July 21, 2012
Jeff Hiestand has spent the last 11 years beside the pool at McDaniel College, where he has coached five individual conference champions in eight events. In two weeks, he'll still be near a pool, but in a far different location. On Aug. 9, Hiestand will head to London for the Summer Olympic Games. He will watch proudly as former McDaniel swimmer Suzanne Stettinius represents the United States in the pentathlon. The one-day competition features five events: 200-meter freestyle swimming, fencing, pistol shooting, horse show jumping and a 3,000-meter cross country run. Hiestand coached Stettinius for three years on the McDaniel swimming and diving team.
June 19, 2012
Beginning in the fall, McDaniel College will have a new Green Terror mascot. The school announced Tuesday the creation of a "new visual identity" for its athletic program, which also includes a new logo, starting with the 2012-13 academic year. Each of McDaniel's 24 varsity sports will also have a sport-specific logo, according to a news release from the college. A committee of student-athletes, coaches, faculty and alumni worked closely with Francis Santaquilani and FS Design of Chattanooga, Tenn., to create the new Green Terror identity through a process that started in September 2011, the college said.
June 16, 2012
Rebecca Groves "Becky" Smith, a former educator and social worker who had been a trustee at what is now McDaniel College for more than three decades, died Thursday of heart failure at William Hill Manor in Easton. She was 95. The former Rebecca Groves, the daughter of a farmer and a homemaker, was born and raised in Kennedyville. After graduating from Chestertown High School in 1933, she earned a bachelor's degree in history and English and certification in secondary education in 1937 from what was then Western Maryland College.
June 10, 2012
Westminster High School conducted its 2012 graduation ceremony on June 9 at McDaniel College, Westminster. The following are members of the Class of 2012: Nathan Collin Adams Ellen Jean Airth Michelle Lynn Alban Cheyenne Katelynn Albaugh Ashley Nicole Alleman Sarah Ashley Allen Junior Romario Penda Aluna Lauren Ashley Anderson Halee Fay Asch Richard Stanley Ash III Lindsay Elizabeth Aughenbaugh ...
June 8, 2012
Francis Scott Key High School conducted its 2012 commencement ceremony on Friday, June 8, at McDaniel College in Westminster. The following are members of the Class of 2012: Brody Steven Aberts Alyssa Marie Albright Christopher Nicholas Alder Tyler Jacob Andersen Samantha Christine Anthony Kayla Lynn Arnold Sarah Elizabeth Atkinson Adam Clem Badiang Carli Ann Bafford Joshua Edward Ballard ...
June 5, 2012
Officers representing the police agencies throughout Carroll County will be on the streets of Sykesville, Taneytown, Manchester, Westminster and Mount Airy on Wednesday, June 6, beginning at 8 am, taking part in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Relay for Special Olympics Maryland. The officers will escort and protect the Special Olympics 'Flame of Hope' as it makes its way toward the opening of the 42nd anniversary Summer Games at Towson University, June 8-10. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the Maryland Torch Run, a movement that began in 1986 with a handful of officers raising $5,000.
May 26, 2012
Cristal Fortino, of Manchester, earned her degree in sociology from McDaniel College, and took part in commencement ceremonies on May 19. Fortino, who was a stay-at-home mom to her two children for 15 years, enrolled at McDaniel College after her husband lost his job due to downsizing. It was around her family's dinner table that the decision was made for her to return to school, and a scholarship from McDaniel allowed her to achieve that goal. Fortino technically graduated in December, but took part in the May commencement.