Hood Names 11th President

Hood Names 11th President

A lifelong scholar who currently serves as the chief academic officer at a liberal arts college in Pennsylvania has been selected as the next president of Hood College.

Andrea E. Chapdelaine, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Albright College in Reading, Pa., will become Hood’s 11th president July 1, succeeding Ronald J. Volpe, who is retiring June 30 after 14 years as president. She was selected by the College’s board of trustees from among more than 90 candidates who applied for the position.

Chapdelaine, who has more than 21 years of teaching experience at three liberal arts colleges, 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 has served in her current position since 2006.

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Pictured: Incoming president Andrea Chapdelaine, her husband David Tetreault and sons Daniel and Benjamin.


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Celebrating President Volpe

Celebrating President Volpe

We’d like you to share your thoughts, thanks and well wishes as President Volpe completes his 14 years leading Hood College. We’ve created a special website (thanksrjv.hood.edu) for you to be able to do that, along with a look back on those years in words and pictures.

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Visit Provence with Hood College Alumni Travel

Visit Provence with Hood College Alumni Travel

Join Nancy Gillece ’81, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Hood College and other members of the Hood community as they discover the beauty of Provence Sept. 22-30, 2015. From bustling market stalls and the fragrant gardens to the impressive landscapes and exquisite cuisine, discover the land of Provence! Explore the medieval streets of Avignon and see Roman France during a visit to the historic monuments of Arles and the Pont du Gard. For years, writers and artists have traveled to Provence to be inspired by the beauty of the region. Click here for a complete list of highlights.

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

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Graduate Alumnus Featured in Time Magazine

Recently, Thomas W. Geisbert, Ph.D., M.A. ’88, was honored as a Time Magazine “Person of the Year,” included with the “Ebola Fighters.” Geisbert is a professor of microbiology and immunology at The University of Texas Medical Branch.

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Hood MBA Spotluck Launch Party––February 26

Hood MBA Spotluck Launch Party––February 26

Join us for a Spotluck company launch party in Hood’s Brodbeck Music Hall Feb. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. You will have an opportunity to meet the founders of Spotluck during the event. Cherian Thomas, MBA ’12, Spotluck’s chief executive officer who is a Hood alumnus and Frederick native, and Brad Sayler will provide a presentation on what it takes to turn an app idea into a scalable growth platform and a monetized business. Please RSVP to pergola@hood.edu.

Spotluck is a mobile app that allows users to discover local restaurants and save money in a fun new way. With a simple spin, Spotluckers earn preferred pricing and forgo the hassle of figuring out where to eat next!

Hood’s MBA program is geared to students who want to understand their organizations—and their roles—in the larger context of current affairs, the economy, politics and society. In addition to the versatility of a broad business education, the program empowers students to think entrepreneurially and become thought leaders in reshaping, reimagining and reinventing modern business. Hood’s MBA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, the premier accreditor of business schools that focus primarily on teaching and learning.

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Alumna Endows Student Scholarship

Alumna Endows Student Scholarship

An endowed scholarship that will benefit students pursuing bachelor degrees in business, education, music or the humanities, and named for an alumna and longtime supporter of Hood College, has been established with combined donor gifts.

Michael S. and Marlene Grossnickle Young, president of Delaplaine Foundation Inc., founded The Marlene B. Grossnickle Young ’76, H’14 Scholarship. The scholarship is also supported by George B. Delaplaine Jr., chairman of Delaplaine Foundation, Inc., and by the Youngs’ children and their spouses, Steven W. and Lauren R. Young and Derek P. and Jennifer Young Ritter, who earned a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction at Hood.

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Hood College Day at Brewer’s Alley

Hood College Day at Brewer’s Alley

Dine anytime Tuesday, March 3 at Brewer’s Alley Restaurant & Brewery and 20 percent of the proceeds will go toward the Hood Fund in support of academics, athletics and scholarships. Brewer’s Alley is located at 124 N. Market St., Frederick.

Thank you to Hood College Board of Associates member Phil Bowers ’83, owner of Brewer’s Alley, for his generous and continued support. Have a meal at Brewer’s Alley and support Hood! Click here for additional information on the Hood Fund.

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Reunion Award Recipients for 2015

Reunion Award Recipients for 2015

Congratulations to the following recipients who will receive their awards during the Reunion Weekend luncheon Saturday, June 6. Rev. Margaret A. Muncie ’70 and Professor Aldan T. Weinberg ’75, Distinguished Alumni Award; and Eva Teig Hardy ’65 and Audrey Heyman Rooney ’60, Excellence in Service to Hood College.

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Join Us for Reunion Weekend 2015!

We look forward to celebrating with you! Return to campus and reconnect with classmates at Reunion Weekend, June 5-7, 2015. Please join the classes of 1930, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010. The value of your Hood education has affected your life in various ways–return to your alma mater and relive those cherished memories.

All alumni are welcome to attend. Registration materials will be mailed in early April and a list of events and online registration will be available later in the spring.

Click here to view general reunion information and the tentative schedule.

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Blue and Grey Golf Tournament

Blue and Grey Golf Tournament–May 11

Join us May 11 for the 2015 Blue and Grey Golf Tournament at Musket Ridge Golf Club! Participation in this event helps provide academic and athletic opportunities for young women and men at Hood College. Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by the shotgun start at 9 a.m. Lunch and an awards ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m.

The entry fee is $750 for a foursome and $200 for an individual. Registration includes cart and green fees; food and beverages throughout the day, including breakfast, lunch and beverage cart; and range balls and practice green. The awards ceremony includes the Linda Berkheimer Ladies Championship trophy and complimentary duffle bag and additional gifts.

Please join us for a memorable day of fun and networking as we celebrate Ronald J. Volpe’s final year as president of Hood College. To register, please click here to print the form and mail to Hood College, Office of Institutional Advancement, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21701. If you are unable to play in the tournament, please consider a sponsorship! For more information or to view sponsorship opportunities, click here. If you have any questions, please contact Suzie Smith, director of corporate relations and giving, at smithsu@hood.edu or 301-696-3708; or contact Richard Dull, director of the Blue and Grey Club, at dulld@hood.edu or 301-696-3714. The registration deadline is May 1.

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Three Named to Hood College Board of Associates

Three Named to Hood College Board of Associates

Two business professionals and an alumna of Hood College’s graduate school have been elected to the college’s board of associates.

The new members are Allan Kleban of Wilton, Conn., vice president of business development for KBE Building Corp.; Matthew C. McGreevy, of Frederick, vice president and financial adviser at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; and Ann Wiegand, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., a research biologist at the National Cancer Center and a 2004 graduate of the Hood’s biomedical science graduate degree program.

Read more from The Frederick News-Post.

Pictured are Matthew C. McGreevy; Nancy Gillece ’81, vice president of institutional advancement at Hood College; Allan Kleban; Ann Wiegand; and President Volpe.

 

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Alumna Speaks on NPR Show

Rebecca Sunderlin Riggins ’98, assistant professor of oncology at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, was a speaker on the NPR show in January. The topic of the discussion was young scientists and the research funding crunch.

Listen to NPR discussion.

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Graduate Alumna Receives Educator Award

Graduate Alumna Receives Educator Award

In January Yellow Springs Elementary School first-grade teacher Maggie Adams Hawk, M.S.’09 received a $25,000 Milken Family Foundation Educator Award. The prize was awarded to Hawk in recognition of her dedication to teaching. The foundation searches the nation for the best teachers who inspire students and represent their hardworking colleagues.

Read more from The Frederick News-Post

Photo Credit: The Frederick News-Post Staff photo by Bill Green.

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Attend Frederick Green Neighbor Forum––February 28

Attend Frederick Green Neighbor Forum––February 28

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hood College, Whitaker Campus Center

Join Friends of Baker Park Inc. for an exciting half-day program that will introduce homeowners and business owners to practical steps to take to improve the local environment, reduce storm water run-off, make back yards more hospitable to local fauna and more. For more information or to register, please visit www.friendsofbakerpark.org.

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Alumna Wins 40 Under 40 Award

Alumna Wins 40 Under 40 Award

Heather Galbraith Gramm ’02, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development’s director of regional growth and retention, has been named a winner in the “40 Under 40” awards. This award recognizes young, talented economic development professionals and their contributions to the industry.

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Photo Credit: MD BIZ News

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Phonathon in Session!

Phonathon in Session!

When your phone rings it could be Hood College! Student callers will be connecting with alums to update you on what is happening on campus, share their individual stories and, most importantly, learn about your time at Hood. Phonathon student callers will also be asking for your financial help so the Hood experience is available for future students. We look forward to speaking with you soon and thank you in advance!

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Recent Alumni Challenge for Classes 2005-2014

Do you LOVE Hood?! To honor the new year and to show your love for Hood, we are setting a goal of 2,015 recent alumni donors by June 30! Big or small, all gifts make a difference and help support student scholarships, financial aid, academic and athletic programs and so much more. Click here to make your gift today!

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The Hood Fund Needs 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 Jessica Sardella at sardella@hood.edu or call 301-696-3842.

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Check Out Hood’s New Planned Giving Webpages

Do you have questions about how to make a meaningful legacy gift through your will or through a gift annuity? Hood College’s redesigned planned giving webpages will help you navigate to a charitable giving option based on your age, lifestyle, tax advantages and philanthropic intent. Now our site is even more interactive with videos, downloadable brochures and more. It is never to early or too late to learn about making estate plans for you and your family. Click here for more information.

For additional questions or to further discuss a planned gift, please contact Jaime Cacciola, director of major gifts and gift planning, at 301-696-3828 or cacciola@hood.edu.

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The Blue and Grey Club

Become a Member of the Blue and Grey Club!

Consider being a part of the Blue and Grey Club! In its third year, the booster organization has provided much-needed financial assistance in support of intercollegiate athletics at Hood College.

Join the club today with a minimum contribution of just $100! Your generosity will build a stronger athletic program while also assisting in the education of young women and men who compete in athletics at Hood College.

To learn more about the program or to make a gift online, please visit www.hoodathletics.com/bluegreyclub.

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Connect With Classmates Using Mobile Alumni App

EverTrue
Are you looking for a job? Want to reconnect with old friends? 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.

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Hood Ring Tradition

Your Support Helps Carry on The Hood 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 award 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 $400.

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 email alumoffice@hood.edu.

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Alumni Mentoring Program

Alumni Mentoring Program

Share your wisdom with a Hood College student and be a part of the Hood Student Mentoring Network.

The Hood Student Mentoring Network offers students valuable personalized guidance and support by pairing them with professional mentors who provide feedback designed to help students achieve their career goals and prepare them to begin professional job searches.

Mentors commit to volunteering for an academic year (September 2014-April 2015) and each is paired with one student. Mentors are expected to be in touch with the student once a month via face-to-face meetings, phone or Skype.

If interested, please contact Jill Kramer Hermes ’87, director of the career center and office of service learning, at hermes@hood.edu.

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You Can Make a Difference at Hood

You Can Make a Difference at Hood

Hood alumni make a difference. Throughout the years, alums 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.

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Alumni Directory Resource for Networking

Are you looking to network with other alums? Visit the alumni directory to 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 ’04, director of advancement services, at 301-696-3716 or schaffert@hood.edu.

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