WESTMINSTER, MD (10/25/2013)(readMedia)-- Herbert Sell of Littlestown, Pa., has received the alumni community service award from McDaniel College. He is a 1957 alumnus of the college.
Presented annually during McDaniel's Homecoming, the alumni community service award is given to a graduate who has performed outstanding voluntary service to their community beyond normal business or professional obligations.
Sell attended Western Maryland (now McDaniel) College on the G.I. Bill after serving in the Air Force during the Korean War. He majored in music in college, and went on to serve as the choral director at Westminster High School for 35 years. He brought such musical legends as Duke Ellington, Maynard Ferguson, Les Brown and Count Basie to perform at the school through connections that he made during his military service.
He has spent 58 years as a church organist and choir director, and until 2004, he was the only director the Carroll County Choral Society had ever known. Outside of his musical service, Sell has been a member of the Littlestown Lion's Club since 1954, and has twice served as its president. He also has been an honorary member of the Westminster Rotary Club since 1990, an organization that has given out a music scholarship in his name every year since 1992.
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McDaniel College, recognized nationally among "40 Colleges that Change Lives" and U.S. News top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 25 highly regarded graduate programs. Its hallmark faculty-student collaborations in research, teaching and mentoring plus hundreds of leadership and service opportunities enrich a lively learning experience that is rooted in a personalized interdisciplinary and global curriculum. Innovative January courses take students to points all over the world while McDaniel's degree-granting European campus offers a unique opportunity for international study at the only American university in Budapest, Hungary. A diverse and close-knit community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,560 part-time graduate students, McDaniel also boasts a spectacular 160-acre hilltop campus in Westminster, Md., an hour or less from Baltimore, D.C., the Chesapeake Bay, an Amtrak station and BWI international airport.