Successful Students

Write On
Captain of McDaniel’s men’s basketball team, editor of the sports section of the McDaniel Free Press, Writing Center tutor, Admissions speaker, and member of the Lambda Iota Tau honor society for literary studies, Cullen Murray-Kemp (above, left) of Trappe, Md., an English major with a minor in Journalism, is weighing his options after having been offered positions in journalism in Washington, D.C., and New Jersey, as well as an intriguing offer to move to South Carolina to work for ESPN.

When Work is Play
Meg Biggart, a Business Administration major from Darien, Conn., with a minor in Sports Management, begins work with Genesco Sports Enterprises, Inc., a sports marketing consulting firm with offices in Dallas, California, and New York, and plans to get her M.B.A. in a few years.

Reform from the Inside
Ashley Day, Political Science and International Studies major with minors in Sociology and African American Studies, is passionate about education policy and reform, and hopes to someday sit on the board of a public school system or work for the Department of Education. First, she will gain classroom experience as a social studies teacher at Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy, an all boys Jesuit middle school, in her hometown of Baltimore.

Past is his Epilogue
Not only was Spanish and History honors student Nathan Wuertenberg managing editor for the Free Press, co-president of Women’s Issues Group and co-director of “The Vagina Monologues,” but he also found time to study abroad in Mexico and participate in the SHEAR/Mellon American History Fellowship. This experience helped Nathan, from Big Cove Tannery, Pa., decide his plans for after college: he applied and was accepted to a History program at Ball State University in Indiana. His ultimate goal is to earn a Ph.D. and teach at the collegiate level.

Ultimate Goal
A Computer Science major from Columbia, Md., Matthew Beach’s involvement with McDaniel’s Ultimate Frisbee club and four trips abroad changed his life forever. He found his best friends and reinvented himself while competing and traveling to central Europe, Kenya, Turkey and China with McDaniel —which no doubt will come in mighty handy after college when he begins work with Geographic Information Systems, a software used for creating maps.

Sleep Not on the Syllabus
Sarah Miller, a Psychology and English major from Baltimore, has a specific goal set in mind when it comes to her academic career: get a Ph.D. by age 27…and sleep again by age 40. She will attend Carnegie Mellon University in the fall to complete an M.A. program in Rhetoric, and has been hired as a tutor in the newly established Global Communication Center. It’s easy to see why she lacks sleep. While at McDaniel she participated in Allies, Psi Chi, Active Minds, Lambda Iota Tau, Pi Gamma Mu, Women’s Issues Group and the Honors program.

Positive Strokes
Rachel Walega’s senior research gave her even more time with her “second family,” the Green Terror swim team, as she studied the effects of tapering training during the season. The Exercise Science major with a Sports Coaching minor from Ambler, Pa., is going to George Washington U. for a master’s in clinical exercise physiology and then work in her field.

A New Kind of Craft
For his senior capstone project, English and Computer Science major Seth Marple of Bel Air, Md., created “World Craft,” a video game inspired by the mass hit game “Minecraft,” where users can build with blocks in a 3D world. He accepted a job offer as a software engineer associate at the SI Organization in Laurel, Md., and is in the process of obtaining security clearance to start work there.

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