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Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

Show Your GPS Green Terror Pride! 

The 2022 Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week will be celebrated April 4-8, 2022. This annual recognition was started in 1993 by the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students to support, appreciate, and emphasize the contributions, impact, and value of graduate and professional students on campus, in their workplace and in communities throughout the United States.

In recognition of this week, McDaniel Graduate and Professional Studies will be celebrating with several activities throughout the week. All students who participate in the various events throughout the week will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of three free graduate courses and some awesome McDaniel swag. The more you participate, the more chances you will have to win.

Additionally, virtual backgrounds and graphics for use with zoom, phones, and social media are available for students, faculty and staff to upload for use during the week to show your Green Terror GPS Pride! See below for information about the week’s activities.

Monday – Friday, April 4th – 8th

Show Your Graduate Student Green Terror Pride!

Choose from any and all of the following daily options:

  1. Like our GPS facebook page and use the graphic Toolkit here to update your profile photo, make a post and tag your friends with the following comment on being a McDaniel College graduate student.
  2. Follow our GPS facebook page and Instagram and give a shout out to your favorite McDaniel professor.
  3. Like our GPS facebook page and Instagram photos and posts throughout the week and tag your friends.

Your name will be entered into the drawings daily for participating.

Tuesday, April 5th – Virtual Zoom Workshop 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

GPS Strategic Planning Process Virtual SWOT Analysis Session


As part of McDaniel College strategic planning process, we would like to invite current and former graduate students to a SWOT analysis session. A SWOT analysis is an exercise which helps guide institutions in planning for organizational growth. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Raekwon Conaway, graduate student in our Public Administration program and current graduate student representative on the McDaniel Board of Directors will be facilitating this session. Join us and share your thoughts and ideas on how we can improve the student graduate experience. Attendees will get a chance to win a free graduate course.

Thursday, April 7th – 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Virtual Zoom Workshop - Catch the Wave: Create the Optimal Conditions for Your Graduate Learning Journey


New to graduate school? Back after a long hiatus? Looking for tips on how to balance life and grad school? Tune into this interactive session to get a full understanding of graduate learning expectations, setting goals, taking charge of your learning, developing habits of mind and more. Laura Gillen, alumni of our Master of Science in Innovations in Teaching and Learning program, will be the presenter of this session which she created as part of her capstone project based on the ITL program’s brain-based learning course. Get your name into the drawing for a free course by attending this session.

Virtual backgrounds


GPS Student Appreciation Week McDaniel Entrance Sign


GPS Student Appreciation Week The Arch


GPS Student McDaniel Entrance Sign


GPS Student The Arch