Menu
  |  Hood in the News
Bookmark and Share

Hood in the News

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

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