Visit Provence with Hood College Alumni Travel

Visit Provence with Hood College Alumni Travel

Join Nancy Gillece ’81, vice president for institutional advancement, 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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Ring Scholarship Wine and Cheese Reception

Ring Scholarship Wine and Cheese Reception

In February, alumni, legacy and ring scholarship student recipients, legacy ring donors and guests celebrated the Hood ring scholarship program at a reception in Alumnae House. Students will receive their rings at the ring ceremony this semester in Coffman Chapel. The ring ceremony, originally scheduled for March 1, has been moved to April 18 due to inclement weather.

The ring program was created through the generous support of alumni to assist qualifying Hood juniors with the purchase of a Hood ring. Legacy rings are donated to the College by Hood alumni, and ring scholarship funds are made possible through donations from alumni and friends. Learn more about the program here.

 Photo: Student Sara Eckard ’16 met her legacy ring donor, Barbara Smith Rell ’50, at the legacy and ring scholarship reception.

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Hood College Blazer Bricks!

Hood College Blazer Bricks!

More than 100 years ago the foundation of Hood College was laid—brick by brick. Now you can be a part of Hood’s future with your own brick!

Located in the Jeanne Zimmerman Gearey ’52 Plaza, the personalized bricks can honor a friend or faculty member, memorialize a classmate or provide your own legacy at Hood College.

For more information, please visit www.hood.edu/bricks. Bricks purchased by April 15 will be installed by Reunion Weekend, June 5-7.

Thank you for being a part of Hood’s legacy.

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Now is the Time to Give to Hood!

Now is the Time to Give to Hood!

By supporting the Hood Fund you are making an impact on today’s students and the future of Hood College. Contributions to the Hood Fund provide scholarships, financial aid, support for academic programs, opportunities for research, athletic programming and so much more. Please click here to make your gift. Also, please enjoy a video from the Hood Fund!

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Sarasota, Florida Alumni Cocktail Reception

Sarasota, Florida Alumni Cocktail Reception

Last week, Hood alumni and guests had a wonderful evening at a cocktail reception at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota, Fla. Nancy Gillece ’81, vice president for institutional advancement, shared an update on the College while guests enjoyed meeting new Hood friends.

Photo: Don Davis, Jo Olmstead Witherington ’58, Carol Horwath Klecka ’58, Bob Warrington, Carol Huelsen Warrington ’58 and Joan Bennett Moran ’58.

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Young Chosen for Maryland’s Top 100 Women

Young Chosen for Maryland’s Top 100 Women

The Daily Record named Marlene Grossnickle Young ’76, H’14, P’09, president of Delaplaine Foundation, Inc., to its 2015 listing of Maryland’s Top 100 Women, the 20th anniversary of the award program.

The Daily Record began Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievement by women demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring.

Nearly 400 were nominated for the statewide honor. A panel of judges, comprising business professionals and past Maryland’s Top 100 Women winners from throughout Maryland, reviewed the applications and, after holding two rounds of judging, selected this year’s honorees based on career history, professional and community involvement, corporate and nonprofit board memberships and mentoring experience.

“The 2015 Maryland’s Top 100 Women honorees inspire those around them by their actions, their words and their deeds,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher. “They share an amazing talent for balancing many facets of their lives. They have achieved personal success, but they also contribute to bettering the communities in which they work and live. And they are active mentors of the younger generation of businesspeople. The Daily Record is pleased to honor them.”

The awards will be presented at a cocktail reception Monday, May 4 at 5 p.m. at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the May 8 issue of The Daily Record and available online at www.TheDailyRecord.com.

For more information about sponsorships and tickets for The Daily Record’s 2015 Maryland’s Top 100 Women, visit www.TheDailyRecord.com.

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Alumna Receives Diversity Award

Alumna Receives Diversity Award

Nilah Magruder ’05, a comics artist, attended Long Beach Comic Expo where she received the inaugural Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity for her action-adventure webcomic, M.F.K.

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Photo Credit: From the webcomic M.F.K., by Nilah Magruder; The Washington Post.

 

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Alumni Celebrate Iditarod Eve with Alaskan Potluck

Alumni Celebrate Iditarod Eve with Alaskan Potluck

For more than 20 years a dedicated group of Hood alumni and guests in Alaska gather for their annual potluck dinner on Iditarod Eve. This year the Iditarod Eve potluck dinner was held March 6 at the home of Jill Stanley ’69 and husband Adam Zins. In attendance was Dianne Beebe Barske ’66 and husband Elliott; Meredith Howard Parham ’67 and husband Bruce; Chris D. Laborde ’96 and Audrey Watson, a winter visitor from New York who attended her ninth potluck. It was a wonderful gathering with great food and conversation!

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Local Alumnus Entrepreneur Co-Owner of National Beard Company

Thomas E. Dasch Jr. ’04, co-owner of National Beard Company, sells handcrafted organic beard oil. The company’s high quality beard oil is at least 98 percent organic. Click here to learn more and visit the online store. You may also purchase products at Citizen Frederick in downtown Frederick.

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Alumna Elected to Real Estate Company Board of Directors

Recently, Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. elected Eva Teig Hardy ’65, a distinguished business executive with extensive public and private sector experience, to their board of directors and compensation committee.

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Celebrating President Volpe

Celebrating President Volpe

We invite 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 at http://thanksrjv.hood.edu for you to do that, along with a look back on those years in words and pictures.

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Coastal Studies

The Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies

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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 greens fees; range balls; access to the practice green; and food and beverages throughout the day, including breakfast, lunch and beverage cart. The awards ceremony includes the Linda Berkheimer Ladies Championship trophy, a complementary 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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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. Reverend 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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Phonathon in Session!

Phonathon in Session!

When your phone rings it could be Hood College! Student callers will be connecting with alumni 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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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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Discover the Tax Benefits of Creating a Planned Gift

In addition to helping you achieve your philanthropic wishes, many planned gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, provide tax benefits to you and your family. Tax season is an excellent time to explore Hood College’s gift options to start preparing for the future.

Visit the planned giving section of our website by clicking here. If you would like to confidentially discuss the possibilities available to you, contact Jaime Cacciola at the office of institutional advancement, (800) 707-5280, option 7, 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

Are you looking for a new job or 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 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 $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, alumni have referred students to the admissions 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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