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McDaniel College honored for 'Models of Excellence'

The Carroll County Times

August 6, 2017


McDaniel College is one of six colleges and universities nationwide being honored by University Business magazine in its 2017 Models of Excellence program, drawing recognition for its partnership with a Maryland school system to train and employ a more diverse workforce.

Launched in 2015, Models of Excellence is a national recognition program honoring colleges and universities that have implemented innovative, effective and interdepartmental initiatives that are bolstering student success, according to a news release from the college.

Florence Hines, vice president for enrollment management at McDaniel, said University Business picks different programs at different institutions they believe are “worth a shout out.”

For McDaniel, that shout out was for the college’s Teachers for Tomorrow program, done in partnership with the Howard County Public Schools system, she said.

“We are partnering with Howard County to help them diversify their teacher workforce in the future,” she said.

The program, also known as T4T, offers a full McDaniel scholarship to academically successful, low-income Howard County students who are eligible for Pell and state grants, according to the release. In exchange, the students agree to work for the school district for three years immediately after graduating from McDaniel. They also intern and do their student teaching in Howard’s public schools.

“They will go back to Howard County already knowing they have jobs in the schools,” Hines added.