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Senior Staff  Senior Assistants  Career Center 
Center for Academic Achievement and Retention  Graduate School  Faculty Support Services 
Institutional Research  The Library  Study Abroad 
Program Assistants  Registrar's Office  Admission 
Financial Aid  Accounting  Conference Services 
Duplicating and Mailing Services  Human Resources  Information Technology 
Institutional Advancement  Annual Giving  Alumni Relations and Special Events 
Advancement  Advancement Services  Marketing and Communications 
Dean of Students/Student Life  Counseling Center  Health Center 
Residence Life  Dean of The Chapel  Multicultural Affairs and International Student Programs 
Student Activities  Athletics  Campus Safety 
Communication Center  Dining Services  Campus Bookstore 
Facilities Management     


Senior Staff


Mission

To carry out the College's mission and strategy under the direction of the board of trustees.

Why they are important

At the very highest level, the seven-member Senior Staff—the president; vice presidents for academic affairs, student life, admission, institutional advancement and finance; and the executive director of the marketing and communications—provides the day-to-day leadership and management of Hood College. From what happens in the classroom, to the residence halls and the athletic fields; to relationships with old and young alumni and partnerships with friends, corporations, government organizations, business partners, the news media, neighbors and friends; to the facilities above and below ground; to food service and the College's more than $40 million annual budget and more than $60 million endowment, this team oversees it all. With more than 170 years of collective experience (98 at Hood) at 27 colleges and universities—75 in the classroom as teachers—the Senior Staff brings an abundance of wisdom, experience and expertise in running the complex enterprise that is Hood College.

Front: Ronald J. Volpe, Ph.D., President;

Second row: Nancy Gillece ’81, vice president for institutional advancement;
Kate Conway-Turner, Ph.D., provost and vice president of academic affairs;

Third row: Kathleen Bands, Ph.D., vice president for enrollment management;
Olivia G. White, Ph.D., P’07, vice president for student life and dean of students;

Back: Charles Mann, vice president of finance and treasurer;
Dave Diehl M.B.A. ’04, P’12, executive director of marketing and communications



Senior Assistants


Mission

To support the senior executives of the College and the divisions they manage and oversee.

Why they are important

The executive assistant to the president, who also serves as the secretary to the Board of Trustees, and the administrative assistants to the five vice presidents provide day-to-day support of the senior executives of the College. From preparing correspondence, managing budgets, coordinating meetings, arranging travel, setting, keeping and arranging schedules, this multi-tasking cadre of high-level aides-de-camp does it all.

Front: Lenora Dietzel, administrative assistant, office of the provost;

Center: Melanie Eyler, P’11, administrative assistant to the vice president for student life and dean of students;
Suzanne Pridemore, administrative assistant for institutional advancement;

Back: Katy Lyons, P’14, administrative assistant to the vice president for enrollment Management;
Diane Wise, executive assistant to the president and board secretary;
Tammy Becker, P’12, administrative assistant to the vice president for finance.






Career Center


Mission

To provide Hood students with the resources and guidance to help prepare them for the professional world.

Why they are important

As students transition from college to the real world, they have the support and guidance of a staff with a wealth of counseling and professional experience. From résumé evaluations, to mock interviews, to volunteer connections, to internships, graduate school and career guidance, the Catherine Filene Shouse Career Center partners with and mentors students, giving them the necessary tools and skills to thrive in the world beyond Hood. The Career Center and Office of Service Learning collaborates with faculty to ensure the students' academic experiences complement professional world expectations. The staff's professional expertise, combined with their commitment to students, provides a strong and comprehensive resource for the College.

Seated: Nancy Hennessey, ’83, director;
Jill Hermes, ’87, internship coordinator;
Standing: Susanna Smith, ’88, career consultant;
Maura Page, event and recruitment coordinator;
Monique Sledd ,’11, MDCCC VISTA coordinator;
Yvette Webster, community service coordinator



Center for Academic Achievement and Retention



Mission

To provide academic services to all students on campus.

Why they are important

The Josephine Steiner Center for Academic Achievement and Retention provides accommodations for students with disabilities and academic assistance to all Hood students, with an emphasis on undergraduates, often providing critical support some students need to succeed. The staff advises first- and second-year students; assembles and supports a team of faculty advisers for first- and second-year students; assists new first-year students with course registration; teaches study skills and mathematics and English classes to underprepared students; offers professional and peer tutoring to undergraduate students; administers, evaluates and records English and mathematics placement tests; and advises and registers pre-college students for the College's Hood Start and the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth programs.

Front: Karen Nalley, mathematics skills coordinator;
Donna Haririson, writing skills coordinator;
Martha Bari, Ph.D., director of first-year programs and assistant professor of art;
Tom Kranz, disability services coordinator;
Back: Sandra Blakeman, P’96 interim director, Josephine Steiner Center for Academic Achievement and Retention;
Michelle Townsend administrative assistant







Graduate School



Mission

To prepare students for professional success through career change or career advancement.

Why they are important

The Graduate School is an integral part of the College, with programs that focus on exceptional educational experiences for its students. Now entering its 40th year, and the oldest graduate school in the region, the Graduate School staff serves as the point of contact for most of graduate students' concerns. These dedicated individuals are an active part of the students' lives through their entire graduate school experience, from the first inquiry and the application process, to admission, to course enrollment; the staff even help students adjust their academic regalia as they share in the excitement of commencement! Each year graduate students, through an annual assessment survey, cite the Graduate Schools staff's exemplary service and rank their satisfaction with the staff as high.

Front: Michelle Linehan, P’06, graduate records specialist;
Traci Holland ’07, M.A. ’10, director of graduate admissions;
Allen Flora, Ph.D., dean of the graduate school;
Back: Melinda Metz ’97, M.A. ’10, P’11, senior records manager;
Carolyn Korb, graduate records specialist;
Noël Hammarlund ’08, C’10, administrative assistant











Faculty Support Services



Mission

To provide support to the Hood faculty and assist other staff, students and all constituencies external to Hood.

Why they are important

The seven-member team helps to create a positive campus environment by organizing projects and making processes seamless between and within departments, working to build a sense of community and striving to teach students life lessons of responsibility, leadership and service. As skilled critical thinkers, troubleshooters, time and people managers, problem solvers, decision makers and savvy computer gurus, the Faculty Services staff serves as an integral link between the faculty, students, Hood and the community at large and enables them to independently manage their academic departments. Faculty rely on their expertise to support their roles as educators

Front: Jeanie Cronin, P’01, P’04, coordinator of faculty services and administrative assistant for the departments of foreign languages literatures and music; Mary Jean Hughes ’08, administrative coordinator for the honors program; Mayme Kugler, administrative assistant for the departments of biology, chemistry and physics and physical education; Ann Sheehan, P’15, administrative assistant for the departments of art, education and religion and philosophy
Back: Susan Day ’13, P’99, administrative assistant for the departments of economics and management, history and political science and sociology and social work; Catherine Lonas, administrative assistant for the bachelor of science in nursing completion program; Kerri Eyler, administrative assistant for the departments of English and communication arts, mathematics, computer science and psychology



Institutional Research



Mission

To provide and coordinate institutional research that helps inform the planning, decision-making, budgeting, assessment and accreditation processes that allow Hood College to fulfill its mission and strategic priorities.

Why they are important

With two staff and a graduate assistant, the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment is the College's official source for institutional data. As such, OIRA acts as a central clearinghouse for the collection, analysis and organization of, and access to, institutional data on students, faculty, educational programs and administrative services. OIRA ensures consistency in the reporting of all data, and through the development, administration and oversight of all College surveys, eliminates redundancy and maintains confidentiality of sensitive information. In support of the College's mission, OIRA coordinates and facilitates all assessment activities to understand and improve student learning and institutional effectiveness. The office also administers official data reports for a variety of external and internal accountability mandates.

Cindy Emory P’09, director of institutional research; Marie Crisostomo, assessment and planning

coordinator



 



The Library



Mission

To support the curricular and informational needs of the Hood community by providing appropriate library resources, instruction and assistance.

Why they are important

With two staff and a graduate assistant, the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment is the College's official source for institutional data. As such, OIRA acts as a central clearinghouse for the collection, analysis and organization of, and access to, institutional data on students, faculty, educational programs and administrative services. OIRA ensures consistency in the reporting of all data, and through the development, administration and oversight of all College surveys, eliminates redundancy and maintains confidentiality of sensitive information. In support of the College's mission, OIRA coordinates and facilitates all assessment activities to understand and improve student learning and institutional effectiveness. The office also administers official data reports for a variety of external and internal accountability mandates.

Front: Ann Maginnis, reference/education services librarian; Aimee Gil, interlibrary loan/access services manager;
Center: Cathy Martino ’84, access services manager Phyllis Townsend collection development services manager;
Back: David Salner, library technician; Jan Samet O’Leary, library director; Toby Peterson, access services librarian; John Urian, automation and catalog services librarian;
Not pictured: Michael Cannon, library technician; Marcella Genz, reference and education services librarian; Lisa Mitchell, collection development services and catalog librarian



Study Abroad



Mission

To provide students with information and counseling about studying abroad, manage relationships with international partner institutions, develop programs for short-term abroad opportunities and implement initiatives that encourage study abroad among the Hood community.

Why they are important

The Office of Study Abroad Programs understands the importance of preparing students to think critically and to situate their understanding of the world within a global context. It provides assistance to students in finding a program that fits their needs, helps with the application process and informs students about scholarship opportunities; creates relationships with global institutions; and explores long- and short-term study abroad opportunities. Through study abroad, students in every discipline are given the opportunity to expand their understanding of the world and enhance classroom learning with firsthand international experiences.

Pictured: Kate Emory, director of study abroad programs















Program Assistants



Mission

To enhance the functioning of academic programs.

Why they are important

The academic program assistants, who have a wide array of responsibilities within the various departments across campus, are often hidden gems of departments. They work to support and facilitate the needs of programs and can often be seen preparing solutions, moving materials, transporting students and checking to ensure the feasibility of departmental projects.

Seated, front: Atsuko Crum, M.S. ’94, technical coordinator for computer science; Ron Albaugh, M.S. ‘96, coastal studies coordinator; Tanya Williams, M.S. ’07, secondary PDS coordinator; Raymond Briñas, Ph.D., chemistry department assistant;
Center: Paula Gordon, Professional Development School director, early childhood education and dual certification PDS coordinator; Mary Jean Hughes ’08, digital media coordinator, department of art and archaeology; Doreen McVeigh, biology graduate assistant; Emma Bowers, biology graduate assistant;
Back: J. Hans Wagner, biology lab manager Mike Selckmann biology graduate assistant; Karen Taylor, ceramics studio manager





Registrar's Office



Mission

To provide services to registered students, all faculty, staff and alums, ensuring the accuracy, integrity and security of all academic records of the College.

Why they are important

The Office of the Registrar staff provides the College community with the academic calendar, and is responsible for course registration, classroom scheduling, grading and academic records maintenance, declarations of majors and minors for undergraduates, graduation audits and diploma ordering, transfer articulation and transfer credit evaluations, transcript requests, verifications of enrollment and degrees and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act compliance; and oversees the veterans' benefit programs.

Front: Lois Averill, associate registrar; Nanette Markey ’79, registrar; Angie Dodson ’01, assistant registrar and transfer coordinator; Nancy Huyser, P’05, P’09, registration and enrollment specialist;
Back: Elaine Entersz, assistant registrar; Allison Albinski, administrative assistant




Admission



Mission

To provide exceptional customer service and support to prospective students and their families as they select a college; to meet the enrollment and revenue goals of the College through strategic enrollment management planning, innovative programming and best practices in recruitment; to help students understand the true value of a Hood education as Hood strives to become one of America's premier colleges of liberal arts, sciences and professions.

Why they are important

Under the direction of the Vice President of Enrollment Management, the Admission staff is responsible for ensuring the College attracts and enrolls an academically capable and diverse student body. The nine-member recruitment team and four-member support team coordinates, supports and implements international and nationwide recruitment efforts for firstyear and new transfer students in a highly competitive environment. The Admission Office works collaboratively with the Financial Aid Office to meet the enrollment and revenue expectations.

Front row, seated: Amanda Bunting ’09, C’11 admission counselor;
Cheryl Banks ’06, assistant director of admission;
Jennifer Decker, assistant director of admission;
Elizabeth Gomer ’02, M.A. ’08, C’07 associate director of transfer admission;
Mike Deegan, associate director of admission and international coordinator;
Standing: Katy Lyons, P’14 administrative assistant;
David Adams, director of admission;
Anne Kenny, administrative assistant;
Janice Eskite, P’09, P’12, admission data and communication specialist;
Lisa Troth, M.B.A. ’09, C’11, visit counselor; Linda McNamee, administrative assistant;
Sarah Lindberg, admission counselor;
Kathleen Bands, Ph.D., vice president of enrollment management;
Valerie Garber, director of undergraduate communication





Financial Aid



Mission

To assist students and their families develop a financial plan to make a Hood College education affordable; to provide continued individualized assistance throughout the financial aid process to new and continuing undergraduate and graduate students.

Why they are important

The Financial Aid staff, with collectively more than 30 years of financial aid experience, is the financial "lifesaver" for many students and families. Direct counseling to students and families is at the core of its our mission. Through one-on-one counseling and outreach, the staff works diligently to provide students and families with timely and appropriate information concerning scholarships, grants and other resources in an effort to make a Hood College education affordable. The office acts as responsible stewards to protect, preserve and enhance the College's finances through the strategic management of institutional resources to meet enrollment and net tuition revenue goals.

Front: Carol Schroyer, director of financial aid;
Susan Erb, P’14, associate director;
Back: Elizabeth Witcher, administrative assistant;
Denise Abshire, P’14, coordinator of financial aid operations



Accounting



Mission

To develope policies and procedures and to maintain systems and internal controls to support the College's fiscal operations.

Why they are important

The Accounting Office staff manages various financial operations, including payroll, accounts payable, student account services, cash management and investment administration. In addition, the office prepares and distributes financial reports to College management, the Board of Trustees and outside agencies, and manages the annual financial statement audit.

Nancy McHenry, P’03, P’12, accounting office assistant;
Teresa Case, P’15, accounts payable coordinator;
Teresa Conklin, payroll administrator;
Shauwney Anderson, student billing coordinator;
Cindy Runnells, student billing analyst;
Tim Pollak, assistant budget director;
Elizabeth Morningstar, M.A. ’06, budget director and investment administrator;
Darian Schulze, controller;
Denise Watkins assistant controller




Conference Services



Mission

To enhance income through auxiliary enterprises of the College.

Why they are important

The Auxilary Services staff coordinates and allocates College resources by providing support for residential, educational, cultural and recreational activities to students, faculty, staff and guests of the institution. The department staff is responsible for campus and outside event scheduling, set-up and delivery, manages campus vending, Zipcars and campus laundry; and oversees contract management of Aramark student dining services and the Barnes & Noble College bookstore.

Pictured: Gretchen Erzinger, campus scheduler and conference assistant;
Jim Haines, P’12, P’12, set up team leader;
Lovetta Corson-Morgan, P’12, director of auxiliary services

















Duplicating and Mailing Services



Mission

To provide faculty, staff and students with timely and efficient mail handling, duplicating and printing services.

Why they are important

The Duplicating and Mailing Services staff provides expertise related to all manner of mailing and printing projects. The office operates in an environmentally responsible manner by using recycled paper stock whenever possible and by recycling scrap paper through the College's recycling program or reusing and reformatting it for other uses.

Front: Kathy Sczerzenie, supervisor of mailing services;
Debra McCutcheon, P’01, P’01, P’04, P’07, P’10, mailing services clerk;
Back: Bryan Errera, director of print and mailing services;
Robert Smerk, P’03, supervisor of duplicating services;
Travis McGlaughlin, reprographic technician


















Human Resources



Mission

To provide strategic, innovative, flexible, inclusive, equitable and effective policies, practices and programs that support the College's vision to strive to become one of America's premier colleges of liberal arts and professions.

Why they are important

The Human Resource staff, with a combined 34 years of service to the College and a collective 63 years of human resource experience, is responsible for helping the organization attract, develop, reward and retain a highly talented, healthy and diverse workforce that is able to keep up with the demands of ever-changing face of higher education and its constituents. The three staff members oversee the recruitment and hiring of qualified candidates; ensure the organization offers and efficiently administers benefits that meet the needs of its employees; and direct organizational and employee development through innovative initiatives, compensation programs, employee relations, diversity, strategic planning and all employment-related legal compliance issues.

Pictured: Sharon K. Smith, C’05, M.A. ’09 benefits manager;
Carol M. Wuenschel, executive director for human resources, Title IX and Section 504 officer;
Vanessa Y. Roberts, senior employment coordinator













Information Technology



Mission

To enhance the academic experience and to support the College's students, faculty and staff in a time of rapidly changing technology.

Why they are important

Teaching, learning and technology support is the prime focus of this team of 12. The staff equips and trains faculty to use teaching technology throughout the campus; creates and maintains student computer labs with current hardware and the latest in specialty software; assists faculty and students alike in the use of the Learning/Course Management System; installs, programs and troubleshoots the software and allied processes the College uses to manage business processes, from wired and wireless data networks, to cable TV entertainment, to telephone, to e-mail systems. It also supports exciting new College initiatives involving technology, such as the student iPads and the audio-visual and network technology employed in the new athletic center.

Front: Jeff Welsh, instructional technologist Cornelius R. Fay III chief technology officer;
Phon-Chu Lee, programmer analyst;
Center: Chrissy Wheeler, associate director, applications group;
Jane Super, P’15, systems administrator;
Peter Brehm, services and support specialist;
Steve Wobbleton, P’13, P14 programmer analyst;
Back: Bing Crosby, e-mail adminstrator;
Jeff Whipp, associate director, platforms group;
Chris Coggins, programmer analyst;
Mike Pasquerette, associate director, telecommunications;
JoAnne Bodine ’09, P’13, P’15, end user computing specialist





Institutional Advancement



Mission

To identify and interact with alumni, friends, foundations, corporations and others to generate current and future gifts designated for College programs.

Why they are important

The Advancement Office staff is responsible for gift planning, major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, and the Blue and Grey Club. This group of three assumes primary leadership and responsibility for personally engaging with those who are interested in financially supporting the College. In addition to extensive travel and outreach, the team actively works with the campus community to identify top funding priorities.

Front: Allen Kees ’11, Hood Fund gift officer;
Dick Dull, director, Blue and Grey Club;
Krista Schaffert ’04, director of advancement services and researcher;
Center: Tammy Smith, assistant director of advancement services;
Amy Kaufman ’08, M.B.A. ’11 records specialist;
Nancy Gillece ’81, vice president for institutional advancement;
Jane Moore, director of gift planning and major gifts;
Deborah Schenkel, associate director advancement services and special events;
Linda Roth, director of alumni relations and special events;
Back: Dennis McKinney, director of annual giving;
Ashley Nick ’08, assistant director of alumni relations and special events;
Jessica Sardella, assistant director of annual giving;
Suzanne Pridemore, administrative assistant;
Suzanne Smith, director of corporate relations and giving




Annual Giving


Mission

To design and implement an array of programs and strategies to raise unrestricted, budget-relieving funds for Hood College from a growing constituency that includes, but is not limited to, alumnae, alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, businesses and foundations.

Why they are important

The primary focus of the Office of Annual Giving is to secure gifts directed to the Hood Fund, the vital revenue stream that helps to ensure Hood's growth, and to fulfill the College's commitment to enhancing the intellectual, cultural, social and, in particular, philanthropic vibrancy of the campus and the community.



Alumni Relations and Special Events


Mission

To support and promote the College in its pursuits of excellence in teaching, the exploration of values, a sense of community and public service and to foster a spirit of loyalty, involvement and lifelong commitment to the College by its alumni.

Why they are important

The two staff members who comprise the Office of Alumni Relations and Special Events serve as the first point of contact between alumni and the College. Through personal contact, regional and national gatherings, individual visits and reunions, written communications, online monthly newsletters, Hood Magazine and social media sites, they help alumni connect with the College and each other. In addition, they assist with student recruitment, manage alumni travel programs and the Hood ring scholarship program, and serve as the lead for all special events hosted by the president and the office of institutional advancement.



Advancement Services


Mission

To provide critical data and operations support to departments within the institutional advancement division to promote achievement of defined division goals.

Why they are important

The four Advancement Services staff members, with a combined total of 54 years of institutional knowledge, are responsible for managing all information related to Hood College alumni and donors. The primary duties of the department staff include maintaining alumni biographical data; processing gifts; tracking alumni event data; managing stewardship initiatives; conducting donor research; and performing data analysis and reporting. The department also provides alumni and donor data to other campus constituencies when needed.




Marketing and Communication



Mission

To provide a full range of communication services to members of the Hood College community, including publication design, website services, photography and videography.

Why they are important

The staff of the Marketing and Communications Office are the storytellers for Hood College. Through words and images in publications; on the College website; in the local, regional and national news media; on posters; and in videos, they share the attributes accolades and successes of our students, faculty, alumni and staff with the world. All divisions, but especially those involved in recruiting students and fund-raising, benefit from the talents and expertise of six people—writers, graphic designers, photographers, videographers and programmers—who comprise this fine group.

Pictured: Karlie Herbert, marketing and communications coordinator;
Dave Diehl, M.B.A. ’04, P’12 executive director of marketing and communication;
Joann Lee, P’13, P’15 publications manager and art director;
Soofia Mujeeb, website manager;
Ilene Liszka, associate director;
Kit Peteranecz, graphic designer




Dean of Students Office/ Student Life



Mission

To enhance the quality of student life in a safe and supportive learning environment, with an emphasis on collaboration, outreach, intervention and retention.

Why they are important

The Student Life team is committed to creating a campus environment that supports the intellectual, personal and professional growth and development of students. A wide range of co-curricular opportunities and leadership programs are employed to encourage discovery and application of knowledge, to engage students in campus life and to ultimately enhance student success. The staff embraces values of civility, diversity, integrity, opportunity, responsibility and a long-standing tradition of honor, and promotes accountability, leadership, service and lifelong learning through personal, intellectual, emotional, social and cultural opportunities.

Front: Kiran Chadda, Ph.D., director of multicultural affairs and international student programs;
Melanie Eyler P’11, administrative assistant;
Angie Bauman, assistant director, student activities and orientation;
Center Rev. Beth O’Malley, McHenry Dean of the Chapel;
Delores Grigsby, L.C.S.W.-C director, counseling services;
Teresa Cevallos, BSN, RN, P’14 director, health services;
Zachary Luhman, director, residence life;
Ted Luck, M.A. ’89, interim director, student success and outreach;
Back Olivia G. White, Ph.D., P’07 vice president for student life and dean of students;
Don Miller, director, student activities and orientation;
Bonnie Nipper, administrative assistant.;
Not pictured: Deborah Sudduth, L.C.S.W.-C staff counselor;
Deidre Trapp, B.S.N., R.N. staff nurse, Wellness Center



Counseling Center


Mission

To serve as an essential resource to students and to support the educational mission of Hood College through the provision of mental health services.

Why they are important

The goal of the counseling center is to support students in realizing maximum benefit from both their academic experiences and their out-of-class learning opportunities. Counseling Services staff, utilizing both individual and group formats, assists students experiencing emotional or behavioral difficulties. The Counseling Center also assists students in defining and achieving personal and academic goals through developmental programming focused on knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enhance their lives. Through programming and consultation, counseling center staff participates in campus-wide efforts to develop and maintain a campus environment that promotes students' intellectual, social, spiritual, emotional and physical development.



Health Center


Mission

To provide high quality health care and wellness programs designed to promote optimum health and support academic success.

Why they are important

With a collective 48 years combined working experience, the two registered nurses who comprise the Health Center staff offer Hood students comprehensive care and a resource for lifelong health awareness and self care. Each holds a bachelor's degree and is dedicated to creating a welcoming atmosphere that encourages students to seek out the health center for questions or concerns regarding their health, for sick visits or for injuries. With the assistance of the center's student peer educator, a variety of health education is offered throughout the academic year. The Health Center staff also works with student groups to promote healthy lifestyles and disease prevention. The College physician, an alumna who has served for 14 year, is Board Certified in internal medicine. Her nurse practitioner is currently pursuing a doctorate of nursing practice degree.




Residence Life



Mission

To support and enhance the academic mission of the College through educational programming, and to support the student life mission by offering personal support to students, addressing needs and concerns, and coordinating judicial affairs. The office supports the holistic growth of students in areas such as personal responsibility, appreciation of diversity, community development, and awareness of rights and responsibilities

Why they are important

In addition to providing housing and related services to more than half of Hood's undergraduate population, the Residence Life staff is trained in a variety of areas and interacts with students at many levels. Residence Life staff provide educational, social and leadership opportunities to both resident and commuter students, coordinates student conduct and academic honor code enforcement and adjudication processes for all students and serves as a 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week resource for personal crises and College emergencies, in cooperation with the Department of Campus Safety. The professional staff, which includes a director and three full-time area coordinators, works with 23 student resident assistants and about 20 student desk attendants to ensure the needs of resident students are met in the halls, houses and apartments, and advises a variety of student leaders and student organizations comprised of both resident and commuter students on an ongoing basis.

Pictured: Travis W. Eichelberger, area coordinator, diversity initiatives;
Christine Y. Malone, area coordinator, community development;
Danielle Weaver, area coordinator, leadership development



Dean of the Chapel


Mission

To provide spiritual support for students, faculty and staff of all traditions.

Why they are important

Through pastoral care, on- and off-campus and community programs, the Office of the Dean of the Chapel upholds the College's commitment to supporting the spirit, mind and body as reflected in Hood's motto, "Corde et Mente et Manu." Whether people identify themselves as religious or not, everyone wrestles with the big questions—Who am I? What are my values? How do I want to live my life?—and the chaplain's office is a safe place to ask those questions. Programs such as bible study, meditation, alternativespring break trips and the annual Peeps Show offer campus members thoughtful and fun ways to grow spiritually and find answers.



Multicultural Affairs and International Student Programs


Mission

To provide opportunities for professional and personal development for students of diverse backgrounds and to facilitate their successful transition into the Hood community.

Why they are important

The director provides immigration-related support services to international students, sponsors programs that promote intercultural awareness and respect for cultural diversity. The director is dedicated to assisting multicultural and international students maximize the range and extent of their opportunities in academic, social and cultural settings, and contributing meaningfully to the creation of an intercultural environment. Serving as a family away from home, the director is selflessly committed to helping multicultural and international students foster lifelong friendships; interacts with students, faculty, staff and the community; and shares their rich cultural heritages through cultural events. The director also offers appropriate referrals to College and community resources and serves as co-adviser to multicultural student organizations.



Student Activities


Mission

To provide programs and services to support students and enrich students' college experience; to create a dynamic campus community where students have access to a vibrant landscape of social, cultural and intellectual opportunities reflecting the diversity of the student body.

Why they are important

With more than 30 years of combined student life experience and active in professional organizations to maintain their cuttingedge approach, the Student Activities staff celebrates the unique talents and interests of all students—residents and commuters—and offers services, support, knowledge and programming consistent with colleges and universities across the country. The dedicated staff fosters leadership development, mentors student leaders, assists students in forming and running student organizations and provides social programming, all of which encourages students to try new activities, discover hidden talents and develop friendships. The staff also plans student orientation programs for new and transfer students—an integral component to their successful acclimation to a new community— and works with students to continue, enhance and create traditions—Hood Hello, Margaret Hood Ball, Liberation Weekend, May Madness and many more—that are so important to Hood.




Athletics


Mission

To foster a commitment to the overall development of its student-athletes and to support all of its men and women in their pursuit of intercollegiate athletic competition.

Why they are important

The College has recognized Hood's commitment to building competitive athletic programs with the addition of state-of-the-art, multimillion-dollar facilities, including a brand new turf field for five of Hood's athletic teams and a new home for Hood's volleyball and basketball squads.

A collection of 14 knowledgeable and enthusiastic men and women comprise the head coaching staff of the Hood Blazers' athletic department, which sponsors 20 intercollegiate programs and three club teams. Athletic director and longtime football coach Gib Romaine has overseen the department's transition from an eight-sport women's athletic department to a 20-sport co-educational athletic program. Four of Hood's current head coaches have presided over their respective programs since the early 2000s, while the combined coaching experience of Hood's staff exceeds 150 years. Five of Hood's head coaches are members of the Frederick County Athletic Hall of Fame and four others have earned Hall of Fame status with other organizations. A number of Hood's athletic department staff members are also employed by various educational systems in the region and all coaches strive to recruit, mentor and advise Division III student-athletes in the areas of teamwork, leadership and hard work.

Pictured: Akira Kondo, head athletic trainer; Jaime Pryor, M.S. ’04, volleyball head coach; Jack Mehl, M.A. ’88, women’s basketball head coach; Julie McNeill, P’09, P’13, administrative assistant; Gib Romaine, director of athletics; Brian Wall, men’s soccer head coach; Adrienne Mullikin, assistant director of athletics for communications; Brent Ayer, P’14, P’15, men’s and women’s cross country and track and field head coach; Tom Dickman, associate athletic director, men’s basketball and men’s golf head coach; Staci Brennan, associate athletic director, field hockey head coach; Terry Burdette, softball head coach; Donald Feinberg, director of aquatics; Not Pictured: Emily Clowser, women’s soccer head coach; Molly Evans, women’s laceosse head coach; Jeremy Mattoon, men’s lacrosse head coach; Djerdj Matovic, men’s and women’s tennis coach;






Campus Safety



Mission

To promote a safe and secure environment for the campus community.

Why they are important

The men and women comprising Hood's Campus Safety team provide around-the-clock law enforcement, safety and security services to the College. Not only do officers patrol on- and off-campus facilities and activities on foot, on bicycles and in a conspicuously marked security vehicle, but they also provide investigative services and safety awareness training for new undergraduate, graduate and international students, residential and student advisers and all new College employees. Our dedicated officers, console attendants, dispatchers and student worker support staff are concerned about the safety and welfare of all campus members and guests and are focused on preserving an environment where community members can study, live and work safely.

Front: Nelson Tarr, officer;
Center: Clifton Slick, sergeant;
Rick Puller, P’08, chief;
Dave Beers ’05, sergeant;
Back: Matt Moser, officer;
Ben Rice, officer;
Chuck Tobery Jr. ’10, C’11, P’10, P’11 captain




Communication Center



Mission

To provide public information and hospitality service as appropriate around the clock to the Hood community; to welcome, assist and respond to all callers and visitors to the College.

Why they are important

Console attendants are support staff for the entire Hood community, and they are often the first encounter visitors have with the College. Students, faculty, staff and visitors rely on console attendants for any number of services, including providing IDs, distributing keys, handling lost and found items and managing distribution of priority delivered mail packages, among others.

Seated: Doreen Jarvis, P’06, communications supervisor;
Josephine Smith, console attendant;
Standing: Robyn Tobery, P’10, P’11, console attendant;
Mary Saxxon-Clipper, console attendant;
Patricia German, console attendant;
Mary Hoag, console attendant


Dining Services



Mission

To provide products and services at all times

Why they are important

The staff, with a combined 191 years of service to the College and with more than 417 years of collective hospitality experience, is responsible for providing the products and services that keep the campus population fed, regardless of the circumstances. The staff provides meals during snowstorms, even when the campus is closed, and when broken pipes or other operational failures shut down the kitchen, the staff goes off campus to prepare food. The staff is dedicated to contributing to the quality of the campus experience by offering a compelling dining environment.

Front: Vermalli Rodriguez, cook; Tiffany Mayhew, barista; Merri Franklin, dining room supervisor; Brenda Davidson, associate director; Virginia Bowers, supervisor; Kelci Miller, supervisor; Carla Smith, catering supervisor; Center: Bradley Ambush, utility; Juana Monterroso, cook; Billie Winpigler, administration; Shinea Weedon, utility; Alan Dolid, CEC, director; Neuza Montiero, cook; Pam Lesperance, server; Kay Wood, cashier; Jason Easton, manager; Amy Himmelright, utility; Back: Jason Shultz, manager; Sheri Rippeon, utility; Kevin Sheridan, cook; Patti Stevens, cook; Kathy Angleberger, baker; Dominique Lee, utility; Michael Rippeon, cook; Alioune Ndiaye, utility; Cathy Jones, server


Campus Bookstore



Mission

To deliver the latest in campus retail and educational content by providing students and faculty the very best in textbook choices, unmatched retail excellence, the most up-to-date technology and superior products and services.

Why they are important

The staff's commitment to innovation, higher education, superior products and services that meet students' needs and technological leadership keeps the bookstore a vibrant and relevant part of campus life for Hood students and faculty. With the significant growth in new competitors, new formats and new communication channels, the value and importance of the campus bookstore has never been greater. The Hood College Bookstore can also do what no else can—assure students they are getting the right book for the right course at the right time. The on-campus store also offers the widest array of textbook format options in one place, carries official custom-branded athletic apparel and merchandise and sells an assortment of much-needed school supplies.

Pictured:Cassie King ’08, assistant manager;
Kim Westerholm, manager;
Rachel Bauer ’09, bookseller













Facilities Management



Mission

To provide an exemplary level of customer service to all campus stakeholders through the delivery of facility services in a timely manner; to ensure the functionality of all building mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems; to maintain clean and sanitary facilities and efficiently manage its financial and human resources; to provide support to the entire campus.

Why they are important

The 45-member Facilities Management department is responsible for the operations, maintenance and custodial services for all College campus buildings and grounds, including campus services contracting purchasing, coordination and management; the strategic facility planning and budgeting for the College; the management of all construction projects and purchases; and the aesthetic curb appeal of campus landscaping and grounds. The department also serves as the College's representative for local, state and federal authorities regarding building operations and compliance with building codes and regulations.

Front: Patrick Harper, custodial supervisor; Delores King, Rose Duffin, Zoila Rodrigues, Nicole Campbell and Lucia Boteo, custodial services; Second row: Mary Howsare, custodial services; Donald Bowie, technician; Teresa Eyler, Rebecca Green, Debbie Ayers and Helena Dorsey, custodial services; Catherine Lonas, administrative assistant; Julie Omenitsch, project manager; LuAnn McKee, business manager; Maria Siguenza, custodial services; Third row: Paula Howsare, Leon Dorsey and Rose Boyd, custodial services; Judy Carlberg, operations manager; Dorothy Lawson, custodial services; Catherine Planer, custodial manager; Elga Valasquez, custodial services; Fourth row: Paul Shumaker, technician; Darlene Fogle, custodial supervisor; Kimberly Cole, custodial services; Mike Bowie, technician; Richard Bowie, delivery; Tim Faulder, technician; Back row: Ken Holtz, technician; Carroll Claubaugh and Linda Forrest, custodial services; Gary Peterson, maintenance manager; Dwight Bowie, delivery; John Wichser, director of facilities; Around GatorFront: John Howsare, custodial services; Center: James Carroll, custodial services; Joe Campbell, technician; Back: Fontaine Weedon