Adrian Plaisance ’17

Newman Civic Fellow

Sophomore earns national recognition for his dedication to creating change

Study itinerary
circles the globe

Adrian Plaisance ’17 has been named a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow, one of 201 student leaders nationwide recognized by Campus Compact. He has also won a $10,000 Cargill grant to study the social impact of climate change in four countries next year.


He’ll study “Climate Change: the Politics of Food, Water and Energy” in Bolivia, Morocco and Vietnam, and then spend a semester at McDaniel Europe in Budapest. 


“I believe I will be a stronger and more educated environmental advocate when I return to McDaniel for my senior year,” he said. MORE »

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A picture of entrepreneur Ryan Lutes '14 with one of his trash cans.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

For entrepreneur Ryan Lutes ’16, every day is Earth Day

Innovative enterprise
built on trash containers

There are two ways of looking at junior Accounting Economics and Business Administration major Ryan Lutes’ bustling business — on the front end he dismantles and recycles old trash containers, and on the back end he supplies the material to produce dashboards for luxury cars.


“There’s no difference between me and my employees except that I get there earlier, stay later and do paperwork afterward,” he says. “It’s not just about making money for me. It’s about working someplace where I am happy, doing something that’s never been done before, treating my employees as I want to be treated – and then there’s the green incentive.


“It’s good for the planet.”

CC Player of the


Marty Windisch, the Centennial Conference Player of the Week, was a key part of a 5-0 week to get the Green Terror back to .500 in conference play and into playoff contention. He hit .543 on the week, a team-best 13 hits that included two doubles and a triple.MORE »

Elena (Alyona) Skovorodnikova

Global Fellows

Grant sends students to Nepal, Italy and Hungary

Students immerse
In new cultures

Thanks to the Kahlert Foundation, three Global Fellows are studying abroad this semester. Juniors Leigh Brownell of Newtown, Pa., and Nicole Ringel of New Market, Md., traveled to Nepal and Florence, Italy, respectively. Sophomore Elena Skovorodnikova, from the Siberian region of Russia, is taking classes at McDaniel Europe, the college’s branch campus in Budapest, Hungary.


“I have been impressed with the volunteer work by students at McDaniel,” said Greg Kahlert, president of the foundation, which provided McDaniel College with a gift to fund study abroad for Global Fellows as well as scholarships for Carroll County students.

Spring Undergraduate Awards Ceremony
April 26, 2015, 12:00 am
Undergraduate classes end
May 8, 2015, 12:00 am
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