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Hood Military Community

Hood College thanks you for your service and welcomes all veterans, active duty personnel, National Guard and Reserve personnel, and their dependents to campus! Hood College prides itself on being an institution that promotes a variety of services to all military members and their families.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing quality academic and support services for military community members who enroll in classes at Hood College. We strive to provide a respectful and inclusive atmosphere to help aid veterans and active duty soldiers in becoming successful in a civilian and academic capacity and to guide them to adapt the skills they developed from their military training in their transition to the classroom. 

Hood College is proud to accept United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits. If you are unsure which VA education benefit you qualify for, you may contact the VA Call Center by phone at 1-888-442-4551 or visit the VA website. You will need to provide your social security number (or that of your sponsor, if applying for benefits under a parent or spouse) when you make the call.

If you have questions about Go Army Ed/Tuition Assistance, National Guard Waiver, MyCAA, or Fort Detrick graduate educational scholarship, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 301-696-3411 or finaid@hood.edu.

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Hood College's Military Community Support Committee aims to support, engage, and recognize the Hood military community composed of active duty, veterans, and spouses/dependent undergraduate and graduate students.

This mission is part of Hood College's strategic plan to support our military community on campus through relevant programming and services. The Committee is divided into subcommittees focused on Veterans, Active Duty, Student Support, Staff & Faculty Support, and Community Engagement.

If you would like to join this Committee or request additional information, please contact the co--chairs, Tanith Fowler Corsi and Travis Eichelberger.

Current Committee Roster

Hood Monthy Veteran Coffee Hours | Thursday, November 7th (time TBD)
All are invited to attend our Veteran Coffee Hours on the first Thursday of each month in WC 220. For more info, email diversity@hood.edu.

  • Hood Military Community Points of Contacts (POC) - undergraduate: Travis Eichelberger, Diversity & Inclusion and graduate: Tanith Fowler Corsi, Graduate School. 
  • Connection to the Hood Military Community Support Committee (co-chairs Travis Eichelberger & Tanith Fowler Corsi). Email Military@hood.edu for more information.
  • Hood Veteran Student Association - Email VSA@hood.edu for more information.
  • Academic advising and educational planning
  • Interpretation of College policies and procedures
  • Processing of veteran educational benefits
  • Navigation through the Hood admissions process – completing the application, understanding regulations, and knowing deadlines.
  • Change of major and job placement/career exploration activities
  • Interpretation of VA regulations to ensure compliance
  • Personal counseling and referral to additional community resources as needed
Komi Amevigbe

Meet Active Duty Graduate Student | Komi Amevigbe

Komi Amevigbe Graduate School Graduate Student Military

"Military duty comes first so it is challenging to go to school at the same time. However, with commitment and dedication, every active military member can do it."

  • Academics
  • Math & Computer Sciences
Sabrina Rodriguez

Meet Active Duty Graduate Student | Sabrina Rodriguez

Sabrina Rodriguez Graduate School Graduate Student Military

"I chose Hood College due to the location being very close to the base, and because of the great programs offered for working students"

  • Academics
  • Health Sciences
Petter Prime

Meet MBA Veteran Graduate Student | Petter Prime

Petter Prime, MBA Graduate School Graduate Student Military

"Since I began my MBA journey at Hood College, I have found that I share a lot in common with just about every student in the program, not just fellow Veterans."

  • Academics
  • Community Involvement
  • Business