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  • 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).
  • Kerry Duvall hugging Wendy Morris with Julia Jasken looking on at Commencement.

    Faculty earn top undergraduate teaching awards

    Two McDaniel professors have earned awards for their dedication to teaching and scholarship, awarded at McDaniel’s 153rd Commencement ceremony. The awards are the Ira G. Zepp Distinguished Teaching Award and the Ira G. Zepp Teaching Enhancement Grant.
  • Argonaut Award winners with President Jasken.

    Ridington and Argonaut awards presented at Class of 2023 Commencement

    History major Stephanie A. Eckard was honored with The Edith Farr Ridington Writing Award for writing the best senior paper. Six undergraduates were tied for the highest cumulative GPA and were recipients of the Argonaut Award: Kate Rebecca Cramer, Evan J. Darr, Kyra M. Greenfield, Lyra Juliet Houghton, Grace Elizabeth Maglietta, and Eleanor Vivienne Tomkins.
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    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.
  • Arch Processional 2023

    Class of 2023 seniors honored with academic, activity, and leadership awards

    On the eve of their graduation, McDaniel College seniors in the Class of 2023 were honored with academic, activity, and leadership awards. Prior to the event, the graduating seniors took part in the Arch Processional led by McDaniel President Julia Jasken.
  • Bates and Mary Ward Lewis 2023

    Bates Prize and Mary Ward Lewis Prize awarded at Senior Investiture and Honors Convocation

    Stephani Xiomara Portillo Ordoñez, a Self-Designed French Studies major and Political Science major specializing in International Studies, received The Mary Ward Lewis Prize, while Psychology major Dylan Elroy Hughes was awarded The Bates Prize. Both represent outstanding members of the graduating class.
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    Thirteen ROTC cadets commissioned as Army officers

    Thirteen McDaniel graduating students, who served as members of the Green Terror Battalion, received commissions as Army officers on May 19. The keynote speaker for the ceremony was retired Maj. Gen. Michael O’Guinn, who served as the deputy chief of the Army Reserve in Washington, D.C., and currently teaches Business courses at Mount Saint Mary’s University.
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    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