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Nine elected to board of associates

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

FREDERICK, Md.—Nine new members have been elected to the Hood College Board of Associates.

Elected to serve a three-year term are: Kim Longenecker Brenengen of Middletown, Md., owner of The Main Cup in Middletown; Diane Campbell of Wellesley, Mass., retired teacher and department head, Wellesley Public Schools; Nancy Kemp Cline of Frederick; David Esworthy of Mt. Airy, Md., market president, First United Bank and Trust; Myra Holsinger of Washington, D.C., retired, World Bank; Paula Jagemann of Frederick, CEO of Someone With, LLC; Catherine Mock of New Market, Md., president, Performance Rx; Cindy Sellers O’Brien of Frederick, director, Transplant MSL Group, Genzyme/Sanofi; and Larry Van Sant of Mt Airy, Md., president, Van Sant, Inc.

The Board of Associates, organized in 1954, meets twice a year and serves in an advisory capacity to the president and to the Hood College Board of Trustees, the governing body of the college. Alumnae and alumni, parents and friends of Hood from throughout the region comprise the board of associates, whose members support the college financially and share their time, talent and experience to benefit Hood, its students, and the greater Frederick community of which the College is a part.

Members support two major fund-raising programs at Hood. Since 1986—attributable to the involvement of board members—area businesses have contributed more than $1 million to Hood in support of student scholarships, academics, athletics, the library and residence hall maintenance. Board members have also raised funds to support professional development grants for faculty and staff, awarding more than $600,000 through the McCardell Professional Development Grants program that was established by the board in 1980.