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McDaniel to hold 142nd Commencement ceremony and activities

May 14, 2012

McDaniel College’s 142nd Commencement ceremony will be streamed live online from Gill Center beginning at 2 p.m. May 19. During the ceremony, the college will award more than 600 bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Admission to the ceremony is by ticket only.

Honorary degrees will be awarded to Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick, Maryland’s first female state superintendent of schools, and Dr. Edwin Welch ’65, president of the University of Charleston in W.Va.

Student awards include the Argonaut Award, which is presented yearly to the graduating senior with the highest cumulative grade point average, and the Edith Farr Ridington Phi Beta Kappa Writing Award for the best honors paper.

In conjunction with Commencement, several events are held on Friday, May 18.

Graduating McDaniel seniors who are members of the College’s Army ROTC program will be commissioned as second lieutenants into the U.S. Army at 10 a.m. May 18 in Baker Memorial Chapel. McDaniel has had an Army ROTC program since 1919.

The annual senior awards convocation and baccalaureate is 7:30 p.m. May 18 in Gill Center. A Commencement party will follow for parents, students, faculty and staff in Englar Dining Hall.

For more information on the weekend’s activities, call 410-857-2247. Click here for a campus map to aid in parking and finding the buildings.