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Two McDaniel College faculty members earn the Nora Roberts Faculty Service Award and the Distinguished Scholars Award

McDaniel College recognized two faculty members this spring with awards that support their initiatives in student enrichment and academic scholarship.

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Hood College Establishes Graduate-level Nutrition Science Program

Hood College is proud to officially launch the College’s Master of Science in Nutrition. The program, which is offered in a hybrid modality, is currently accepting students for the fall ’22 term with an expected graduation date set for summer 2024.

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Meet a Loyola graduate, human genome scientist, and one of TIME Magazine’s “Most Influential People of 2022”

Adam Phillippy, ’02, senior investigator at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), was recently named to TIME Magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People of 2022,” for his research related to human genome sequencing.

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Transformative Leader Named New NDMU Provost

A transformative higher education leader, with a commitment to liberal arts education and innovative lifelong learning, was named the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Notre Dame of Maryland University following a national search.

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Johns Hopkins Professor Michael Schatz Among 'Time 100' Most Influential People in the World

TIME today named Michael Schatz, a computational biologist and one of the world's leading genomics experts, to its 2022 list of the 100 most influential people for his contributions to the first complete sequencing of the human genome, "the most complete look yet at the genetic script underlying the very nature of who we are as human beings."

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Hood College Mackenzie DeMaio '24 Awarded Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship

Mackenzie DeMaio '24 is an elementary/special education major at Hood College. She was recently awarded the Teaching Fellows of Maryland Scholarship.

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Two Loyola graduates awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Two Loyola graduates, Grace Garret, ’21, and Darian López Robles, ’19, have won prestigious Fulbright Scholarships to study abroad. Garret will travel to South Korea in January of 2023 as an English Teaching Assistant, while López Robles will use her Fulbright Scholarship to serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Argentina.

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Washington Adventist University Enters into Agreement with Capitol Technology University

In the interest of expanding 21st century career relevant learning opportunities to our students—we are pleased to announce that Washington Adventist University (WAU) and Capitol Technology University (Capitol Tech) have now signed a memorandum of understanding. This agreement formally documents their shared intent of academic cooperation through the development of learning opportunities that build on their respective institutional strengths. Envisioned by President Weymouth Spence (WAU) and President Bradford Sims (Capitol Tech) through this collaboration, are distinctive competencies for our students in disciplines such as computer science, data science, health care administration, cyber psychology, cyber analytics, business analytics and accelerated degree completion options which include masters and doctoral degrees.

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Introducing The Daily Record’s 2022 Power 30 Higher Education

Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Maryland, McDaniel College, Notre Dame of Maryland University, and Stevenson University are part of The Daily Record's Power 30 Higher Education List.

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NDMU PhD Student Selected as Maryland’s Assistant Principal of the Year

A Notre Dame of Maryland University PhD student was recently named Assistant Principal of the Year by the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP).

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Hood's cybersecurity program recognized by federal agencies

Hood College cybersecurity students can apply for scholarships and research grants from the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies as a result of a new designation from the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

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Loyola Student Sydney Pinkett, ’24, named 2022 Newman Civic Fellow

Sydney Pinkett, ’24, a sociology major with a minor in economics at Loyola University Maryland, was named a 2022 Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education.

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Hood College, Frederick Health expand partnership, establish new dedicated nursing and public health location

Hood College is proud to announce an extension of the College’s partnership with Frederick County’s largest healthcare provider. Together, Hood College and Frederick Health will expand the College’s health science programs through the establishment of a dedicated space for the College’s Department of Nursing.

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USA President Awards WAU President

United States President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. recently awarded Washington Adventist University President Dr. Weymouth Spence with a Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of his 5127 hours for volunteer service to the nation.

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Loyola receives national honor for its commitment to first-generation student success

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Washington College Named Top Ten Small College in the South

Washington College has been named to the list of Top Ten Small Colleges in the South by the WSJ/Times Higher Education, as part of their annual college rankings.

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Hood College receives $49k+ grant from Maryland Center for Computing Education

Hood has been awarded a grant of $49,620 from the Maryland Center for Computing Education. Hood’s “Computational Thinking Partnership: Teach the Teacher Educators (TTE)” is the third phase of a collaborative project involving the Departments of Computer Science and Information Technology and Education and Frederick Community College.

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NDMU Education Program Honored for School Partnerships

Notre Dame of Maryland University’s teacher preparation program was named one of the nation’s best for innovative partnerships with local schools that prepare students to become effective educators.

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Longtime Loyola Professor Receives 2021 Distinguished Editor Award

Loyola University Maryland Professor of English Jean Lee Cole, Ph.D., recently received the 2021 Distinguished Editor Award by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ). She was unanimously selected for her editorship of the academic journal American Periodicals, which she edited from 2015-20.

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Christina Spearman, Ed.D., named assistant vice president for career development for Loyola

Christina Spearman, Ed.D., has been named the next assistant vice president for career development for Loyola University Maryland, the University announced today. She will begin in the role on March 14, 2022. Spearman, who is currently assistant vice president and dean of students for Loyola, has been a leader within our University community since 2007.

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Mount History Professor’s Book Wins Prestigious Award

Associate Professor of History Jamie Gianoutsos, Ph.D., has been awarded the Istvan Hont Prize for the Best Book in Intellectual History for The Rule of Manhood: Tyranny, Gender, and Classical Republicanism in England, 1603-1660. In May she will deliver the Istvan Hont Memorial Lecture at the invitation of the Institute for Intellectual History, the organization that awards this prize.

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McDaniel College names new Vice President for Institutional Advancement

McDaniel College has named David Sears as vice president for Institutional Advancement following a national search. Sears begins his new role at McDaniel on Jan. 24, 2022.

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Loyola’s York Road Initiative honored for partnership among K12 schools, higher education, and the community

The York Road Initiative (YRI) received the Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic’s (CCMA) P20 Partnership Award for demonstrating a community-based approach to learning, with equity and social justice at the forefront.

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Hood announces environmental science program with Gettysburg, McDaniel colleges

Hood College has announced an agreement with Gettysburg and McDaniel colleges that will allow students to fast-track a master’s degree in environmental studies.

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Loyola Administrator receives award for work in mental health and diversity, equity, and inclusion

Sheila Graham, Ph.D., associate director for social justice, received the Harriet Copher Haynes Diversity Scholarship Award from the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD). Dr. Graham, who has served in her role since 2016, was recognized for her work in campus mental health and her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University and beyond.

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Johns Hopkins Engineering launches summer STEM program for underrepresented minority students

Supported by a grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, 10 talented high school students from underrepresented minority groups will have the opportunity this summer to attend an intense, immersive pre-college engineering program offered by Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering.

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Four Loyola students named University Innovation Fellows

Four Loyola University Maryland students have been selected as University Innovation Fellows (UIF) by Stanford University.

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2022 Maryland Teacher of the Year studied at Loyola

Brianna Ross was named the 2021-22 Maryland Teacher of the Year by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Ross, who is originally from Upper Darby, Pa., earned her certificate in administration and supervision from Loyola University Maryland in 2019. She currently serves as the equity liaison and social studies department chair at Deer Park Middle School in Randallstown, Md.

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McDaniel College Chemistry Professor Dana Ferraris Honored for Commitment to Students with American Chemical Society Award

Dana Ferraris, department chair and associate professor of Chemistry, and the John Desmond Kopp Professorship in the Sciences, is the 2021 recipient of the George L. Braude Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS), Maryland section. He is the first McDaniel College professor to receive this honor.

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Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D., selected as 25th president of Loyola University Maryland

The Loyola University Maryland Board of Trustees has unanimously selected Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D., as the institution’s 25th president. Sawyer, currently Loyola’s senior vice president, was chosen after a national search following the June 2021 retirement of the Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., who led the University for 16 years. Sawyer will begin as president on Jan. 1, 2022.

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