Shannon Travis brings the shoes and toys her unit collected to children at a local orphanage in Afghanistan in 2014.

Future Diplomat

Army veteran and Honors student Shannon Travis prepares for career in U.S. Foreign Service

Experience fuels
College studies

Shannon Travis did things a little differently than most college seniors. The Political Science and International Studies major experienced U.S. foreign policy firsthand in Iraq and Afghanistan before she stepped into the classroom to learn the theories behind it.


The combination, or, in Travis’ words, a “healthy mix of experience and education”  landed the Honors student a highly competitive internship with Women International Security (WIIS) this summer as program assistant for its Combat Integration Initiative. The organization is supporting the initiative as the military works to meet Congress’ mandate to open all branches to women by the end of 2015.


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McDaniel Environmental Studies professor Jason Scullion (left) and McDaniel senior Casey Kelahan (center) along with University Of Washington student Sophia Winkler-Schor (right) in the Peruvian Amazon.

On Conservation’s Frontier

Student-faculty research award and Cargill grant fund pioneering work in the remote Peruvian rain forest.

Saving one of Earth’s
Last great wild places

Each autumn, when Environmental Studies professor Jason Scullion returns to campus, he leaves a little bit of his heart in the Peruvian Amazon. His passion to protect these old-growth rain forests and their rich biodiversity will pull him back, and chances are McDaniel students will be by his side.


Both the lush forests and adventuresome students are the beneficiaries of Scullion’s commitment. This summer, senior Environmental Studies and Spanish double major Casey Kelahan went with Scullion to conduct a student-faculty research project in the remote Las Piedras watershed — the official biodiversity capital of the country.

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Members of McDaniel women's soccer team celebrate after scoring a goal.



For the first time in team history, the McDaniel women's soccer team debuted in the poll at 25th.

A walk through Westminster's Civil War History

A walk through Westminster's Civil War History

Picture taken from Interviewing Day at McDaniel College.

Interviewing Day

Reps from 22 businesses talk jobs and internships with students in 150 sessions in three hours

Big benefits for both
Employers and students

Sponsored by the Economics and Business Administration department, the ninth annual Interviewing Day brought to campus 22 businesses — some represented by alumni — to conduct 20-minute “speed interviews” with students interested in careers at accounting firms, banks, insurance agencies and investment companies.


Employers have a chance to recruit from a strong pool of candidates, while students learn tips about interviewing and the components of a compelling resume, get practice being on the “hot seat” and receive all-important feedback when students and employers get together at the end of the day for dinner and conversation.

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