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Zachary Helmold '18

Hometown: Frederick, Md.

Major: Law and Criminal Justice

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

I am a student athlete, competing in cross country and track and field. I am also a member of the Model UN. In my spare time I like to walk around campus and talk to my friends.

Favorite class and why?

My favorite class is weight training. It’s a good time to chill and relieve a lot of stress.

Favorite professor and why?

Andy Nichols; the man is the coolest guy you’ll ever meet, that’s why.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

The sandwiches are bomb here.

Favorite Campus event and Why?

Policies for Dollars because it’s a great time to meet people on campus and experience some great competition.

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

An amazing experience that nobody will forget.

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Emily Higby '17

Hometown: Frederick, Md.

Major: Spanish and psychology

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

Resident Assistant, cheerleading, Hood College Dance Ensemble, overnight host, Alpha Lambda Delta, STARs

Favorite class and why?

Psychology is my favorite class because it is something I find interesting and plan to use in my future career.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Oliver is my favorite professor because she is so nice and extremely helpful.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Curly fries

Favorite Campus event and Why?

May Madness because so many students attend this event and there are so many activities to do.

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

Hood is my second home.

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Tim Hulyk '15

Hometown: Milford, Mass.

Major: Chemistry

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

I am involved in the Brotherhood, Student Government Executive Board and House Forum. I am an orientation assistant, and work at Homegoods.

Favorite class and why?

Badminton. It is a good stress release from the rigors of actual class.

Favorite professor and why?

My favorite professor is Dr. Bennett. He creates a relaxed environment in the classroom, and he knows how to communicate well with students.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Wraps, chicken sandwiches, chicken nuggets, chicken parmesan

Favorite Campus event and Why?

Policies for Dollars. This event is a good way to get the first-year students involved in a friendly competition that helps them learn rules in the handbook.

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

Hood College is a school that devotes itself to doing all they can to enhance all aspects of the college experience.

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Ricky Huerta '16

Hometown: Clarksville, Md.

Major: Integrated Marketing and Communications

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

Involved with the Brotherhood and I love looking and studying fashion and music, along with changing trends among both.

Favorite class and why?

Consumer Behavior and Analysis; great discussion-led class that you can learn from while participating in great debates.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Weaver, great professor who not only knows a lot, but also ensures that every class will be stimulating and exciting.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Chicken nuggets

Favorite Campus event and Why?

May Madness; a great weekend to have fun with friends with wonderful weather and exciting activities all around campus.

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

A place where you are free to be yourself while learning and growing among friends.

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Shelley Hynson '16

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD

Major: Early childhood education

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

Class of 2016 vice president, education program and hanging out with my friends.

Favorite class and why?

Education 234- Theory and Practice in ECE. I love working with the children on campus in the Onica Prall Child Development Lab!

Favorite professor and why?

Ms. Smith and Ms. Hanley because they teach my favorite class and are so nice and helpful and fun!

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Wraps!

Favorite Campus event and Why?

May Madness because I love seeing everyone out on the quad together!

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

One of the best decisions I’ve ever made! ☺

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Theo Jenkins '15

Hometown: Lancaster, Pa.

Major: Management with a concentration in Accounting

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

I ran cross country freshman year. I am in the Management Association and I was a summer and fall orientation assistant. In my spare time I like to run, play ultimate Frisbee, tennis, basketball and soccer. I have four Welsh Corgis that are the best dogs ever.

Favorite class and why?

Philosophy 112, Courage and Violence. I learned a lot from that class, the discussions were fun and I enjoyed most of the books we read.  

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Reichard is my favorite professor because she is very humorous and she makes her classes interesting, even when discussing boring topics.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Mondays are wrap days, which are the best!

Favorite campus event and why?

Memorial Hall campus events, because they are great community builders and are fun!

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

Hood College is a fun and diverse community that I love!

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Nick Masucci '17

Hometown: Berkeley Heights, N.J.

Major: Integrated marketing communications

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

I play on the lacrosse team and I have written for the Blue and Grey.

Favorite class and why?

Accounting. Professor Weaver is a great professor and the class is a lot of fun.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Weaver. he’s got a great sense of humor and he knows a lot about what he’s talking about, which makes the lessons go by pretty quickly.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Cereal

Favorite Campus event and Why?

All the sports games, they’re always a lot of fun and it’s great to support the school.

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

There is always a lot going on.

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Annie Dorman Mercer '15

Hometown: Bolivia, N.C.

Major: Psychology

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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 Campus Activities Board, women's basketball team, SPURS and SACC. In my spare time I do psychology research, read, restore old cars and spend time with my friends.

Favorite class and why?

My favorite class is Principles of Microeconomics. It is amazing how applicable it is to my life and other classes.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Kundey is my favorite professor. She is a lot of fun in class, and really has an interest in her students' well-being.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Chicken nuggets and French toast sticks.

Favorite campus event and why?

My favorite campus activity is May Madness. There are several things going on such as the outdoor festival, dance and hypnotist.

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

Hood College is a center for growth that requires students to branch out in order to reach their goals and full potential.

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T'mera Mitchell '15

Hometown: Prince George's County, MD

Major: Psychology and Social Work, with minors in Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency and Law/ Society

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

I work in CAAR as well as play on the Hood College softball team. I am a member of Memorial's house council as secretary for the 2012-2013 school year.

Favorite class and why?

Any of my psychology courses except elementary statistics.

Favorite professor and why?

My favorite professor is Professor Wanda Ruffin, She is a professor in the psychology department and is a very relatable person.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Chicken nuggets and the pizza on a good day.

Favorite campus event and why?

May Madness, simply because it is amazing! Also all the dances in Coblentz because it gives us all a chance to let our hair down and have fun.

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

Hood College is a family-friendly campus.

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Erin Murray '16

Hometown: Copiague, N.Y.

Major: Psychology with a minor in criminology

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

Best Buddies, secretary of Class of 2016, overnight host, work-study in Student Life suite.

Favorite class and why?

Juvenile Delinquency because it’s one of my most interesting classes and very relevant.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Farreras because she is my faculty adviser and always gives me great advice on my major.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Wraps

Favorite Campus event and Why?

Airband because it’s really a great way to get pumped up during May Madness and my group won last year.

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

Hood is a small college that has awesome opportunities for all students to get involved and make Hood their home.

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