A lifelong scholar who most recently served as the chief academic officer at a liberal arts college in Pennsylvania arrived as Hood College’s 11th president July 1.
Andrea E. Chapdelaine was selected by the College’s board of trustees from among more than 90 candidates who applied for the position. She succeeds Ronald J. Volpe, who retired after 14 years as president.
Chapdelaine, who is originally from Chicopee, Mass., has more than 21 years of teaching experience at three liberal arts colleges. She began her tenure at Albright in 1998 as an assistant and then associate professor of psychology and was later appointed dean of undergraduate studies there in 2003. She most recently served there as provost and vice president for academic affairs from 2006-2015.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to all classmates and guests who attended the weekend. It was wonderful to see so many of you on campus! You are invited to view the PhotoBooth photos from reunion 2015! Click here to view the PhotoBooth. The Password is: HR15.
You can download your images for free. The photos on the website have a copyright mark on them, but the mark is not on the downloaded photos.
Join us for homecoming Oct. 3! Bring your family and friends to the festival on the quad at noon! Enjoy food, drinks, a photo booth, live music by The Secondhand Ramblers and much more. Cheer on the women’s soccer team at noon and the men’s soccer team at 3 p.m. against Messiah College. Stay tuned for more information. We hope to see you on campus!
The Hood Fund met its fundraising goal for the 2014-2015 academic year!
Thank you if you made a gift! Because of you, Hood College students are discovering new knowledge and changing the world.
Your gift has made a difference. Your participation has made us proud.
Deborah Sheetenhelm Hammond ’80 has released her fourth novel entitled Until You, available through Amazon.com in the paperback version. The novel begins at the conclusion of World War II. Diana Scott sets off to London on a mission to find her missing mentor and colleague in war-torn Europe. She is provided with a military escort, Jack McGregor, a battle-scarred veteran of the conflict. Together they begin the mission to find the missing professor and in turn find their own redemption in the aftermath of the war. The devastation of war brings them together, and they set off on a new mission to help rebuild Europe destroyed by war.
Until You joins her previous three novels, In the Eye of the Storm, The Big Sky and The English Rose, all of which are available through Amazon.com in both paperback and kindle versions.
Jayne Winters Mathews ’67 was recognized with the award of The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Society by the governor of North Carolina. This is the highest award for service in the state and represents her work with Brunswick County government.
The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Society is a nonmembership organization dedicated to promoting pride in North Carolina and its citizens. It is organized and operated for charitable and educational purposes in accordance with North Carolina law governing low-profit, limited liability companies.
Hood College professors and students have designed a unique and powerful learning opportunity titled, Excellence in College Admission Program (ECAP). Our names are Logan and Ryan and we are current undergraduate students at Hood. We’re excited to introduce to you our summer bootcamp, Excellence in College Admission Preparation (ECAP). It’s a 3-day intensive camp that provides a supportive community of professionals and peers to help high school students and their parents with the important college-readiness process. The camp is a time for students and parents to ask questions and work on aspects of the college search process in a fun and enjoyable way.
As current undergraduates, we know the challenges facing students today as they sort through hundreds of college viewpoints, letters and emails. In fact, we wish this opportunity had been available for us when we were researching colleges!
Hosted at Hood College August 3-5, the program has student sessions from 10-4 and an evening parent session. The camp utilizes the many things Hood has to offer, like the opportunity for campus tours and use of available iPad technology. However, the camp is not designed to recruit students to attend or even apply to Hood. It’s an intensive and thorough preparation for the college search and admission process, giving students the materials necessary to filter through all of the schools available to them and find their perfect fit.
Course content includes a personalized approach about the college search, structured workshops about college applications and the admission process, test preparation and comprehensive writing experiences on crafting a personal statement and college essay. There are also sessions addressing certain circumstances students face like disability services and tutoring opportunities, athletics and the recruiting process, and navigating financial aid.
Every student who completes the camp will have:
- A list of colleges and universities to start the college search process
- A personal statement and college essay to polish for his or her application
- Personal resume highlighting skills, activities and experiences
- Materials to guide the college search process
Space is limited to 20 students per session. The cost is $350. Details are online:
Applying to the right college is hard, but with ECAP and our summer admission bootcamp, it doesn’t have to be. See you in August!
Logan and Ryan
Etch your name into Hood history. More than 100 years ago, the founders of Hood College laid the foundation for this great institution—brick by brick. Now you can continue this legacy by purchasing your own brick paver in the Jeanne Zimmerman Gearey ’52 Plaza near Alumnae Hall. To have your brick installed by homecoming on Oct. 3, we must receive your order by Aug. 17. Visit www.hood.edu/bricks for more information or call the office of institutional advancement at 301-696-3700.
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, 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.
- 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each month, Hood’s website features new articles and interactive features that cover estate planning topics. These helpful resources can assist in making legacy arrangements that suit your personal and financial goals.
New This Month …
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 email@example.com.
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
Hood College is now offering a master of science in counseling program.
- This is a 60-credit master of science in counseling program with specialties in clinical mental health counseling and school counseling.
- It is designed to meet Maryland licensure requirements and CACREP accreditation standards.
- It offers the opportunity for specialty training in thanatology or gerontology.
- Students may attend full- or part-time, with convenient evening and weekend courses to accommodate working professionals.
- We offer small, interactive classes that include rich discussion with peers and
professors—a real sense of community!
- Applications are being accepted through Nov. 15 for spring 2016.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get connected using EverTrue! Hood College’s alumni app is designed to improve how alumni connect with one another and with the College.
Available only to alumni and the campus community, the app features searchable access to the alumni directory and an “alumni nearby” function for mapping alumni by business address at any location in the world. Click here to download the app on your mobile device, or search for EverTrue in the Apple iTunes store or Google Play store.
To learn more about the app, check out these frequently asked questions.
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.
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 email@example.com.