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July 21: Hood appoints new trustees

Thursday, July 21, 2016

FREDERICK, Md.—The Hood College Board of Trustees welcomed three new members during its spring meeting.

Robert M. Bell, Myra Holsinger and Marlene B. Young started their terms of service June 8.

Bell, a Baltimore attorney, served as chief judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state. Prior to that appointment, he served on the District Court of Maryland and as an associate judge for the Baltimore City Circuit Court. He chaired nearly a dozen committees, ranging from the library committee at the state law library to the technology oversight board. Judge Bell earned his juris doctorate from Harvard University Law School in 1969, the same year he was admitted to the Maryland Bar Association. The Center for Civil Rights in Education at Morgan State University was renamed the Robert M. Bell Center for Civil Rights in Education in 2010.

Holsinger graduated from Hood in 1970 and is a retired board operations manager at the World Bank. She joined the Hood Board of Associates in 2011 and has chaired the fundraising efforts for the scholars committee. She is a docent for the Library of Congress and the Hood College History Museum. Holsinger has served as a volunteer for the Class of 1970.

Young, a member of the Class of 1976, was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Hood in 2014. She is president and trustee of Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. and is vice president of Great Southern Enterprises, Inc. She was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2015 by The Daily Record and received the Inspirational Woman of the Year Award in 2014 by Women’s Radio Network. She was named a Paul Harris Fellow by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. To honor her friend and teacher, Young and her husband, Michael, established the Virginia Shaver Harshman ’41 Endowed Scholarship for students pursuing degrees in business, education, music or the humanities. Young and her family also established the Marlene B. Grossnickle Young Scholarship at Hood, which is awarded annually to students at Hood pursuing degrees in business, education, music or the humanities, based upon financial need. Through the Delaplaine Foundation, Young has supported the summer reading clinic at Hood and Frederick Community College.