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Seniors recognized at Midyear Graduates Recognition Ceremony

McDaniel seniors Brianna Myung and Emma McNeil were among 41 students recognized at the Midyear Graduates Recognition Ceremony.

Brianna Myung standing on campus with the McDaniel Home of the Green Terror sign in the background.

Brianna Myung, a Biology major from Westminster, Md.

Brianna Myung, a Biology major from Westminster, Md., who plans to apply to medical school, received the Outstanding Midyear Graduate award. The award is given to a midyear graduate whose experiences at McDaniel College, inside and outside of the classroom, exemplify a commitment to the college community.

Emma McNeil of Frederick, Md., was selected as the ceremony’s student speaker.

Emma McNeil portrait photo in front of light background.

Emma McNeil, a Psychology major from Frederick, Md.

 

 

 

 

 

During her speech, McNeil, a Psychology major, shared her experience of transferring to the college in the fall of 2017.

After taking online classes, McNeil was ready to be part of the campus experience at McDaniel.

"I was worried I was going to be singled out for being a young mom." McNeil said. "But as time went on, I realized that McDaniel was full of non-traditional students just like me. Everyone was extremely welcoming and encouraging."

During her time at McDaniel, McNeil interned at Sheppard Pratt Health System. At Sheppard Pratt’s Towson campus, she worked in the child trauma unit, helping mental health workers with patients as well as assisting children with a variety of diagnoses. She also had an internship at Frederick County Public Schools, where she served as a school psychology intern, participating in classroom observations and assisting with several intellectual disability assessments.

McNeil and Myung were among 41 students recognized at the Midyear Graduates Recognition Ceremony.