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The Class of 1988 Volunteer Behind the Scenes Award, established by a gift from the Class of 1988, is presented to active and worthy members of the junior or senior class. The award goes to Katie Mann and Naila Stocks.

Katie is a graduating senior majoring in business administration and is a member of the Honors Program. Her Departmental Honors paper, “(Re)designing Women: Content Analysis of Female Characters in American Sitcom,” won the Outstanding Poster Presenter Award at the Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference. She is a member of Campus Activities Board, Hood Improv Troupe and Ionic Society. She was the past president of Meyran Hall and served as House Forum Chair for the SGA Exec. Board. She was inducted into Delta Mu Delta, the business honor society. She plans to pursue her MBA in the near future.

Naila, a graduating senior from Alexandria, Virginia, is pursuing dual majors in English and psychology, and a concentration in drama and theatre. She is a welcoming and familiar face at the switchboard and has been a member of The Movement, Black Student Union and International Club.

The Mary Margaret Rose Award is presented to a student who has shown himself or herself to be an exemplary ambassador of Hood. This award was established in honor of Mrs. Margaret Rose, who served as the College receptionist for many years. From her desk in Alumnae Hall lobby, Mrs. Rose, aka “Mrs. Hood,” touched the lives of faculty, students, staff, alumnae, townspeople and a myriad of visitors to the campus with her gracious, caring manner. Four of her children are Hood alumni. Angela Vines is this year’s recipient.

Angela is a senior majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing and a minor in public relations. Angela has served as an orientation assistant, student ambassador, library staff member and as president for the Hood chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. During her time at Hood, Angela has written for The Blue and Grey newspaper and served in other roles with Sisters Aspiring to Success, Hood College Republicans, Best Buddies, American Association of University Women, Maryland Federation of College Republicans and Hood’s Summer Research Institute. As well as being a departmental tutor and teaching assistant, Angela has worked for several local organizations developing their social media presence. She has completed two internships, one with a local accounting rm and one with the Hood College admission of ce. After graduation, Angela plans to work in the business industry hub of Seattle, Washington.

The Dr. H. P. and Laughlin Award, established in 1991 by Dr. Henry P. Laughlin H’03, emeritus member of the Hood College Board of Associates, and M. Page Laughlin, H’03, is presented to students who have made outstanding contributions to the College. Preference is given to a senior, although members of other classes in exceptional circumstances may receive special consideration. This year’s recipients are Jaclyn Bealer, Jayda Blount, Drew Demich, Jose Galarza, Le Nguyen and Logan Samuels.

Jaclyn is a senior double majoring in international economics and mathematics. She completed a research project with Dr. George on the gender wage gap within academia. Building on this work, Jaclyn wrote her Departmental Honors paper on the impact of an individual’s time use in the care economy on the gender wage gap. During her time at Hood, she has served as the orientation coordinator, orientation assistant and president of the Campus Activities Board. She is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Mu Epsilon

and Omicron Delta Epsilon honor societies and is currently serving as the treasurer of Mortar Board. After graduation, Jaclyn plans on working in a management development program before heading to graduate school to earn her doctorate in economics.

Jayda, a graduating senior from Waldorf, Maryland, is pursuing a major in sociology. She has served the College as head resident assistant, resident assistant, president of Smith Hall, and as a member of the Black Student Union and the women’s outdoor and indoor track teams.

Drew is a graduating senior from Jefferson, Maryland, pursuing a major in mathematics and certi cation in secondary education in mathematics. He is a member of the Student Education Association, the Brotherhood, the Student-Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), Students Providing Understanding and Resources (SPURS), and Hood’s Chi Alpha Sigma student-athlete honor society. As a member and captain of the men’s soccer team, Drew has been named an Academic All-American, the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Player of the Year, and the ECAC Player of the Year. He has also been named a Maryland Teacher of Promise, being recognized for his efforts as a student-teacher in Frederick County Public Schools, and he serves as a mathematics tutor at Hood.

Jose, a graduating senior from Bronx, New York, is pursuing a major in business administration with a concentration in nonpro t management. He has served the College as head resident assistant, resident assistant, International Club vice president, Student Government Association student life chair, and member of the Black Student Union and Campus Activities Board.

Le recently graduated cum laude, majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing, and minors in web development and economics. Le held numerous leadership positions while at Hood including head resident assistant of Coblentz Hall, president of the International Club, president of the Queer Student Union and president of the Rotaract Club. Additionally, she devoted her time volunteering for different causes, especially ef- forts toward curbing domestic violence and sexual assault. Le served as a member of the Title IX committee where she coordinated the #WhatIsYes and Red Flag campaigns. Le was the recipient of the Davis Project for Peace Grant in 2016 and her project, Foundation of Hope, directly helped those children affected by Agent Orange. Le is cur- rently working at Zerion Software as a customer success specialist.

Logan is a senior from Manalapan, New Jersey, with a dual major in communication arts and English (literature) and a self-developed minor in leadership studies. She is a member of the Hood Honors Program and is a Christine P. Tischer scholar for the Department of English and Communication Arts. Logan serves as the president of the Student Government Association and Sigma Tau Delta, and is the chief copy editor of The Blue and Grey. She is also an active member of the Feminist Student Union, Mortar Board, Phi Kappa Phi, the Ionic Society and Dance Ensemble. She is a writing tutor for the Center for Academic Achievement and Retention and has previously interned with Mayor Randy McClement and the Frederick State’s Attorney’s Of ce. Logan will be attending law school to earn her juris doctorate in communications and intellectual property law, and plans to later pursue her Ph.D. in British literature.

The Dr. Christine McHenry Corde, Mente Et Manu Award is established in honor of Dr. Christine McHenry,’73, and honors a student who embodies the spirit of Hood’s motto, uniting “heart, mind and hand.” The recipient of the McHenry Corde, Mente et Manu Award has demonstrated understanding of a local or global need, a heart for service, and a willingness to volunteer in efforts that further the cause of justice and peace. This year’s recipients are Jose Galarza and Jonathan Morales.

Jose, a graduating senior from Bronx, New York, is pursuing a major in business administration with a concentration in non pro t management, and has served the College as head resident assistant, resident assistant, International Club vice president, Student Government Association student life chair, and member of the Black Student Union and Campus Activities Board.

Jonathan is a senior education major from Hyattsville, Maryland. Before coming to Hood, Jonathan was an international relief volunteer. During his time on campus, he has been a leader of the Queer Student Union and a resident adviser, as well as an organizer for the Safe Sex Carnival and the Polished Men campaign. Coming to us as a transfer student, Jon’s time at Hood has been marked by a deep commitment to education and justice.

The Bernard Gerrard Prize for "Mature" Students was established in 2013 by Bernard C. Gerrard ’91, M.S. ’00. The prize is awarded annually to a student who is beginning or returning to college having completed high school two or more decades prior to enrollment. This year’s prize is awarded to Eileen Rudnick.

Eileen is from Sykesville, Maryland, and completed her Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in creative writing in January 2017. An exemplary student, she has been actively engaged both inside and outside the classroom. Eileen is the author of “The Glass Between Us,” a book that chronicles her recovery following a near- fatal car accident in 2000. She freely shares her challenges for the purpose of supporting and encouraging others to overcome theirs. She is a member of the Ionic Society and served as founder and president of the Hood College chapter of Delta Alpha Pi, an international academic honor society that celebrates the achievements of individuals with disabilities.

The White Blazer Award, established by the athletics department, honors male and female student-athletes from the senior class in recognition of outstanding academic accomplishments, significant contributions to the community and excellence in intercollegiate athletics. This award is grounded in a rich Hood tradition, when a single member of each graduating class from 1921 to 1969 was honored as a White Blazer Girl for outstanding achievements in academics and athletics. Allie Appleby, Karina Stetsyuk and Drew Demich are the recipients of this year’s award.

Allie is a graduating senior from Bel Air, Maryland, with a major in accounting. She is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Students Providing Understanding and Resources (SPURS), the Academic Judicial Council, Mortar Board, and the Chi Alpha Sigma student-athlete honor society. She is also a teaching assistant for Financial Accounting. Allie has signi cant community service experience, as she was a volunteer at the North Frederick Elementary School after-school program, a volunteer for the Special Olympics, a coach for a 4th-and 5th-grade basketball team, a volunteer with Hood College’s Halloween Safe Harvest, and a volunteer at the Frederick County Soup Kitchen. Allie is also an outstanding basketball player, ranking in the top 20 in Division III playing 37.7 minutes per game. A member of the MAC Academic Honor Roll, she led the women’s basketball team and ranked among MAC Commonwealth leaders in assists per game. Allie rates eighth in Hood College history with 69 career 3-pointers, and is tied for eighth in Hood College history with 96 career games played. This spring, she joined the women’s lacrosse team for the rst time and was named the MAC Commonwealth Defensive Player of the Week after tying the school record for caused turnovers in a single game.

Karina is a graduating senior from Frederick, Maryland, with a major in mathematics and a minor in computer science. She is a member of the Hood Environmental Action Team (HEAT), the Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics academic honor society, Chi Alpha Sigma student-athlete academic honor society, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and Students Providing Understanding and Resources (SPURS). She is also an executive member of the Association for Women in Mathematics chapter (AWM), as well as an executive member of Sisters Aspiring to Success (SAS). She presented on the life of Sonya Kovalevsky at Hood College and invite a guest speaker (Emek Kose) to present as part of Hood College’s Mathematics AWM Seminar Series. Karina also organized a domestic violence prevention event at Hood in order to spread awareness and raise money for Frederick County’s Heartly House. She also participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at the National Institute for Standards and Technology. She has signi cant volunteer experience, as she volunteered at Hood College’s Cross Country high school invitational, Hood College’s Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk, and the Uni ed Track and Field Meet of Frederick County. She has also been a community server for the Frederick County Soup Kitchen, the Boys and Girls Club, and Frederick’s L’Arche Program. Karina is also an outstanding athlete, claiming 14th in all-time Hood College cross country times, medaling at the Hornet Harrier Classic, being named to the MAC Fall Sportsmanship team in 2016 for cross country, and claiming the best 2016 time for Hood in the women’s 5000-meter run. Formerly a member of the eld hockey program, she tied for the fourth most goals in a single game for Hood.

Drew is a graduating senior from Jefferson, Maryland, with a major in mathematics and a certi cation in secondary education. He is a member of the Student Education Association, the Brotherhood, the Student- Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and Students Providing Understanding and Resources (SPURS). In his junior year, he served as a board member for SAAC/SPURS. He is a Dean’s List student, as well as a member of Hood’s Chi Alpha Sigma student-athlete honor society. He has been named an Academic All-American, the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Player of the Year, and the ECAC Player of the Year. He has also been named a Maryland Teacher of Promise, being recognized for his efforts as a student-teacher in Frederick County Public Schools. He is also a tutor at Hood where he works with students who need help with mathematics. As a member of the Hood College soccer team, Drew has been strongly involved with organizing an annual community service project with the Golden Mile program. Every Saturday, Drew and a group of players go to Hillcrest Elementary School, where they work with FC Frederick to provide an organized playing environment for underprivileged children in the Frederick area. Drew is also an outstanding athlete, holding school records for career points with 109, goals with 49, games played with 74 and games started with 72. He holds the season records at Hood in goals with 22 and points with 46. Drew set the single game record for goals with four and tied the game record in points with eight. He was named to the MAC Academic Honor Roll three times, was a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Third Team, was a member of the NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team, and was a member of the All-MAC Commonwealth First Team for three years.