Alumni in the news

December 07, 2010

McDaniel College Trustee Ralph Frith ’84 was recently honored by the Western Maryland Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (WMAFP) for his volunteer fund-raising work for organizations in his community, including his alma mater. The luncheon in Frederick also celebrated the 25th anniversary of National Philanthropy Day. Frith was among 15 volunteers recognized for their tenacity, passion and persuasiveness.

David Greisman ’07 has been named editor of the Columbia, Md., news website. At McDaniel, Greisman earned a bachelor's degree in English and then landed work as a reporter for The Keene (N.H.) Sentinel, where he covered local and state government, and local, state and national politics. He also is an award-winning boxing writer for

Adrian Pettaway ’09, an Exercise Science and Physical Education major, recently completed an internship with the San Diego Chargers. Pettaway is currently working with the Razorback football team at the University of Arkansas, where he is pursuing his master’s degree in athletic training at the College of Education and Health Professions. During his internship, he received the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society Ethnic Minority Scholarship.

Josh Russin ’07 has been named clerk-treasurer for the town of Somerset in Montgomery County, Md. The clerk-treasurer, who reports to the mayor, is the main administrator of the town and is clerk to the council and chief financial officer. Russin most recently worked for Gov. Martin O’Malley as intergovernmental affairs and zone coordinator in the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives.

Toni Tagliareni ’09 was recently selected for the Teach for America Program. She was one of 4,500 selected out of 46,000 applicants. She is teaching at a school in Newark, N.J., with the goal of helping to close the school’s academic achievement gap among its students. At McDaniel, she was a dual major (Social Work and Political Science) and was accepted into the Advance Standing Program at University of Pennsylvania, from which she recently graduated with an MSW. She aims to use her Teach for America experience to help inform her long-term goal of influencing education policy.