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Garrett Palmeri '18

Hometown: Port Jeff Station, N.Y.

Major: Political science and economics

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

Baseball team, play basketball for fun, hang out with friends, football on the quad, vice president of Memorial Hall

Favorite class and why?

Macro Economics; it’s cool to learn how money and the economy work around the world.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Teim; he seems like he enjoys teaching and keeps the class involved, he is also funny.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Grilled cheese

Favorite Campus event and Why?

Policies for Dollars; so far it looks like it will be a fun time.

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

Hood is Home.

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Allen Paxton '17

Hometown: Hampton, Va.

Major: Undecided

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

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

Favorite class and why?

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

Favorite professor and why?

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

Favorite food in Coblentz?

PIZZA!

Favorite Campus event and Why?

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

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

Hood is good.

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Marko Petric '15

Hometown: Split, Croatia

Major: International Relations and French

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

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

Favorite class and why?

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

Favorite professor and why?

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

Favorite food in Coblentz?

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

Favorite campus event and why?

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

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

A wonderful place with wonderful people, offering wonderful opportunities.

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Rachel Provler '18

Hometown: Oceanside, N.Y.

Major: Archaeology

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

I am involved in community service, outdoor activities including hiking and biking, and in my spare time I draw and listen to music.

Favorite class and why?

Art history is my favorite class because I love learning about the mysteries of ancient art.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Rudolphi, because he teaches my favorite course and you know how incredibly into the subject he is.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Oatmeal raisin cookies

Favorite campus event and why?

Being a freshman, I have only taken part in a few events but am excited for Fall Frenzy an homecoming weekend.

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

We are not actually in the hood.

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Ray Rivera-Roman '15

Hometown: Frederick, Md.

Major: Psychology and Computer Science

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

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

Favorite class and why?

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

Favorite professor and why?

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

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Chicken nuggets and Trix cereal

Favorite campus event and why?

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

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

Don't split the poles.

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Travis Schweizer '18

Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.

Major: Business management

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

Baseball and rapping.

Favorite class and why?

Management 205 is my latest class and most interesting one so far.

Favorite professor and why?

Professor Van Winter always keeps class fun.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Pasta

Favorite campus event and why?

Playing baseball because it has been my life so far.

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

You don’t have to be afraid to be yourself.

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TWallis Shamieh '15

Hometown: Jefferson, Md.

Major: Communication arts

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

I am a member of PRSSA, in my spare time I like to read and spend time with my friends.

Favorite class and why?

My favorite classes include Feature Writing and Tai Chi; they are both super fun!

Favorite professor and why?

Ms. Orloff is my favorite; she is so passionate about what she teaches.

Favorite campus event and why?

My favorite campus event is May Madness; it’s a great way to wrap up the year.

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

Hood has a great sense of community.

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Rhiannon Sneeringer '15

Hometown: Baltimore, Md.

Major: Environmental Science with a concentration in Policy

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

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

Favorite class and why?

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

Favorite professor and why?

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

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Chicken nuggets and chicken marinara pasta

Favorite campus event and why?

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

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

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

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Sarah Tapscott '15

Hometown: Frederick, Md.

Major: History, Secondary Education

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

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

Favorite class and why?

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

Favorite professor and why?

 

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Pizza or chicken Alfredo

Favorite campus event and why?

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

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

While you discover Hood, you discover yourself.

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Abigail Tolliver '16

Hometown: Middletown, Del.

Major: English with secondary education

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

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

Favorite class and why?

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

Favorite professor and why?

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

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Chicken nuggets

Favorite Campus event and Why?

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

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

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

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Sarah Wagstaff '15

Hometown: Redoak, Va.

Major: Early Childhood Education

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

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

Favorite class and why?

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

Favorite professor and why?

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

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Chicken nuggets

Favorite campus event and why?

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

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

A great place to have fun and learn.

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Rosemary Walter '17

Hometown: Summit, N.J.

Major: Elementary Education

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

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

Favorite class and why?

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

Favorite professor and why?

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

Favorite food in Coblentz?

I like to make wraps at the salad bar

Favorite Campus event and Why?

Fall Frenzy was such a blast!

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

Hood is home.

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Mareca Williams '16

Hometown: Laytonsville, Md..

Major: Business administration with a concentration in finance

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

I am currently involved with Black Student Union, SAS and I am an RA.

Favorite class and why?

Finance because it is so challenging and it forces me to work harder.

Favorite professor and why?

Tianning Li because he challenges me and I enjoy being challenged.

Favorite food in Coblentz?

Salad and fruit barr

Favorite Campus event and Why?

May Madness because it is at the end of the year and the beginning of the next.

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

Hood is my home away from home and I love it!

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