Homecoming Weekend 2015

Homecoming Weekend 2015

As part of Homecoming and Fall Family Weekend, the office of alumni relations and the office of student life invite you and your guests to the Homecoming festival Saturday, Oct. 3 from noon to 3:30 p.m. on the campus residential quad. Enjoy food, drinks and afternoon activities including live music from the Secondhand Ramblers, face painting, a photo booth, tailgating and much more.

Join Blazer fans to cheer on Hood’s soccer teams versus Messiah College at noon (women’s) and 3 p.m. (men’s).

Return to campus and enjoy fun activities while connecting with other alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends.

Click here for a schedule of events. Check back for updates and additional events.

Hood Ring

Your Support Helps Continue the Hood Ring Tradition

The Hood College legacy ring and scholarship program is made possible through generous donations from alumni and friends. Juniors can apply for a legacy ring, a ring scholarship or both. The alumni executive board and committee awards students with rings and scholarships based on exceptional essays, financial need and overall grade point average.

The Hood ring is one of Hood’s most treasured traditions. Your financial support and ring donations help keep this beloved program thriving. Any donation amount is greatly appreciated. Today, the cost of a Hood ring is between $300 and $500.

If you would like to donate your Hood ring, contribute financially to the scholarship fund or have questions, please contact the office of alumni relations at 301-696-3977 or alumoffice@hood.edu.

New Novel

Hood Alumna Releases Fifth Novel

Deborah Sheetenhelm Hammond ’80 released her fifth novel, To Woo a Wife. Beginning in April 1815, it is set in Regency England and tells the story of a reluctant groom, Tristan, Marquess of Ellingham, who is given an ultimatum by his grandfather, the Duke of Harrington, to marry by age 30 or forfeit his fortune. His bride, Evangeline Beauchamp, is described as a paragon of all of the virtues. The question becomes will this marriage of convenience become a true marriage of hearts and minds?

Books by Hammond are available on Amazon.com in both paperback and kindle versions. For more information, the author can be reached via e-mail at downtongirl13@gmail.com or by phone at 304-886-6385.

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Hood College Archives––Alumni History Project

The Hood College Archives is asking for your stories to preserve and share with future generations of Hood students.

Firsthand accounts are very powerful resources, and with current technology, they are harder and harder to obtain. With your help, the archives will add to its materials about life at and after Hood College. Stories may be serious or lighthearted, centered on people, the campus or campus life. Or they may center on how Hood influenced your life after graduation. Stories may be short or lengthy. The stories received will be compiled together into the Alumni History Project collection and permanently held in the Hood Archives. They will enrich our Hood College history collections and will be made available for researchers. All stories will be treated with the utmost respect.

Topic Ideas:

  • Best years of your life
  • Student life
  • Reactions to world or national events
  • Issues on campus or national issues that touched the campus
  • Specific memories of people or places
  • Lessons learned
  • How Hood influenced your decisions after college

Submitting your story:

Please submit your story to Mary Atwell at atwell@hood.edu or mail to: Mary Atwell, Archives, Beneficial-Hodson Library and Technology Center, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21701. If you have any questions, please contact Mary at 301-696-3873 or atwell@hood.edu.

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Hood College Alumni Travel––2016 Trips!

The journeys below are offered through the Hood alumni travel program, AHI Travel. Click here for more information on upcoming trips and to register. Space is limited. The program is a great opportunity to visit beautiful locations while sharing the journey with members of the Hood community.

Italian Riviera: April 23-May 1, 2016
Ireland-Westport: Sept. 20-28, 2016
Holiday Markets River Cruise: Nov. 25-Dec. 6, 2016


Class Agents

Looking for a way to give back to Hood? If you would like to inspire philanthropy among your classmates, consider becoming a class agent. For more information about this volunteer opportunity, contact Brooke Winn at 301-696-3717 or winn@hood.edu.



Download Your Free, Personal Estate Planning Kit

Many of us don’t know where to start when creating an estate plan. Hood’s planned giving webpages offer information on how to provide for your loved ones and meaningful causes beyond your lifetime. You can download a free, personal estate planning kit that will assist you before creating or revising your will. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to download your free guide.

If you would like to confidentially discuss your plan or are interested in making a planned gift to Hood College, contact Jaime Cacciola at the office of institutional advancement at 800-707-5280, option 7 or cacciola@hood.edu.

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You Can Make a Difference at Hood

Hood alumni make a difference. Throughout the years, alumni have referred students to the admission office. If you know a student interested in Hood, please submit an alumni referral form. Volunteering as a mentor in the career center or helping to facilitate an internship can make a difference in a student’s life. Please visit the career center and office of service learning for more information.


Alumni Directory Resource for Networking

Are you looking to network with other alumni? Visit the alumni directory to connect with classmates and other alumni in your industry. A username and password are required to access the directory. To obtain a login, contact Krista Schaffert ’04, director of advancement services, at 301-696-3716 or schaffert@hood.edu