Here’s a proud salute to our graduates! Read on for the insider’s view of the McDaniel College Class of 2018. #McDaniel18
A JUST FUTURE
Marquise Anthony Findley-Smith
Sociology major Marquise Anthony Findley-Smith, who interned with the Maryland Office of the Public Defender and as an investigative intern at the Georgetown University Law Center, has been accepted to the University of California, Irvine School of Law. At McDaniel, he was a member of the Green Terror football team and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and served as an ambassador for the Center for Experience and Opportunity.
Caitlin Victoria Ramos
Caitlin Victoria Ramos, a Cinema major from Manalapan, N.J., is packing her bags for London to intern for Pebble Studios, a film, animation & VR company with a full in-house video production studio.
A MAGICAL OPPORTUNITY
Ceanna Julia Hudicka
Ceanna Julia Hudicka of Hampstead, Md., treasures her “Animating Life” Jan Term trip to Walt Disney Worldwhere she got to go behind the scenes at the parks and learn about the different technologies used to make her favorite attractions. Next, the Art History major will complete graduate school online at Hofstra University, studying Higher Education Leadership and Policy, while participating in the Disney College Program in Orlando, Fla.
FRONT AND CENTER
After an active stretch with McDaniel’s Theatre department that encompassed sound design, properties design, an internship and more, Brittany Anne Adams of Westminster, Md., will extend her theatre passions into the world of arts administration. The Theatre Arts major with a minor in Business Administration will complete a development internship with Baltimore Center Stage.
A HEALTHY WORKLOAD
Miranda Alba Rep
A Psychology major and Biology minor from Hanover, Pa., Miranda Alba Rep is heading to Johns Hopkins University. She will be attending a Post-Baccalaureate Health Science Intensive for one year while she prepares for medical school and simultaneously works on a master’s degree in Biotechnology.
Joshua Martin Irvin
After receiving a Mellon Grant and researching the Tuscarora Indians’ dispossession with History professor Stephen Feeley, Joshua Martin Irvin of Littlestown, Pa., is off to The George Washington University. He received a fellowship and generous stipend to pursue a Ph.D. in Native American History. While there, the History major will also work as a teaching assistant in U.S. History classes.
READY, SET, SPIKE
Teryn Lynne Rath
Winning the women’s volleyball conference her sophomore year is an experience that Teryn Lynne Rath will never forget. A Kinesiology major from Grass Valley, Calif., Teryn will work as a high school junior varsity volleyball coach in California while saving money to attend occupational therapy school.
Kinesiology major Aaron C. Ferguson, III of Capitol Heights, Md., will put his degree to work as a shift supervisor at Life Cafe, Lifetime Fitness.
BOUND FOR BOSTON
Sarah Elizabeth Edmonds
Sarah Elizabeth Edmonds graduates with a double major in English and Cinema and a minor in Business Administration. Her most memorable experience was working with professors and students on a short film, “The Bane of Man,” which took home two top awards at the Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival in Muskogee, Okla. Sarah, who hails from Quakertown, Pa., will attend Simmons College in Boston to pursue an M.S. degree in Library and Information Sciences with a concentration in Archives and an M.A. degree in History.
ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE
Torreke Derrell Evans
This summer, Theatre Arts and English dual major Torreke Derrell Evans of Atlanta is headed to the Commonwealth Shakespeare Apprenticeship Program at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. His program involves training in Textual Analysis and Voice, as well as performing in a professionally-directed Shakespeare production.
Emily Susan Caudell
A Spanish major with an Education minor, Emily Susan Caudell is remaining at McDaniel after graduation to continue her five-year program to teach Spanish and special education.
FINDING HER OWN BEAT
Jacqueline Emily Sherwin, a Psychology and Music double major from Westminster, Md., will continue her studies at McDaniel working toward a master’s degree in Counseling, with a specialization in Community Mental Health Counseling.
LEAD THE WAY
A leader in both football and lacrosse for McDaniel, Kinesiology major Kyle Andrew Savick of Port Deposit, Md., will attend Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla., for a master’s degree in Leadership.
IMPORTANT PROJECTS AHEAD
Jasmine Alexis Smith
After graduation, Jasmine Alexis Smith of Baltimore will begin an internship at the Maryland Department of Health. As part of the internship, the Biology major with a minor in Forensic Science will be conducting several projects with the departments of Chronic Disease Prevention and Environmental Health.
AN ALL-AROUND ACE
(Left to right) Justin Arter, Tate Myers, Quinn Burker, William James Giles, Jimmy Wawrzynski, and Luke Shuck
Four years of tennis was the highlight of William James Giles’ time on the Hill. The Communication major from LaVale, Md., is heading to Frostburg State University in pursuit of an M.B.A. He has served as a member of the Student Alumni Council and as a student visitor on the college’s Board of Trustees. He has also been active with the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society. After traveling to 14 countries while spending the fall semester of his junior year at McDaniel’s European campus in Budapest, Hungary, he worked as a study abroad ambassador for the college’s Center for Experience and Opportunity. He also held an internship in management with Enterprise Holdings.
KICKING INTO HIGHER GEAR
Kathyrn P. Kirschenmann
A licensed insurance provider and Kinesiology major with a minor in Sports Coaching, Kathryn P. Kirschenmann will work at Frye Insurance Associates while continuing her education at McDaniel working on a master’s degree in Kinesiology. Additionally, Kathryn, who hails from Damascus, Md., is excited to work as an assistant women’s soccer coach at McDaniel.
SCIENCE IN SIERRA LEONE
Psychology and Biology double major Erin Morgan Nelson from State College, Pa., is off to Sierra Leone with the Peace Corps. She will be a serving as a Secondary Education Science Teacher.
IN HER FIELD
Gabrielle Elizabeth Yore
Gabrielle Elizabeth Yore of Olney, Md., has been a force on the McDaniel field hockey team, playing for the Green Terror all four years. She graduates with a major in Kinesiology major and will continue her studies at McDaniel as she works toward a master’s degree in Education.
A CAPITAL IDEA
Sierra Elizabeth Brewer
Sierra Elizabeth Brewer, a Sociology and Psychology double major with a minor in Urban and Community Studies from White Plains, Md., is excited to begin her master’s degree in School Psychology and Counseling Services at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
BUILDING A STRONG CAREER
W.E. Bowers has hired Kinesiology major Brooke Nadine Skillan of Red Lion, Pa., as their new assistant project manager in Beltsville, Md.
USING HER HEAD
Lindsay Gorges Russell in Budapest, Hungary
TreadBands, an innovative company creating non-slip headbands for athletes, is fortunate enough to have Lindsay Gorges Russell, a Communication major with a minor in Sports Management from Leonia, N.J., joining their team soon after commencement.
Rachel Taub Kling
Sociology major Rachel Taub Kling of Lexington, Mass., will be working in Boston as an intern for Sacha Jacq Interiors.
ON THE MOVE
In the fall, Chemistry-Kinesiology dual major Hannah Marie Thornton from Manchester, Md., will be working on Physician Assistant master’s degree at Towson University.
History major Thomas Elijah Mitchell of Potomac, Md., will start at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., to pursue his associate’s degree in Culinary Arts.
Sarah Katherine Rasch, a Psychology major with a minor in Sociology from Lutherville, Md., will continue her education at the University of Baltimore working toward a master’s degree in Counseling.
LEARNING THE LAW
Allysa Molebi Mpofu
Allysa Molebi Mpofu, an Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies and Political Science double major with a minor in Religious Studies from Lanham, Md., will attend the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law to pursue a Master of Science in Law degree.
GOOD WORK AHEAD
Social Work major and Sociology minor Allyson Cathleen Tarbox of Westminster, Md., will continue her studies at the University of Maryland working toward a master’s degree in Social Work.
A CLASS ACT
(Left to right) Alexandra Danielle Stitely, Julia Halberstam, and Sarah Katherine Rasch
Alexandra Danielle Stitely of Westminster, Md., will continue her education on the Hill. Alexandra, who is an English major with minors in Secondary Education and Writing, is pursuing a master’s degree in Special Education.
Savannah Dawson from Westminster, Md., is graduating with four majors — in English, Biology, Music and the student-designed Scientific Communication. She has plans to work on a Master of Liberal Arts degree at McDaniel while also pursuing a Master of Science in Writing from Johns Hopkins.
ENGINEERING HER FUTURE
Laura F. Shriver will attend the University of Rhode Island to obtain a master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. A Physics major with a minor in Environmental Studies, she hails from West Cape May, N.J.
RIGHT ON TARGET
Tiara Dianna Ebony Alston
Tiara Dianna Ebony Alston, a Communication major with a minor in Philosophy from Washington, D.C., will continue her education at McDaniel working toward a master’s degree in Human Services while working for Target Community & Educational Services, Inc.
IN HIS ELEMENT
(Left to right) Jacob Joseph Holechek internship at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development with mentor Pablo de Leon
Chemistry major and Biology minor Jacob Joseph Holechek of Union Bridge, Md., has been accepted to the University of Wisconsin–Madison and will begin working toward his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2019.
PROACTIVE & PREPARED
Kinesiology major and Psychology minor Rebecca Demming Sykes of Collegeville, Pa., has been hired by Trellis Services as an Autism Behavior Interventionist.
(Left to right) Brooklyn Skillan, Lauren Herman, and Madison Leigh Gamble at the Black Tie Ball 2016
Madison Leigh Gamble from Colora, Md., a major in Mathematics with minors in Writing and Political Science, has been hired by Northrop Grumman in Fairfax, Va., as a Cyber Intelligence Analyst.
A WIN FOR YOUTH
Olivia C. Geiger
Olivia C. Geiger, a Psychology major with minors in Elementary Education and Spanish from Ellicott City, Md., will remain at McDaniel to earn a teaching certificate for elementary education. Her favorite memory on the Hill was being a part of the McDaniel women’s lacrosse team.
TACKLING A NEW MISSION
Zachary Paul Edwards, a Sociology major from Street, Md., treasures the memory of starting in his first football game while on the Hill. He is heading to Fort Benning, Ga., to serve as an E-4 Specialist in the United States Army.
ACROSS THE POND
Jacob Keith Fernandez, a Cinema major and Communication minor from Manchester, Md., is on his way to London to attend Birkbeck University in pursuit of a master’s degree in Sports Management.
FLEXING HER AMBITIONS
(Left to right) Chloe Elise Ouimette and William James Giles at thier Phi Beta Kappa inductions
Chloe Elise Ouimette of Rockville, Md., celebrates the day she joined her sorority in her first year of college. Next, the Kinesiology major is heading to Arcadia University to become a doctor of Physical Therapy.
ADVANCING TO DO GOOD
Mollie Ann Fisher, a Social Work major with a Psychology minor from Westminster, Md., will pursue a master’s degree in Social Work from Salisbury University at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH).
ROOTED IN NATURE
William Irvin Nash III
William Irvin Nash III of Parkton, Md., is off to be an Excelon Energy/Lewis Trees Service Liaison at Design With Nature LLC in Hereford, Md. The Environmental Studies major deepened his interest in trees while learning about and planting saplings on McDaniel’s Singleton-Mathews property.
ART & SOUL
Leah Janai Sparks
Before heading to graduate school, Art major Leah Janai Sparks of Lawrence, Mass., will work as a Mental Health Aide at Hoffman Homes for Youth in Littlestown, Pa.
HEAD AND HEART
Benjamin David Carl, a Psychology major from Manchester, Md., will continue his studies at McDaniel working toward a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling.
IMPROVING HER SURROUNDINGS
Tabitha Marie Schade
Tabitha Marie Schade graduates with an Environmental Studies major and three minors in Business German, Urban and Community Studies and Writing. The Allentown, Pa., native has immediate plans to intern as an Environmental Health and Safety volunteer.
THERE WILL ALWAYS BE TAILGATING
Mark David Gales
Tailgating at football games with friends and family was a highlight for Mark David Gales. The Social Work major from Lancaster, Pa., will pursue a master’s degree at the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore. He has been accepted into the advanced standing track and will specialize in Behavioral Health with a clinical concentration.
BE SAFE, SIR
(Left to right) Alexandre Habr, Joshua Viegas, Neal George Marrano, and Julius De Oliveira
Neal George Marrano of Bethesda, Md., soon leaves for Fort Benning, Ga. A Political Science major with a Spanish minor, will serve his country as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army.
FINDING HIS VOICE
Performing with The Madrigal Singers, the premier vocal ensemble at McDaniel College, at the Kennedy Center is something Joseph I. Fox of Hurlock, Md., will never forget. As he pursues internship and job opportunities with theatre companies, the Theatre Arts major with a minor in Chemistry will work as a manager for Easton Premier Cinemas in Easton, Md.
MORE SCHOOL AHEAD
Abigail Anya Rose-Craver
Abigail Anya Rose-Craver, a Social Work and Spanish double major with a minor in Latino and Latin-American Studies from Pottstown, Pa., will attend West Chester University in pursuit of a master’s degree in Social Work with advanced standing.
HEADING TO PRO SOCCER
Colin James Goodwin
Sociology major Colin James Goodwin of Derwood, Md., is heading to Washington, D.C., to work as part of the game day staff for the D.C. United.
SUNNY SKIES AHEAD
Trevor N. Kline from Dillsburg, Pa., describes the first nice day after a long winter when everyone is outside in the quad playing games and socializing as a “moment that is forever frozen in time.” The Political Science major’s happy future plan includes a move to Dickinson College where he’ll pursue a Law degree.
Robert E. Lease
Following graduation, Robert E. Lease, a Chemistry major from Nottingham, Md., will pursue a Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, which offers a unique interdisciplinary research and graduate training experience that is ideally suited for developing scientists of the post-genomic era.
ANSWERING THE CALL
John Caleb Gaeng, a Biology major from Crofton, Md., is working toward a vocation in the Catholic priesthood by attending Blessed John Paul II Seminary in Washington, D.C., to study pre-theology and earn a master’s degree in Divinity.
ALREADY AN ASSET
Sarah Margaret McDonald
Sarah Margaret McDonald, an Accounting Economics and Business Administration major with a minor in Computer Science from Yardley, Pa., will work as a staff accountant at WithumSmith+Brown in Bethesda, Md.
Hoang Phuc Truong
Hoang Phuc Truong of San Jose, Calif., is returning to California. The Chemistry major with a minor in Physics will be working toward his Ph.D. in Materials at University of California, Santa Barbara.
PROCEEDING WITH CARE
Biology major Amy Carol Watcher from Westminster, Md., had an active four years at McDaniel, participating in organizations like Alpha Sigma Tau sorority and Love Your Melon, an organization dedicated to giving beanies to children battling pediatric cancer in the United States. This fall, Watcher will pursue a master’s degree in nursing at Johns Hopkins University.
IT ALL ADDS UP
Denise Aritsa Montero de Jesus of Baltimore graduates with a double major in Business Administration and Accounting with a minor in Spanish. She plans to sit for the CPA exam this fall.
BACK TO THE BOOKS
Katherine Anne Creveling
Katherine Anne Creveling, a History major from Edgewater, Md., will continue at McDaniel for a master’s degree in secondary education. She plans to become a Social Studies teacher.
PREPARING TO SEE CLIENTS
Ashley Nicole Raver, a Psychology and Sociology double major from Westminster, Md., has been accepted to Loyola University and will begin work on a master’s degree in Clinical Professional Counseling.
BACK TO HELP FIRST-YEARS
Paul Thomas Schoolman Jr.
Biology major Paul Thomas Schoolman Jr. of Sykesville, Md., will return to the Hill for a master’s degree in Counseling, with a specialization in school counseling. Tommy will also work as coordinator of First Year Programs.
NETWORKING COMES NATURALLY
Kylah Sade Chadwick
Kylah Sade Chadwick, a Social Work major from New London, Conn., is off to the University of Connecticut where she will pursue a master’s degree in Social Work. She is co-founder of “Curlfriends,” a student organization that celebrates natural hair and hosted its second annual “It’s a Curl Thing” conference in the spring.
DID SOMEONE SAY TAX TIME?
Thomas John Davis Jr., an Accounting Economics, Business Administration and Economics triple major from Broomall, Pa., has been hired as a Tax Accountant for KPMG in Baltimore.
A FULBRIGHT FUTURE
Samantha Renee Wilson
A French and Political Science double major from Sedro-Wooley, Wash., Samantha Renee Wilson loved her Jan Term course in Peru with Dr. Scullion. She is currently a project intern for Wild Forests and Fauna and has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Côte d'Ivoire.
WILD ABOUT WILDLIFE
(Left to right) Emma Bartels-Jones, Katherine Chung, Laura Day Penhallegon, and Jessica Thomas
During her college career, Laura Day Penhallegon from Glen Arm, Md., made a great memory when a half-eaten snake fell out of a tree and directly onto her. Undeterred, the Environmental Studies major has been hired as a Naturalist at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Md.
Emma Marie Perdue, a Biology major with minors in Chemistry and Exercise Science from Grasonville, Md., is continuing her education at High Point University working toward a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies.
GOING GLOBAL IN CHARLOTTE
Brandon Robert Vance
Brandon Robert Vance of Audubon, Pa., is moving to Charlotte, N.C. The Business Administration major will begin work as a junior business analyst at AXA, a global insurance firm.
SHIPSHAPE FOR SERVICE
Carinna L. Powell
Hailing from Chesapeake Beach, Md., Carinna L. Powell is now off to Newport, R.I., to serve in the United States Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer. The Kinesiology major with a minor in Athletic Training explains that enrolling in Army Physical Readiness changed her life and helped her realize her passion for serving her country.
ESSENTIAL SUPPORTING ROLE
Jordyn Michaela Smith, a Psychology major with a minor in Gerontology from Laurel, Md., is working in shelter support at the Laurel, Md., branch of Family and Children’s Services of Maryland.
THE BONDS THAT SHAPE US
Matthew William Stinson (left)
Biology major Matthew William Stinson from Brookeville, Md., is on track to get his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. “I knew I wanted to pursue a Ph.D. in molecular biology, not because my dad did it, but because I experienced summer research at McDaniel with one of my favorite professors, Dr. Parrish.”
FROM ONE HILL TO ANOTHER
Alexandra Elizabeth Tolle
Alexandra Elizabeth Tolle, a Theatre Arts and Communication double major from Woodstock, Md., was an active member of McDaniel’s Theatre department through her four years on the Hill. Her involvement culminated with the opportunity to attend the National Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, where she was awarded the Arts Impact Award from the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. After graduation, Tolle will be completing an eight-day residency at the Kennedy Center, and, in March of 2019, will be participating in National Arts Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.
PAYING IT FORWARD
Agut Ochalla Odolla, a Political Science major and Psychology minor from Baltimore, arrived in the United States from Ethiopia in the middle of ninth grade with no English and went on to become valedictorian of her graduating class at Patterson High School. She earned a scholarship to attend McDaniel and will continue her education pursing a master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Maryland. She has always wanted to work with refugees and immigrants and believes that this will help her achieve her dreams of helping those in need.
THE SHOW GOES ON
Bryan Lyle Bowen
Theatre Arts major Bryan Lyle Bowen from North Beach, Md., will be packing up his things after graduation and heading to Sugarloaf Mountain in Chillicothe, Ohio. There, he’ll be performing, doing stunts, and immersing himself in the story and culture of “Tecumseh!” a popular outdoor drama that has been entertaining audiences since 1973.
ENTERING ACCRUAL WORLD
Accounting Economics and Business Administration double major Timothy Peter Hahn’s favorite memories are all of the conversations in Professor Duvall’s office. The Glen Rock, N.J., native will obtain his CPA certificate and then is off to work as a tax associate for RSM US LLP.
ON LOAN TO THE HOKIES
Hanna Elizabeth Murchake
Hanna Elizabeth Murchake, a Psychology major with minors in Gerontology and Sociology from Stevensville, Md., is going to Virginia Tech to pursue a master’s degree in Counseling.
GOING TO T. ROWE
Paola M. Rosa
T. Rowe Price has hired Business Administration and Economics major Paola M. Rosa of Laurel, Md., to work in Baltimore as a first year associate. She’ll meet – and learn from — lots of McDaniel alumni when she gets there!
Psychology major Sydney Lauren Palmer of Timonium, Md., is jetting to London to work as an intern for Turning Point, a health and social care provider that believes in turning lives around.
THE ART OF SUSTAINABILITY
Art and Art History major Rachel Pavlina Wojnar of Cumberland, Md., will study at Hartford Art School in Connecticut in an Interdisciplinary Art program dedicated to sustainable culture. She will travel throughout North and South America while working towards her Master of Fine Arts degree.
TACKLING LAW SCHOOL
Benjamin Patrick Kahn
Benjamin Patrick Kahn from Selinsgrove, Pa., fondly remembers winning the 2016 Homecoming Football game with his team. This fall, the Political Science major with a minor in Sociology plans to tackle law at the Duquesne School of Law in Pittsburgh.
After graduation, Diosmary Amairany Serrata-Tavera, a Social Work and Spanish double major from Baltimore, will begin working on her master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Maryland.
TRADING ON HIS EXPERIENCE
(Left to right) Mark David Gales, Camden Powers Ostrander, Olivia Elbers, Zachary C. Sheaffer, Christina Grace DeJoseph, and Devyn Louise Voorheis.
History and Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies double major Zachary C. Sheaffer of Hanover, Pa., has quite a lot of experience under his belt. After completing a Professional Exchanges Program internship with the World Trade Center Institute in Baltimore, he will be returning there after graduation as the assistant manager of operations and program support.
DRAFTED BY A GREAT FIRM
Bamasa C. Bailor
Withum, Smith and Brown has hired a new staff auditor, Bamasa C. Bailor from Carlisle, Pa. The Accounting Economics and Business Administration double major was also a hard-working wide receiver for the Green Terror football team.
THE RIGHT FORMULA
Ryan Jordan Grant, a double major in Chemistry and Philosophy from Saint Simons Island, Ga., will pursue a Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
ULTIMATE PEOPLE PERSON
(Left to right) Wade Trevor Bishop and Mellinee Casale
Wade Trevor Bishop of Greensboro, Md., will continue his education at McDaniel this fall. The Communication major will begin work on his master’s degree in Human Resources Management. The ultimate people person, Wade visited 14 countries while spending the fall semester of his junior year at McDaniel’s campus in Budapest, Hungary – learning about local cultures by talking to strangers and often staying with friends of friends to save money.
BRIGHT & EARLY
Tyler James Van Dyke
Winning the Jean Alpaugh Award for Interdisciplinary Study afforded Aspers, Pa., native Tyler James Van Dyke the opportunity to study abroad in Budapest, Hungary. He and his partner won third prize in the 2016 Innovation Challenge for their business idea to produce artisanal healthful beverages like kombucha. After graduation, the English and Philosophy double major will continue those early mornings working at JeannieBird Baking Company while also working as a teaching assistant with bright minds at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.
SUCCESS IN SILICON BEACH
Samantha Nicole Smith, a Mathematics major with minors in Biology and Computer Science from Westminster, Md., will be moving out West after graduation. She has been hired as a software engineer for Northrop Grumman in San Diego.
STRONG OPTIONS IN STEEL CITY
(Left to right) Allison Parker, Caroline Marie Kauffmann, Sarah Elizabeth Edmonds, and Rachel Wojnar
Caroline Marie Kaufmann from Hanover, Pa., has been accepted to Chatham University in Pittsburgh. In the fall the Art History and Psychology double major with a minor in Gerontology will begin work on a master’s in Occupational Therapy.
MASTERING MEDICAL PHYSICS
Shane Joseph Steele from Baltimore, Md., is moving to California to attend San Diego State University. The Physics major will be pursuing a master’s degree in Medical Physics.
UPPING HER GAME
Kristen A. Upton
Kristen A. Upton of Chalfont, Pa., is a Chemistry-Kinesiology and Chemistry major with a minor in Biology. Upton, who plans to attend medical school, co-founded and served as president of the pre-health club on campus, was vice president of the kinesiology club and a member of Heroes Helping Hopkins. She has been involved in honor societies, including as president of Gamma Sigma Epsilon (Chemistry), secretary of Beta Beta Beta (Biology) and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Delta (First Year Seminar) and Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership). In addition, she has worked as a peer tutor for McDaniel’s Student Academic Support Services Office. A star athlete and a captain on the women’s soccer team, she was named an academic all-American and was the Centennial Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year in women’s soccer as both a junior and senior.
She has volunteered at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and has spent time observing the cardiology department at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the cardiothoracic department at the University of Kentucky and Lexington Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. She has also completed undergraduate research and presented at American Chemical Society conferences.
Ashley Nicole Jacobs
Pennsylvania Counseling Services, Inc. has a new employee — Ashley Nicole Jacobs of New Oxford, Pa. After graduation, the Psychology major will be working as part of the Therapeutic Support Staff.
Kasey Daniel Nelson, a Communication major with a minor in Sports Management from Denton Md., is a new sales associate for the Florida Panthers Hockey Club.
PRACTICE MAKES NASHVILLE
Benjamin A. Reiff of Westminster, Md, is moving to Nashville in June with his band, "Plevyak," to pursue his career as a drummer and songwriter. The Communication major thanks Levine Hall for giving him countless hours of practice time.
Relatives of McDaniel faculty and staff receiving bachelor’s degrees include: Erin Giles’ brother Communication major William James Giles LaVale, Md.; Heather Panagakos’ son Biology major Alexander James Panagakos of Hampstead, Md.; Brad Heavner’s brother German major Conner Andrew Heavner of Frederick, Md.; Henry Reiff’s son Communication major Benjamin A. Reiff of Westminster, Md.; Michael Lingg’s daughter Social Work major Allyson Cathleen Tarbox of Westminster, Md., Suzanne Nida and John Olsh’s daughter Linday Alison Olsh; Mary Jo Colbert’s son Environmental Studies major David Bradley Colbert of New Windsor, Md., and LeRoy Panek’s daughter Claire Bellows of Upperco, Md., who completes a master’s in TESOL.
ON THE ADVANCE
Nine McDaniel employees are receiving master’s degrees: Genesis Chavez (adjunct lecturer in Graduate & Professional Studies); Joshua Fitch (graduate assistant for men’s wrestling); Mary Hart (adjunct lecturer in Graduate & Professional Studies); Regina McNeal (adjunct lecturer in Graduate & Professional Studies); Tamara Mills (graduate assistant for field hockey); Patricia Pehnke (graduate assistant for women’s lacrosse); Victoria Strosnider (Zumba instructor); Nino Sujashvili (assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach) and Gentry White (graduate assistant for football). Additionally, one employee is receiving a bachelor degree: Brittany Adams (Campus Safety).
WE SALUTE YOU
Tyler John Ambrose, a Political Science major from Pasadena, Md., is going active duty and will attend the Military Police Officer Basic Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in August. He will then be assigned to Yongsan, South Korea.
Environmental Studies major Noah C. Conner, of Hurlock, Md., will serve in the active duty component and will attend the Ordnance Officer Basic Course at Fort Lee, Va., in June. He will then be assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas.
Rebecca Lynn Olsen, a Psychology major from Brandywine, Md., will serve in the United States Army Reserve as a Finance Officer and will attend the Finance Officer Basic Course at Fort Jackson, S.C. She will then be assigned to the 398th Financial Management Support Center at Fort Belvoir, Va.
Michael Elliott Orr, an Environmental Studies major from Lutherville, Md will serve in the Engineering Corps and will be assigned to attend the Basic Officer Leadership Training in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
Michael Duvall Rigoli, a Business Administration major from Annapolis, Md., will attend the Military Police Officer Basic Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He will then be assigned to the 153rd Military Police Company in the Delaware Army National Guard.
Communication major Kyle Franklin Shaffer from New Freedom, Pa., is going active duty and will attend the Armor Officer Basic Course at Fort Benning, Ga.