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Elliot Hirshman Appointed New President of Stevenson University

The Stevenson University Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Elliot Hirshman, Ph.D., will be the University’s sixth president, effective July 1, 2017. He succeeds Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D., Stevenson’s fourth president, who served from 2000-2016, and Claire E. Moore who has served as Stevenson’s Interim President since December 2016.

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Gilman Scholarship Funds McDaniel Student’s Studies in Dijon, France

Jocelyn Diaz, a junior from Reisterstown, Md. has earned a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Dijon, France, this summer. She is the fifth McDaniel College student to receive the prestigious award.

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MICUA Presidents Award Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Highest Honor

In honor of his dedication to higher education in Maryland, the presidents of the State’s independent colleges and universities will present Thomas V. Mike Miller, President of the Maryland Senate, with the prestigious and sparingly bestowed Presidents’ Award on February 21, 2017 - the day the Governor proclaimed as Independent Higher Education Day in the State of Maryland.

“Over the years, President Miller has been a champion for investments in higher education – public and private. He has supported capital grants for academic buildings and operating funds to support students. He has backed legislation to make our system stronger and more effective. Maryland’s independent colleges and universities are indebted to President Miller for his leadership,” said Father Brian Linnane, President of Loyola University Maryland.

The award serves to honor President Miller’s more than 45 years of unparalleled leadership, remarkable public service, and support of access and affordability for higher education.

“The Presidents’ Award is presented sparingly to a few noble leaders who have made exceptional contributions to independent higher education, who have stood up for college access and opportunity, who understand the importance of student choice, and who know the value of knowledge. I cannot think of anyone who is more deserving of this honor,” said Roger Casey, President of McDaniel College and Chair of the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA) Board of Trustees.

The ceremony was held in the Miller Senate Office Building during Independent Higher Education Day celebrations and was attended by the presidents of MICUA’s member institutions, who unanimously voted to present the award to President Miller. Over 150 students and administrators who gathered for Independent Higher Education Day from MICUA’s member institutions witnessed the presentation.

Earlier that day, students, administrators, and presidents of MICUA member institutions gathered to celebrate the State’s partnership with its independent colleges and universities and the options, opportunities, and outcomes the partnership brings to Maryland. Students also gave thanks to elected officials for their support of Maryland’s independent institutions, which serve 61,000 students and confer 14,600 degrees annually. 

Over 100 Employers Coming to NDMU for MCC Career Fair

Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) and the Maryland Career Consortium (MCC) is bringing more than 100 employers to campus as part of the MCC Career Fair 2017 on February 24 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

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Loyola education professor wins Fulbright to develop first clinical mental health counseling master’s program in Turkey

Bradley Erford, Ph.D., professor of school counseling in the education specialties department at Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education, has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist Program grant to develop a master’s program in clinical mental health counseling at MEF University in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Women in Science and Engineering Program Brings Baltimore-area Students into the Lab

While many of her classmates at Baltimore City's Western High School are hanging out with friends or participating in clubs after school, Devyn Anderson is in a materials science laboratory on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, working to develop a sensor that can detect proteins associated with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as MRSA.

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McDaniel College Receives $1.75 Million Donation to Establish the Charles A. Boehlke, Jr. Engaged Faculty Fellows Program

McDaniel College has received a $1.75 million gift from Charles A. Boehlke, Jr., a 1978 alumnus of the college and current member of the McDaniel Board of Trustees, to establish the Charles A. Boehlke, Jr., Engaged Faculty Fellows program.

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Chris Nelson named chairman of NAICU’s Board of Directors

St. John’s College President Chris Nelson may be a few months from retirement, but he continues to play a prominent national role in higher education.

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Capitol's Career Conference: More than a Job Fair

Career preparation is a major priority at Capitol. In addition to offering programs in high-demand fields such as engineering and cyber, the school strives to mentor students in career-building skills and helps connect them with employers through events such as our twice-yearly Career Conference.

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Loyola’s Sellinger School to Conduct Seminars for Aspiring Managers

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management will hold four Executive Education seminars this spring to help mid-level professionals develop business skills that benefit their organizations and progress their careers.

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Goucher Prison Education Partnership offers Bachelor's degrees

Goucher College is offering an American Studies degree for inmates at two Jessup Correctional facilities. The program has been around for five years, and is now working with 100 prisoners.

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McDaniel College President Roger N. Casey Selected to NAICU Board

McDaniel College President Roger N. Casey has been selected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), effective Feb. 1. 

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Mount St. Mary’s University Students to Present At National Summit on Civic Engagement

Five students from Mount St. Mary’s University will present their work on a national stage at the National Campus Leaders Summit later this month. Sponsored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., the summit brings together student leaders from across the country to learn civic engagement.

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Goucher College President Forgoes Raise, Agrees to Contract Extension

Goucher College President José Antonio Bowen has agreed to lead the small, liberal arts college in Towson for five more years.

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Five-year Capitol Technology University Expansion Will Address Enrollment Growth

A Five-year expansion plan at Capitol Technology University in South Laurel will be set in motion with a spring groundbreaking to accommodate the school's growing student population and learning environments.

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Notre Dame of Maryland University Alumna Wins National Catholic Education Award

A Cockeysville resident and middle school math teacher at Notre Dame Preparatory School, in Towson, will be honored by the National Catholic Educational Association this spring for her leadership, faith and commitment to learning.

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Mural project Aims to Transform Buildings, Perception of East Baltimore

East Baltimore's Oliver and Johnston Square neighborhoods have suffered high levels of violence, blight and drug trafficking.

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Barbara Mikulski to Take Position at Johns Hopkins

Former Sen. Barbara Mikulski is no longer in elected office, but she will continue to have a hand in politics in her retirement.

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MICA grad and Maryland teacher of the year becomes one of four national finalists

A Maryland teacher has been tapped as one of four finalists for the 2017 National Teacher of the Year Award.

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Washington College Launches FixedFor4

By fixing tuition all four years that students attend WAC, the new program will offer families and students more certainty in planning for the cost of tuition, as well as protection against inflation-driven tuition hikes.

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Remembering Mr. Hopkins' Lasting Legacy for Nursing

In what has become a Christmas Eve tradition for many Johns Hopkins employees, they gather each year to express gratitude at the graveside of the founder of the university and hospital along with other Baltimoreans who have benefited from his largesse in myriad ways.

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Bringing Local University research to the World

George Davis is a CEO, investor, and big believer in a bright future for Baltimore’s startups. Davis is passionate about bringing academic research to fruition in healthcare. He’s doing just that through his companies: Gemstone Biotherapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on effective healing solutions in advanced wound care, and Gamma 3, an early stage venture catalyst firm. Davis recently talked with Commerce about his businesses and his thoughts on innovation in Maryland.

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McDaniel College Partners with Community Colleges to Offer Educator's Legacy Scholarships

McDaniel College has partnered with 11 community colleges to offer Educator’s Legacy Scholarships.

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Rainy Days Preferred for New Environmental Science Project

Walkersville High School students are taking science class outside in 2017. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Bay-Watershed Education and Training Program awarded Hood College a $214,000 grant to help high school students study the impact of urban environments on local streams.

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President of Washington Adventist University Adds New Role

Dr.Weymouth Spence, president of Washington Adventist University, has been named to lead the board of directors for the Independent College Fund of Maryland.

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Stevenson University dynamo Manning leaves behind a rising star

One of the quiet success stories in the Baltimore region has been the spectacular transformation of a tiny college nestled cozily in the Greenspring Valley into a dynamic, fast-growing and popular university centered on two campuses in Owings Mills.

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Hopkins, UMD join national alliance to recruit lower-income students

The Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland, College Park have joined a national alliance of U.S. colleges committed to increasing enrollment of "talented low- and moderate-income students" by at least 50,000 by 2025.

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Loyola reaches $1.5M fundraising goal for NEH Challenge Grant two years ahead of deadline

Messina, the distinctive living-learning program for first-year students at Loyola University Maryland, will benefit from a new $2 million endowed fund comprising a $500,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and $1.5 million raised from dozens of generous donors.

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New Cutting Edge Academic Programs at MSMU

Mount St. Mary’s announces a pair of new undergraduate majors, in cyber security and PPE (politics/philosophy/economics), as well as a graduate certificate in forensic accounting. Collectively, the programs will allow students at the Mount to continue pursuing studies in the most cutting-edge fields of the day while still benefiting from a liberal arts tradition that teaches them to be critical thinkers and creative problem solvers.

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McDaniel students, faculty pass on relatable advice to college-bound high-schoolers

Francis Scott Key High School junior Meredith Tate had lots of questions for McDaniel College chemistry majors Eli Williams and Jake Holechek during a question-and-answer session on "What high school students need to know about college life as a science major" Thursday morning.

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