News Archive - May 2013

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Family and friends of the Class of 2013 cheered the 370 bachelor’s and 488 master’s candidates who received their degrees May 25 during the college’s 143rd Commencement ceremony. Full Story


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Four top awards were revealed at McDaniel’s May 25 Commencement ceremony. Full Story


Dean of the Faculty Debora Johnson-Ross, Mary Bendel-Sinso, President Roger Casey.
Professor of English Mary Bendel-Simso received the Ira G. Zepp Distinguished Teaching Award for inspired classroom work and dedication to students May 24 at McDaniel College’s Honors Convocation. The award provides a $5,000 honorarium for… Full Story


*McDaniel Rocks* cheered members of the Class of 2013 just before processing into Gill Center for the Senior Investiture & Honors Convocation.
Members of the Class of 2013 were honored May 24 on the eve of their graduation from the College with academic, activity and leadership awards at the Senior Investiture and Honors Convocation while the surprise faculty speaker, Cinema… Full Story


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Here’s a proud salute to our graduates awarded bachelor’s and master’s degrees on May 25. Read on for the insider’s view of the McDaniel College Class of 2013. Full Story


Fellow McDaniel graduates celebrate together.
Curious what the top five majors were for the Class of 2013? How many states and countries are represented among the graduates? Here is a close-up view of McDaniel's newest alumni, by the numbers. Full Story


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Nine McDaniel graduating seniors were commissioned as Army officers at 10 a.m. May 24 in a ceremony in Baker Memorial Chapel. Hood College and Mount St. Mary’s cadets in the Green Terror Battalion were commissioned at separate ceremonies. Full Story


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Forty-two students received Duke of Edinburgh medallions at the annual Community Engagement luncheon held May 1. Full Story


Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Emeritus Ron Miller with students in Playback Theatre.
Turning in final grade reports on May 21 marks more than the end of the spring term for faculty members Drs. Ron Miller, BoAnn Bohman and Herb Phelps. Having decided to retire, these teaching scholars were cited at the final faculty… Full Story


McDaniel College is among the best private liberal arts colleges nationwide making college more accessible and affordable for those with the greatest financial need, according to a report released by the New America Foundation.  Full Story


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


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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


Stephanie Madsen
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


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


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


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


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


(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


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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


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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


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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