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News Archive 05/07/13

McDaniel to hold 143rd Commencement ceremony and activities

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McDaniel College will award more than 600 bachelor’s and master’s degrees during its 143rd Commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. May 25 on campus in Gill Center. Admission to the ceremony is by ticket only. Full Story


McDaniel College announces largest bequest for scholarships in the College’s history

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Approximately $6.7 million from the estate of 1891 alumnus Philip Henry Dorsey of St. Clements Bay, Md. (St. Mary’s County), will be used to establish an endowment for scholarships. McDaniel has received a check for more than $975,000 as… Full Story


Trustees honor three accomplished alumni with highest award

President Roger Casey, accepting for Donald Rabush are son Keith Rabush and former TARGET, Inc. colleague Jill Brown Hurlbrink, and Board Chair Martin K.P. Hill
The McDaniel College Board of Trustees bestowed its prestigious Trustee Alumni Award on notable alumni Donald Rabush ’62, M.Ed.’70; Nancy Stocksdale ’56 and Barbara Thomas ’70 for outstanding accomplishments in their respective… Full Story


Genomics class celebrates DNA Day

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James Watson, Francis Crick, Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins would no doubt have reveled in the recent DNA Day celebration in Susan Parrish’s Genomics class. But chances are even these pioneering scientists who discovered DNA’s… Full Story


Scholarship donors honored at annual luncheon

Jack and Barbara Fringer, Erin Giles, President Roger Casey
for The Jack and Barbara Fringer Endowed Scholarship Fund.
More than 200 guests at the annual Scholarship Luncheon held on campus April 28 celebrated the special connection between scholarship winners and the generous donors who fund the College’s 331 endowed and annual scholarships, which… Full Story


Environmental studies students present capstone projects

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A diverse mix of topics and research characterizes the Environmental Studies capstone projects presented by 20 seniors at 4-6 p.m. May 7 in the 1st- and 2nd-floor atria of Eaton Hall. Full Story


New trustee elected at Board Meeting

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Victor McTeer, a retired trial lawyer and one of the first African-American graduates of the College, has been named to the McDaniel College Board of Trustees at its annual meeting held on the Westminster campus April 27. Full Story


McDaniel names campus building Merritt Hall

(Left to right) Board Chair Martin K.P. Hill, President Roger Casey, Gail Merritt (Leroy’s wife), Shelia and Robb Merritt (Leroy’s daughter-in-law and son, president of Merritt Properties), Scott Dorsey (Leroy’s first cousin and chairman/CEO of Merr
More than 100 alumni, friends and family members of Leroy Merritt ’52, gathered on May 4 during Reunion Weekend for the naming ceremony of Academic Hall, in memory of Merritt whose passed away in 2010. Full Story


Hill Happenings 5-7-13 to 7-14-13

Fellow McDaniel graduates celebrate together.
Read on for a list of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. Full Story


Sports Wrap 5-7-13

Katie Corson running at a track meet.
Katie Corson of Ocean View, N.J. accomplished her collegiate track goal when she broke the 60-second barrier in the 400 m May 5 at the 2013 Centennial Conference (CC) women's track and field championships. Full Story


Hoover Library Terrace gets facelift thanks to Seidels

Ethan and Debbie Seidel.
With spring’s arrival, students find the library courtyard — a perfect outdoor retreat for contemplation, study and socializing — much improved and with furnishings thanks to a gift from Ethan and Debbie Seidel. Full Story


Spring awards recognize student accomplishments

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Debora Johnson-Ross with Andrew Keogh.
More than 25 honors for academic achievement and leadership were awarded to juniors, sophomores and first-year students during the April 28 Spring Awards ceremony held in Englar Dining Hall. Students were also named to two prestigious… Full Story


Psychology professor named to state top 20 list

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It’s easy to see why Stephanie Madsen is rated among the top 20 Psychology professors at Maryland colleges and universities. Behold her office: children’s bedtime storybooks litter her desk and floor, and she’s planned milk and cookies for… Full Story


Communication students consult with local businesses

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By the time professor Robert Lemieux’s Organizational Communication students finished presenting their consulting reports to representatives of Gunner’s Grille of Taneytown, Md., and The Arc of Carroll County, new ideas and partnerships… Full Story


Honors students serve LGBT communities through their projects

Students in professor Sara Raley’s Serving LGBT Communities class visit the Human Rights Campaign, (first row, left to right) Clara Burgess, Julia Jacobs, Alexa Riland, Garrett Schey; (second row, left to right) Cicely Hazell, Candice Lyle, Mike Bucci,
The students in professor Sara Raley’s Jan Term Honors class took their LGBT service-learning projects in directions that hadn’t even occurred to their professor –  and that makes Raley smile with pride.  Full Story