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.


Click here to view a 90 second video clip of Hood's Virtual Military Community Gathering from 5/5/2020.

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. View Army TA Policy here.


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 email military@hood.edu.

Current Committee Roster

College College is proud to have a Veteran Student Association on campus to support our Hood Veteran student. For more info or if you are interested in joining the Hood VSA, please email vsa@hood.edu.

If you are currently stationed as an active duty soldier at Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD, and would like to take advantage of the Hood College/Fort Detrick educational agreement to take graduate level courses and earn a graduate degree (certificate or Master's) FREE OF TUITION CHARGE, please visit our Hood Fort Detrick Soldiers website for additional information.

You can also contact Tanith Fowler Corsi, Director of Graduate Admissions,  at fowlercorsi@hood.edu or call (301) 696-3603.

Hood Monthly Military Coffee Hours
All are invited to attend our Military Coffee Hours on the first Thursday of each month in WC 220.

Hood Veterans Day Program
All are invited to attend our special annual Veterans Day event in November

Hood Tea and Talk Series - Supporting our Military Students
Come gain insight into the veteran student experience, including a discussion of some aspects of college life that often impact student veteran success, and learn about current campus resources to help and guide both our military students and their faculty members/advisors.

Hood Active Duty/ROTC Cookies & Coffee Event
Are you a current Active Duty or ROTC student? Stop by for some home-baked cookies and beverages in the Whitaker Atrium at the end of each term.

For more information about upcoming Hood military-related events, email military@hood.edu.

  • Hood Military Community Points of Contacts (POC):
    Undergraduate: Amy Warren, Undergraduate Admissions
    Graduate: Tanith Fowler Corsi, Graduate School
  • Hood Military Community Support Committee - 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
William "Buddy" Houston

Graduate Alum Focus | William "Buddy" Houston

William "Buddy" Houston Alumni Graduate School Graduate Student Military

Hood graduate alum, William "Buddy" Houston, earned his Master's in Mathematics Education in 2016. In 2019, he retired from the Army after a career spanning 37 years, and returned to the classroom where he has been teaching at Butterfly Ridge Elementary School. In 2020, he was awarded the U.S. Army Legion of Merit.

  • Academics
  • Math & Computer Sciences
  • Alumni Relations
  • Education
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
Paul Kuehnert

Meet Active Duty Graduate Student | Paul Kuehnert

Paul Kuehnert, M.B.A Candidate Graduate School Graduate Student Military

"Hood professors know your name and genuinely care about your experience. There is a willingness to tailor the curriculum to the interests and experiences of the students."

  • Academics
  • Business