Innovate our Programs
$35 Million Goal -- Academic Excellence
Our vision is to ensure every Hood student has at least one life-changing experiential learning opportunity.
Internships, study abroad, service learning, summer research with faculty--these experiences change students' lives. Hood College has always offered out-of-classroom learning, and many of our degree programs require it. Regardless of a student's major, high-impact experience:
- Deepen and broaden classroom learning
- Improve confidence, critical thinking and professional development skills
- Support student progress and graduation
- Enable career and self-explorations
Yet, while these rewarding experiences are increasingly vital for every graduate's success, they are not equally available to all Hood students. research shows that high-impact learning improves educational outcomes for all students, with greater impact for first-generation and underserved college students. Potential employers and advanced degree programs prefer college graduates who have proven their aptitude and themselves through these experiences.
- Increase Students Scholarship - Change lives by improving this College's affordability, accessibility, and inclusivity
- Expand The George B. Delaplaine Jr. School of Business - Increase fast-growing business programs and spur social entrepreneurship in the region
- Ensure High-Impact Student Practices - Enable every student to have at least one life-changing experiential learning opportunity, such as internships, study abroad and service learning
- Establish the School of Health and Behavior Sciences - Provide students with degree programs that meet the growing demand for health sciences professionals
- Support Faculty in Teaching & Research - Engage students and faculty in meaningful research and discovery
During Forging the Future: The Campaign for Hood College, we seek $35 million in philanthropic support to expand our academic offerings. Endowments provide an enduring stream of funding from interest income, while current-use, expendable gifts support students and faculty immediately.