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McDaniel Senior Named MD Top Honors Student

McDaniel senior Alan Lyons.
March 02, 2014

For the third time since 2010, a McDaniel senior has won the Maryland Collegiate Honors Council's prestigious John and Edythe Portz Award for outstanding honors student at a four-year college in Maryland.

Alan Lyons of Winfield, Md., is a Political Science and International Studies major who participates in the Model Arab League, represents the college in Annapolis as a student advocate for independent higher education in Maryland and also plays saxophone in the jazz and concert bands.

Honors program director and Psychology professor Stephanie Madsen nominated Lyons for the award.

"He is a scholar in the truest sense of the word and genuine in his interest to use his talents to help others both in his local community and on a global scale," said Madsen in her nomination.

Interested in both international and domestic policy, Lyons has seized every possible experience in both realms, from presenting in Morocco at a conference on the Muslim world to holding a commissioner seat on the executive committee of the Maryland Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism since his freshman year.

Lyons joins previous Portz Award winners in Eric Spioch in 2013, who graduated as one of the college's first Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies majors, and Eric Lemmon in 2010, who graduated with a quadruple major in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physics.

Learn more about McDaniel's Honor Program.

 
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