Costa Rica Bound
Spanish major Serra Berry was awarded the prestigious Gilman Scholarship to support her studies at Latin University in Costa Rica this summer.
Aspires to Teach
The rising senior, who is in McDaniel’s first class of Global Scholars, will take four courses during the semester of study abroad while fulfilling Gilman-required service projects. She’ll volunteer as a teacher’s aide in a Costa Rican school and conduct a project she designed, working with children at her mother’s Berry Patch Early Learning Center in Hampstead, Md.
“I’ll be Skyping with my school-age children at the center and sending back menus, lessons, anything that will help them learn about Costa Rica and its culture,” she says, explaining that she works at Berry Patch year-round while pursuing McDaniel’s five-year B.A./M.S. in Education. “Latin University will give me a global, connected experience which is so important for teaching.” Read the full story
Science Academy and more touch down on the Hill.
High Marks for Teacher Ed
Education Prof Scores Emmy
PBS Show = Early Math Skills
The Grades Are In
Nearly 200 parents and guardians of the Class of 2018 sampled all things McDaniel during their own orientation a month before their children will arrive on campus. Traveling from across the country, parents spent a full two days getting to know administrators, professors and staff as well as the student preview guides who led them through the experience.
After experiencing the dorms and dining hall and learning about academics, residence life, student engagement and career services, the parents received a three-ring binder of information and contacts for future reference. "It was a wonderful experience and answered a lot of our questions," said one dad, adding: "We feel very comfortable sending our daughter here. In fact, we look forward to it in the fall."
2013-2014 Year In
During the 2013-14 year, McDaniel had six teams earn bids into the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) tournament. MORE
FIRST JOB: Connecting Kids and Mentors
Recent Grad Named
Baltimorean “To Watch”
As the development manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, 23-year-old Kaitlyn Thomas ’11 promotes mentoring relationships between youth and adults in the community. For her creativity and impact she was named one of “10 People to Watch Under 30,” a special recognition by b, the free weekly published by The Baltimore Sun.
Thomas, a Sociology major, works on everything from community outreach to fundraising. Her favorite experience is a special project she organized called “Mentoring Monologues” in which adults and youths tell their stories. “They’re making changes and making a difference in their communities — it’s powerful and inspiring.” (photo by Algerina Perna / Baltimore Sun)
Graduate student Jordan Butler drew from his own experiences to write “Charles Street Rivals” and won a first place in the Baltimore Screenwriters Competition.