Scholars News


Scholars Awards the Citation Class of 2014

Winners of the College Park Scholars Founders’ Circle Awards, the Outstanding Achievement Award and the Outstanding Citizenship Award gather after a ceremony on September 12.
Members of the Scholars community gathered to celebrate the College Park Scholars Citation Class of 2014 award winners on September 12.



Director Robert Koulish Joins “Beyond Ferguson” Panel

Dr. Robert Koulish is the director of the new College Park Scholars Justice and Legal Thought program and MLaw programs at the University of Maryland.
Justice and Legal Thought Program Director Dr. Robert Koulish will speak on a panel discussing the recent police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo.



Scholars Joins PALS Program to Aid Frederick

College Park Scholars is participating in a new campus-wide sustainability initiative in partnership with the city of Frederick this year. The Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS) program will offer 28 courses throughout the 2014-2015 academic year in seven colleges and through several specialized university programs.


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Scholars Kick Off Semester with Annual Day of Service

Public Leadership Scholars remove a tire from the mud at Bladensburg Waterfront Park during College Park Scholars Service Day.
Freshmen entering the College Park Scholars program will begin their experience with a day of service in Maryland and Washington, D.C. on Thursday, August 28.


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College Park Scholars Welcomes Executive Director Marilee Lindemann

Marilee Lindemann begins as Executive Director of College Park Scholars July 1.
Marilee Lindemann will begin her role as executive director of College Park Scholars, effective July 1. Lindemann joins Scholars as an associate professor of English and the founding director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Program in the Office of Undergraduate Studies.


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Executive Director Greig Stewart to Retire June 30

Greig Stewart celebrates with Dean Donna Hamilton during a party in his honor on May 13.
College Park Scholars Executive Director Greig Stewart will retire from his 12-year appointment on June 30 as the community looks toward its 20th anniversary. 


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First Annual Scholars Cup Raises $4300 for Children’s Charities

Public Leadership wins the 17th Annual “Step Up to Bat for Kids” Charity Softball tournament on May 10.
College Park Scholars students and alumni raised more than $4,300 for twelve children’s charities during the first annual student-run Scholars Cup.



Class Awards $10K to Support Children with Cancer

Students in the College Park Scholars Public Leadership program and the Honors College awarded a total of $10,000 to the Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy and the Hope for Henry Foundation as part of their “Art and Science of Philanthropy” course this spring.


Scholars Hosts Record-Breaking Academic Showcase

 Kristen Axtell discusses her award-winning project with President Wallace D. Loh at the 18th Annual Academic Showcase.
A record number of College Park Scholars students presented their capstone projects to the University of Maryland community during the 18th Annual Academic Showcase in Cole Student Activities Building on May 9.


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Life Sciences Director Honored for Creative Instruction

Reid Compton with Dean Jayanth R. Banavar (left) and Board of Visitors Chair Thomas Snitch from the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences.
The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences awarded College Park Scholars Life Sciences program director Reid Compton the Board of Visitors’ Creative Educator Award during its Spring Academic Festival on May 2.


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12 Scholars Inducted Into ODK and PKP Honor Societies

Twelve College Park Scholars alumni received recognition for their outstanding academic achievements and on-campus contributions at induction ceremonies for two prestigious honor societies.


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