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  • Mary Kay Connerton

    McDaniel alum Mary Kay Connerton named 2024 Maryland Teacher of the Year

    Update as of 10.13.23: Mary Kay Connerton has been named the 2023-24 Maryland Teacher of the Year! Connerton, who earned McDaniel’s Administrator 1 Certificate in May 2019, teaches at Annapolis High School in Anne Arundel County.
  • Commencent 2023

    McDaniel College graduates the Class of 2023

    Among family and friends, 368 bachelor’s candidates crossed the stage to receive their degrees on May 20 during McDaniel College’s 153rd Commencement ceremony. Legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and bestselling author Bob Woodward addressed the graduating class and an Honorary Doctor of Journalism was awarded to Stan Stovall, retired veteran journalist and news anchor with WBAL-TV (NBC Baltimore).
  • 2023 Graduate Ceremony

    Master’s students earn degrees at 153rd Commencement

    At McDaniel’s 2023 Graduate Commencement Ceremony, 281 students celebrated the achievement of earning their master’s degrees, conferred from 19 programs. Keynote speaker Sharon Love M.S. '76, founder of the One Love Foundation, shared the value of recognizing inner resiliency.
  • Coley and Hodge Award Winners

    Student and faculty awards presented at Graduate Commencement

    Three special awards were presented during the May 20 Graduate Commencement ceremony. Two student awards were given to master’s degree recipients in McDaniel’s Reading Specialist: Literacy Leadership and Deaf Education programs, while a faculty award was presented to an online adjunct lecturer in the School Librarianship program.
  • 2022 Commencement

    McDaniel College Class of 2023: By the Numbers

    All 649 of them. A diverse group, they have 36 different undergraduate majors and are from 19 graduate programs. They traveled from 18 countries and 28 states, plus Washington, D.C. Want to know more? Top majors? Where they studied abroad? How many are College Scholars?
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    McDaniel celebrates 153rd Commencement on Saturday, May 20

    McDaniel College celebrates its 153rd Commencement for the Class of 2023 on Saturday, May 20. The graduate ceremony begins at 10 a.m., followed by the undergraduate ceremony at 2 p.m. Both ceremonies take place in the college’s Gill Center. A live stream of both ceremonies will also be available online at
  • The Arch in Spring.

    Undergraduate and Graduate speakers announced for 2023 Commencement ceremonies

    McDaniel College announces Commencement speakers for the 2023 undergraduate and graduate ceremonies to be held on Saturday, May 20. Undergraduate Commencement speaker is legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and bestselling author Bob Woodward, while Sharon Love M.S. '76, founder of the One Love Foundation, will provide remarks during the graduate ceremony.
  • Hoover Library

    School Librarianship graduate program receives national recognition

    McDaniel College's School Librarianship master's degree program has achieved national recognition through a review using the current ALA/AASL/CAEP School Librarian Preparation Standards (2019). McDaniel's program has been recognized since 2008 by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
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    McDaniel College Board of Trustees endorses new strategic plan

    McDaniel College’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to endorse the college’s next five-year strategic plan, “Reaching New Heights: McDaniel College Strategic Plan 2022-2027," which further positions McDaniel as an innovative liberal arts college focused on student achievement and professional success.
  • Reading Clinic 2021

    Reading Specialist graduate program receives national recognition

    According to the International Literacy Association, McDaniel College’s Reading Specialist: Literacy Leadership master’s degree program is among the best literacy teacher preparation programs in the United States.