Bachelor’s and master’s degrees were awarded to 578 graduates—335 undergraduates and 243 master’s degree candidates—May 17 during two ceremonies held on the residential quadrangle.
Claire Shipman, award-winning television journalist and senior national correspondent for the ABC program, Good Morning America, delivered the commencement address during the 10 a.m. undergraduate ceremony. Her impressive career has been devoted to reporting about key events occurring throughout the United States and abroad to millions of households across the nation.
Keith R. Harris, Ed.D., M.S. '99, director of schools for Frederick County Public Schools and adjunct graduate instructor, spoke at the 3 p.m. graduate school ceremony. Throughout his career he has focused on advancing the education of Frederick County students and on helping Hood College students take the helm in their classrooms and in their schools.
They, along with Marlene B. Grossnickle Young ’76, P'09, longtime supporter of Hood College and the Frederick community who has generously given of her time and resources to support education-related and other ventures, received honorary degrees.
Congratulations to Hood's 2014 graduates who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees.