McDaniel Honors Program

The Honors Program at McDaniel College seeks students who are in essence College Scholars. College Scholars are students who are intellectually curious, motivated to learn in and outside of the classroom, and intrigued by new ideas. 05/10/2019

Historian Martha Jones receives award for best book on civil rights struggle

Congratulations to Martha S. Jones who was this year's Honors Annual Lecture guest speaker. She has just been awarded the Liberty Legacy Prize by the Organization of American Historians for the best book on the civil-rights struggle written by a historian. Read, too, about Guggenheim fellows, NAS members, and other faculty recognitions 04/05/2019

Why ‘worthless’ humanities degrees may set you up for life

A nice read for our students and especially for high school students and their parents who might be thinking about college. Why bother with degrees like History or English? Here’s why the liberal arts could leave you better prepared for employment than you think.


Annual Honors Lecture tonight in McDaniel Lounge at 7:00pm everyone is welcome!
Our speaker is Martha S. Jones of Johns Hopkins University and she will be discussing her book Birthright Citizens.


Congratulations to all of the students who presented their work at the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society Regional Conference on Saturday, March 30th. Senior Jack Del Nunzio took the top prize - McDaniel continues to be a force in the region! Great job everyone!

[03/01/19]   Heading to the MCHC conference in the morning!

[02/03/19]   Going for Gold On and Off the Ice
A Discussion of the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team’s Fight for Gender Equity
Monday, February 4th at 7:30pm
Decker Auditorium

In 2017, the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team threatened to sit out the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship unless USA Hockey agreed to give them equal treatment to the men’s team—not least in regards to pay. The women sought the same equipment, staff, per diems, publicity, and travel as their male counterparts. Guest speaker Dee Spagnuolo provided pro bono representation to players on during their fight that ultimately resulted in an historic four-year contract with USA Hockey. The team won the World Championship in 2017 and took Goal in Olympics in 2018. Dee continues to represent the players as they promote the ideals of gender equity in athletics and in the workplace.

[01/28/19]   Welcome back for another semester! 12/20/2018

Bauman earns top academic honor

The accolades keep on coming! Congratulations to senior Taylor Bauman on being named an Academic All-American in Volleyball. Bauman is one of the more than dozen Honors students to be named Academic All-Conference for the fall season. Taylor Bauman, a senior, was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III volleyball first team presented by CoSIDA.


November/December LEGO Challenge - the theme was "The Grinch"

Good luck on finals everyone!


The fall semester is coming to an end and McDaniel Honors has been busy. Applying to academic conferences, securing internships and jobs, preparing to study abroad, and winning both team and individual athletic accolades. Well done everyone! 11/19/2018

Why a Liberal Arts Education Is a Game-Changer for Scientific Leadership

An interesting article on the value of a liberal arts education for those looking to go into STEM graduate and research programs. Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending a symposium in honor of Harvey Lodish, professor of biology at MIT and a founding member of the Whitehead Institute, one of the most important private biomedical research institutes in the world. Professor Lodish has had an enormous impact on the understa


Here are the entries for the October LEGO Challenge - looking good.


Don't miss out on these opportunities to win money for having an idea or a project.

[10/24/18]   Both the Maryland Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference and the Northeast Regional Honors Conference are going to be in Baltimore this year. This is a great opportunity to submit a paper or poster proposal. Deadlines are coming up:

NRHC deadline is November 16
MCHC deadline is December 14 10/17/2018

Annual Conferences

The Call for Papers for the MCHC conference in the spring has been posted! The Maryland Collegiate Honors Council presents the 2019 MCHC Conference at Morgan State University, March 1-2, 2019. Theme: “Conflict & Resolution” The Executive Board of the Maryland...


President Roger Casey will lead a conversation with life sciences entrepreneur and 1987 alumnus Greg Merril on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m., when the McDaniel College SmartTALK series returns to Decker Center Forum. The event is free and open to the public.

An alarming rise around the globe of multi-drug resistant pathogenic bacteria inspired Merril to launch Adaptive Phage Therapeutics. The business develops therapies using targeted viruses — called phages — to kill so-called “superbugs” that are impervious to antibiotics. Based in Gaithersburg, Md., the company is co-founded by Merril and his father, Dr. Carl Merril, a retired NIH researcher, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy.

As a self-described “serial entrepreneur,” Merril has launched several startups in the life sciences industry, including a company that created simulation systems for medical training, a company that produced technology to make video games physically active and another company designed to detect possible concussions in young athletes. Join us to learn how this Psychobiology major is combining his scientific knowledge and entrepreneurial experience to meet a crucial need in the fight against deadly infections.

The hour-long event includes questions and answers from the audience. A live video stream of the event will also be available at For more information, call 410-857-2292. Requests for interpreters can be made up to one week prior to the event by contacting [email protected]. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


Congrats to Taylor Bauman the new career record holder for digs with 1,650. She already set the single season record with 580 in her junior year. Honors Student, Biology Major, Volleyball Captain, and reigning Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Taylor is a superstar!


Here are the entries in the September LEGO Challenge, the theme was "Time"


Weekly Terror Talk: Gayle Edelstein

There are a lot of Honors students who are active in extracurriculars, several are athletes like Gayle Edelstein of the Volleyball team.

Weekly Terror Talk: Gayle Edelstein 09/04/2018

First-year Carroll teacher Rebecca Debinski looks to share love of learning

The Carroll County Times has a feature on one of our own. Honors Program alumna Rebecca Debinski: On Sept. 4, Rebecca Debinski will welcome 24 fifth graders into a space where she hopes to help them grow and learn over the next nine months, a dream she’s held onto since she was about their age.

[09/01/18]   Week one of the new semester is in the books - over 40 new Honors Program students have joined us on the Hill. Artists, athletes, travelers, mentors, volunteers, and now they are Green Terrors!
Looking forward to a great semester!


Today is move in day and it is beautiful. Blue skies, low humidity, a breeze, and over 400 new students about to begin their college careers on the Hill.


We are days away from the start of the semester, some students are already on campus, it is like the calm before the storm. One week until the first day of classes, are you ready?


Each year several Honors students study abroad and have a wonderful experience, but every year there are a few who want to but decide not to because of the structure of their academic program - they need to take certain courses in specific semesters, etc. To help with this, last year we created a new program to send Honors student to our Budapest campus in the spring semester of their first year (you know, before you major takes over your life)! The first cohort of students who took part in this program loved it and we are looking to form a new cohort this year. This is a great way to go abroad, you'll actually get ahead on Honors Program credits, and have the experience of a lifetime!
Check it out: 08/08/2018

Summer fellowships help support students’ internships

Great summer opportunities for McDaniel students, including a couple from the Honors Program! I saw a great article on McDaniel College .. 08/01/2018

Scholarship winner takes time out for cancer research before medical school

Honors graduate in the news: I saw a great article on McDaniel College .. 08/01/2018

Honors student joins UReCA journal editors at Bryce Canyon workshop

Honors students in the news recently: I saw a great article on McDaniel College ..


This spring we had several students present posters, papers, a panel, and original art at the Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference and the Northeast Regional Honors Conference. We had students win awards for their abstracts and presentations. It has been a great spring so far.


Had a great time at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference in Providence, RI


Congratulations to Sarah Pennington for winning the Harry Potter LEGO Challenge with her Quidditch field. Honorable mention to the Golden Snitch and the Phoenix


The November LEGO Challenge was "Superheroes" and here are the entries: 11/22/2017

Bauman, Upton lead conference fall academic honors

Congratulations to all the Honors Student/Athletes who made the conference fall academic honor roll! Special shout out to our two Scholar-Athletes of the Year Taylor in Volleyball and for the second time Kristen in Soccer! Taylor Bauman, a junior, and Kristen Upton, a senior, were named the Centennial Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year in their respective sports. Bauman and Upton were two of 30 Green Terror spring student-athletes named to the CC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 10/25/2017

Biology professor’s research students earn national recognition

Homecoming weekend say several Honors student presenting their research from last summer, great job by all who were there. Here is an article featuring two of those students, Harrison and Garrett. I saw a great article on McDaniel College ..


Carleton College Career Paths | Career Center | Carleton College

Check out this fascinating tool from Carleton College that shows how different majors lead to different career paths, you can click on a major or a career pathway to learn even more. The power of the liberal arts degree is on display in so many ways here. Click on paths to see more details about alumni in that particular path; click on start and end points to explore a particular major or career area.


The September LEGO Challenge was "Favorite Films."

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The fall semester is coming to an end and McDaniel Honors has been busy. Applying to academic conferences, securing inte...
Here are the entries for the October LEGO Challenge - looking good.
Here are the entries in the September LEGO Challenge, the theme was "Time"
Today is move in day and it is beautiful. Blue skies, low humidity, a breeze, and over 400 new students about to begin t...
We are days away from the start of the semester, some students are already on campus, it is like the calm before the sto...
As we come to the end of another LEGO Challenge we see some fine entries in the category "Famous Landmarks" including a ...
Some pictures from the Northeast Regional Honors Conference in Cambridge, MA this past weekend. This is the largest of t...
Congratulations to Rebecca, Ellie, and Paul for winning the LEGO Challenge "Spring Time." They made a great playground s...
Some of the great entries from the first LEGO Challenge. The theme was "Spring Time" the winner(s) will be announced lat...
The 2016 Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference. McDaniel was well represented with eight presentations, a prize for best...




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