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  • Kim Parson KCACTF

    Senior’s passion for lighting design earns her national recognition

    Senior Theatre Arts major Kim Parson participated in the United States Institute for Theatre Technology Gateway Program in mid-March and was chosen to represent region II in lighting design at the national Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival after competing at the regional level in January.
  • A blonde woman standing by a bell outside

    Sophomore named semifinalist for Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship at Regional Theater Festival

    Danielle Carter, a sophomore Political Science major, was named a semifinalist for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Region II. The 2023 Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) was Jan. 17-21, 2023, and included students and faculty representing colleges and universities from eight states and Washington, D.C.
  • Student Kim Parson climbs a ladder while holding a stage light.

    Theatre Arts major in the spotlight for lighting design

    “There is a beauty to stage lighting — it’s a work of art. The time and effort that goes into it is very inspirational,” says Kim Parson, junior Theatre Arts major, who was awarded a 2022 Collier Robert Woods, Jr. Scholarship to support her pursuits in lighting design.
  • Dalanda Diallo

    Senior lands U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

    Dalanda Diallo, who has both a Political Science major with a specialization in International Studies and a student-designed major in French Studies, was awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Swahili this summer. Only 10 percent of applicants for the CLS are accepted for the scholarship.
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Crest

    McDaniel College students inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society

    Alpha Lambda Delta (First Year Seminar) recognizes students who completed their first year at McDaniel with a 3.7 grade point average (GPA) or higher. Its mission is to encourage superior academic achievement, promote intelligent living and continued high standards and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society.
  • John Mendenhall

    Rising junior awarded national study abroad scholarship

    McDaniel College rising junior John Mendenhall is looking forward to having a deeper understanding of Middle Eastern culture after being awarded a national study abroad scholarship. Mendenhall of Bethesda, Md., has been awarded a James G. Stemler Study Abroad Scholarship from Alpha Lambda Delta.
  • Khadijatou Diop

    McDaniel junior awarded Gilman Scholarship to study abroad through virtual French immersion program

    McDaniel College junior Khadijatou Diop hopes to become a more versatile French teacher after earning a $5,000 Gilman Scholarship to study abroad through the virtual French immersion program at Université Laval in Canada. Diop, a French major with a minor in Secondary Education from Columbia, Md., was one of 2,386 undergraduate students from across the nation selected to participate in the prestigious United States Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program.
  • McDaniel junior Zachary Ruggerie, left, with fellow students Anna Petenbrink, center, and Laura Midkiff, right.

    Rising junior Zachary Ruggerie receives national undergraduate scholarship

    Rising junior Zachary Ruggerie, a History major from York, Pa., has been awarded the Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship from Alpha Lambda Delta for the 2020-21 academic year. Alpha Lambda Delta has awarded 50 Trow scholarships to outstanding students from across the country.
  • McDaniel senior Isabella Mendiola, center, collaborated on research in the Kinesiology department with Matt Cramer ‘19 and Andrea Magallanes ’19.

    Senior Isabella Mendiola receives national graduate fellowship award

    Isabella Mendiola, a senior Kinesiology major, has been awarded the Dean Adele Hagner Stamp Graduate Fellowship from Alpha Lambda Delta. The graduate fellowship, which is in the amount of $2,000, is for the 2020-21 academic year. Mendiola plans to pursue a doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Ravi Patel at the Taj Mahal, India

    Senior Spanish and Political Science major named Fulbright finalist

    Ravi Patel, a senior at McDaniel College, has been named a Fulbright finalist for an English Teaching Assistant Award in Indonesia. Patel is a double major in Spanish and Political Science with a specialization in International Studies. He has traveled to 27 countries around the world, but there’s one place he has not reached yet.