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SmartTALK

McDaniel College’s SmartTALK brings notable alumni back to campus for an on-stage conversation with President Roger Casey. Learn how alumni transform their liberal arts degrees into professional careers.

Guests have included a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, a career foreign-service diplomat, a National Teacher of the Year, a video game designer, an international sports agent, and others. See full list below.

The Motley Fool financial services expert Buck Hartzell ’92

Eric Dezenhall
Crisis and scandal management expert

Niki Grandrimo ‘94
CIA Attorney

Sharon Wensel Bowers '78
Acclaimed Science Educator

Jim Naughton '94
International Sports Agent

Thomas Roberts '94
MSNBC News Anchor

David Lacquement '77
U.S. Army (Ret.) Major General

Steven Carr '84 
FBI Special Agent

Greg Street '91 
Lead Systems Designer, World of Warcraft

Judy Woodruff & Al Hunt 
Washington D.C. Journalists (PBS NewsHour, Bloomberg News)

Bernard Franklin M. Ed. '78 
NCAA Executive Vice President

Gerald Winegrad '66 
Environmental Champion & Former State Senator

Eric Schwaab '82 
Director of National Marine Fisheries Service at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Michelle Shearer M.S. '96 
2011 National Teacher of the Year

Tom Armbruster '80 
U.S. Foreign Service Diplomat

Wendy Ruderman '91
2010 Pulitzer Prize Winning Investigative Reporter

 
Thanksgiving Recess begins
November 25, 2014, 10:00 pm
McDaniel Free Press Weekly Meeting
November 26, 2014, 8:30 pm
Thanksgiving - College Closed
November 27, 2014, 12:00 am
Spring graduate registration begins
December 1, 2014, 12:00 am
Classes resume
December 1, 2014, 8:00 am
Jazz Night at Decker College Center
December 4, 2014, 8:00 pm
Undergraduate classes end
December 5, 2014, 12:00 am
College Band Concert at WMC Alumni Hall
December 5, 2014, 7:00 pm
Reading Days
December 6, 2014, 12:00 am
Carroll County Studio Tour at Art Studio
December 6, 2014, 10:00 am
Gospel Choir Concert at WMC Alumni Hall
December 7, 2014, 3:00 pm
Undergraduate examinations begin
December 8, 2014, 12:00 am
Late Night Breakfast at Englar Dining Hall
December 8, 2014, 9:00 pm
Undergraduate semester ends
December 12, 2014, 12:00 am
Graduate semester ends
December 13, 2014, 12:00 am