WESTMINSTER, MD (05/28/2019)(gloucestercitynews.net)-- Griffin James Crowley of Cape May (08204) was one of six McDaniel College graduates commissioned May 24 as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Crowley also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies on May 25 from McDaniel.
Crowley is a three-year ROTC scholarship recipient. He completed Cadet Initial Entry Training, Cadet Troop Leader Training, Advanced Camp and Airborne School. He also spent a semester abroad in Arabic-speaking Rabat, Morocco. Crowley is going active duty and will attend the Infantry Officer Basic Course in Ft. Benning, Ga.
Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams, director of the Defense Logistics Agency headquartered in Fort Belvoir, Va., served as the guest speaker at the Commissioning Ceremony at McDaniel College on May 24.
Army ROTC has been a tradition at the college since 1919, and the Green Terror Battalion is one of the oldest ROTC programs in the nation. McDaniel has consistently been recognized among Military Friendly Schools and the college's Military Legacy Scholarship guarantees up to $100,000 over four years to all military veterans, active-duty military personnel and their children. McDaniel also participates in the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.
McDaniel College awarded more than 350 bachelor's degrees during the 149th undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 25. Commencement speaker was Carroll County, Md., philanthropist and McDaniel College board chair Martin K.P. Hill. The graduates hailed from 23 states, plus the District of Columbia, and 15 countries.
Academic honors given at graduation include summa cum laude for a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or higher, magna cum laude for a cumulative grade point average of 3.70 to 3.89 and cum laude for a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 to 3.69.
For more information about McDaniel College, visit www.mcdaniel.edu.
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. www.mcdaniel.edu
published gloucestercitynews.net | May 30, 2019