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Ilana Adler '15

Hometown: Fairfax, Va

Major: Social Work or Psychology

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

I enjoy spending most of my spare time hanging out with friends. I am also the treasurer of the class of 2015.

Favorite class and why?

Social work 201. It really helped me to get a better understanding of what I would be doing if I plan to go into social work.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Maldonado, she really had this way of being more than just a professor, but also someone you can be very comfortable to approach about anything and everything.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Chicken Nuggets!

Favorite Campus event and Why?

Bingo night because there are great prizes, and it is really intense. The whole room gets quiet as each number is called which is quite funny.

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

The wonderful world of magic.

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Katie Bailey '16

Hometown: Huntington, Conn.

Major: Political Science and French

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

Women's soccer team, SPURs, Maryland Student Legislature, Student Government Academic Affairs Chair, International Buddy, overnight host.

Favorite class and why?

Ancient Medieval Political Thought. It's actually pretty interesting and as a boring as it sounds it teaches you how our society came to exist.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Course. He teaches French classes that are not the most interesting but he make you like the class. He also cares about the students and gets to know each student.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Wraps

Favorite Campus event and Why?

Holiday Dinner is a great bonding time with your friends and really makes Hood feel like a family.

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

Hood will give you amazing memories you’ll never forget.

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Stacey Axler '14

Hometown: Gaithersburg, Md.

Major: Communications Arts

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

House Council as Shriner Hall vice president, editor- in-chief for the Blue and Grey, vice president of the Hood Improv Troupe (HIT), Hood Student Musical Theatre, Honors Program, and the Ionic Society.

Favorite class and why?

A tie between Graphics 2 because my friends are in that class (Megan and Bethany) and American Film because I love film.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Prime, because she is a film historian and teaches very interesting film classes.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Air Cookies (the really thin cookies)

Favorite Campus event and Why?

CAB movie nights because I get to see a lot of great current movies for free with my friends.

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

Hood College is not just a college, it is a community and family environment.

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Caity Battey '14

Hometown: Baltimore, Md.

Major: Sociology

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

I am involved in SGA, Best Buddies, and play softball for Hood. Outside of Hood I coach Softball, volunteer with special needs adults, and I am a college adviser for YMCA Model UN. I love to scuba dive, try new things and watch sports. I am really social so being around friends is the best.

Favorite class and why?

Arabic because I enjoy studying languages and the culture. The people of the Middle East are so interesting.

Favorite professor and why?

Dr. Annis because I don't like biology very much, but he makes all the information really interesting and has a great sense of humor and charisma.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Omelets and the cookie bars

Favorite Campus event and Why?

Whitaker Wednesday's because it's great to be able to relax in the middle of the week.

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

Get involved to make Hood what you want it to be.

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Cailtin Clark '16

Hometown: Cumberland, Md.

Major: Psychology

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

Student library worker, overnight host, TEA member, psychology club

Favorite class and why?

I like social psychology. It is really cool to learn why people behave in certain ways.

Favorite professor and why?

My favorite professor is Professor Boyle. He keeps the class learning and laughing simultaneously.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Alfredo pasta

Favorite Campus event and Why?

I love all of the dances at Hood. It is so much fun to let loose with friends after a stressful week.

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

Hood is a great place to become a better well-rounded person

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Julianne Berg '15

Hometown: York, Pa.

Major: International Relations/History

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

SGA, TEA, International Club. I like reading and watching movies in my spare time.

Favorite class and why?

Ancient World is my favorite class. I took it my first semester here and I learned something new every day.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Eager, because she is always willing to help her students and she is engaging and it is fun to listen to her lectures.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Tacos and French Fries

Favorite Campus event and Why?

May Madness because the entire campus comes together and everyone has so much fun. Its one of my favorite memories.

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

Hood College is a family.

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Alexander S. Connor '17

Hometown: Woodbury, N.J.

Major: Biochemistry

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

I am a desk attendant, an Eagle Scout and involved in the International Club

Favorite class and why?

Writing About Literature: Gothic Tradition is my favorite because Mr. Kohl has the best lectures.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Susan Ensel because she gives the best advice on campus.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Pizza

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

Hood College is better than Disney World.

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Luis Cotto '14

Hometown: Frederick, Md.

Major: Sociology with a minor in social work

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

I am a member of the Hood College tennis team and a resident assistant.

Favorite class and why?

Juvenile delinquency. I would love to be an officer of the law and work with kids.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Reitman. He is a great professor and is the reason I chose the path of sociology. Never a dull moment in his class!

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Shrimp Pad Thai

Favorite Campus event and Why?

May Madness because the students all come together for a great time

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

Hood College is a small and friendly place where you will not only leave with an education but lifelong friends.

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Catherine "Bailey" Czech '15

Hometown: Redondo Beach, Calif.

Major: Elementary/ Special Education

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

President of Habitat for Humanity, play on the lacrosse team, and member of T.E.A.

Favorite class and why?

Education 223, because I am with my friends as well as learning about something I'm interested in and I get to observe three- and four- year-olds.

Favorite professor and why?

Ms. Orcutt because she was always there when I needed help and she also made a three-hour class interesting and fun.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Pickles

Favorite Campus event and Why?

Bingo Night! You can win really cool prizes!

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

Hood is my home away from home…on the East Coast (:

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Ryan Digiroliamo '16

Hometown: Annapolis, Md.

Major: Psychology and Business Administration

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

I am an overnight host, involved in Habitat for Humanity, the Honor's Program, pickup soccer and a desk attendant in the Marx Center.

Favorite class and why?

My favorite class was Contemporary Philosophical Topics. It's really cool to hear others' opinions about certain topics and it opens your eyes to begin thinking about things differently.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Lawerence. She took a subject that I was less than excited about (chemistry) and made it one of the most fun, interesting classes I've had at Hood.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Chicken Nuggets!

Favorite Campus event and Why?

My favorite campus event is definitely May Madness. All of the events that go on during the week help you de-stress during the hustle and bustle of those pre-finals weeks.

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

Hood is not just a school, it is a tight knit community that I'm proud to call home.

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Matthew Dyjack '14

Hometown: Odenton, Md.

Major: Law and Society and Middle Eastern Studies

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

Cross country and track and field teams, orientation coordinator, SPURs, UNESCO. I like to study and hang out with my best bros Dan, Nick and Theo! 

Favorite class and why?

Logic. I thought the class was challenging but also fun! I learned concepts that can help me in the future.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Wright. He makes Arabic cool to learn but also tough and interesting at the same time.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Seven-layer bar and tea

Favorite Campus event and Why?

Black Student Union Fashion Show. It’s interesting to learn all of the new styles and see my friends perform.

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

Hood quickly becomes your home!

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Lydia Emory '16

Hometown: Fairfield, Pa.

Major: Spanish

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

At Hood, I’m involved the publicity chair for the International Club. I am also involved in the psychology club. In my spare time, I like to read and listen to music.  I love watching movies and being with friends.

Favorite class and why?

First-Year Seminar: Explorations of the New Yorker, because it is my smallest class (seven people) and we have many interesting discussions about the articles in the magazine. 

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Annis because he knows how to keep class interesting and has actually made me like science a little bit.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Chicken nuggets and the salad bar

Favorite Campus event and Why?

I liked the Think Game during orientation.

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

A beautiful, small campus with a diverse group of people.

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Ana Filopovíc '16

Hometown: Prozor-Rama, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Major: Undecided

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

Vice president of Coblentz, International Club, Model UN, Campus Activities Board, student government food committee. In my spare time I love reading and photography!

Favorite class and why?

Arabic 101 because it is challenging and new, and also history of the United States because I am from Europe and this subject is extremely interesting to me

Favorite professor and why?

I seriously love them all! They are so polite, friendly, and full of knowledge

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Pasta salad!

Favorite Campus event and Why?

Midnight Breakfast. It is so cool and relaxing. I like how faculty and students get together before exams and create this positive energy!

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

I have two families: the one in Bosnia-Herzegovina that raised me, and the one at Hood that is raising me now.

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Kyle Gatlin '15

Hometown: N/A

Major: Law and Society

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

Orientation assistant

Favorite class and why?

Intro to Law, I love the teacher!

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Bean always tries to keep things fun

Favorite food in Coblentz?

The salad bar!

Favorite Campus event and Why?

Midnight Breakfast – I am a fan of breakfast at late hours.

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

It’s a trip, but a good one!

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Kristen Geatz '15

Hometown: Cumberland, Md.

Major: Law and Society

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

I am vice-delegation chairperson for Hood College Maryland Student Legislature and a member of the Hood College Dance Ensemble. I work on campus as an RA in Memorial Hall, as well as a student worker in the library. I love to spend time with my boyfriend or friends. 

Favorite class and why?

My favorite class is my Intro to Law class because I am headed to Law school and Professor Bean is totally hilarious.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Bean is my favorite because she makes class interesting and she is hilarious and likes to have fun with us.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Show Chef Burritos!

Favorite Campus event and Why?

I like the Messiah Dance because everyone dresses up and just has a blast. I also love to dance.

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

Hood College is where I found my future.

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Travis Gilbert '15

Hometown: Newville, Pa.

Major: History and Law and Society

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

On campus I am involved in student government, Student Musical Theatre, and am a first-year teaching assistant. I am an intern at Sen. Ben Young’s office and volunteer at Monocacy National Battlefield. In my spare time I enjoy hiking at Antietam Battlefield or Cunningham Falls, eating at Pizza-Pretzel Creations with friends, and attending a good musical or play.

Favorite class and why?

My favorite class was Civil War and Reconstruction with Professor Powell because he challenged my steadfast historical beliefs, helping me to open my mind and become a better student.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Driskell is my favorite professor because he is extremely passionate about history and is never afraid to stretch your mind so you can discover new talents within yourself. 

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Chicken Nuggets

Favorite Campus event and Why?

May Madness is my favorite campus event because it falls on my birthday! It’s awesome to spend time with your friends, reminiscing about the amazing semester you’ve had and eating delicious crabs!

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

Hood College has hope in its student’s success, is obligated toward bettering our community, provides opportunities to students to grow as individuals, and creates informed citizens for our democracy.

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Megan Gregory '14

Hometown: Dundalk, Md.

Major: Communication Arts with a concentration in Digital Media and a minor in Management

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

On campus I am a resident assistant, publicity chair for Campus Activities Board, vice president of Class of 2014, student government association, work-study in the Admission Office, and layout managing editor for the Blue and Grey newspaper. In my spare time I love to hang out with friends and try new things. 

Favorite class and why?

My favorite class is Graphics because I learn new techniques to use. I want to become a graphic designer when I graduate, so this class is very useful to me in trying to further my skill set.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Bertazzoni is my favorite. She really made me confident in my decision to switch majors, and she is just an all around amazing person and adviser.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Mac and cheese!!

Favorite Campus event and Why?

I LOVE May Madness. It starts off with the crab feast, then outdoor festival, pre-exam coffeehouse, movies and a hypnotist; everything about it is a ton of fun and is amazing.

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

Hood College is more than just an educational institute, it is where the friends you make turn into family and the memories will last a lifetime.

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Bethany Gwiazda '14

Hometown: Belcamp, Md.

Major: Communication Arts with a concentration in Digital Media and a Minor in Sociology

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

Best Buddies and a hostess at Ruby Tuesday

Favorite class and why?

Graphics because there is no right or wrong answer; the class lets you express your creativity.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Reitman, because he is very realistic and keeps the class upbeat and fun.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Cornbread and Chicken Nuggets

Favorite Campus event and Why?

Discover Hood Day, because it was the event that helped me decide that Hood was the school for me.

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

Hood College is a student’s home away from home that allows them to learn and grow as a student as well as an individual.

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Drake Halpern '14

Hometown: Oceanport, NJ.

Major: Middle Eastern Studies and Political Science

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

Swimming, SGA, CAB, Ping Pong Club, and Ionic Society.

Favorite class and why?

Arabic, because it was challenging and fun at the same time.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Eager, because all the classes I have taken with her have been fun and challenging.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Thanksgiving dinner

Favorite Campus event and Why?

May Madness, because it's so much fun!

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

My home in all aspects of the world.

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