Murchake, Perdue earn bachelor’s degrees
WESTMINSTER, MD — McDaniel College awarded more than 600 undergraduate and graduate degrees during the College’s 148th commencement ceremony on May 19.
Hanna Elizabeth Murchake of Stevensville graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.
Emma Marie Perdue of Grasonville graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. She also earned Honors in Biology.
Commencement speaker was McDaniel College Professor Emeritus Francis “Skip” Fennell, mathematics education expert and advisor for the Emmy award-winning PBS shows “Peg + CAT” and “Odd Squad.”
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. Carolina, as members of Georgetown RISE (resilience, innovation, sustainability, education), a United Nations regional development center.
The students were paid $1,500 for the semester, and worked for the Georgetown Innovation Center, the City of Georgetown, the Village Group, the Estuarine Reserve, the Surfrider Foundation, the Town of Pawleys Island, the Waccamaw Council of Governments, Georgetown parks and recreation, Georgetown public works, Georgetown code enforcement and Georgetown economic development. The Bunnelle Foundation sponsored four internships.
During their internships, the students were able to work on or assist with a variety of projects, from creating tiny homes to developing a bicycle tour. At the culmination of the interships, the students presented some of their work and how their experience tied to one of the United Nations’ 17 sustainable goals.
DiMarzo is a political science major.