Happy New Year to Our Alumni and Friends!

Happy New Year to Our Alumni and Friends!

Dear Hood alumni and friend,

As every year passes, we reminisce about the wonderful relationships formed with our alumni and friends and the new friendships yet to be made. You continue to succeed in your lives through your careers and volunteer efforts and we are truly proud of your accomplishments. From teaching high school mathematics to treating patients in the hospital, we applaud our alumni and friends for their continued commitment and dedication.

This year, we are looking forward to seeing our friends and making new ones as we travel all over the country. We have planned many events both on campus and beyond and we hope to see you there! In the next few months, we will be traveling to South Carolina, California and Florida. Stay connected to Hood and be sure to visit our upcoming events webpage to see if we are in an area near you!

Thank you for your continued support of Hood College and cheers to another successful year at Hood!

-Hood College Office of Alumni Relations

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Kelly Schulz ’06 Named Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

Kelly Schulz ’06 Named Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

Recently, Kelly Schulz ’06, a Maryland delegate for Frederick County (District 4A), was named to Governor-elect Larry Hogan’s cabinet as the secretary of labor, licensing and regulation. Kelly, elected to the Maryland legislature in 2010, was a political science major and in 2011 was named Hood College’s Outstanding Recent Alumna by the Hood College Alumni Association.

Click here to read The Frederick News-Post article.

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Career and Internship Fair

Career and Internship Fair – February 11

Hood Alumni: Are you looking for a new job or want to return to school for an advanced degree, but not sure what avenue you want to take? Or do you want to explore volunteer opportunities in a field you are studying? If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, the campus career and internship fair may be the solution for you!

The Catherine Filene Shouse Career Center and Office of Service Learning invites you to attend its career and internship fair! Join fellow alumni and undergraduate students Feb. 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Whitaker Campus Center Commons. You will have an opportunity to meet with company representatives from several industries.

Professional attire and a résumé are required. Please RSVP by Monday, Feb. 9 to hermes@hood.edu.

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Blue and Grey Golf Tournament

Blue and Grey Golf Tournament

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 to participate 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. For more information or questions, please contact Suzie Smith, director of corporate relations and giving, at 301-696-3708 or 800-707-5280, option 2; or contact Richard Dull, director of the Blue and Grey Club, at 301-696-3714 or 800-707-5280, option 2. The registration deadline is May 1.

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Alumna Publishes Second Novel, The Big Sky

Alumna Publishes Second Novel, The Big Sky

Deborah Sheetenhelm Hammond ’80 has released her second novel, The Big Sky, in paperback and Kindle versions.

Set in 1885 New Mexico, The Big Sky tells the story of Catherine McCullum who travels from Lewes, Del., to begin a new life on her father’s ranch in New Mexico. She learns of his death prior to her arrival in Buena Vista, N.M., and relies on her father’s closest friend, Jake Nelson, as she adjusts to life in New Mexico and to the life of a rancher.

You may purchase the book at amazon.com. The first novel, In the Eye of the Storm, is also available in paperback and Kindle through amazon.com. For more information, please contact Deborah at downtongirl13@gmail.com or 304-886-6385.

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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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Begin Your Estate Planning in 2015 with the Right Steps

It is never too early to start making estate plans. Many individuals put off estate planning because they think they are not old enough, think they have plenty of time, they are busy or they are confused about the process. Start the new year with a plan for your legacy. Hood’s planned giving web pages are a helpful resource for taking the initial steps in creating an estate plan. Visit the planned giving section of our website by clicking here.

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.

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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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Phonathon is Back in Session!

Phonathon is Back in Session!

When your phone rings this February 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. Visit https://secure.hood.edu/givenow/ 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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EverTrue

Connect With Classmates Using Mobile Alumni App

Are you looking for a job in the new year? Want to reconnect with old friends for the holidays? 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.

Read more.

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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 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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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 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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