April 29, 2013
McDaniel College announced Monday that a $6.7 million bequest will be used to establish an endowment for scholarships, the largest in its history. The funds come from the estate of Philip Henry Dorsey, who was part of a class of 18 earning a bachelor's degree from the Westminster school in 1891. After graduation, Dorsey went home to St. Mary's County, where he managed farmland and bought and sold crops. When he died in 1945, his will established a trust fund for his descendants to attend McDaniel, then known as Western Maryland College.
April 27, 2013
Joseph E. Welsh, a retired Baltimore County public school educator who was also a hospice volunteer and Eucharistic minister, died Monday of melanoma at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Oak Crest Village resident was 80. "He was both my teacher and class adviser, and as a teacher, I loved him. He made a big impact on all of our lives," said Laurie J. Bender, who graduated in 1991 from Parkville High School. "He was one of those teachers who helped you learn in a nonthreatening and humorous manner.
April 24, 2013
North Carroll announced the hiring of Rob Vaughn as boys basketball coach on Tuesday. Vaughn, a graduate of the school, previously coached the Panthers from 2003 to 2006, and he takes over the program from his brother, Chris, according to the school. Vaughn was an assistant coach at McDaniel College under Bob Flynn, and he currently teaches physical education at Shiloh Middle School in Carroll County.
April 14, 2013
Sarah Holbrook, a senior at McDaniel College, knows first-hand the gratitude for a home-cooked meal during a family crisis. When she was 11, her 9-year-old brother died of leukemia. That's why she's been involved since she was a freshman with Heroes Helping Hopkins, an on-campus group that cooks meals for families at the Believe in Tomorrow Children's House, which provides a place to stay for families with children being treated for serious illnesses at Johns Hopkins hospital. "I understand what they're going through how hard it can be, how exhausting," said Holbrook, co-president of the group.
April 13, 2013
The four-story brownstone near Washington's Lafayette Park is one of the most exclusive hotels in the world. There's a fireplace in the master bathroom, and the thread counts on the sheets is high enough to rival the Four Seasons. And only four people can get reservations to stay there right now - possibly because the coverlet bears the presidential seal, and there are accommodations for the Secret Service in the basement. The townhouse on West Jackson Place is the residence where Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and both George Bushes stay when they are in Washington on official business.
March 27, 2013
THE UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY: The dean's list for fall semester at The University of Findlay has been announced and Nicole Williams, of Fallston, made the list with a 4.0 grade point average. She is a physical therapy major. MCDANIEL COLLEGE: Sophomore Adrian Rowe of Edgewood performs in "Intimate Portraits," an original ensemble-devised work. Free and open to the public, performances are Wednesday, April 17 through Saturday, April 20, 7:30 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster.