Adrian Plaisance ’17

Newman Civic Fellow

Sophomore earns national recognition for his dedication to creating change

Study itinerary
circles the globe

Adrian Plaisance ’17 has been named a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow, one of 201 student leaders nationwide recognized by Campus Compact. He has also won a $10,000 Cargill grant to study the social impact of climate change in four countries next year.


He’ll study “Climate Change: the Politics of Food, Water and Energy” in Bolivia, Morocco and Vietnam, and then spend a semester at McDaniel Europe in Budapest. 


“I believe I will be a stronger and more educated environmental advocate when I return to McDaniel for my senior year,” he said. MORE »

Artwork from the book Absolutely Almost.

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Zach Brown '14 at EPCOT.

Disney Dreams

Zach Brown ’14 shares the magic with EPCOT visitors

Grad’s Innoventions talks
Fueled by the Liberal Arts

For Zachery Brown, dreams really do come true at Walt Disney World. The 2014 grad shares the magic of Disney with thousands of guests a day as Innoventions Presenter at EPCOT.


“I’m part of what makes the trip special for our guests, and I think that’s the coolest thing ever,” said Brown, who became a cast member with the highly competitive Disney College Program in June. With a job waiting for him as a cast member with Animal Kingdom Theatre Operations upon completion, Brown walks the footsteps of Whitney Walker ’14, who landed a full-time position as a character attendant after completing the program herself.

Mason Woolford on the golf green.

Athlete of the


Mason Woolford fired a 36-hole score of 149 to finish third overall and lead McDaniel to a third-place finish at the Glenmaura National Collegiate Invitational in men's golf action on Sunday and Monday. MORE »

Elena (Alyona) Skovorodnikova

Global Fellows

Grant sends students to Nepal, Italy and Hungary

Students immerse
In new cultures

Thanks to the Kahlert Foundation, three Global Fellows are studying abroad this semester. Juniors Leigh Brownell of Newtown, Pa., and Nicole Ringel of New Market, Md., traveled to Nepal and Florence, Italy, respectively. Sophomore Elena Skovorodnikova, from the Siberian region of Russia, is taking classes at McDaniel Europe, the college’s branch campus in Budapest, Hungary.


“I have been impressed with the volunteer work by students at McDaniel,” said Greg Kahlert, president of the foundation, which provided McDaniel College with a gift to fund study abroad for Global Fellows as well as scholarships for Carroll County students.

Spring Undergraduate Awards Ceremony
April 26, 2015, 12:00 am
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