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Sept. 22-23: Homecoming Weekend

FREDERICK, Maryland—Hood College’s Homecoming Weekend is Sept. 22-23 and will be highlighted by alumna Crystal Griner being honored with Hood’s Presidential Medal of Obligation, Judge Robert Bell’s lecture, and a campus fun run.

Crystal Griner ’06 was honored with the Medal of Valor by President Trump on July 27 for her heroic actions as part of the Capitol Police in taking down a gunman at a Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 15. Hood President Andrea Chapdelaine will award Griner with a Presidential Medal of Obligation at 11 a.m. on Sept. 23 in Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall.

Immediately following that presentation, The Honorable Robert M. Bell—a Hood College Trustee and retired chief judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals—will give a presentation titled “The Responsibilities of Leadership.”

The Blue and Grey 5K fun run will begin at 8 a.m. on Sept. 23. Registration is $25, and all proceeds will benefit the Blue and Grey Club, Hood College’s booster organization for athletics. Visit to register.

Hood will also have varsity Blazer teams in action throughout the afternoon. The women’s volleyball team will take on Penn St.-Harrisburg in BB&T Arena at noon, and the women’s and men’s soccer teams will play St. Vincent College at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively, on Thomas Athletic Field.

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