Alumni in the News

Suzanne Stettinius ’11
Olympic dreams came true this summer when Suzanne Stettinius ’11 found out she qualified as one of only three pentathletes representing the U.S. in the London games. 

Ron Shriver ’12
One of McDaniel’s news alumni, Ron Shriver ’12, is a veteran, husband and father of two who was able to achieve his dream of going to college, thanks to financial support from the new GI Bill and McDaniel College. He was featured in a front-page story in The Chronicle of Higher Education on May 20. See the powerful audio slideshow.

Rhonda Holmes-Blankenship '05
For the second time in three years, a master's graduate has been named Maryland Teacher of the Year. Rhonda Holmes-Blankenship '05, an English teacher at Rising Sun High School in Cecil County, Md., was named the 2012-13 Maryland Teacher of the Year. A National Board Certified Teacher, she holds a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel. Read more in the Cecil Whig.

Tom Armbruster ’80
Tom Armbruster ’80 was nominated by President Obama to serve as Ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Department of State. He shared his world view as a career foreign service officer who has held posts in Finland, Cuba, Russia, Mexico, Tajikistan and Vladivostok during the 2011 series SmartTalk at McDaniel.

Greg Street ’91
Hear Greg Street ’91, lead system designer for the wildly popular online game World of Warcraft, explain the joys of embracing his “inner geek” in a radio interview with WYPR. There’s also a great Q&A in the Baltimore Sun

Dawn Lindsay ’81
Dawn Lindsay ’81, who received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from McDaniel, recently returned to the East Coast to take the helm as president of Anne Arundel Community College and is featured in this Baltimore Sun article.

Alumnae Mindy Hirt '08 and Emily Biondo '09
Alumnae Mindy Hirt '08 and Emily Biondo '09 exhibited work in the (e)merge Art Fair in Washington, D.C., and were both mentioned in the Washingtonian's After Hours blog.

Jonathan Slade ’88
Jonathan Slade ’88, associate professor of Communication and Cinema Studies, created a documentary on Maryland's barns.

Vince Buscemi ’99
Vince Buscemi ’99, McDaniel’s director of digital communications & social media, talks about his outreach efforts in this @BBJOnline article.

Michelle Shearer
Graduate alumna Michelle Shearer, who earned a master's in Deaf Education in 1996, has been featured in the news media many times since being awarded National Teacher of the Year. Here’s a great article in the Huffington Post.

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