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McDaniel selects inaugural class of National Security Fellows

McDaniel College selects 21 students into the inaugural class of the National Security Fellows Program. The National Security Fellows Program pairs with any program of study and provides McDaniel students with robust knowledge, skills, and experience in national security as well as the ability to specialize in an area of interest, such as interstate conflict, intra-state political violence, cybersecurity, ethics, and human rights.

National Security Fellows

Selected through a competitive application process, students for the program are recognized as National Security Fellows upon completion of the program.

McDaniel College selects 21 students into the inaugural class of the National Security Fellows Program.

The National Security Fellows Program pairs with any program of study and provides McDaniel students with robust knowledge, skills, and experience in national security as well as the ability to specialize in an area of interest, such as interstate conflict, intra-state political violence, cybersecurity, ethics, and human rights.

Selected through a competitive application process, students for the program are recognized as National Security Fellows upon completion of the program.

Students also select three significant pre-professional experiences from Model United Nations, European Union, Arab League, and other security simulations as well as opportunities to intern, collaborate with faculty on research, and various summer programs.

Fellows receive a $250 grant to spend on a National Security-related event or project during their junior or senior year. They also benefit from dedicated National Security advising and guidance and may participate in Foreign Service Preparatory sessions.

The newly inducted National Security Fellows are:

  • Maurice Alviarez-Lugo, a sophomore from Aberdeen, Md.,
  • Zachary Askounes, a junior Political Science major from Frederick, Md.,
  • Sean Aul, a sophomore Political Science major from Chatham, N.J.,
  • Ina Bangura, a sophomore majoring in Political Science and Sociology from Gaithersburg, Md.,
  • Jack Buckley, a sophomore from Marshfield, Mass.,
  • Samira Cadet, a sophomore Political Science major from Elkridge, Md.,
  • Dalanda Diallo, a junior Political Science major from Montgomery Village, Md.,
  • Tatiana Hamilton, a sophomore from Laurel, Md.,
  • Isabela Hernandez, a sophomore from Montgomery Village, Md.,
  • Marioara Hotea, a junior Biology major from Westminster, Md.,
  • Lyra Houghton, a junior Political Science major from Centreville, Md.,
  • Sign√© Kula, a freshman from Barrington, N.H.,
  • Madelaine Lee, a senior Political Science major from Westminster, S.C.,
  • Colin McKone, a junior Political Science major from Arnold, Md.,
  • Nevaeh Montgomery, a sophomore from Silver Spring, Md.,
  • Danielle Newhouse, a junior Psychology major from Eldersburg, Md.,
  • Perrin Odenwald, a junior Political Science major from Annapolis, Md.,
  • Martha Rowe, a junior Political Science major from Clarksville, Md.,
  • Alexandra Scharnberger, a sophomore from Kensington, Md.,
  • Farmer Stubblefield, a sophomore from Manassas, Va.,
  • Luci Vallor, a freshman from Woodbine, Md.