Meet the Staff

     
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Karen Violanti, known on campus as “Dean V,” is the Associate Dean for First Year Students at McDaniel College since 2008. Dean V works within the First Year Team to organize and implement pieces of the First Year Experience on campus including (but not limited to) the Peer Mentor Program, Orientation, First Year Seminar, Transfer Student Seminar and the First Stop Office. In her spare time, Dean V loves to travel, spend time with family and friends and enjoys hiking, swimming and fitness. Dean V’s office is in First Stop (2nd floor of Hoover Library) so please stop by any time to say hello!

     
     
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Tommy Schoolman is the Coordinator of First Year Programs at McDaniel College, and graduated from McDaniel this past May with the Class of 2018. In the First Stop Office, Tommy is responsible for helping to oversee many first-year related programs. Outside of the office, Tommy loves traveling, spends a lot of time at the beach, and is an avid Big Brother fan. Also Tommy is continuing his education, here, on the Hill, and is working on his Master's degree in School Counseling!

     
     
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Angela Bayne is the Administrative Assistant to the First Stop Office and joined the First Stop team in July, 2018.  She is usually the first face you will see when you come in to First Stop. Angela spends her free time at the beach with family as often as possible, and is the lead singer in a rock band! She is also a film buff and plays guitar. Angela is looking forward to getting to know the McDaniel students and staff, so please come on by, and say hello!

     
     
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Stefany Martinez is the student worker to the First Stop Office and joined the First Stop team in October, 2018. Stefany is a Biology major at McDaniel College and plans to graduate in 2020. In the First Stop Office, she can be found either sitting at the front desk or around the office assisting with various office duties. In her free time, Stefany loves watching her favorite YouTubers, drawing, and spending time with her family and dog Cory!