Senior Isabella Mendiola receives national graduate fellowship award
Isabella Mendiola, a senior Kinesiology major, has been awarded the Dean Adele Hagner Stamp Graduate Fellowship from Alpha Lambda Delta. The graduate fellowship, which is in the amount of $2,000, is for the 2020-21 academic year. Mendiola plans to pursue a doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy.
Isabella Mendiola, a senior Kinesiology major, has been awarded the Dean Adele Hagner Stamp Graduate Fellowship from Alpha Lambda Delta. The graduate fellowship, which is in the amount of $2,000, is for the 2020-21 academic year. Mendiola is planning to pursue a doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy.
Mendiola of Frederick, Md., is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta (First Year Seminar) national honor society at McDaniel. On campus and in the community, she is a member of Phi Sigma Sigma, Kinesiology Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Panhellenic Council, and has volunteered for Relay for Life, the Boys & Girls Club, and Westminster Road Runners Club.
"I am extremely honored and proud to be receiving this scholarship towards my advanced education,” Mendiola said. “My appreciation goes out to Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) for instilling values of good work ethic and leadership and for recognizing and rewarding the accomplishments of its members. Thanks to ALD and McDaniel College, I am one step closer to assisting individuals gain independence in their daily lives."
Twenty-six graduate fellowships are given annually by Alpha Lambda Delta to its members from a national pool of competitive applicants. Awards are used to offset the expense of pursuing graduate or professional studies.
Each fellowship is named for a person of significance to Alpha Lambda Delta. Dean Adele Hagner Stamp, educator and community leader, was born in Catonsville, Maryland. She received her bachelor's degree from Tulane University, her master's degree from the University of Maryland, and did additional graduate work at Catholic and American Universities.
In 1922, Stamp began a 38-year career as dean of women at the University of Maryland. In 1983, the Board of Regents named the student union building at the College Park campus the Adele H. Stamp Union in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the University. Miss Adele Stamp was for a number of years the treasurer of the National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta, and it is largely due to her keen financial abilities that monies have accrued which now make up the Perpetual Fellowship Fund, and ultimately fund ALD scholarships and fellowships.
The Alpha Lambda Delta (First Year Seminar) national honor society at McDaniel recognizes students who completed their first year at McDaniel with a 3.7 grade point average (GPA) or higher. Its mission is to encourage superior academic achievement, promote intelligent living and continued high standards and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society.