During this special season, I can’t help but reflect on how blessed this treasured institution is to have so many caring and generous supporters who enhance our community. Our faculty, our staff, our board of trustees and associates, our alumni, our parents and our friends continue the tradition of helping us provide a premier educational experience for our students. For this and so much more, I thank you.
From the Hood family to your family, may you be blessed with peace, joy, love and happiness during this holiday season and throughout the year.
Ronald J. Volpe, Ph.D
Alumni, students and guests attended a career networking symposium and panel discussion Nov. 18 in Whitaker Campus Center. Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations and Catherine Filene Shouse Career Center, alumni career panelists provided guests with advice on internships, their job experience and valuable career trends. They also shared the importance of their Hood education and how it was the foundation for their successful careers.
Panelists included Deborah Bonanni ’78, senior adviser, Intelligent Decisions, Inc., and former National Security Agency’s chief of staff; Heather Crawford Mannix ’05, program manager, The Consortium for Ocean Leadership; Dani Leigh Giannandrea ’05, M.A.’08, C’07, owner of Dani Leigh Photography; and Phill Yerby ’11, senior account executive, Weber Shandwick.
Are you looking to network with other alums? Visit the alumni directory to help you connect with classmates and other alumni in your industry. A username and password is required to access the directory. To obtain a login, please contact Krista Schaffert, director of advancement services, at 301-696-3716 or email@example.com.
Click here to view photos from the event.
Photo: Phill Yerby ’11, Deborah Bonanni ’78, Dani Leigh Giannandrea ’05, M.A.’08, C’07 and Heather Crawford Mannix ’05.
Hood College recently received a gift of $10,000 from a longtime benefactor that will support educational and athletic programs at the college.
During the past decade, Mark Chilton, a local orthopedic surgeon and supporter of a number of Frederick institutions, has contributed nearly $100,000 to Hood, earmarked primarily for the College’s athletic programs and the bachelor of science in nursing degree completion program.
Read The Frederick News-Post article.
Ashley E. Maready ’06, who previously cataloged 20th century military headgear for a private museum in Little Rock, Ark., is now the new curator at the Reno County Museum and Strataca/Underground Salt Museum in Hutchinson, Kan.
Rev. Glenn Neubauer of Allentown, Pa., and Jennifer Bentz ’14 of Columbia City, Ind., (pictured above) met for the first time at this year’s annual reception for scholarship donors and recipients. Jennifer received the Elisabeth Farber Neubauer ’45 Scholarship, established by the late Mrs. Neubauer in 2006 and awarded each year by her family. The scholarship is awarded to an academically deserving student based on financial need.
Please visit www.hood.edu/gifts for more information or to make a gift online. Gifts made before December 31, 2013, are tax-deductible for this year!
The IRA Charitable Rollover Tax Exemption is effective through December 2013—don’t miss an opportunity to make a tax-free gift from your IRA.
Members of the classes of 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959 and 1964 can make a special gift in honor of their upcoming reunion.
You may contribute funds this way if:
- You are 70½ years or older;
- Your IRA charitable gifts are $100,000 or less;
- You transfer the gift outright to Hood College; and
- Your gift is made by December 31, 2013.
Be sure to contact a tax professional and your IRA administrator. For transfer instructions, visit www.hood.edu/gifts. Please send notification to both your IRA administrator and to Hood College.
Please contact Jaime Cacciola, director of major gifts and gift planning at 800-707-5280 option 7; 301-696-3828; or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Despite recent fluctuations, the markets remain at historic highs. Now may be the time to share your shares. Gifting securities to Hood College does make a difference—and you benefit from the charitable tax deduction. For more information on how to transfer securities please click here or contact Nancy
Gillece ’81, vice president of institutional advancement at email@example.com or 301-696-3700.
To make a gift to the Hood Fund, visit www.hood.edu/gifts.
A retired Maryland park service law enforcement manager and administrator with nearly 23 years of experience was recently named the new director of campus safety and security at Hood College.
Daniel P. Spedden will lead a 21-member team of full-time and on-call security officers responsible for the security of the nearly 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students, the more than 400 faculty and staff and the facilities on Hood’s 50-acre campus; and 14 full-time and on-call communication center employees.
He succeeds Rick Puller, who after 12 years of service to Hood, accepted a similar position at Goucher College in July.