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Learning at Hood

Where you'll get a more well-rounded understanding of how the world works

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Connecting Real-World Experience

You'll be able to connect what you're learning in the classroom with your experiential opportunities.

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Pursue combined or accelerated degree programs that let you work concurrently toward your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four-plus years.

Exploring Frederick

Downtown Frederick is a short walk from campus where you can experience local shops, restaurants and attractions.

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Hood works cooperatively with many community partners to enhance the quality of life in the region.

Being a Part of our Community

College is about more than books. It’s about expanding your world view, and learning and living with others from different backgrounds, with various interests.

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The Hood Hello

The Hood Hello is more important than ever. You will find a friendly wave or a hello from everyone you encounter on campus, whether you know each other or not.

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Heart, Mind & Hands of an Ally

Featured Stories

President Andrea Chapdelaine

Spotlight on President Chapdelaine Classroom Engagement

President Andrea Chapdelaine Faculty Graduate School Graduate Student

Hood College President, Andrea Chapdelaine, Ph.D., is a tenured faculty member in the psychology department, teaching social psychology at the graduate level.

  • Academics
  • Social Sciences & Humanities
Mary Ryan Reeves ’70

Mary Ryan Reeves ’70

Major: B.A. Art Education; Employment: Independent Artist/Illustrator, Art Teacher (retired) Alumni

Mary Ryan Reeves ’70

  • Alumni Relations
  • English & Communication Arts
  • Education
James Cherry. Ph.D.

Graduate Faculty Focus | James Cherry

James Cherry, Assistant Professor of Biology, Ph.D. Faculty Graduate School Graduate Student

James Cherry, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Hood College, where he currently teaches courses in Cell Biology, Cancer Model Systems, and more.

Dr. Cherry recently became the Associate Director for Research Technologies and Chief of the Research Technology Branch for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). We spoke to Dr. Cherry about his new position and what it's like working for the NIAID.

  • Academics
  • Partnerships
  • Research
  • Natural Sciences
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