SmartTALK

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McDaniel College’s SmartTALK brings notable alumni back to campus for an on-stage conversation with President Roger Casey. Learn how alumni transform their liberal arts degrees into professional careers.

Guests have included a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, a career foreign-service diplomat, a National Teacher of the Year, a video game designer, an international sports agent, and others. See full list below.

Sandra Ruby '99, Neurologist; Doug Barns '79, Dentist; Ann Hackman '80, Psychiatrist
Three McDaniel alums in medicine

Nicki Pesik '86
Centers for Disease Control

Randy Day ’70
Perdue Farms

Barbara Thomas ’70
Habitat for Humanity

Jody Zepp ’94
Maryland Teacher of the Year

Kevin Culley ’99
Under Armour Executive

Nupur Parekh Flynn ’94
International Businesswoman

Mark Stuart '94
San Diego Zoo Leader

Buck Hartzell ’92
The Motley Fool financial services expert 

Eric Dezenhall
Crisis and scandal management expert

Niki Grandrimo ‘94
CIA Attorney

Sharon Wensel Bowers '78
Acclaimed Science Educator

Jim Naughton '94
International Sports Agent

Thomas Roberts '94
MSNBC News Anchor

David Lacquement '77
U.S. Army (Ret.) Major General

Steven Carr '84 
FBI Special Agent

Greg Street '91 
Lead Systems Designer, World of Warcraft

Judy Woodruff & Al Hunt 
Washington D.C. Journalists (PBS NewsHour, Bloomberg News)

Bernard Franklin M. Ed. '78 
NCAA Executive Vice President

Gerald Winegrad '66 
Environmental Champion & Former State Senator

Eric Schwaab '82 
Director of National Marine Fisheries Service at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Michelle Shearer M.S. '96 
2011 National Teacher of the Year

Tom Armbruster '80 
U.S. Foreign Service Diplomat

Wendy Ruderman '91
2010 Pulitzer Prize Winning Investigative Reporter

 
Holiday Light Show at Gill Stadium
December 14, 2017, 5:00 pm
Undergraduate semester ends
December 15, 2017, 12:00 am
Graduate and Undergraduate final grades due
December 17, 2017, 12:00 am
Graduate semester ends
December 17, 2017, 12:00 am
January Term begins, 10 a.m.
January 2, 2018, 12:00 am
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January 3, 2018, 12:00 am
Last day to drop a class, 4:30 p.m.
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