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Bianca Padilla '14

Hometown: Olney, Md.

Major: Elementary/Special Education

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What other activities are you involved in what do you do in your spare time?

Best Buddies, Orientation, SGA. In my spare time I like hanging out with friends, walking downtown and shopping at FSK Mall

Favorite class and why?

Marine Biology with Professor Annis, because he makes it really exciting every single class.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Smallwood, because she really reinforced my decision to become a teacher.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Mac and cheese

Favorite campus event and why?

May Madness because everyone is out on the quad and having fun.

If you could summarize Hood College in one sentence what would you say?

A lot of diversity, a great group of people and an awesome place I call home.

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Allen Paxton '17

Hometown: Hampton, Va.

Major: Undecided

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What other activities are you involved in what do you do in your spare time?

I am on the men's soccer team at Hood. I also participate in Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. I enjoy sitting on the quad, stargazing and cooking for my friend in Memorial.

Favorite class and why?

International Relations. Professor Eager is an incredibly intelligent woman and always makes class interesting.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Zaki because she is from the same town as I am!

Favorite food in Coblentz?

PIZZA!

Favorite Campus event and Why?

The dances! They are so much fun. I love seeing the Hood community come together to have some fun after weeks of hard studying.

If you could summarize Hood College in one sentence what would you say?

Hood is good.

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Marko Petric '15

Hometown: Split, Croatia

Major: International Relations and French

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What other activities are you involved in what do you do in your spare time?

I am Class of 2015 president, a member of Model UN. In my free time I like to exercise, read and write. I like watching movies, preferably from the Golden Era of Hollywood (I'm a bit old-fashioned).

Favorite class and why?

Since I am double majoring in International Relations and French, I like all my classes that have to do anything with either of the two disciplines.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Didier's, because he is very knowledgeable and a true erudite.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Ice cream, I love ice cream so much. Besides that, I like vegan food (although I'm not a vegan).

Favorite campus event and why?

Pre-exam coffeehouse, because I love coffee, cheesecake, and massages.

If you could summarize Hood College in one sentence what would you say?

A wonderful place with wonderful people, offering wonderful opportunities.

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Ray Rivera-Roman '15

Hometown: Frederick, Md.

Major: Psychology and Computer Science

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What other activities are you involved in what do you do in your spare time?

I am on CAB, La Communidad, psychology club, cross country and tennis.

Favorite class and why?

I enjoy my ROTC Military Science Classes because we discuss beyond military topics and it's a really unique experience.

Favorite professor and why?

Capt. Franklin, because I can outrun him during morning PT and because he is hilarious, but fair.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Chicken nuggets and Trix cereal

Favorite campus event and why?

I enjoy many of the events, but my favorite is the Corn Maze and Bonfire because it's fun to explore, get lost in the maze and eat s'mores afterwards.

If you could summarize Hood College in one sentence what would you say?

Don't split the poles.

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Rhiannon Sneeringer '15

Hometown: Baltimore, Md.

Major: Environmental Science with a concentration in Policy

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What other activities are you involved in what do you do in your spare time?

Vice president of Habitat for Humanity, resident assistant in Shriner, watching a ton of movies and hanging out with friends.

Favorite class and why?

Political Science because it is interesting, and Environmental Problems because it tells me about the environment and the effect humans have on it.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Lisa Marcus, because her French class was great. She made learning a new language fun and easy.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Chicken nuggets and chicken marinara pasta

Favorite campus event and why?

Blockbuster movies because they are the newest ones to come out. Late Night Strawberry Breakfast because President Volpe and Dean White get to serve us breakfast!

If you could summarize Hood College in one sentence what would you say?

Hood College is a place where I have family and friends.

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Tyese Solmes '15

Hometown: Apple Valley, Calif.

Major: Art and Archaeology, with a minor in French

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What other activities are you involved in what do you do in your spare time?

I am involved in a few clubs on campus, which include TEA and Equal Sex. I am also involved in Hood College Theatre, and just became a new member of Hood College Improv Troup. I love performing and having fun with my friends. I love to read and write!

Favorite class and why?

My favorite class this semester would have to be my Women's in Ancient World class because it's taught by Professor Krygier, and I love her/emulate her.

Favorite professor and why?

My favorite professor would have to be Dr. Course because he is a wonderfully funny French man and h makes learning about French grammar extremely entertaining.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

The cornbread is to die for!

Favorite campus event and why?

I love the holiday dinner because I'm a sap for Christmas. However, May Madness is also really great and fun! Also, V-day will always have a special place in my heart.

If you could summarize Hood College in one sentence what would you say?

Hood College is my home, my family, my world; I love Hood so much!

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Sarah Tapscott '15

Hometown: Frederick, Md.

Major: History, Secondary Education

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What other activities are you involved in what do you do in your spare time?

Concert choir social chair, CAB, gospel choir, Coblentz Hall house council vice president. I also act on stage, love to dance, sing and travel. My friends and I love Baker Park and downtown.

Favorite class and why?

Choir, because singing is something I've always done and Lynn Staininger is a great adviser and teacher.

Favorite professor and why?

 

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Pizza or chicken Alfredo

Favorite campus event and why?

May Madness- CRAB Feast, dance and just so much to do.

If you could summarize Hood College in one sentence what would you say?

While you discover Hood, you discover yourself.

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Chelsea Taylor '14

Hometown: Silver Spring, Md.

Major: Management with a Marketing concentration, and a minor in Spanish

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What other activities are you involved in what do you do in your spare time?

President of Memorial Hall, student worker for Office of Admission, and in my spare time I love to travel.

Favorite class and why?

Marketing 300 with Professor Van Winter, because it was an interesting class and he is my favorite professor.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Van Winter, because he is amazing, personable and makes the class interesting while still learning.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Cornbread muffins

Favorite campus event and why?

Memorial Hall pool party and May Madness, because they are fun opportunities to hang out with friends.

If you could summarize Hood College in one sentence what would you say?

Hood College is a family friendly campus.

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Abigail Tolliver '16

Hometown: Middletown, Del.

Major: English with secondary education

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What other activities are you involved in what do you do in your spare time?

In my spare time I enjoy reading, listening to music and wandering around campus with my friends. Besides STARs, I am also a part of the International Club.

Favorite class and why?

This semester my favorite class is Romantic Impulse with Professor Dodman. It is very interesting and I have really enjoyed the reading material so far.

Favorite professor and why?

Ellie Williams. She was the first English professor I had at Hood and has always been incredibly helpful. She also makes her classes interesting and fun.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Chicken nuggets

Favorite Campus event and Why?

I really enjoyed Fall Frenzy. It is fun to go out on the quad and spend the day with friends doing activities and listening to music.

If you could summarize Hood College in one sentence what would you say?

I would say Hood is an awesome school filled with students who have very diverse interests and professors that really care about teaching.

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Adelae Tomlinson '14

Hometown: Ellicott City, Md.

Major: English with a Business Administration minor

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What other activities are you involved in what do you do in your spare time?

Student government developmental chair. Intern at the Downtown Frederick Partnership during the past summer. I also enjoy traveling, writing, reading, camping, hiking and volunteering at a multitude of nonprofit organizations

Favorite class and why?

Creative Writing because as a writer one thing we both dread, but recognize the value of is constructive critique. In this class, we are given the tools and resources to grow as a writer through the feedback of our classmates and the professor.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Van Winter. When I transferred last semester he went above and beyond to help to help me acclimate to and get involved in campus. In terms of academics, his classes are engaging and his enthusiasm for the subject matter he teaches is infectious.

Favorite Campus event and Why?

Our admission events, because I love the opportunity to interact with prospective students and share with them the Hood story and what makes this school so special.

If you could summarize Hood College in one sentence what would you say?

A place where fun and opportunity run rampant!

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Sarah Wagstaff '15

Hometown: Redoak, Va.

Major: Early Childhood Education

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What other activities are you involved in what do you do in your spare time?

Just STARs, but I love watching movies in my free time.

Favorite class and why?

Art history. I just love history and who doesn't like some form of art.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Taylor-Mitchell, because she's so nice and a great critique of work; I've taken two classes with her.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Chicken nuggets

Favorite campus event and why?

May madness because I get seafood and all the events are awesome.

If you could summarize Hood College in one sentence what would you say?

A great place to have fun and learn.

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Rosemary Walter '17

Hometown: Summit, N.J.

Major: Elementary Education

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What other activities are you involved in what do you do in your spare time?

I am secretary of the class of 2017 and a senator-at-large on the student government. I take part in theater and music. I have always been interested in art and strive for academic success. I am also involved in the Blue and Grey, the book club, Blazer Radio, Habitat for Humanity and Students Helping Honduras.

Favorite class and why?

I find psychology fascinating and am thrilled to finally be able to take a psych class because it was never offered at my high school.

Favorite professor and why?

Mr. Vincent Kohl is my favorite professor so far because I have always loved English and literature and his theories on metaphors and symbolism in the pieces we read are brilliant.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

I like to make wraps at the salad bar

Favorite Campus event and Why?

Fall Frenzy was such a blast!

If you could summarize Hood College in one sentence what would you say?

Hood is home.

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Brittany Whitham '16

Hometown: Fort Collin, CO

Major: English with secondary education certificate

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What other activities are you involved in what do you do in your spare time?

Swim team, honors program, vice president of Alpha Lambda Delta, wind ensemble, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Boys and Girls Club

Favorite class and why?

British literature, because we got to read Canterbury Tales in Middle English.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Mitchell-Buck, because she teaches us how to pronounce Middle English.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Chicken Parmesan or omelets

Favorite Campus event and Why?

May Madness because of the crab feast!

If you could summarize Hood College in one sentence what would you say?

Hood is a home away from home where classmates, teammates and even professors make up a community more like a family

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