Awards and Achievements

February 12, 2008

Members of the student group “Best Buddies,” along with faculty and staff, jumped into the Chesapeake Jan. 26 for the Maryland State Police’s annual Polar Bear Plunge. The money they raised benefits Special Olympics.

McDaniel Education students helped inventory and distribute to Carroll County Public Schools six pallets of school and office supplies donated by Dynamex, Inc.

Four students lobbied their lawmakers Feb. 7 for Maryland Independent Colleges and Universities Association Higher Education Day. They urged their lawmakers to restore state support for independent higher education.

Students with Maryland's Lt. Gov.

McDaniel students won awards at the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Anthony Cimino ’07 won as an alternate for the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographer’s award. Jon Teter ’08 won honorable mention in Stage Management for his work on McDaniel's production of “Waiting For Godot.”  Additionally, Peter Kendall ’08 made it to the semi-final round of the Irene Ryan Scholarship Competition – a competition that started with 239 candidates.

Zephia Bryant, director of the Office of Multicultural Services, was honored by the Y of Central Maryland as a Drum Major Community Achiever.  The award, given during the organization’s Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast, recognizes Bryant’s work as an agent of change on campus, and as one who perpetuates the ideals and dreams of the civil rights movement.

Associate Professor of Education Sharon Craig won a grant for her "Mentoring Young Writers Project," a collaborative professional development program that partners McDaniel College’s Education and English Departments with Deer Park and Franklin Elementary Schools in Baltimore County and Sandymount Elementary School in Carroll County. The grant is funded by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Assistant Director of Student Teaching at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Marianne Hazel, who earned her master’s degree at the College in 1998, was awarded a 2007 Peers’ Choice Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring. As a full time University supervisor, Hazel helps to prepare student teachers as the culmination of their teacher preparation program.

English Professor Pamela Regis was awarded by Romantic Times magazine the Melinda Helfer Fairy Godmother Award. The service award is given to those who have gone beyond the call of duty to promote the genre and, especially, to support and encourage  authors.