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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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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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Longtime Stevenson president retires, leaving a much-changed university

When President Kevin Manning arrived at what was then Villa Julie College 16 years ago, he found a sleepy commuter school without dorms and only 1,600 students.

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McDaniel College Again Named A Military Friendly School

This is the eighth consecutive year that McDaniel has been recognized among the top schools in the nation doing the most for members of the military, veterans and their families.

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Op-ed by McDaniel College President, Dr. Roger Casey: Give teaching the respect it's due

Mark Twain believed the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you figure out why. I was born in rural South Carolina, the son of an auto mechanic and a homemaker. Thanks to great teachers and much-needed scholarships, I was the first member of my family to attend college — and it radically changed my life.

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McDaniel College community partnership wins regional award

McDaniel College’s partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Westminster was honored Nov. 2 by the Maryland-DC Campus Compact (MDCCC) with its Campus Community Partnership Award. 

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St. John's receives two record $25M donations

St. John's College received the largest single donation in school history this weekend – twice.

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Stevenson debuts new academic center named after outgoing president

Stevenson University officially opened its new 200,000-square-foot academic center at its Owings Mills North campus on Tuesday, naming it after outgoing President Kevin Manning. The renovations and construction for the center began two years ago after Stevenson acquired the 28-acre former Shire Pharmaceuticals site in Owings Mills in late 2011. 

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