Meet state’s top Honors student
Senior Eric Spioch, a double major in Spanish and Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies (linguistic specialization), is the recipient of the 2013 Portz Award for an Outstanding Honors Student at a four-year college in Maryland.
The award, given annually by the Maryland Collegiate Honors Council (MCHC), includes a $500 stipend. Spioch studied abroad in Cairo, Egypt, where he volunteered at the Children’s Cancer Hospital of Egypt. He is also involved in the track and field and cross country teams. Eric Lemmon, McDaniel’s first quadruple major in physics, chemistry, biology and biochemistry, received the award in 2010.
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Largest Bequest for Scholarships
McDaniel receives approximately $6.7 million from the estate of 1891 alumnus Philip Henry Dorsey. MORE
McDaniel College is among the best private liberal arts colleges nationwide making college more accessible and affordable for those with the greatest financial need, according to a report released by the New America Foundation. MORE
Thanks to a full-throttle internship at
the hit public TV program “Motorweek,” Greg Carloss ’12 cruised into his job as assistant producer even before he graduated.
As assistant producer at Maryland Public Television’s “Motorweek,” which airs nationwide, Carloss researches new vehicles to be covered on upcoming episodes and handles various aspects of video production. But he also gets to travel across the country to car shows and road-test some very hot new wheels, including the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover and the Audi RS5. He says his degree in Communication has put him in the driver’s seat.
PITCHER OF THE
Caroline Brehm was named the All-Centennial Conference's Co-Pitcher of the Year. It was the second straight top pitching honor for Brehm. MORE
Matthew Winner, M.S.'09, named Tech Leader by Library Journal. MORE
Go For 20
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Bill Westervelt '71 and Kevin Hanley '72 have teamed up for a $50,000 match in an effort to increase alumni participation to reach the goal of 20%.
Genomics students illustrate DNA
A day of fun wraps up semester’s hard work
To celebrate DNA Day, the students in Biology professor Susan Parrish’s Genomics class made DNA bracelets, twisted Twizzlers connected by toothpick-strung gummy bears, expressed their genetic uniqueness in decorated brownie pops and delighted in DNA cupcakes, all to the tune of DNA-themed music and video played in the background.
The reason for the celebration is much simpler to understand than DNA’s encoded genetic instructions.
“I work them pretty hard in this class – they do original research and it is one of our writing intensive courses,” says Parrish. “I think they need a day of fun.” FULL STORY
Deaf educator makes history in Illinois
Janice Smith-Warshaw, a 1996 graduate of McDaniel’s Deaf Education graduate program, will become the first deaf woman to be superintendent of the Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD) since the school opened in 1839.