McDaniel College biology major Ian Kasaitis ’18.

Voyage of a Lifetime

Biology major conducts oceanic research while sailing the high seas

Learning to sail,
Study and explore

Before heading to Woods Hole, Mass., and boarding the tall ship he would help sail to Ireland, Ian Kasaitis ’18 had never been farther from his Maryland home than New Jersey.


But the lore of adventure coupled with encouragement from Biology professor Katie Staab fueled his application to SEA (Sea Education Association) Semester and what would be a life-changing experience.


Kasaitis was among a group of 15 college students, four scientists, four sailing interns and a crew of six who sailed a 134-foot, two-masted sailing research vessel across the Atlantic while conducting oceanic research.

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Move-In and Convocation

Class of 2020 brings
diversity of talents

Among them are two gold medal figure skaters, a competitive Irish dancer and a state surfing champion. One earned state awards for conservation work. Others built a 3,000-piece origami swan and auditioned for “The Voice” and “America’s Got Talent.”


They’re accomplished philanthropists, raising thousands of dollars for Make a Wish, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and other charities. One student completed the FBI future agents program and another runs her own baking company.

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Roger Isom

20 in their 20s

Roger Isom Jr. ‘16 among Maryland’s ‘best and brightest under 30’

Creativity and spirit
Bring new energy

Recent grad, Roger Isom Jr., was recognized by The Daily Record as one of 20 Maryland up-and-comers who are in their 20s.


The “20 in their Twenties” are chosen for professional accomplishment, civic involvement and impact of achievement. “The program celebrates the best and brightest under 30 who may have not earned their first million but whose creativity and spirit are already contributing to a new energy in Maryland,” according to The Daily Record.

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