St. Mary’s College of MD
St. Mary's College of Maryland, also called St. Mary's Public Honors College of Maryland, was established in 1840. It is an American public, secular and co-educational liberal arts college located in St. Mary's City, Maryland. It is a public honors college and is one of only two colleges with this designation in the United States. With about 2,000 enrolled students, the institution offers baccalaureate degrees in 24 disciplines
St. Mary's College of Maryland is located on the original site of Maryland's first colony, St. Mary's City, which was also the first capital of Maryland and is considered to be the birthplace of religious freedom in America. Colonial St. Mary's City was actually only a town and at its peak had between 500 and 600 residents. However as the colony quickly expanded and settlements spread throughout the Eastern part of what is now Maryland, the town remained the capitol and representatives would travel from all over the colony to participate in the Maryland General Assembly, the colony's first legislative body. The Colony was founded under a mandate by the colonial proprietor, Cecil Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore of England, that the new settlers engage in religious tolerance of each other. The first settlers were both Protestant and Catholic during a time of persecution of Catholics. This mandate was unprecedented at the time, as England had been wracked by religious conflict for centuries
St Mary's College of Maryland, designated the state's Honors College, is an independent public institution in the liberal arts tradition. We promote scholarship and creativity by challenging our students to achieve academic excellence through close relationships with faculty, classroom activities, and experiential learning. Our faculty and staff foster intellectual, social, and ethical development within a community dedicated to diversity and accessibility. We provide students with opportunities to understand and serve local, national, and global communities and to accomplish social change. Founded on the site of Maryland's first capital, the College stands as a living legacy to the ideals of freedom and inclusiveness. Our beautiful residential campus on the banks of the St. Mary's River inspires our work, our play, and our commitment to the environment.
Julie Croteau ï¿½ Women's Major League Baseball pioneer, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Warren Strobel (1985) ï¿½ journalist, U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security Editor for Reuters (2011ï¿½present), Senior Correspondent for Foreign Affairs, Knight Ridder/Mclatchy, 2002-2009 John F. Slade III (1964) ï¿½ Associate Judge with the 4th District Court of Maryland, former member of Maryland House of Delegates James Benoit (1994) ï¿½ County Councilman, fourth district of Anne Arundel County, Maryland David Fraser-Hidalgo (1992) ï¿½ member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 15, sits on the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Stephen R. McHenry (1981) ï¿½ CEO of the nonprofit corporation MARBIDCO (Maryland Agricultural and Resource Based Industry Development Corporation), which was established by the Maryland State Legislature in 2004 to advise and guide Maryland farmers, the Maryland seafood industry and forestry industry in establishing sustainable practices. The corporation also provides best practices technology adoption loans and works on land preservation issues as well. Matthew Schissler (1993) ï¿½ founder of Cord Blood America, Inc., a pioneer in harvesting nonembryonic stem cells for medical use; and Pyrenees Investments; was a semi-finalist for the 2008 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Kathleen Reineke ï¿½ St. Mary's County Teacher of the Year in 2014 Paul Reed Smith (1978) ï¿½ luthier, founder of PRS Guitars Evan Wallace (also known as "e-dubble") ï¿½ hip-hop artist, musician, poet Scott Steele (1981) ï¿½ Olympic silver medalist in sailboarding Jesse Kirkland (2011) ï¿½ Olympic sailor, 49er racing dingies Kay Aldridge (1934) ï¿½ Actress, model, star of Perils of Nyoka.