Hood alumni from the classes of 1945 through 2010 celebrated and reconnected during reunion weekend June 5-7. More than 400 alumni from around the world returned to campus to reconnect with their classmates and alma mater.
Fun activities were planned during the weekend, including the traditional strawberry breakfast, college sessions, tours of campus, an alumni luncheon, an all-class dinner and bus tours, to name a few. Alumni and guests also had the opportunity to hear an informal update on the College from President Ronald Volpe, Ph.D., and meet Hood’s 11th president, Andrea E. Chapdelaine, Ph.D.
On Saturday, June 6, attendees joined the 50th reunion class and four award recipients at the alumni luncheon. Congratulations to distinguished alumni award recipients, Rev. Margaret A. Muncie ’70 and Professor Aldan T. Weinberg ’75; and, excellence in service to Hood College award recipients, Eva Sayegh Teig Hardy ’65 and Audrey Heyman Rooney, ’60, Ph.D.. The 50th reunion Class of 1965 led a beautiful chapel service on Sunday, June 7.
Several classmates were making plans for their next reunion in 2020. Reunion 2016 is scheduled for June 10-12. As always, everyone is invited to attend, and the classes in which years end in a one or six from 1931 to 2011 will share in the special celebration along with the 50th reunion Class of 1966.
Click here to view photos from reunion.
Photo: Patricia del Toro-Sabater ’85, Karen Elm Wirth ’85, Susan Bond Kearney’85 and Heather Moncrieff Shackley ’85, P’16.
The Hood College community lost a colleague and friend, History professor Len Latkovski, 72, known to many as “Dr. L.,” on Saturday, June 13. His family will receive friends Friday, June 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Whitaker Campus Center. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 20 at 10 a.m. in Hood’s Coffman Chapel.
A member of the faculty for 47 years, Len was known among faculty colleagues, students, alumni, prospective students and their parents as a passionate teacher, scholar, advocate and fan of Hood College. He was an expert on the former Soviet Union, Russia and the Baltic region, to where he made frequent trips with students to do research. He was a sought-after expert by local, national and international news media for commentary on his areas of expertise as well as local and regional politics. He was also the women’s tennis coach for a number of years, for which he was inducted into the Hood College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013. He was honored by the Mortar Board in 2014 with the Excellence in Teaching award. Latkovski is survived by his wife Patricia and children Alicia, Christopher, Stephanie and Tony.
To read more about Dr. Latkovski’s life and accomplishments, please visit http://lllrf.com.
Gifts to Hood honor the past, support the present and ensure the future. By supporting the Hood Fund you are making an impact on today’s students and the future of Hood College. Your gift provides support for student scholarships, research and learning opportunities with faculty and continued support for internships and campus activities. Please give by June 30 to be included in the current fiscal year. To make your gift and for more information, visit www.hood.edu/gifts.
Etch your name into Hood history. More than 100 years ago, the founders of Hood College laid the foundation for this great institution—brick by brick. Now you can continue this legacy by purchasing your own brick paver in the Jeanne Zimmerman Gearey ’52 Plaza near Alumnae Hall. Visit www.hood.edu/bricks for more information or call the office of institutional advancement at 301-696-3700.
Julia Sirak Pacilli ’03, executive director for the school of professional and adult studies at Montreat College in North Carolina, is serving as president of NCAEA for 2015, “With so much changing in higher education, it is important to network with other colleagues and keep the “hot topics” at the forefront of what we do,” said Pacilli in a NCAEA message from the president. The NCAEA focuses on continuing higher education, adult education and training professionals.
Photo Credit: NCAEA
Nathaniel Erb ’14, anti-trafficking fellow and researcher and developer of public policy at the Samaritan Women organization, was instrumental in organizing the passage of landmark human trafficking legislation. Recently, the Maryland General Assembly passed into law landmark legislation that will allow victims of human trafficking better access to college education.
The Samaritan Women is a long-term restoration center for adult female victims of human trafficking in the U.S. It has been operating this facility since 2011.
Click here to learn more about the Samaritan Women organization.
Professor Robert W. Boyle passed away May 1, 2015 at the age of 65. Bob was a passionate and a beloved professor of psychology who for 33 years served Hood: as a teacher, a mentor, department chair and chair of the faculty senate. For a number of years, he owned the Subway sandwich shop just across the street from campus—a place that was very popular with the community, including Hood students, faculty and staff. Bob will be remembered most for his commitment to teaching, his dedication to Hood College and the more than three decades in which he touched the lives of thousands of students, fellow faculty and staff members. Bob is survived by his wife, Gale, and two daughters, Annmarie Boyle and Abby Boyle ’11.
The Hood College Archives is asking for your stories to preserve and share with future generations of Hood students.
First-hand accounts are very powerful resources and with current technology, harder and harder to obtain. With your help, the archives will add to its materials about life at and after Hood College. Stories may be serious or light-hearted, centered around people, the campus or campus life. Or, they may center on how Hood influenced your life after graduation. Stories may be short or lengthy. The stories received will be compiled together into the Alumni History Project collection and permanently held in the Hood Archives. They will enrich our Hood College history collections and will be made available for researchers. All stories will be treated with the utmost respect.
- Best years of your life
- Student life
- Reactions to world or national events
- Issues on campus or national issues that touched the campus
- Specific memories of people or places
- Lessons learned
- How Hood influenced your decisions after college.
Submitting your story:
Please submit your story to Mary Atwell at email@example.com or mail to: Mary Atwell, Archives, Beneficial-Hodson Library and Technology Center, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21701. If you have any questions, please contact Mary at 301-696-3873 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A foundation grounded in preserving the legacy of a former Army chief of staff recently named a Hood College faculty member to its board of trustees.
David Hein, Ph.D., professor of religion and philosophy at Hood College, was elected to the George C. Marshall Foundation’s board for his enthusiastic support of the foundation’s mission.
Three Hood College students have earned awards for their work simulating Maryland government processes in the state capital.
Kristen Geatz ’15, Tyler Graham ’18 and Caitlin Battey ’15 excelled from the Hood College delegation at the Maryland Student Legislature’s 26th Annual Session May 1-3 in Annapolis, Md.
The MSL is a nonprofit that allows college and university students opportunities to experience Maryland state government and legislative processes and gather to write and debate public policy. Each year during its annual session, members experience the legislative process of the actual house of delegates and senate chambers.
Did you know Hood was founded on a bequest? In 1912 Margaret E. Hood bequeathed in her will $30,000 to the Women’s College of Frederick, later renamed Hood College. Because of this gift, Hood’s 1st president, Joseph Henry Apple, approved the construction of Alumnae and Shriner Halls. The rest is history. You, too, can make a difference by including Hood College in your estate plans.
For more information and gift calculations, visit the planned giving section of the website at www.hood.myplannedgift.org or contact Jaime Cacciola in the office of institutional advancement at 800-707-5280, option 7, or by email at email@example.com.
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 to 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.
Upcoming Hood College Travel Dates for 2016—more information to follow:
Italian Riviera: April 23-May 1, 2016
Ireland-Westport: Sept. 20-28, 2016
Holiday Markets River Cruise: Nov. 25-Dec. 6, 2016
For additional information, contact AHI Travel.
Hood College is pleased to introduce a new master of science in counseling program.
- This is a 60-credit master of science in counseling program with specialties in clinical mental health counseling and school counseling.
- It is designed to meet Maryland licensure requirements and CACREP accreditation standards.
- It offers the opportunity for specialty training in thanatology or gerontology.
- Students may attend full- or part-time, with convenient evening and weekend courses to accommodate working professionals.
- We offer small, interactive classes that include rich discussion with peers and
professors—a real sense of community!
- Applications are being accepted through July 15 for fall 2015 and Nov. 15 for spring 2016.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 moreinformation about this volunteer opportunity contact Brooke Winn at email@example.com or call 301-696-3717.
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.
Hood alumni make a difference. Throughout the years, alumni 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.
Are you looking to network with other alumni? Visit the alumni directory to connect with classmates and other alumni in your industry. A username and password are required to access the directory. To obtain a login, contact Krista Schaffert ’04, director of advancement services, at 301-696-3716 or firstname.lastname@example.org.