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March 1: SAIC-Frederick makes donation to support College

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

FREDERICK, Md.—Hood College recently accepted a gift in support of the College from an international business with a local presence.

Frank Blanchard, public affairs director of Science Applications International Corporation-Frederick, presented a check to Hood College President Ronald J. Volpe. The funds can be used to augment any area designated by the College.

"SAIC-Frederick has a long-standing commitment to education and workforce development in Frederick County,” said Blanchard. “Hood College means a lot to our community, and we are fortunate to be able to give some measure of support to its outstanding academic programs in liberal arts, technology and professional studies."

SAIC-Frederick operates the National Cancer Institute’s federally funded research and development center, a national laboratory dedicated to cancer and AIDS research, including the development and application of advanced technologies to accelerate the delivery of new treatments to patients with cancer and AIDS.