News Release: Art Renkwitz ‘65 receives Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame Award

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October 08, 2018

Oct. 8, 2018

Contact: Cheryl Knauer



Renkwitz of Cambridge, Md., is a 1965 alumnus of the college

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Art Renkwitz of Cambridge, Md., is a recipient of the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame award from McDaniel College. He is 1965 alumnus of the college. 

Presented annually during McDaniel’s Homecoming, the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame award is presented to a graduate and former athlete who has performed outstandingly as an undergraduate athlete and who has contributed to society since leaving the college.

Renkwitz, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in both physical education and education, was a member of the Green Terror football, tennis and track and field teams. 

As an offensive and defensive interior lineman on the football team, he lettered all four years and received honorable mentions in the Mason-Dixon and Middle-Atlantic Conferences, as well as was an All-Maryland Selection. He was a member of two conference champion teams in 1962 and 1963 and was elected co-captain in 1964. 

He also participated and lettered all four years as a member of the track and field team and played tennis as a junior and senior, lettering his junior year. 

Now a retired Cambridge-South Dorchester High School teacher, Renkwitz taught science and ethics for 48 years and served as science department chair from 1976 to 1995. He also worked for the Maryland State Department of Education on several science and technology curriculum projects. In 1990, he was recognized as one of Maryland’s outstanding teachers and was named Dorchester County’s computer teacher of the year in 1995. He earned a Master of Education degree from Salisbury State University in 1998. 

Currently, he directs the Socrates Café weekly philosophy discussion group. He and his wife also started a reading initiative where they read to children once per week and distribute free books at the Walmart in Cambridge, Md. 

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McDaniel College, founded in 1867, is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including pre-professional specializations and student-designed majors, and over 20 graduate programs. One of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” McDaniel emphasizes experiential learning and student-faculty collaboration to develop the unique potential in every student. Represented by the Green Terror, its 24 athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. A student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students offers access to both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., plus a European campus in Budapest, Hungary.

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