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  • Cinema Showcase Faith Young

    Cinema Showcase features eight original capstone films by McDaniel seniors

    Eight senior Cinema majors premiered more than their original films during the McDaniel Cinema Showcase on May 6. Their capstone creations showcased a piece of themselves on the big screen in Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science. Each film was written, directed, produced, and edited by a Cinema major as a portfolio of their work.
  • McDaniel College alumnus Camden Ostrander in NYC

    2018 alumnus co-writes scripts for 13-episode season on Spotify’s Dissect podcast

    Whether or not you are a fan of “Because The Internet” by Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover, tune in to Spotify’s podcast Dissect, with new episodes every Tuesday for the next 11 plus weeks, for Camden Ostrander’s incisive exploration of Glover’s second studio album, film, and screenplay. The 2018 alumnus and Dorsey Scholar co-wrote the season’s 13 episodes with Dissect’s creator and host Cole Cuchna.
  • Senior Cinema major Annie McDevitt, the writer and director of “My Experience,” also portrayed the main character in her film.

    Graduating seniors take viewers on journey through Cinema capstones

    Graduating Cinema students produce original works as the culmination of their studies at McDaniel. For the Spring 2020 semester, the students had the opportunity to either write an original screenplay or produce a 20-minute film.
  • Devon Maranto '20 conducted his biology capstone research on coral.

    Capstone research projects position Biology majors for grad school and career success

    Now on their way to doctorate programs, medical school, high school classrooms and careers that span wildlife preservation, agriculture production and forensics, McDaniel’s 2020 Biology graduates all learned valuable skills and life lessons while immersing in the capstone research that is the culmination of their studies in their major.
  • Mollie Riner: “Old Lines,” 2020, folk art enamels, acrylic paints, burlap mini canvases and a Maryland road map from the 1970s.

    Works by graduating Art students highlighted in two virtual senior capstone exhibitions

    Nine McDaniel seniors are featured in two virtual senior capstone exhibitions, titled “Perspective, Perceptions, and the Self: Private Lives in a Public World” and “Something Bigger.” Both include a range of media from two- and three-dimensional approaches to digital and new media.
  • Chemistry major Maddie Jackstadt research a natural product from the rain forest

    Chemistry seniors explore natural products for capstone research

    Chemistry major Madelyn Jackstadt’s capstone research into the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of the stinging nettle plant began deep in the Amazon rain forest when a friend was stung by the plant Jackstadt has come to see as “ironic.”
  • Brandon Rozanski '19 majored in Biology

    Class of 2019: Brandon Rozanski

    Biology major Brandon Rozanski was named the #6 ROTC cadet in the nation during his senior year and his academic excellence earned him a spot in medical school at the Uniformed Service University of Health Sciences.
  • Ashly Nsangou '19 majored in Biology

    Class of 2019: Ashly Nsangou

    A first-generation college student born in Cameroon, Ashly Nsangou chartered the first black Greek letter sorority on McDaniel's campus, served as Student Government president and left her footprints in research labs in psychology, sociology and biology. She published her first scholarly article as a sophomore.
  • Jonathan Nepini '19 majored in Art with a Graphic Design specialization

    Class of 2019: Jonathan Nepini

    After Jonathan Nepini finishes his master's in graphic design, he plans to open his own design firm or work for a nonprofit related to environmental conservation in the Chesapeake. His senior honors solo art exhibition show tackled the issue of sea level rise in the Chesapeake Bay region from several different angles ranging from its environmental effects to its effects on the communities that border the Bay.
  • Wayne Young '19 majored in Social Work

    Class of 2019: Wayne Young Jr.

    Wayne Young served on many executive boards during his time on the Hill, including the Social Work Advocates Network, Hispanic Latinx Alliance and Global Zero. He also founded the McDaniel College Debate and Speech Club.