot of msnbc host and Class of 1994 alum Thomas Roberts promoting his 20th reunion (with Jill Madey '94)!

Reunions Are Big News

MSNBC Host Thomas Roberts '94 and classmate Jill Grosso Madey '94 spread the word about Homecoming on Oct. 25. Register now »

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.



Book Talk at Carroll County Arts Center
October 21, 2014, 7:00 pm
McDaniel Free Press Weekly Meeting
October 22, 2014, 8:30 pm
October 25, 2014, 12:00 am
Holloway Lecture at McDaniel Lounge
October 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
Graduate Open House at Hoover Library
October 30, 2014, 5:30 pm
Terror Trot & Block and Roll at Gill Center
November 1, 2014, 12:00 am
Spring Undergraduate Registration
November 3, 2014, 12:00 am
Fall Open House at WMC Alumni Hall
November 9, 2014, 11:00 am
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