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  • 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.
  • English major Jackie White, class of 2019

    Class of 2019: Jackie White

    English major Jackie White discovered a new passion for Cinema to go with her lifelong love of the English language and literature. TV Production class is her best class ever — she learned how to run almost every position in a television news station as well as teamwork and adaptability.
  • Erik Yanisko '19 majored in Environmental Studies

    Class of 2019: Erik Yanisko

    Erik Yanisko went to the Peruvian Amazon as part of a Jan Term study abroad trip titled, “The Forest Online” with a group of 15 students who ventured deep into the Amazon to create a multimedia research project consisting of interviews with indigenous people who have communities in the region, and researchers who are living there doing various projects.
  • Mathematics major Angel Tuong '19

    Class of 2019: Angel Tuong

    Angel Tuong '19 traveled all the way from Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam to study Mathematics, Economics and French at McDaniel. She describes her Math Problem Seminar as the best class ever, where she "gained skills to solve math and real life problems like patience, logical reasoning and a lot more patience."
  • Ben Michaels '19 majored in Theatre Arts

    Class of 2019: Ben Michaels

    Theatre Arts major Ben Michaels' most influential professor is Gené Fouché who has shown him the many different ways theatre can be used in everyday life and in different jobs that people would never expect to be related. Whether it is through improvisation or a script, Ben says theatre influences almost everything people do.
  • Cinema students present their capstone films at Cinema Showcase

    Cinema Showcase features six original capstone films by McDaniel seniors

    The six senior Cinema majors premiering their original films during Cinema Showcase have created capstone films that are personally important to them, essentially putting a part of who they are up on the screen.