15 Notable alumni of
McDaniel College

McDaniel College is 2086th in the world, 738th in North America, and 696th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 15 notable alumni from McDaniel College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Whittaker Chambers

    Whittaker Chambers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1901-1961 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    writerjournalisttranslatorspyeditor
    Biography

    Whittaker Chambers was an American writer and intelligence agent. After early years as a Communist Party member (1925) and Soviet spy (1932–1938), he defected from the Soviet underground (1938), worked for Time magazine (1939–1948), and then testified about the Ware Group in what became the Hiss case for perjury (1949–1950), often referred to as the trial of the century, all described in his 1952 memoir Witness. Afterwards, he worked as a senior editor at National Review (1957–1959). US President Ronald Reagan awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously in 1984.

  2. Thomas Roberts

    Thomas Roberts
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    journalistactor
    Biography

    Thomas Albert Roberts is an American television journalist who served as a news anchor for MSNBC, a cable-news channel. He ended his seven-year stint anchoring MSNBC Live, the daytime news platform of NBC News, on weekends from 5-7pm ET. Before that he was anchor of Way Too Early and a contributor to Morning Joe. He was also an NBC News correspondent and a fill-in anchor on Today and NBC Nightly News. On November 18, 2017, it was announced that Roberts had decided to leave MSNBC for other endeavors. On August 14, 2020, it was announced that Roberts will be the host of season four of DailyMailTV.

  3. Alan Rabinowitz

    Alan Rabinowitz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-2018 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    biologistzoologist
    Biography

    Alan Robert Rabinowitz was an American zoologist who served as the president, CEO, and chief scientist at Panthera Corporation, a nonprofit conservation organization devoted to protecting the world's 40 wild cat species. Called the "Indiana Jones of Wildlife Protection" by Time, he studied jaguars, clouded leopards, Asiatic leopards, tigers, Sumatran rhinos, bears, leopard cats, raccoons, cervidae, and civets.

  4. Frank Kratovil

    Frank Kratovil
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudgepolitician
    Biography

    Frank Michael Kratovil Jr. is an American politician who was the U.S. representative for Maryland's 1st congressional district from 2009 to 2011. Elected in 2008, he was defeated in his bid for reelection on November 2, 2010. Kratovil is a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served as State's Attorney of Queen Anne's County on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and he was appointed as a judge for the county's District Court by Governor Martin O'Malley in December 2011.

  5. Knut Hjeltnes

    Knut Hjeltnes
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1951-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    shot putterdiscus thrower
    Biography

    Knut Hjeltnes is a former college coach and track & field athlete from Norway.

  6. Ellen Sauerbrey

    Ellen Sauerbrey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Ellen Richmond Sauerbrey is an American politician from Maryland and the former head of the United States Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. She was nominated to the Bureau in September 2005 by President George W. Bush. On January 4, 2006, Bush placed her in office by way of a recess appointment, bypassing the need for Senate confirmation. Her confirmation was unlikely, given strong objections by some senators. Sauerbrey's recess appointment caused some controversy; however, her experience as minority leader in the Maryland House of Delegates and managing a complex U.S. Census project helped rally others to her cause.

  7. David Carrasco

    David Carrasco
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    historianmesoamericanist
    Biography

    Davíd Lee Carrasco is an American academic historian of religion, anthropologist, and Mesoamericanist scholar. As of 2001 he holds the inaugural appointment as Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of Latin America Studies at the Harvard Divinity School, in a joint appointment with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences' Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. Carrasco previously taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder and Princeton University and is known for his research and publications on Mesoamerican religion and history, his public speaking as well as wider contributions within Latin American studies and Latino/a studies. He has made statements about Latino contributions to US democracy in public dialogues with Cornel West, Toni Morrison, and Samuel P. Huntington. His work is known primarily for his writings on the ways human societies orient themselves with sacred places.

  8. F. Mason Sones

    F. Mason Sones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1918-1985 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    physician
    Biography

    F. Mason Sones, Jr. was an American physician whose pioneering work in cardiac catheterization was instrumental in the development of both coronary artery bypass surgery and interventional cardiology.

  9. Ronald N. Young

    Ronald N. Young
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ronald Nelson Young is an American consultant, college teacher, politician, and former schoolteacher. He was a member of the Maryland State Senate from 2011 to 2023, and previously served as a mayor of Frederick, Maryland, serving from 1974 to 1990.

  10. Mabel Garrison

    Mabel Garrison
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1886-1963 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    opera singersinger
    Biography

    Mabel Garrison Siemonn, was an American coloratura soprano who sang at the Metropolitan Opera from 1914 to 1921.

  11. Jesse Glass

    Jesse Glass
    Years
    1954-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in McDaniel College
    In 1979 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    poetuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Jesse Glass is an American expatriate poet, artist and folklorist.

  12. Stan Benjamin

    Stan Benjamin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1914-2009 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Alfred Stanley Benjamin was a right fielder in Major League Baseball for five seasons; four with the Philadelphia Phillies (1939–42), of the National League (NL), and one with the Cleveland Indians (1945), of the American League (AL). The 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), 194 lb (88 kg) Benjamin batted and threw right-handed, and was born in Framingham, Massachusetts. After graduating from high school, he attended Western Maryland College, now known as McDaniel College, where he played baseball, basketball, and football.

  13. Joshua Weldon Miles

    Joshua Weldon Miles
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1858-1929 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Joshua Weldon Miles was an American politician.

  14. William F. Goodling

    William F. Goodling
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-2017 (aged 90)
    Enrolled in McDaniel College
    In 1957 graduated with Master of Education
    Occupations
    teacherpolitician
    Biography

    William Franklin Goodling was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. At the time of his death, he was the Chairman of the Board of the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy.

  15. Joan Bailey-Wilson

    Joan Bailey-Wilson
    Years
    1953-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    geneticiststatisticianmedical researcher
    Biography

    Joan Ellen Bailey-Wilson is an American statistical geneticist. She is a senior investigator and co-chief of the Computational and Statistical Genomic Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute.