Reunion Weekend 
June 6-9, 2024

Welcome '4's, '9's and everyone else!

Online registration for Reunion Weekend is now CLOSED

If you still need to register for Reunion Weekend, or if you have already registered and need to make a change to your registration, please call the Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement at 301-696-3900.

A PDF version of the registration form can be viewed here.

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Find your shared photos from Reunion 2023 here.

Reunion 2024: 



4-7 p.m. Check-in, Whitaker Campus Center

5-7 p.m. Pick-up Pickleball: Please bring your own paddles. Water and light snacks provided. Max Kehne Memorial Park, 1100 W. 7th St., Frederick, MD 21701


9 a.m.-8 p.m. Check-in, Whitaker Campus Center

9-11 a.m. Continental breakfast, Whitaker Campus Center, Atrium

11–11:45 a.m. Campus Walking Tour, meet atWhitaker Campus Center, check-in desk

11.a.m.-3 p.m. Welcome Back to Campus Fair, Whitaker Campus Center, Atrium

The Welcome Back to Campus Fair offers a chance for you to check in with the Alumni Executive Board, learn what’s new in enrollment management, speak with our experts from the Graduate School about getting your next Hood degree, support the Frederick Food Security Network at their plant sale, donate your used but wearable business clothing to the Career Center Closet and get that Hood Brick you’ve always wanted at the 20% off reunion rate!

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Friday Fiesta Lunch: A drop-in lunch buffet with south of the border flair! ($20/person) Whitaker Campus Center, Commons


1-1:50 p.m. The Biomedical Research and Training Center: With Cherry Liu, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, and Meredith Yeager, M.S.’96, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology and director of the biomedical science master’s program, Hodson Science and Technology Center, room 131

Professors Cherry Liu, Ph.D., and Meredith Yeager, M.S.’96, Ph.D., discuss the teaching partnerships with Kite Pharma and the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC). Liu and Yeager will share how their courses in cell therapy, bioforensics and biodefense enhance student learning through hands-on, real-world experiences, preparing students to enter the local bio manufacturing workforce. Learn how students work with researchers to analyze biological threats and the role that the NBACC plays in solving national security issues. Both partnerships are the first pilot projects of the Biomedical Research and Training Center.


2-2:50 p.m. Applied Generative AI - Power Tools for Organizations: With David Gurzick, M.S.’03, Ph.D., professor of management science and Chair of the Delaplaine School of Business, Hodson Science and Technology Center, room 131

Professor David Gurzick, M.S.’03, Ph.D., describes how generative AI can be a power tool for modern workers, enabling them to tackle complex challenges with unprecedented efficiency and innovation. In this engaging workshop, you’ll learn how to wield generative AI to drive problem solving, optimize processes and create value in your organization. Through case studies and hands-on exercises, you’ll gain the essential knowledge and skills needed to strategically implement and manage generative AI solutions, empowering you to drill down into the most pressing issues and construct a competitive advantage for your business.

3-3:50 p.m. Esports - 21st Century Blazers: With Spencer Weed, esports head coach, Coblentz Hall, Esports Arena (lower level)

eSports Head Coach Spencer Weed will teach you all you ever wanted to know about the “sport without boundaries.” eSports, or electronic sports, refers to the competitive play of video games, often organized into structured tournaments and leagues. It has evolved from casual gaming into a sophisticated and highly professionalized industry with a global reach. Get a glimpse of Hood’s eSports Arena and learn about our Blazer champs!

3-3:45 p.m. Campus Walking Tour, meet atWhitaker Campus Center, check-in desk

4-5:30 p.m. Pergola Society Reception: A special gathering to honor those who have included or
are considering including Hood in their estate plans, Alumnae House

6-8 p.m. Black Student Union 50th Anniversary Celebration: Reconnect with your fellow BSU alumni while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and a hosted bar. ($25/person), Tatem Arts Center, Hodson Gallery

6-9 p.m. Hood Friends and Family Barbecue: It’s a BBQ on the Quad with good music, great food, games, balloon animals and more! ($40/person ages 12+, $20/person ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under), Residential Quad


7:30-9:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast ($15/person), Coblentz Dining Hall

8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Check-in, Whitaker Campus Center

8:00-9:00 a.m. Easy Flow Yoga and Sound Bath: Led by Life’s Work yoga instructor Sabrina Remsburg. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel. Space is limited. ($10/person), Coffman Chapel

10-11:00 a.m. State of the College Address: Presented by President Andrea E. Chapdelaine, Ph.D., Rosenstock Hall   The address will be livestreamed at  https://www.youtube.com/@Hood_College/streams

Noon-2 p.m. NeighborHOOD Brunch: Enjoy a champagne brunch as we honor the 2024 Alumni and Faculty Award recipients and celebrate the Class of 1974. ($25/person), Coblentz Dining Hall This event is complimentary for all 50th reunion alumnae and one guest.  

2:30-4:30 p.m. Party on the Quad: Join your fellow alums on the Quad for an afternoon of games, Blazer Radio, frozen treats from SnoBlast DMV, hot dogs, specialty beverages from Rockwell Brewery, games, tie-dye and more. Make sure you bring your camp chairs, comfy shoes, some cash and sunblock! Residential Quad

2:30-4:30 p.m. Sip & Paint: Led by Max Peterson ’24. Paint your own piece of Hood memorabilia! Space is limited. ($30/person), Alumnae House

5:30-6:30 p.m. 1893 Club Reception: A special reception for the Class of 1974 and all Hood alumni who have previously celebrated their 50th reunion, East Cottage

6-9 p.m. Back to the Bay Buffet: Dig into Maryland crabcakes, corn on the cob, fried chicken, Smith Island Cake and many more of your Old Line State favorites. Includes beer, wine, signature cocktail, and non-alcoholic drinks. This year, YOU are the entertainment—it’s karaoke time! ($50/person ages 12+, $25/person ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under). Residential Quad

7-9 p.m. Class of 1974 50th Reunion Dinner ($50 per person, similar menu), Whitaker Campus Center

7-9 p.m. Class of 1964 50th Reunion Dinner ($35/person), Coblentz Hall, Dreiling Seminar Room


8-10 a.m. Strawberry Breakfast ($20/person ages 12+, $10/person ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under), Coblentz Dining Hall

10:15 a.m. A Service of Reflection, led by the Class of 1974, Coffman Chapel

This beloved tradition is created and presented annually by the 50th reunion class. This year, the Class of 1974 has chosen their class motto, “Worlds to Explore in ’74,” as their theme. Through song and statement, they have created a program that showcases the different “worlds” they have experienced since they graduated 50 years ago. Everyone is welcome to join them at Coffman Chapel, as they close Reunion 2024 with this very meaningful and unique service.

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updated 6/6/2024

Ginny Turnbull Hecklinger

Barbara Thomas Yinger

Janet Hobbs Cotton
Edee Howard Hogan
Tarun Comegys Johns
Rachel Ravey Johnson
Mary Ann Guild Simmons

Sally Zimmerman

Cookie Johnson Bolig
Carolyn Clewell
Betsey Covel
Judi Coombs Creighton
Connie Heard Damon
Judie Kip Davis
Barb Maly Fish
Marylou Herrmann Foley
Claire Fulenwider
Marta Schneebeli Johnson
Flo Sechler Miller
Carol Hottenstein Parker
Kate Jenks Powell
Susan Varney Rauth
Sandy Borrelli Ricci
Doris Harwood Sabin
Sue Lyeth Sternfeld
Althea Bates Travis-McCarthy
Mary Frances Gaver Trunk
Heidi Stephens Whitesel
Carolyn McCurdy Wilson
Harriet LeSourd Wise

Carol Deveraux Spangler

Diane Campbell
Pat Warren Carlson
Donna Holst Carr
Olivia Day
Cheryl Brown Dreiling
Margaret Dunkle
Joan Esselen Foot
Sue Korff Hammer
Marty Silcox Hankins
Carol Crofoot Hayes
Margaret Horton Hindman
Ellen Kiel
Karen Fogleman Kurtzrock
Jo Ann McManamy
Charlotte Blum Moors
Mary Louise Wittkofski O'Brien
Gail Mullison Osburn
Maureen Clancy Shiftan
Karla Leum Stoner

Myra Holsinger

Janice Butz

Jane Esselen Blocker
Gini Procino Hartmann
Lucia Grabenstein Kline

Jane Dodge Armacost
Laura Bathke
Vicki Raeburn Benton
Margery Berringer-Schuran
Ginnie Keane Bukovac
Linda Shurko Bulvanoski
Alice Dekker
Ann Williams DeMers
Alison Knotts Durham
Nancy Melroy Faustine
Jenn Fifield
Lauren Campisi Fulton
Ann Cuppia Gandy
Beth Guertler Godfrey
Patti Loser Godwin
Nancy Reading Good
Mary Mercer Grauel
Magaly Mauras Green
Nancy Heffelfinger Hastings
Lucia Homick
Cathy Werner Huber
Carolyn Schoemer Huyghe
Pat Kidd
Deborah Kohler
Tricia Armstrong Kuhn
Peggy Jordan Lamborne
Sandra Bell McDonnell
Beth Rittenhouse
Wilma Diehl Robley
Billie Weise
Sue Whaley
Wilma DeFazio Wilt
Lashley Micas Wolf

Linda Hawk Kluge
Denise Young

Tonya Thomas Finton
Carol Myer Gibson

Debbie Mooney Bennett
Jo Ann Bitsura
Esther Beckmann Bowman
Tammy Chomnuk
Sue Hawk Coy
Rob Cramer
Sandy Miller Dewey
Paula Davis Driftmyer
Jane Krebs Drozinski
Susan Bartlett Dunbar
Sue Murawski Ganley
Donna Walters Gault
Susan Gearey
Katt Sherman Hancher
Pam Yocom Harrison
Janisann Hay
Mary Marburger Hoffman
Karen Ochis Holloway
Karen Kerber
Kathi Dercqu Latief
Jill Tuttle Lee
Betsey Ditto Lillard
Lori Madden
Julie Murray McCaffery
Emily Schwartz McEntee
Meg Forbes Mendoza
Bonnie Lusby Miller
Cathie Noyes Newell
Donna Peterson
M.L. Helfrich Rogers
Ginnie Roth
Ruth Sikora Seel
Bec Seymour Sweeney
Debbie Eaton Thackston
Lynn Hicks Townsend
Alison Tregea
Peg Van Schaick
Julie Gaudio Vitting
Wendy Lord Vlahakis
Bethanne Warrack

Deborah Beckmann Austill
Titi Hiers Conley
Julie Flynn
Deedee Randall Luttrell
Wendy Herrick Mahan
Alyson Platt
Pam Marino Polino

Mary Thompson Calhoun
Hope Bober Corrigan
Judy Reamer Egan
Ken Kerr
Linda Hecklinger Procter
Marcy Goldberg Taylor

Joy Miller Beveridge
Helen Rozsics Kerr
Ellen Drogin Rodgers

Nancy Hoffman Hennessey
Ruth Ravitz Smith

Amy Connor Asman
Holly Goss Betts
Maria Prezioso Beyer
Mindy Brown
Laurie Draper Carter
Amy Gilson Corbin
KC Curtis-Craney
Linda Rudy Daugherty
Jeanne Thomson Dinterman
Jamie Draper
Susan Flink
Daph Byrd Gabb
Barbara Reade Hawkins
Carole King Heine
Evy Hoban
Jan Hogg
Pam Streater Hogg
Natasha Keyian
Susan Flanders Kleinschmidt
Ellen Samsen Knehans
Steph Blevins Ledford
Christine Meister
Cami Meyer
Kim Neidhold Michie
Julie Driscoll Morgan
Jen Muir
Olga Hopkins Murray
Claudia Nichols Nealley
Carol Whynot Neill
Shelley Bodamer Nicol
Claire Sullivan Peterson
Pam Platt
Tammy Snyder Rall
Jennifer Bardliving Reed
Ronie Larmore Shackelford
Joyce Harris Steedman
Kym Caswell Stephan
Terry Rappoldt Stickles
Carol Waldren Thompson
Ken Thompson
Cynthia Webb
Kellie Ragland Zych

Leslie Wilkins-Pruitt

Anna Maripuu Strollo
Karen Dotterer White
Janet Drogin Wilson

Karen Broyles Miller

Susan Boebel Alis
Julie Brinkman
Eunice Dubuque-Aronson

Amy Benton
RaeAnn Butler
Stacey Collins
Maria Meluskey Dissinger
Gail Gingras
Deirdre Herman
Angie Beres Kreiser
Rachelle Lemieux
Julie Hawk McGoff
Lynne Hostetter Piper
Laurie Nestor Pryor
Joan Tucker Saint Amour
Kim Tordoff Sexton
Marcy Springer Shtatman
Carole Smith

Christy Butler Carlson
Melissa Hubbard-Allen
Tibetha Owen

Eileen Lednum Downey
Carrie Campbell Lewis
Jenn Wilson

Ashley Norris Barthlow
Frazier Hoff Pelton

Melinda Cohen Donegan
Sarah Godwin

Sarah Adams
Moose Ahmed
Krista Nowell Beran
Dustina Lage Bittner
Alicia Doherty Boaz
Angela Phillips Cordero
Denise Foster Cronin
Mary Kotrady
Carol Deck Montoya
Priscilla Rall
Marivic Sison
Jenny Weaver

Jewel Smith

Gretchen Gasowski Rosencrantz
Michelle Sison

Shina' Castain
Dani Adgerson Clarke
Mary Haar
Lynette Burrowes Siewe

Rachel Bagni Beyer
Dee Nkuchwayo Fogle
Stephanie Mellinger
Helen Libby Phipps
Kelly Poltrok-Germain
Megan Reeher
Kristen Streeter
Stacey Zeno

Venette Voundy-Harper

Leah Giambarresi MacDonald
Stephanie Bulka Smith

Victoria Benson
Jaime Cacciola
Tessa Cline
Trish Crowell
Kathy Hale
Danielle Hill
Sandra Delaney Horn
Carmen Lopez Jeeves
Sara Lewis
Heather Marconi Lindner
Erin Ludlow
Melanie Muscar
Katie Nash
Cara Overcash Orr
Kim Roth
Tatiana Santos
Krista Schaffert
Laurie Machovec Tomcanin

Amanda Ebert

Megan Overcash Cook
Charis Loomer
Whitney Weston
Geoff Wilt

Tiffanie Coates
April Roberts Gerasimowicz
Robin Gross
Sara Wastler Lambert
Roberta Mandrekas
Katelyn Vaughan
Tebarek Waktola
Lisa Wells
Erika Gordon Willison
Jeff Willison

Rhett Brown

MI'kea Bowie Hawkins

Devin Abshire
Stacey Axler
Mercedes Barbosa
Melissa Johnson Bierman
Kristen Brattstrom
Jennifer Bentz Crumpacker
Denisse Guitarra Yangua
Megan Cevallos Haller
Will Haller
Lauren Shaak Havens
Lanee Higgins
Kay Lupari Kessler
Anna Kovacsics
Stephen Krauss
Sara Lewis
Malee Long
Kelsey Knippenberg Lynch
Zach Lynch
Chris Mahone
Sophie Grizzle Nichols
Steve Powell
Allie Ramsburg
James Thuman
Bri Dyckman Tillson
Gwen Turner
Riley Wilson

D'Lorian Brown
Kayla Coleman-Nolan
Dan Forgosh
Justin Nelson
Britney Naylor Rexrode

Ebony Pitt

Gina Drum

Tre Mooring
Sonia Smith

Gina Marie Del Monte

2024 Alumni and Faculty Award Recipients

Margery L. Elfin, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita

We are honored to present our inaugural Distinguished Faculty Award to Professor Emerita Margery Elfin, Ph.D. During her tenure at Hood, Elfin was not only a professor to many Hood students, but also a trusted mentor, adviser and friend. She earned her B.A. at the New School in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and her Ph.D. at Columbia University. She served as the Virginia E. Lewis Professor of Politics and chair of the Department of History and Political Science. A scholar, educator and published author, Elfin and her husband Mel, a revered journalist in his own right, often invited students to their Washington, D.C., home for dinner and a chance for vibrant conversations on contemporary topics. As a testament to Elfin and her influence, several Hood alumnae established a scholarship in her name to honor the incredible impact she and political science colleague, Carol Kawecki, had on them as students and then alumnae. After retirement, Elfin continued to be involved with the College; she joined the Board of Trustees in 2008 and served until 2016. Elfin’s influence on her former students continues to this day.

Kimberly B. Roth ’04, Ph.D.

Kimberly Roth ’04, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the community medicine department at Mercer University School of Medicine. Roth double majored in Spanish and psychology while at Hood. After graduation, she worked at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on a men’s HIV study, where she fell in love with public health and epidemiology. This spurred her on to obtain her master’s in health science and then, after working several more years, a Ph.D. from the Department of Mental Health at Johns Hopkins. Her dissertation involved investigating the relationship between acculturative experiences and mental and behavioral disorder within the Latinx community. Since joining the faculty at Mercer, she has been involved with community-based suicide prevention as well as delivering mental and behavioral health services to Georgia farmworkers. When not at work, Roth loves to knit, read and garden. She now calls Savannah, Georgia, home, and lives in an old Victorian house with her husband and five mischievous cats.

Carol Deck Montoya ’94

Carol Deck Montoya ’94 is one of two recipients of this award. Montoya is president of Potomac Management Resources (PMR), an association management and event planning company in Alexandria, Virginia. The company currently serves 14 nonprofit organizations, ranging from less than 100 members to more than 6,000. The combined membership of PMR’s clients is more than 11,000 people. In managing the operations for each of these nonprofits, PMR is responsible for more than $4.3 million in operating budgets. Outside of the office, Montoya volunteers with the National Capital Soccer League, the Lee-Mount Vernon Sports Club and the Edison High School Boosters. As a parent to future Hood alumna Sofia, Class of 2026, Montoya is a member of Hood’s Parents Advisory Council. She also proudly serves as her class reporter and reunion co-chair. Montoya and her husband Rolando were married in Coffman Chapel in 2002. They also have a son, Benjamin, two pit bull mixes and a cat named Cat.

Susan L. Whaley ’74, J.D.

Susan L. Whaley ’74, J.D., came to Hood College in 1970 on a Senatorial Scholarship as the first person in her family to attend college. Graduating with a B.A. in history, Whaley then earned her J.D. from University of Maryland School of Law and was admitted to the Bar in 1978. In law school, she worked for a title company abstracting titles, a job that combined her love of history and law, which led her to a career in real estate. Following a significant sale, Whaley endowed a scholarship to honor her former Hood roommate. In 2012, she joined the Board of Trustees and was a key part of the searches for both President Chapdelaine and Provost Ricker. As co-chair of the Forging the Future: The Campaign for Hood College committee, Whaley was instrumental in helping the Campaign exceed its goal of $50M. She has lived in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, since 1995. Whaley loves traveling and often visits NYC for museums, Broadway shows and opera at the Met. She still enjoys playing bridge, which she learned in the “Smoker” in Memorial Hall.

2024 Reunion Accommodation Information

On-Campus Housing:

On-campus housing in Blazer Hall is available June 6-8 for $50 per person, per night. Blazer Hall rooms are suite and semi-suite style with a shared bathroom and twin beds, including bedding (sheets, blankets, pillow and  pillowcases), towels, washcloths and soap. Reserve with your paper registration form or online by May 24, 2024

  • Blazer Hall info
    • If you have reserved a room in Blazer Hall for Reunion 2024, you are welcome to use the main floor lounge to relax and reconnect!
    • Help yourself to the complimentary coffee and snacks.
    • You may use the main floor kitchen and refrigerator. We ask that you label all items with your first and last name and your class year. All items left in the fridge after checkout at noon on Sunday will be discarded.
    • If you tend to "run cold," you may want to BYOB (Bring Your Own Blanket) to supplement the available blankets in Blazer Hall
    • Your Blazer Hall key card allows you access to the main entrances and your assigned room and floor ONLY.
    • Should you lose your key card, please contact campus safety at 301-696-3548 for assistance. Note: there is a $25 charge for lost Blazer Hall key cards.
    • If there are any significant problems or issues while you are in Blazer Hall, you can call the switchboard (staffed 24 hrs) at 301-696-3131 or security at 301-696-3548. If there is an emergency call 911.

Off-Campus Housing:

The Hampton Inn and Suites (1565 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD) is offering rooms June 6-9 at a special rate of $119/night. Please use the reunion group code “HCR” when making your reservation. Number of rooms available is limited, so reserve early!  Reserve your room at frederickfortdetricksuites.hamptoninn.com or call 301-696-1565.


Welcome your classmates Home to Hood with a Reunion Weekend sign!

Share your favorite memories, celebrate your class, or just share your love for Hood with your fellow alums! 

Signs will be placed on the Quad throughout the weekend and will be available to take home at the end of Reunion.

Order your sign here! 

  • Beneficial-Hodson Library and Learning Commons
    • Friday, June 7: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 8: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Hood College Archives
    • Friday, June 7: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Hood Gear Shop
    • Friday, June 7: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 8: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
        • Friday, June 7: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
        • Saturday, June 8: 2:30-4:30 p.m. & 5:30-8:30 p.m.
        • Sunday, June 9: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Volpe Athletic Center, Hodson Fitness Center
    • Friday, June 7: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 8: 7-11 a.m.
  • Hood Tennis Complex
    • Friday, June 7: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 8: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Huntsinger Aquatic Center
    • Friday, June 7: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 8: 2:30-6 p.m.
  • The Career Center
    • Friday, June 7: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 8: 9 a.m.-noon
  • Gallery Info
    • Tatem Arts Center, Hodson Gallery
      • Black Perspectives: A Movement in Print from the Hood College Archives
    • Whitaker Campus Center, Whitaker Gallery 
      • Art-Hop Manifesto Exhibition by Taurean Washington ’12


Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement


Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement


Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement


Janet Hobbs Cotton

Edith Howard Hogan


Marylou Herrmann Foley


Diane Campbell

Cheryl Brown Dreiling


Alice H. Dekker

Ann Williams DeMers

Magaly Mauras Green

Deborah F. Kohler

Susan L. Whaley



Susan Ganley

Susan Gearey

Debbie Thackston

Diane Lebo Wallace

Jill Jamieson Colavita

Julie Murray McCaffery


Carole King Heine

Jamie B. Draper

Ruthann Kluth O'Connell


RaeAnn E. Butler

Stacey L. Collins


Carol Deck Montoya

Marivic Sison


Rachel Bagni Beyer

Stacey Zeno


Victoria Benson

Jaime Cacciola

Trish Crowell


Lisa Wells


Ashley Rose Bennett

Kelsey Knippenburg Lynch


Daniel Forgosh