Homecoming 2014

Homecoming 2014

Join us for Homecoming October 24 and 25! Bring your family and friends to the festival on the quad Saturday, Oct. 25 at noon! Enjoy food, drinks, a photo booth and live music by The Secondhand Ramblers. Also on Saturday, hear an update on the College from President Volpe and cheer on the field hockey and soccer teams during their games throughout the day. For a complete schedule of events, updates and transportation and hotel information, please click here.

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Edgar Schick

Edgar Schick Named Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

A lifelong educator, scholar and academic administrator has been appointed interim provost at Hood College.

Edgar B. Schick, Ph.D., who since 1972 has served in senior leadership positions at a number of colleges and universities, including the University System of Maryland, will direct the College’s curricular, instructional and research affairs. He succeeds Katherine Conway-Turner, Ph.D., who was recently named president of Buffalo State College in New York after serving at Hood for four years as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Hood.

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Read The Frederick News-Post article.

Photo credit: The Frederick News-Post

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Download Hood’s Mobile Alumni Application!

EverTrue

Hood College’s new alumni app powered by EverTrue 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 App store or Google Play store.

Both directory and mapping features offer additional search capabilities by class year, major, athletic involvement, business industry and other options. The app also allows you to connect LinkedIn and Facebook accounts, providing enhanced profiles for alumni. It is important to note that the app’s mapping is based on business information and does not show full home addresses or live location information. To learn more about the app, check out these frequently asked questions.

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Jennifer E. Morgan ’14, P’15

Alumna Appointed Business Health Manager for Chamber of Commerce

Jennifer E. Morgan ’14, P’15, who earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Hood and is the daughter of the late Hood professor, Dana Cable, has been appointed the business health manager by the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce.

Morgan will meet with business and community groups on how to establish healthy programs for employees. She has worked in occupational health for 20 years, the last 13 as a nurse.

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Photo credit: The Frederick News-Post

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Alumna Describes Experience in Dubai

Alumna and artist Kristina Campbell Joyce ’67 wrote an interesting article this summer about her journey to Dubai. Inside Dubai: A Concordians Explorations describes Joyce’s travels to the city, experiencing the culture and the fascinating history. Check out part one and part two of her article in The Concord Journal.

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Jeanne Zimmerman Gearey ’52 Alumni Plaza and Blazer Brick Promenade

New Plaza on Campus in Honor of Alumna

The Jeanne Zimmerman Gearey ’52 Alumni Plaza and Blazer Brick Promenade is named in   honor of Jeanne by her daughter, Susan Geary ’79, and son, Bruce Gearey. The plaza is located between Alumnae Hall and Hodson Science and Technology Center. A dedication of the plaza is slated for Oct. 11, 2014. More information to follow.

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Community Remembers Former Hood Staff Member

Dixie J. Miller ’72, M.A.’77, P’76, founder of Hood’s continuing education program, passed away Aug. 10, 2014, in Frederick. Dixie helped hundreds of adult women and men return to college through the program, which was used as a model by several colleges and universities. In addition, she developed a learning lunch program which brought speakers and guests from around the country.

Dixie earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Hood in 1972, graduating magna cum laude. She began working at Hood in 1973 as director of continuing education and earned a master’s degree in human sciences from Hood in 1977. After 22 years of service, she retired in 1995 as associate dean of academic affairs for adult learning services.

The Frederick community remembers their co-worker and friend. Click here to read the Frederick News-Post article.

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Hood Ring Tradition

Your Support Help Carry on the Hood Tradition

The Hood College legacy ring and scholarship program is made possible through generous donations from alumni and friends. Juniors apply annually 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 our 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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Phonathon is Coming this Fall!

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!

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Blazers

2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominations for the Athletic Hall of Fame will be accepted until September 30. Do you remember an outstanding athlete, coach or administrator who had a positive effect on Hood athletics? Take a moment and nominate that person for this prestigious award. Please click here for the online nomination form.

Hood College student-athletes or coaches must have competed in one or more intercollegiate or intramural sport. Coaches, faculty, administrators, friends and others who have developed and supported athletic programs at Hood College are also eligible. Nominees must be considered Hood College alumni, having completed 12 credits or more. Student-athletes and coaches are eligible for consideration five years after departing from Hood College.

The 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact the office of alumni relations at alumoffice@hood.edu.

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March on Frederick

March on Frederick

Hood College will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Join the College and the Frederick community as we celebrate history and march into the future together Sept. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting at Harry Grove Stadium.

As a tribute to the historic March on Washington, the March on Frederick will bring together students, faculty, staff and friends to reflect on the progress made within the Frederick community since the passing of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. The march will include stops at several historic landmarks, where docents will greet participants and will offer remarks about the site. The march will end at the front steps of Alumnae Hall at Hood College, where a number of local, state and national civil rights activists will address the crowd, including keynote speaker, Julian Bond, former chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Board.

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2015 Blue and Grey Golf Tournament

2015 Blue and Grey Golf Tournament

The golf tournament is scheduled for Monday, May 11 at Musket Ridge Golf Club in Myersville, Md. We will begin with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 9 a.m. Please mark your calendars and join us!

If you are interested in participating or sponsoring next year’s tournament, please contact Suzie Smith, director of corporate relations and giving, at smithsu@hood.edu or 301-696-3708; or Dick Dull, director of the blue and grey club, at dulld@hood.edu or 301-696-3714. More information to follow.

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The Blue and Grey Club

Become a Member of the Blue and Grey Club!

As the beginning of the school year approaches, 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 contribution 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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Hood Alumni Travel Program––Visit Peru!

Hood Alumni Travel Program––Visit Peru!

Explore the breathtaking landscapes of Peru Feb. 12-20, 2015! From Machu Picchu to ancient Cuzco, from the colonial flair of Lima to the Incan temples of the Sacred Valley, experience the diversity of the ancient and modern cultures that have shaped the extraordinary country of Peru.

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 destinations while sharing the journey with members of the Hood community.

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Alumni Mentoring Program

Alumni Mentoring Program Announced

You are invited to 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 are each paired with one student. Mentors are expected to be in touch with the student once a month via face-to-face meeting, phone or Skype.

Please R.S.V.P. to Jill Kramer Hermes ’87, director of the career center and office of service learning at hermes@hood.edu.

Pictured: Rhiannon C.M. Sneeringer ’15, Tom Marino ’15 and Sarah Tapscott ’15

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Planned Giving Resources

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, 800-707-5280, option 7, or cacciola@hood.edu.

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We Want to Connect With You!

We Want to Connect With You!

Receive daily updates on special events and news from our social media sites.

Follow us on:

Twitter: @HoodCollegeAlum
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HoodCollegeAlum
Instagram: HoodCollegeAlumni
LinkedIn: Hood College Alumnae

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Blazer Bricks

Purchase a Blazer Brick Today!

Alumni, parents and friends have already purchased personalized brick pavers, now installed in the Jeanne Zimmerman Gearey ’52 Plaza. You, too, can be a part of the Hood legacy by ordering your Blazer Brick today.

Located between Alumnae Hall and Hodson Science Center, the personalized bricks can honor a friend or faculty member, memorialize a classmate or provide your own legacy at Hood College.

Pavers are available in three sizes. You may purchase a brick online or by printing out the brochure at www.hood.edu/bricks.

Purchase your brick by September 8 and it will be installed by Homecoming on October 24.

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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 also 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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