McComics: Student Artist Biographies

(Image courtesy of Robert Lemieux, Ph.D.).

This semester, the Free Press is excited to partner with the communication department’s Communication and Culture course, taught by Associate Professor Robert Lemieux. Each week, students create their own comic strips, which we will share on our website every Sunday. Select comics will also be featured in our print editions.

Tori Arcilesi: Tori is from Bel Air, Maryland and is a member of the Women’s Lacrosse Team.  She is a communication major and marketing minor. She is also involved in the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and Love Your Melon. Tori works part-time as a marketing intern for SURVICE Engineering.  Her hobbies include spending time at her beach house in Ocean City, playing piano, and shopping.

Jeremy Crowley: Jeremy claims to be nobody in particular, but we know better.

Jill Courtney: Jill is a sophomore from Cumberland, Maryland, and she is majoring in communication and minoring in political science. She is the vice president of McDaniel Live Music Club and a member of the Radio Club, Student Alumni Council, and she works as a student ambassador for the College. Jill hopes to pursue a law degree upon graduation.

Olivia Culver: A senior from the D.C. area, Olivia is majoring in communication with a Spanish minor. She enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends, listening to music, and working out in her free time.

Tom Daly: Tom is from Haddon Heights, NJ and is majoring in communication.  He is the catcher on the Green Terror baseball team.

Tucker Evans: Tucker is a senior majoring in communication.  When he’s not making comic strips, you can find him daydreaming about snowboarding.

Sydney Gonsalves: Sydney is a senior majoring in communication. She’s from Silver Spring, Maryland and is excited to make comics!

Jakob Katzen: Jakob is a junior from Wilmington, Delaware pursuing a major in communication, with a dual minor in Spanish and journalism. He is the goalie on the McDaniel Men’s Lacrosse team.  He’s been playing lacrosse for over 10 years and enjoys giving back and growing the sport by providing instruction to youth players, assisting with lacrosse tournaments and different high school and recreational teams. During his free time, he enjoys cooking, going on vacations to Maine and Florida, and keeping up to date on the world of sports.

Stuart Landis: Stuart is a senior studying communication, and he considers himself to be media-savvy with how well he is able to draw parallels between real life events and what he watches on TV.  Stuart is interested in the construction and distribution of messages, and he hopes to become better at understanding their impact.

Dayne Llamas: Dayne is a junior majoring in communication and minoring in sports management. He is also part of the Green Terror football team. In his free time, Dayne enjoys fishing and traveling around in search of new and interesting places to eat.  He owns three pugs back home that are hilarious.

Hannah Maxwell: Hannah is a senior from Towson, Maryland, and she is majoring in communication.  She is also a member of the field hockey team. Her favorite things are Christmas and her cat Gucci.

Matthew Ogorzalek: Matthew is a junior hoping to double major in communication and art.  He recently learned how to use Photoshop and Multimedia Design.  You can find him floating around campus with a smile on his face and saying hi to everyone.  He grew up in Maryland and was adopted from Russia when he was two.

Sophia Senge: Sophia is a senior from the Baltimore area, and she is majoring in communication.  Her passions are caregiving and human rights.  She loves spending time in the Maine woods and spending time with her family. Before taking Communication and Culture, she wasn’t very interested in comic strips, with the exception of her childhood favorite, Calvin and Hobbes. She is excited to learn more about creating comics and to share her work with the McDaniel Free Press!

Kofi Siga: Kofi is a junior from Largo, Maryland, and he is majoring in communication.  He’s a member of the football team and loves to play and watch sports.  He is also interested in movies and filmmaking.

T’ana Williams: T’ana is a senior from Baltimore, and she will be graduating with a degree in sociology and communication.

Clint Wright: Clint is a senior majoring in communication, and he is the Chapter President of McDaniel’s Young Americans for Liberty, a club dedicated to promoting individual freedom. In addition to being involved at McDaniel, he also serves on the South Western School Board, a school district in Pennsylvania. His interests include hunting, going to the gym, listening to classic rock music, and coaching wrestling.

Nathan Wright: Nathan is a junior working toward a communication degree.