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Accomplishments by Faculty, Students and Alumni

College accomplishments

Hood has been named:

Faculty achievements

Faculty have earned grants and awards from organizations including:

  • American Council of Learned Societies 
  • Apple Distinguished Schools 
  • Bonner Foundation 
  • Coca-Cola Foundation 
  • Fulbright Foundation 
  • National Endowment for the Humanities 
  • National Institutes of Health 
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
  • National Science Foundation 
  • The Getty Foundation 
  • United Nations Industrial Organization 
  • U.S. Department of Education 
  • Whitaker Foundation 

Student awards

Our students have been recognized for academic excellence and community service with prestigious awards, including:

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 
  • Davis Projects for Peace
  • Delta Mu Delta Board Scholarship Award
  • Fulbright Scholarship
  • Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship 
  • Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant 
  • Portz Award 
  • Stockholm Junior Water Prize 
  • Truman Scholarship 
  • UWC Davis Scholars 
  • Volpe Scholars Award

Unparalleled internships

Hood students can gain valuable career experience at more than 600 local and regional internship sites. Opportunities have included placements at such organizations as:

  • American Red Cross
  • Verizon
  • CNN
  • French Embassy
  • Library of Congress
  • Merrill Lynch
  • National Gallery of Art
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Zoological Park
  • National Geographic Magazine
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • The White House

Alumni accomplishments

Our more than 16,700 alumni live in 50 states, three territories and 56 countries. Some notable Hood graduates include:

  • Beryl Pfizer ’49 , Emmy award-winning producer for NBC News
  • Patricia Chapple Wright ’66, Sc.D. ’90, professor of anthropology at SUNY Stony Brook,MacArthur Fellowship recipient, and executive director of the Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments.
  • Gail L. Gamble, M.D., ’69, Sc.D. ’93, medical director for cancer rehabilitation program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Mary Clark Stuart ’69, former president of the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, N.Y., and president/owner of Wisdomwrks, L.L.C.
  • Christine McHenry, M.D., ’73, former pediatrician and medical ethicist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Charlotte Ponticelli ’73, deputy undersecretary for international affairs with the U.S. Department of Labor Laura Lee Miller ’73, president/owner of Brand Solutions and former president of licensing and marketing for Vera Wang
  • Frances Vaughan ’75, vice president for institutional advancement at Hilbert College in Hamburg, N.Y. The Honorable Donald Beachley ’77, circuit court judge in Washington County, Md.
  • Susan Gearey Van Pelt ’79, former vice president of Tiffany & Co.
  • Cassandra Walker Pye ’81, senior vice president for APCO Worldwide, and former deputy chief of staff for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • J. Ray Ramsburg III ’83, senior vice president and regional agency manager of BB&T Frederick Underwriters
  • Linda Burgee M.A. ’84, former superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools Maria Meluskey Dissinger ’89, magisterial district judge in Lebanon County, Pa.
  • Tina Wells ’02, CEO of Buzz Marketing Group
  • Amber Miller Vince ’06, news reporter at WPMT-TV FOX43 in York, Pa.