WESTMINSTER, MD (09/16/2013)(readMedia)-- Caroline Bright has been named director of financial aid at McDaniel College. Bright has worked in higher education financial aid for more than 30 years.
At McDaniel, she will oversee the college's financial aid program of federal, state and institutional aid. More than 90 percent of students at McDaniel receive some type of financial assistance, and the college invests $29 million annually in grants and scholarships.
About joining McDaniel, she said, "I was specifically attracted to working at McDaniel because of the college's mission of providing access to deserving students. I look forward to supporting these efforts."
Formerly director of financial aid at St. Mary's College of Maryland, she has also held positions as associate director of financial aid at the Johns Hopkins School of Education and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well as served as the director of financial aid at St. John's College in Annapolis, Md.
She has a master's degree from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., and a bachelor's degree from Tufts University in Medford, Mass. Bright currently resides in Arnold, Md.
Visit www.mcdaniel.edu for more information about McDaniel College.
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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.