Death of recent alumni

On Sunday, September 11 the Free Press staff and McDaniel College community was informed of the untimely death of McDaniel alum Kenneth Jackson Polk, a 2011 graduate, after a fatal car accident on Long Island. Kenny competed in the long jump and javelin as a member of the McDaniel Track Team and earned his B.A. in biology with a minor in psychology. In an email to faculty, President Roger Casey mourned the “loss of this member of our community” and recognized “many of his friends here will be saddened by this news.” “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Polk family in Berlin, Maryland,” he concluded. We at the McDaniel Free Press wish to echo his sentiments and recommend that any student on campus in need of support and guidance at this time seek out the counseling services available at the Wellness Center (410-857-2243). Kenny was 22.