Spring awards recognize student accomplishments

Phi Beta Kappa (from left) Cody Knipfer, Kaitlyn Stepler, Natalie Stefanelli, Erin Giles, Eric Bowman
April 30, 2014

More than 25 honors for academic achievement and leadership were awarded to juniors, sophomores and first-year students during the April 27 Spring Awards ceremony held in Englar Dining Hall. Students were also named to two prestigious leadership honor societies, Omicron Delta Kappa and Trumpeters.

One of these awards, the Harry Clary Jones Scholarships, dates back to the 1929 when Professor Jones, who attended the College and later taught physical chemistry at The Johns Hopkins University, bequested funds to support two outstanding “rising seniors” to encourage their research. That gift has now fueled the scholarship of nearly 175 students in the sciences.

Awards were also presented to outstanding students across the academic disciplines, including Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Mathematics, Physics, and Sociology.

Omicron Delta Kappa is a national leadership honor society which recognizes achievement in one of the following areas: scholarship, athletics, community service, social/religious activities, campus government, mass media, and the creative and performing arts. The Trumpeters is a McDaniel leadership honor society that recognizes exemplary qualities of leadership, integrity, and sincerity.

Five members of the Class of 2015 were also recognized for their induction into McDaniel’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.