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Elderly Strength Training

Hood College's focus on STEM majors and research produces alumni ready for jobs in technical fields.

Outlet: Study International
Publication Date: July 9, 2018
Headline: Hood College produces alumni who make major advancements in STEM

Elderly Strength Training

Students in Hood's social work and nursing programs helped senior citizens participate in virtual strength classes hosted by the Frederick Virtual Senior Center.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: July 3, 2018
Headline: Frederick Virtual Senior Center connects homebound residents to classes, activities

Heather Mitchell-Buck

English professor Heather Mitchell-Buck wrote a column on the importance of the Chester Mystery Plays in England.

Outlet: Chester Chronicle
Publication Date: July 3, 2018
Headline: Chester Mystery Plays 2018: A New Mystery

Emilie Amt

History professor Emilie Amt won the Nelson R. Burr Prize for most outstanding article published in the journal "Anglican and Episcopal History."

Outlet: Herald-Mail
Publication Date: June 23, 2018
Headline: Amt awarded for article on African-Americans and Episcopal congregations in Washington County

USDA Grant

A $100,000 grant from the USDA is funding research into cost-effective biofuels for Professor Craig Laufer and his lab assistants.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: June 22, 2018
Headline: Federal grant helps local college research cheaper, sustainable bio-fuels

Cybersecurity Signing

Hood signed an agreement with Frederick Community College and Mount St. Mary's University to create a pipeline to a career in cybersecurity.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: June 14, 2018
Headline: Frederick's higher education supports cybersecurity students

Susan Kolb

Following a national search, Susan Kolb, Ph.D., has been named the new director of athletics at Hood College. She will begin her duties July 1, 2018.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: June 12, 2018
Headline: Kolb named Hood AD

Susan Kolb

Professor Terry Scott and students Natalie Yeagley, Raymond Clay and Adaire Crabbe, participated in Project Pilgrimage in fall 2017 to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement.

Outlet: Frederick Magazine
Publication Date: June 11, 2018
Headline: A Seat on the Bus

Belle Grove Plantation

Hood College student Jessica Burnette and Professor David Hixson are helping with an archaeological dig at the Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, Virginia, this summer.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: June 7, 2018
Headline: Archaeologist continue to dig up history at Belle Grove plantation

Franny Delaplaine Randall

Dedicated alumna Franny Delaplaine Randall has died at the age of 93.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: June 1, 2018
Headline: Randall family matriarch remembered for love of community, history

Commencement 2018

We have signed a three-year partnership with Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. that will renew a popular scientific symposium.

Outlet: Cision PR Web
Publication Date: May 23, 2018
Headline: Hood College, Frederick National Laboratory Will Renew Popular Scientific Symposium

Commencement 2018

Hood College held its combined undergraduate and graduate Commencement ceremony.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: May 19, 2018
Headline: Hood College commencement persists through stormy weather

Green Neighbor Festival 2018

The Hood College Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies hosted the second annual Green Neighbor Festival at Baker Park in Frederick.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: May 12, 2018
Headline: Green Neighbor Festival welcomes more than 1,000 visitors

Republican County Executive Debate

Hood College held the first Republican debate of the season for Frederick County executive and County Council at-large hopefuls.

Hood College is a nonpartisan institution and does not endorse any candidate or political party.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 23, 2018
Headline: County's Republican hopefuls debate at Hood College

Algae

Professor Kevin Sellner, has spent his career studying plankton and nutrient pollution in rivers, lakes and the Chesapeake Bay.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 21, 2018
Headline: The river's toll: How the Monocacy feeds into the Chesapeake Bay's problems

Recycling Bag

Alumna Karina Stetsyuk helped organize the area's first-ever Art Eco, which includes pieces of art that highlight the dangers of plastic, including plastic shopping bags. One simple tip is using reusable grocery bags.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 21, 2018
Headline: Downtown art event to highlight the dangers of plastics

Bring a Broom

Hood ecology students studied the water in Carroll Creek and determined the water gardens diminished the algae content of the creek significantly. The gardens also give the area a handsome display.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 21, 2018
Headline: Scores of volunteers beautify Downtown Frederick for spring

Bill Pierce's Class

Professor Bill Pierce's Digital Logic and Switching Theory computer science class uses hands-on activities to teach about computer hardware.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 20, 2018
Headline: In the Classroom: Building computer hardware gives Hood students more insight into careers

Monocacy Elementary Visits Hood

More than 100 Monocacy Elementary School fifth graders experienced college with a visit to campus.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: April 20, 2018
Headline: More than 100 5th graders spent the day as college students

Monocacy Elementary Students

More than 100 Monocacy Elementary School students visited Hood College for their first college class as part of a program that began in the fall, connecting Hood College students to kids at Monocacy.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 20, 2018
Headline: Monocacy fifth-graders get a taste of college at Hood

Green Neighbor Festival

Hood College will host the second annual Green Neighbor Festival on May 12 at Culler Lake in Baker Park.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 19, 2018
Headline: Ready, set, go green: Hood College hosts second Green Neighbor Festival

Royce Hanson

Land planning expert Royce Hanson visited campus to discuss his successes and mistakes from his time as chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 16, 2018
Headline: Neighborly advice: Royce Hanson reflects on planning career in Montgomery County

Homegrown Teacher Program

Professor Christy Graybeal is quoted in a story that talks about the decreasing number of students entering college to pursue teaching.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 14, 2018
Headline: Homegrown teacher programs could provide relief for district teacher shortages

General Keith Alexander

General Keith Alexander delivered the inaugural talk in the Cotton Cybersecurity Lecture Series to officially launch the Master of Science in Cybersecurity.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 8, 2018
Headline: Hood announces launch of cybersecurity program

Water Tests

Hood College is assisting environmental science students at Walkersville High School in conducting a four-week experiment to collect air and water temperature data near their school. The equipment they are using was designed by Hood's Department of Computer Science. The funding is from an NOAA grant.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 8, 2018
Headline: Hood announces launch of cybersecurity program

Walkersville Students

Professors George Dimitoglou and Carol Jim presented two Walkersville High School students with awards for the best essays written about computer science pioneer Grace Hopper.

Outlet: GladeValley.net
Publication Date: April 4, 2018
Headline: Computer Science Award Given to Ryan Puthumana and Morgan Carter

Hood College

Hood's business programs are profiled, along with testimonials from students.

Outlet: Study International
Publication Date: April 3, 2018
Headline: Harness the power of Business at Hood College

Erin George

Professor Erin George was part of a team that studied the effect of gender on attitudes toward debt.

Outlet: Science Daily
Publication Date: April 3, 2018
Headline: Debt matters: Women use credit to bridge income gaps, while men are less cautious

Easter Egg Hunt

The Student Government Association hosted an Easter Egg Hunt for approximately 80 children in the community.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: March 31, 2018
Headline: Hood's egg hunt proves to be Frederick family tradition

Portal

The Portal allows the community to connect with people from across the world, shown here connecting with Mexico City. See the schedule of open Portal times when anyone may stop by

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: March 29, 2018
Headline: Hood College gives students portal to classes in other countries

Composting

Hood College has started a composting initiative with Key City Compost.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: March 27, 2018
Headline: Student leaders spur Hood College to add composting to campus

Portal Project

WYPR broadcast Midday live from Hood College. President Chapdelaine discussed the role of Frederick in attracting students to Hood, beginning at around four minutes. Professor Terry Anne Scott and student Raymond Clay discuss the civil rights history tour, "Project Pilgrimage," beginning at around 34 minutes.

Outlet: WYPR
Publication Date: March 27, 2018
Headline: Live from Hood College: Frederick at the Crossroads

Portal Project

The Portal is on campus, and students and community members can connect to others from around the world. See the schedule of open Portal times when anyone may stop by.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: March 26, 2018
Headline: Portal connects college students with other people from around the world

Alumnae Hall

Hood College is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its reflection of the educational progression of women and its significance related to campus planning and architectural patterns from the mid-19th to early 20th centuries.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: March 25, 2018
Headline: Preservation Matters: Historic Frederick buildings reflect evolution of women's education

Democratic Gubernatorial Forum

A democratic gubernatorial forum took place on campus. Six of the eight democratic candidates currently running for governor attended the forum.
Hood College is a nonpartisan institution and does not endorse any candidate or political party.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: March 25, 2018
Headline: Democratic candidates for governor set sights on vanquishing Hogan

Democratic Gubernatorial Forum

A democratic gubernatorial forum took place on campus. Six of the eight democratic candidates currently running for governor attended the forum.
Hood College is a nonpartisan institution and does not endorse any candidate or political party.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: March 25, 2018
Headline: Local college hosts public forum for crowd of democratic candidates for governor

Margaret Scholl Hood Grave

Hood students and community members honored Margaret Scholl Hood's grave with a ceremony and red carnations.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: March 24, 2018
Headline: Students honor Hood College namesake with 49 red carnations

Faculty Promotions

Faculty members Marisel Torres-Crespo, Chris Stromberg and Donald Wright recently received promotions.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: March 19, 2018
Headline: Business Transitions: Promotions, honors and appointments

Blanket Drive

Alpha Lambda Delta sponsored a blanket drive to create and donate blankets to the Ronald McDonald House.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: March 6, 2018
Headline: Alpha Lambda Delta at Hood College holds blanket drive for children

Stained Glass

Professor Emilie Amt used her sabbatical to research the history of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Fairplay, Maryland. After learning about the church's historical connection to slavery, the church is honoring a former family of slaves with a piece of stained glass.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Feb. 25, 2018
Headline: St. Mark's dedicates stained glass in work toward racial reconciliation

Kate Ehrlich

Alumna Kate Ehrlich, a teacher at Oakdale High School, won a grant allowing her to spend five weeks traveling throughout China. The project focuses on developing intercultural competence and enhancing social studies curriculum and instruction on China.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Feb. 24, 2018
Headline: Oakdale teacher wins Fulbright-Hays grant to visit China, Hong Kong

April Boulton

April Boulton, Ph.D., has been named the new dean of the Graduate School.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Feb. 23, 2018
Headline: Hood College names graduate school dean

Senator Cardin

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin visited Hood College for a discussion on the importance of affordable higher educational opportunities for all Marylander residents.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Feb. 23, 2018
Headline: Senator Cardin visits Frederick to discuss college affordability and business growth

George Delaplaine

Hood College announced The George B. Delaplaine Jr. School of Business, made possible by a major donation from George B. Delaplaine Jr.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Feb. 20, 2018
Headline: Hood launches new business school

Sherry Johnson

Alumna Sherry Johnson was named February Artist of the Month by Museum Center at Five Points in Cleveland, Tennessee. She has worked in nearly all types of fiber art since she graduated from Hood with a bachelor's degree in art in 1964.

Outlet: Cleveland Daily Banner
Publication Date: Feb. 14, 2018
Headline: Sherry Johnson embraces area’s cultural arts, crafts

Myrtle Louise Stonesifer

Alumna Myrtle Louise Stonesifer, from Littlestown, Pennsylvania, had a career as a Hollywood writer, director and actress. Two brothers from Littlestown have created an organization dedicated to remembering her and learning more about her. She graduated in 1927.

Outlet: Evening Sun
Publication Date: Feb. 7, 2018
Headline: Myrtle Louise:​​​​​​​ Littlestown's Hollywood trailblazer is finally getting her due

Puerto Rico Concert

Hood College hosted a benefit concert for Puerto Rico to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Jan. 21, 2018
Headline: Hood College concert benefits hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico

Alyssa Fowler Book

Alumna Alyssa Fowler has published the second installment of her fantasy book series, "Cryptic Casters."

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Jan. 20, 2018
Headline: Monsters for good: Alyssa Fowler publishes Cryptic Casters Volume 2

Democratic Debate

Hood College hosted a Democratic Candidate Forum for the 6th Congressional District seat in Maryland.

Outlet: Washington Post
Publication Date: Jan. 20, 2018
Headline: Experiences with opioid addiction and loss fuel Md. congressional hopefuls

Crystal Griner

Alumna Crystal Griner received the 2018 NCAA Award of Valor for her heroic and life-saving actions as a U.S. Capitol Police officer when a gunman opened fire at a June 14 Republican congressional baseball team practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

Outlet: NCAA
Publication Date: Jan. 17, 2018
Headline: Honors Celebration reaches to the stars

Puerto Rico

Hood College is hosting a benefit concert for Puerto Rico.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Jan. 17, 2018
Headline: Harnessing the power of music: Puerto Rico benefit concert at Hood College

Governor Candidates

Professor Carin Robinson was quoted in a story about the race for governor in Maryland.

Outlet: Washington Post
Publication Date: Jan. 16, 2018
Headline: For all those Democrats running for Md. governor, Wednesday’s a day of reckoning

MLK Jr

Professor Terry Scott joins WYPR's "Midday" to discuss the role of women in the Civil Rights Movement and in movements today. She starts around 20:00 and speaks throughout the rest.

Outlet: WYPR
Publication Date: Jan. 15, 2018
Headline: The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.: His Legacy and the Road Ahead for Racial Justice

Terry Scott and Tom Hall

Professor Terry Scott discusses her book recommendations, including "Coming of Age in Mississippi" by Anne Moody and "Booker T. Washington in American History" by Kenneth Hamilton.

Outlet: WYPR
Publication Date: Dec. 29, 2017
Headline: Dr. Terry Anne Scott

James Baker

James Baker '15 was named director of the United Way of Frederick County's Prosperity Center. His education in Hood's business management program gave him the business savvy to be successful in the role.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Dec. 18, 2017
Headline: For James Baker, Prosperity Center's new manager, helping others hits close to home

TV Studio

Instructional Technologist Jeff Welsh explains why he chose Blackmagic Design products for the new TV studio.

Outlet: Broadcast Beat
Publication Date: Dec. 17, 2017
Headline: Hood College Builds New Broadcast Studio with ATEM Television Studio Pro HD

Ron Albaugh

Alumnus and instructor Ron Albaugh's farm was recently certified by the Maryland State Agricultural Certainty Program. Albaugh opens his farm to Hood graduate and undergraduate research students to run real-world experiments.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Dec. 13, 2017
Headline: Rocky Ridge farmer sets high bar for natural resource conservation

Monocacy Partnership

Students in Hood College’s education programs completed a semesterlong project in which they were pen pals with fifth-grade students at Monocacy Elementary School.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Dec. 8, 2017
Headline: Monocacy Elementary students meet pen pals from Hood

Global Awareness Day

Students from the Introduction to Global Studies classes presented their group research on complex, global issues including child soldiers, drug trafficking, the oil economy and nuclear energy waste management.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Dec. 7, 2017
Headline: Global Awareness Day gives perspective for Hood College students

David Gurzick

Professor David Gurzick was a source for a story about when it is appropriate for an organization to use its social media accounts to talk about current events, especially tragedies.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Dec. 5, 2017
Headline: Corporate social media and the real world — when to stop the ‘thoughts and prayers’

Hood Mentors

Hood College students participate in the Community Ambassador program, a partnership with the Housing Authority of Frederick that pairs Hood students with community children.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Dec. 1, 2017
Headline: Hood College students mentor youth from Frederick's public housing

East Cottage

The President's House, East Cottage, was featured on the Celebrate Frederick Candlelight House Tour.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Nov. 29, 2017
Headline: Holiday house tour to include Hood College's President's House

Model UN

The Hood College Model United Nations won an Honorable Mention award at this fall's National Model United Nations conference in Washington, D.C.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Nov. 27, 2017
Headline: Braggin' Rights: Hood College Model United Nations

Mary Amusa

Graduate student Mary Amusa, pictured in the middle, was featured in an article about how different immigrants and international students in Frederick celebrate Thanksgiving.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Nov. 22, 2017
Headline: Crossing cultures: How Frederick immigrants celebrate Thanksgiving

Frederick Uncut

Professor Carin Robinson discusses women in politics and the intersection of politics and religion, a focus of her research.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Nov. 14, 2017
Headline: Frederick Uncut: Hood College professor Carin Robinson discusses politics

Charlie Nicodemus

Charlie Nicodemus, a longtime supporter of Hood College who received an honorary degree from Hood in 2005, was a civilian volunteer for the Army Air Forces during WWII. He spent time in a spotter station in Walkersville watching for enemy aircraft.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Nov. 10, 2017
Headline: On the homefront: Frederick civilians provided support in WWII

Real Good Ship Hood

In celebration of Hood's 125th Anniversary, Jeff Welsh presented his research on the WWII ship named after Hood College.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Nov. 9, 2017
Headline: Hood College unveils secrets of World War II victory ship named after them

Walk Strong

Hood College held its 2nd Annual Walk Strong fundraiser to support the Frederick Rescue Mission.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Oct. 26, 2017
Headline: Hood College students make steps to raise money for local nonprofit

CCC Agreement

"Deej," a documentary directed by Robert Rooy about a non-speaking autistic man, was screened at Hood College in honor of National Disability Awareness Month.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Oct. 17, 2017
Headline: DJ 'Deej' Savarese pursues freedom as an non-speaking autistic man in new documentary

CCC Agreement

Hood College signed an agreement to aid Carroll Community College students in transferring to Hood.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Oct. 16, 2017
Headline: School Notes: Hood signs transfer agreement with Carroll Community College

Joan Gillece

Hood College hosted a Trauma Informed Care Symposium during Mental Health Awareness Week to promote key concepts of trauma informed care.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Oct. 4, 2017
Headline: Local agencies join forces to mark Mental Health Awareness Week

Patricia Chapple Wright

Forbes Africa explains how Patricia Chapple Wright, a 1966 Hood alumna, saved a rainforest in Madagascar, saved lemurs from almost sure extinction, and created a national park.

Outlet: Forbes Africa
Publication Date: Oct. 3, 2017
Headline: The Professor Who Saved An African Rainforest

Michelle Bradac

Michelle Bradac, a senior accreditation officer at the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), discusses laboratory accreditation for medical cannabis testing. She earned a master's certificate in biomedical science regulatory compliance from Hood in 2012.

Outlet: Cannabis Industry Journal
Publication Date: Oct. 2, 2017
Headline: Ask The Expert: Exploring Cannabis Laboratory Accreditation Part 1

Erica Royer

Erica Royer '10, animal keeper at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, released Guam rails to the wild on the island of Rota.

Outlet: The Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute
Publication Date: Sept. 27, 2017
Headline: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Releases Birds to the Wild

Chapdelaine and Griner

Crystal Griner '06 was honored with the Hood College President's Medal for Obligation during Homecoming Weekend.

Outlet: The Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Sept. 23, 2017
Headline: Capitol Police officer honored with award from Hood College president

Frederick County Economic Comparison

Erin George, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics, was cited in an article about Frederick County's growing economy.

Outlet: The Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Sept. 23, 2017
Headline: Census: Frederick County outranks state, nation on economic indicators

Midday

History professor Terry Scott joined WYPR's Midday as a guest to speak about civil disobedience.

Outlet: The Bottom Line
Publication Date: Sept. 19, 2017
Headline: Respectability Politics of Civil Disobedience; Are We Waiting For the Perfect Protest?

Community Conversation

President Andrea Chapdelaine joined County Executive Jan Gardner for the county's Community Conversations telecast.

Outlet: Frederick County Government Television
Publication Date: Sept. 18, 2017
Headline: Community Conversations—Hood College 125 Year Anniversary

Alumna Brenda Harrison showcased her artwork at the Appalachian Festival at Frostburg State University Sept. 14-16.

Outlet: The Bottom Line
Publication Date: Sept. 17, 2017
Headline: African Inspired Artwork Showcased At The Appalachian Festival

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Hood College 28th in the region, a 10-spot increase from last year.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Sept. 12, 2017
Headline: Hood College, Mount St. Mary's rank among top-30 colleges in region

Hood College kicked off its 125th anniversary celebration with a ceremony at Winchester Hall where the school's first classes were held on Sept. 12, 1893.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Sept. 12, 2017
Headline: New center announced at celebration marking 125 years for Hood College

The Hood+FMH Community Resource Garden had its inaugural harvest on Sept. 7, revealing that more than 650 pounds of food have been donated to community areas of need.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Sept. 7, 2017
Headline: Hood College, Frederick Memorial Hospital partner to create Harvest Garden

Hood College's fall 2017 enrollment has increased by 20 percent.

Outlet: WFMD
Publication Date: Sept. 5, 2017
Headline: Hood College Experiences Enrollment Increase For 2017 Fall Semester

The Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies at Hood College is looking to improve access to fresh produce and better manage stormwater with a new program called Growing for a Healthy Future.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Aug. 24, 2017
Headline: A better place: Hood College pilots community garden that uses stormwater to grow food

Hood has been approved to start its Master of Science in Cybersecurity.
Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Aug. 9, 2017
Headline: New cybersecurity master's program approved at Hood College

President Chapdelaine spoke about free speech on Frederick Uncut, the Frederick News-Post's podcast.
Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Aug. 8, 2017
Headline: Frederick Uncut: Hood College President Chapdelaine talks free speech

Hood College hosted the UNESCO Center for Peace’s 2017 International Model United Nations and STEM summer camp in July.
Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: July 29, 2017
Headline: UNESCO Center for Peace wraps international summer program at Hood College

Crystal Griner '06, a member of the Capitol Police, was honored with the Medal of Valor for her heroic efforts in responding to a shooting at a congressional baseball practice in June.
Outlet: Baltimore Sun
Publication Date: July 27, 2017
Headline: Maryland woman gets Medal of Valor for baseball field heroism

Professor Sang Kim was an expert cited in an article about the fading economic impact of Washington D.C.
Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: July 23, 2017
Headline: Washington economy's pull may be fading, study says

Hood was selected for an expected $1.45 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, an initiative designed to encourage and support talented STEM majors and professionals to become K-12 math and science teachers.
Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: July 6, 2017
Headline: Hood College receives $1.45 million grant

Lisa Algazi Marcus, Ph.D., professor of French and women’s and gender studies at Hood College, was named the 2016 Ally of the Year by The Frederick Center, Inc.
Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: June 23, 2017
Headline: Hood professor named top ally by group advocating for LGBTQ community

Crystal Griner '06, threw out the first pitch at the Congressional women's softball game June 21. Griner was one of the Capitol Police officers who helped take down a shooter at a Congressional baseball game practice June 14.
Outlet: Curve Magazine
Publication Date: June 22, 2017
Headline: A Little Bit Of A Wonder Woman

Terry Anne Scott, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, joined WYPR's Midday with Tom Hall to discuss Juneteenth, the day that commemorates June 19, 1865, when enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, were informed by Union soldiers that slavery was legally over.
Outlet: WYPR
Publication Date: June 15, 2017
Headline: Local Business Owners Keep Juneteenth Alive In Baltimore

Lynn Staininger, music instructor and director of choral activities at Hood, won the Outstanding Music Teacher Award from the Maryland Music Educators Association.
Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: June 15, 2017
Headline: Choral Arts Society of Frederick director Lynn Staininger wins outstanding music teacher award

Beginning this fall, upperclass students will have the opportunity to choose to live with a resident of the opposite sex.
Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: June 8, 2017
Headline: Hood College to offer gender-mixed housing this fall

Krishanti Vignarajah was named the fourth most inspiring Commencement speech of 2017.
Outlet: Buzzfeed
Publication Date: June 1, 2017
Headline: The 9 Most Inspiring Commencement Speeches of 2017

Hood College and Frederick Memorial Hospital have joined together to create a community resource garden to feed members of the community in need.
Outlet: WHAG
Publication Date: April 19, 2017
Headline: Hood College and Frederick Memorial Hospital break ground on resource garden

Hood College and Frederick Community College signed an agreement to make it easier for students to transfer from FCC to Hood. The agreement includes scholarships and advisers to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 18, 2017
Headline: Hood and FCC ease pathway for transfer students

Ibrahim al-Assil, a resident fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C., and an advocate for peaceful protest, spoke at Hood about the humanitarian crisis in Syria.
Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 17, 2017
Headline: Syrian native sheds light on humanitarian crisis in speech at Hood

Wildlife sculptor Bart Walter visited Hood College as part of the "Passion and Profession" speaker series to discuss his career path.
Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication date: April 8, 2017
Headline: Wildlife sculptor Bart Walter creates memories through clay

Computer science graduate Laura Downey ’93 talks about being a member of Systers, a close-knit, diverse and global community for women involved in the technical aspects of computing.
Outlet: Anita Borg Institute
Publication Date: March 29, 2017
Headline: Laura Downey witnessed community’s growth

Hood College has received $3.5 million from its largest benefactor, the Hodson Trust, to support student scholarships, two endowed faculty chairs, and faculty and student research. This is the largest gift Hood has received from the Trust since 2007.
Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: March 14, 2017
Headline: Hood College receives Hodson gift

The Maryland Student Legislature’s winter session was held on Hood’s campus.
Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: March 5, 2017
Headline: Maryland Student Legislature gives students a taste of the political system

Hood recently received $944,000 under a matching endowment for the “Endowed Chair in Advanced Bioproducts Research and Education” from the Maryland Department of Commerce. The Hodson Trust matched the $944,000 to make it a total $1.8 million endowment.
Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: March 3
Headline: Hood College receives almost $2 million endowment for biofuels professor

Alumna Erin Goley ’98 investigates how the microbial cytoskeleton controls cell growth and division.
Outlet: The Journal of Cell Biology
Publication Date: Feb. 24, 2017
Headline: Erin Goley: Catching the bug for studying the cytoskeleton

Alumnus Philip Renaud ’83 was elected to Johnson & Wales University’s Board of Trustees.
Outlet: The Valley Breeze
Publication Date: Feb. 22, 2017
Headline: Renaud elected to JWU board of trustees

Jennifer Cooper, DNP, assistant professor of nursing, presented at a national conference.
Outlet: The Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Feb. 22, 2017
Headline: Hood professor presents at national conference

Alumna and trustee Marlene Young bought a portrait of Hood’s first president, Joseph Henry Apple, from Frederick artist Yemi. She donated the portrait to Hood, and it is hanging in the Joseph Henry Apple Resource Center.
Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Feb. 18, 2017
Headline: Pillars of Affordable Housing sells Frederick portraits for homes

The Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies is helping FCPS students stock Culler Lake with fish.
Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Feb. 16, 2017
Headline: Raise and release: Students stock Culler Lake with sunfish

Senior Kaylene Wright uses her Twitter account to communicate about politics and feminism.
Outlet: USA Today
Publication Date: Feb. 8, 2017
Headline: ‘The future is female’: Young feminists you should be following on Twitter

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