Network with Alumni and Friends at Upcoming Events!

Network with Alumni and Friends at Upcoming Events!

Stay connected to Hood––attend events hosted by the office of alumni relations! We hope you will join us at one of our upcoming happy hours or receptions.

Our goal is to provide you the opportunity to network and meet new friends in your area while we deliver information and keep you up to date on College happenings. In August, join us for a fun happy hour in Frederick and a cocktail reception in New Jersey. Exciting events have been planned for fall, including cocktail receptions in Boston and New York City. Don’t miss Homecoming October 24-25 with family and friends and in December, enjoy Hood’s Holiday Party in Hagerstown, Md. For more information, please visit the alumni events webpage.

If you have an event suggestion or recommend an area, please contact the office of alumni relations at

Upcoming Events:

Happy Hour in Downtown Frederick

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Olives Italian Ristorante and Lounge
137 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701

Beat the heat and join fellow alumni and friends for a happy hour at Olives Italian Ristorante and Lounge in downtown Frederick. Meet members of the Hood College Alumni Executive Board while we welcome new board president Chris Pollard ’07 and vice president Liz Thompson ’08.

New Jersey Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 6-8 p.m.
Manasquan River Golf Club
843 Riverview Drive, Brielle, NJ 08730

You and your guests are cordially invited to a cocktail reception at the beautiful Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle, N.J. Enjoy delicious appetizers and an open bar, compliments of the  College.

Homecoming 2014––October 24-25

Join the office of alumni relations and the Hood community for two days of fun! On Friday, Oct. 24, enjoy an alumni panel on Hood’s African American studies program and on Saturday, Oct. 25, enjoy food, drinks, athletic games and live music at the festival on the residential quad.

Click here for the homecoming event schedule.

Front: Tara LeBouvier Lilleberg ’04 and Suzanne Roberts ’04; Back: Carol Weber Churchey ’04, Victoria Benson ’04, Trish Crowell ’04 and Kathy Hale ’04.


Coming Soon: The Hood College Mobile Alumni Application, Powered by EverTrue!

Network exclusively with Hood alums right from the palm of your hand. Connect with classmates, network toward a new job and get Hood news all on your Apple or Android smartphone. The app will launch this fall.


A few of the features:

  • Connect safely with alumni around the corner and around the world;
  • A mobilized version of the Hood alumni directory;
  • Network with classmates through the built-in LinkedIn integration;
  • Discover the alumni living in your area. You will be amazed by the strength of our network;
  • An alumni directory searchable by name, class year, company or graduation year;
  • The nearby function allows you to search by location and view the results on a map; and
  • Facebook and Twitter news streams.

The EverTrue app for iPhone and Android uses email verification to access the app exclusive for Hood alumni. Look for more information regarding the launch on the Hood Alumni website at


March on Frederick

March on Frederick

Hood College celebrates 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 participants will be greeted by docents who will offer remarks about the site. The march will end at the front steps of Alumnae Hall of 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 (NAACP ) Board.

Read more.

Hood Alumni Travel Program––Visit Peru!

Hood Alumni Travel Program––Visit Peru!

Explore the breathtaking landscapes of Peru February 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.

PNC Foundation Grant Supports STEM Education

PNC Foundation Grant Supports STEM Education

Hood College recently received a grant from the PNC Foundation in support of The Curiosity Academies Project.

Hood College, in collaboration with Frederick County Public Libraries and the Judy Center preschools at Title I Frederick County Public Schools, will offer STEM Curiosity Academies, where preschoolers will learn basic concepts of science, technology, engineering and math through play, with particular emphasis on engineering.

Early childhood education professor Marisel Torres-Crespo will train librarians and Judy Center staff to replicate the academy in their own environments and incorporate STEM concepts into their preschooler programming. In exchange, the partner agencies will hold at least seven academies for at-risk preschoolers by August 2015.

Each 10-day academy will serve 20 participants, who will collaboratively resolve a series of problematic situations. A daily newsletter to parents will include vocabulary, a description of that day’s project, the name of book that was read aloud and suggestions on how parents can incorporate STEM practice with their children into everyday life.

The first academy was piloted by Hood College’s Onica Prall Laboratory School in summer 2013.

PNC Revised

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.
  • Contact Jill Kramer Hermes ’87, director of the career center and office of service learning at If interested, please RSVP by August 1.

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


Hood College Alumni

Hood Alumni in the News!

  • Alumnus and adjunct school law professor Michael D. Markoe, M.S. ’02 will join the Frederick County Public School system as deputy superintendent next month in what has been a 20-year career in education. Read more.
  • Gloria L. Parsley ’97, executive director of the Fort Detrick Alliance, discusses liaising with the public, “mission partners” and entrepreneurial start-ups in the Frederick community. Read more.
  • Dian Nelson ’91 was recently named Frederick County Public Schools 2014 Business Support Employee of the Year. Employed with the school system for 18 years, Dian works as the Frederick County Public School communication coordinator.
  • Kalina Gipe ’12 was named Miss Rodeo Pennsylvania 2014! She will travel to Las Vegas at the end of November to compete for the title of Miss Rodeo America 2015. 

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 meet the following criteria: alumnae and alumni athletes who 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; nominees must be considered Hood College alumnae or alumni (completing 12 credits or more); and student-athletes and coaches are eligible for consideration five years after departing from Hood College.

The 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame brunch and induction ceremony is slated for Saturday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the office of alumni relations at


Truth or Consequences: What Everyone Should Know about Estate Planning

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


We Want to Connect With You!

We Want to Connect With You!

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Blazer Bricks

Hood College Blazer Bricks Are Here!

Purchase a brick paver today! The first bricks were installed June 3 in Alumnae Hall plaza. Now you can purchase a brick to remember a family member or commemorate a favorite Hood memory, group or classmate! Brick pavers are available in three sizes. You can purchase a brick online or print out and return the form at

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.


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