Campus Memorial Service for Martha Church

FREDERICK, Maryland—A memorial service for Dr. Martha E. Church, Hood College’s first woman president, will be held May 5 in Coffman Chapel on Hood’s campus.

President Church passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. She was president of Hood College from 1975 to 1995, and was nationally recognized as a visionary and accomplished higher education leader. During her presidency, she confirmed the College’s commitment to diversity, introduced graduate programs and significantly enhanced its academic reputation. She served as the chair of the Board of Trustees from 2006 to 2008 and was named trustee emerita in 2009. Dr. Church also received an honorary degree from Hood in 1995.

There will be remarks from Andrea E. Chapdelaine, Ph.D., president of Hood College; Ronald J. Volpe, Ph.D., president emeritus of Hood; Rev. Beth O’Malley, McHenry Dean of the Chapel; and Rev. Nancy Hoffman Hennessey ’83, rector of Sherwood Episcopal Church.

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