Hood in the News

Hood in the News

Google Partnership

Hood is partnering with Google to offer an Applied Computing Series designed to teach computer science and data science to students who may not have previously considered entering tech.

Outlet: Technical.ly Baltimore
Publication Date: April 5, 2019
Headline: Frederick’s Hood College is adding Google courses to its curriculum

Residence Hall

The new campus residence hall received final approval, and construction is scheduled to start in June.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: April 10, 2019
Headline: Hood College receives final approval for new residence hall

Hector Monsegur

Former Anonymous hacker Hector Monsegur delivered the Cotton Cyber Series lecture.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 11, 2019
Headline: Cybersecurity is not prepared to major attacks, hacker says

Easter Egg Hunt

The Student Government Association gave back to the community with its annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 14, 2019
Headline: Giving back to the community: Hood College hosts annual Easter Egg hunt

Andrea E. Chapdelaine

President Chapdelaine was named to The Daily Record's 2019 Top 100 Women.

Outlet: The Daily Record
Publication Date: April 16, 2019
Headline: Andrea E. Chapdelaine, Ph.D.

Xinlian Liu

Professor Xinlian Liu is part of a team using machine learning techniques and mathematics to suggest best-practice strategies for suicide prevention, especially among veterans.

Outlet: SIAM News
Publication Date: March 1, 2019
Headline: Machine Learning Techniques Advance Suicide Prevention Strategies

Maisha Khan

Senior Maisha Khan won the Maryland Portz Award, which honors the top honors student in the state.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: March 4, 2019
Headline: School Notes: Hood senior wins honors award in Maryland

Phil Berneburg

Ceramics instructor Phil Berneburg was featured in a podcast in which he discussed projects he has worked on and the different aspects of ceramics.

Outlet: ArtBoxDMV
Publication Date: March 7, 2019
Headline: Episode 8 Interview with Phil Berneburg

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The new cybersecurity and informatics lab is officially open for classes.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: March 8, 2019
Headline: New cyber and informatics lab in Frederick, Maryland

April Boulton

April Boulton, Dean of the Graduate School, presented about the importance of honeybees and why we must protect them.

Outlet: The Shepherdstown Chronicle
Publication Date: March 15, 2019
Headline: Buzzin' around: Honeybees make a difference in our daily lives

Frederick Symphony Orchestra

The Frederick Symphony Orchestra performed a concert on campus..

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: March 17, 2019
Headline: Symphony, choirs make beautiful music together at Hood College

Jody Olsen

Jody Olsen, director of the Peace Corps, gave a talk about the organization and her experiences in it since 1966.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: March 17, 2019
Headline: Peace Corps director speaks at Hood

Rick Roth

Rick Roth discussed the differences between signatures and pattern analysis when trying to detect cyber attacks.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: March 22, 2019
Headline: Cyber Friday: Protecting personal data through software

Mary Shoemaker

Mary Shoemaker ’64 was named the 2019 Outstanding Woman of the Year by the Waynesboro/Augusta Woman's Club in Fisherville, Virginia.

Outlet: The News Virginian
Publication Date: March 25, 2019
Headline: Shoemaker WOWs community

Young Writers' Conference

A Young Writers' Conference will run on campus from Aug. 5 to 16. Hood professor will lead the workshop, and there will be guest writers and community readings.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: March 26, 2019
Headline: Writers' Conference offers workshops for young creatives

Maryland Economy

Professor Sang Kim was cited in a story about the future of Washington, D.C., and Maryland's economy.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: March 30, 2019
Headline: Writers' Conference offers workshops for young creatives

Active Shooter Drill

Hood conducted its first ever active shooter drill to create situational awareness and improve campus safety.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Feb. 6, 2019
Headline: Hood College holds first active shooter drill in plan to improve safety

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Feb. 6, 2019
Headline: Hood College practices first-ever active shooter drill

Green Neighbor Festival

The third annual Green Neighbor Festival beings April 29. The early-bird deadline for vendors is March 1.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Feb. 7, 2019
Headline: Green Neighbor Festival looks for vendors, sponsors

Bruce John Walz

Alumnus Bruce John Walz, M.A.’82 was named to the Mount Airy Hall of Fame.

Outlet: Carroll County Times
Publication Date: Feb. 18, 2019
Headline: Mount Airy Hall of Fame set to induct five, celebrate 20 years

Black History Celebration

Madina Franklin ’20, vice president of Hood’s Black Student Union, spoke about why black history is important during Urbana High School’s 3rd Annual Community Black History Program.

Outlet: Urbana Town Courier
Publication Date: Feb. 22, 2019
Headline: Third Annual Program Honors Black History and Excellence

Army MOU

Hood College signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Fort Detrick to build a pathway for active duty military personnel to take reduced-tuition graduate courses.


Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Feb. 25, 2019
Headline: School Notes: Hood offers Detrick soldiers lower-cost graduate tuition

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Feb. 25, 2019
Headline: Hood College and Fort Detrick sign agreement to continue education for on-base military

 

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The Frederick Food Security Network has helped produce more than 1,500 pounds of food for those in need in Frederick County.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Jan. 4, 2019
Headline: Hood College launches new program to help feed local families

 

Model UN

Area high school students attended the Model United Nations conference at Hood College to discuss real-world responses for potential situations and crises.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Jan. 5, 2019
Headline: Students gather at Hood to solve world problems

 

David Gurzick

Professor David Gurzick was quoted in a Frederick Magazine story about the "Gig Economy" and how the work landscape is changing.

Outlet: Frederick Magazine
Publication Date: Jan. 10, 2019
Headline: The Gig Economy: The 9-to-5 Routine Gets Turned on its Head with Flexible Hours, New Worker Needs

 

David Hixson

Professor David Hixson was quoted in a Forbes story about the effect of the government shutdown on the National Park Service.

Outlet: Forbes
Publication Date: Jan. 11, 2019
Headline: Archaeological Resources At Risk As Government Shutdown Lingers

 

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Alumna Lois Jarman, M.A.’06, is now on the Frederick County Board of Education

Outlet: WFMD
Publication Date: Jan. 16, 2019
Headline: Jarman Sworn In As Board Of Ed Member

 

C. Nicole Mason

National scholar C. Nicole Mason visited campus on MLK Day to discuss the impact of race, class and gender on public policies.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Jan. 21, 2019
Headline: National scholar visits Hood College

 

FFSN

The Frederick Food Security Network won the Chesapeake Bay Trust's 2019 Melanie Teems Award for environmental engagement.

Outlet: Eye on Annapolis
Publication Date: Jan. 23, 2019
Headline: Chesapeake Bay Trust Annual Awards Program honors Senator Astle and Irish Restaurant Company

 

House Hunters

Alumna Sarah Marshall and her family were featured on the HGTV series "House Hunters" when they searched for and bought a house in Frederick.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Jan. 24, 2019
Headline: Local couple appear on HGTV’s 'House Hunters'

Taurean Washington

Artist Taurean Washington, a 2012 alum, was profiled in the Baltimore Sun.

Outlet: Baltimore Sun
Publication Date: Jan. 28, 2019
Headline: Columbia artist brings hip hop culture to Slayton House exhibit

 

FFSN Award

The Frederick Food Security Network won an award for environmental engagement.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Jan. 29, 2019
Headline: Hood College’s award-winning Frederick Food Security Network expands

 

Martha Church

Martha Church, the first female president of Hood College, died and left behind a significant legacy.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Jan. 30, 2019
Headline: Martha Church, first female president of Hood College, leaves legacy of national acclaim

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Jan. 29, 2019
Headline: Hood College's first female president, Dr. Martha Church, passes away

Taylor Polito

Student Taylor Polito is the marketing and social media coordinator for the nonprofit Platoon 22. She was quoted in a story about an equestrian fundraiser for her charity.


Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Dec. 1, 2018
Headline: Horse Derby a festive way to give back

 

CCWS

The Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies launched the Frederick Food Security Network as part of a growing project to bring fresh produce into communities that are currently food insecure.


Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Dec. 5, 2018
Headline: Hood College tackles shrinking food budgets by growing fresh produce

 

Frederick Innotive Technlogy Center

Hood College has partnered with several organizations including the Frederick Innovative Technology Center and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research to develop the Community Growth Accelerator Technology Development Program, which aims to help young entrepreneurs with startups and business savvy.


Outlet: Hagerstown Herald-Mail
Publication Date: Dec. 11, 2018
Headline: Accelerator aims at Frederick startups
Outlet: Virtual Strategy Magazine
Publication Date: Dec. 13, 2018
Headline: Frederick National Laboratory, Frederick Innovative Technology Center Announce New Accelerator Program for Frederick Startups

 

 

Connie Ray

Connie Ray, manager of the Frederick Food Security Network, explained how a Common Market location in the old Safeway location would remove a food desert and help that area of Downtown Frederick.


Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Dec. 12, 2018
Headline: Common Market putting all its efforts into second store at old Safeway location

 

Nursing Program

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has received 10-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is now fully accredited through 2028.


Outlet: Yahoo! Finance
Publication Date: Dec. 13, 2018
Headline: Hood College Nursing Program Receives 10-Year Accreditation

 

Summer Reading Clinic

The Summer Reading Clinic earned a spot on WDVM’s Braggin’ Rights for receiving an $18,000 grant from Delaplaine Foundation, Inc.




Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Dec. 21, 2018
Headline: Summer Reading Clinic

 

Kelly

Alumna Kelly M. Schulz has been named secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce. She previously served as secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation since 2015.


Outlet: Hagerstown Herald-Mail
Publication Date: Dec. 27, 2018
Headline: Schulz named Secretary of Maryland Department of Commerce

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees appointed eight new members at its October meeting.


Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Nov. 2, 2018
Headline: Trustees appointed to Hood College board

 

Paul mantello

Alumnus Paul Mantello ’05, MBA’16 was hired as town manager in Boonsboro, Maryland.


Outlet: Hagerstown Herald-Mail
Publication Date: Nov. 5, 2018
Headline: Boonsboro council hires new town manager — again

 

Hearst Foundations

Hood College has been granted $100,000 by the Hearst Foundations to enhance its Summer Research Institute (SRI) grants.


Outlet: Yahoo! Finance
Publication Date: Nov. 9, 2018
Headline: More students will have access to research opportunities and stipend will increase to $3,500

 

Residence Hall

A new residence hall will begin construction in spring 2019 and will be ready for students in fall 2020.


Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Nov. 9, 2018
Headline: Hood College to build new residence hall

 

Taurean Washington

Alumnus Taurean Washington creates series of paintings inspired by hip-hop albums. His most recent exhibit was “Black Butterfly” at the Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick.


Outlet: What is Frederick?
Publication Date: Nov. 11, 2018
Headline: Stephen Blickenstaff/Black Butterfly (Taurean Washington)/JB Dunn

 

 

Hood is hosting the Maryland Student Legislature fall session, which will include seven colleges and approximately 50 students.


Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Nov. 12, 2018
Headline: Hood College to host Md. Student Legislature fall session

 

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Professor Elizabeth MacDougall was a guest speaker at the Alzheimer’s Association Western Maryland Dementia Conference on Nov. 13. During her sabbatical, MacDougall has been researching the relationship between religion, spirituality and mental health in informal dementia caregivers.


Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Nov. 13, 2018
Headline: Alzheimer’s Association conference provides support and resources to new caregivers

 

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The Enactus Club was featured in WDVM’s Braggin’ Rights for preparing 400 care packages for the Frederick Rescue Mission.


Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Nov. 14, 2018
Headline: Braggin’ Rights: Hood College Enactus

 

GRANT

Hood College has been granted $120,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to bolster its Arabic and Middle Eastern studies program. Funds will go toward curriculum improvement and experiential learning.


Outlet: Yahoo! Finance
Publication Date: Nov. 15, 2018
Headline: Department of Education Grant Bolsters Hood College's Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies Program
Outlet: Campus Watch Forum
Publication Date: Nov. 15, 2018
Headline: Department of Education Grant Bolsters Hood College’s Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies Program

 

New Residence Hall

Hood’s new residence hall will be the first constructed since 1965.


Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Nov. 16, 2018
Headline: Hood College to open new residence hall

 

Teresa Bean

Criminal justice professor Teresa Bean led a session on Digital Dirt at a recent Frederick County event that allows students to interact with local law professionals. She engaged students in discussions about online privacy, smart phone addiction and recent studies showing a causal relationship between time spent on photo-sharing apps and mental health problems.


Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Nov. 19, 2018
Headline: Bar association schools students in law and civics

 

Transgender

Hood College hosted a Transgender Remembrance Day to raise awareness of transphobic acts and honor those who have lost their lives.


Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Nov. 20, 2018
Headline: Frederick transgender community and allies pay tribute on Transgender Remembrance Day

 

William Kellibrew

International advocate and trauma survivor William Kellibrew gave a presentation at Hood about male victims and witnesses to sexual abuse and domestic assault.


Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Nov. 23, 2018
Headline: Speaker brings male victims and witnesses of sexual violence to the forefront

 

Reality Fair

Hood hosted a “Reality Fair” for high schoolers in Frederick County. The fair explained how to budget money, what types of expenses to expect in the future and how life events can impact their financial situation.


Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Nov. 29, 2018
Headline: Reality Fair gave students first-hand experience with budgeting money

SK Day

Hood College hosted its 15th Annual Sonia Kovalevsky Day for high school girls. Approximately 60 high school students and teachers participated.


Publication Date: Oct. 16, 2018
Frederick News-Post Headline: High school girls exposed to math careers and applications at Hood College event
WDVM Headline: Hood College hosts 'Sonia Kovalevsky Day,' inspiring girls to pursue mathematics
Market Screener Headline: Hood College: 15th Annual Sonia Kovalevsky Day

 

Hoda Zaki

Professor Hoda Zaki was quoted in a story about the rise of unaffiliated voters in Frederick County.


Outlet: Town Courier
Publication Date: Oct. 18, 2018
Headline: Republicans Drop, Unaffiliated Voters Gain in Frederick County

 

Faces of Frederick

Hood College hosted a “Faces of Frederick” event during which students and local officials discussed diversity and inclusivity in Frederick County.


Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Oct. 20, 2018
Headline: Students, local officials take honest look into diversity in Frederick community

 

Food for Change

Hood is hosting a film screening of “Food for Change: The Story of Cooperation in America,” a documentary that explores the role of food co-ops and their influence on organic food and regional food systems.


Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Oct. 24, 2018
Headline: 'Food for Change' screening comes to Hood College

 

Laura Russell Thompson

Laura Russell Thompson, a 1981 Hood alumna, was recognized for her work in sharing and sustaining African-American history in Orange County, Virginia.


Outlet: Orange County Review
Publication Date: Oct. 24, 2018
Headline: Buried Truth: Laura Thompson, Eclipse Award recipient

 

Terry Ann Scott

Professor Terry Anne Scott was on WYPR’s Midday with Tom Hall to discuss connections between hate speech and hate crimes. Her introduction is from 7:07 to 9:20, and she speaks throughout the broadcast.


Outlet: WYPR
Publication Date: Oct. 30, 2018
Headline: Hate Speech, Hate Crimes

NSF

The National Science Foundation has awarded Hood College $650,000 for STEM scholarships.


Outlet: Virtual Strategy Magazine
Publication Date: Sept. 13, 2018
Headline: NSF Grant to Fund STEM Education Scholarships Awarded to Hood College

 

Dual Enrollment Program

Hood College’s dual enrollment program emphasizes giving high school students a taste of the college experience on campus.


Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Sept. 13, 2018
Headline: Frederick County colleges double down on dual enrollment

 

Erin George

Professor Erin George was quoted in an article about raising the statewide minimum wage to $15 per hour.


Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Sept. 21, 2018
Headline: Recent poll shows rise in minimum wage gains statewide support

 

10th Annual Walk

In the 10th Annual Walk Strong event, members of the Hood College community walked a mile through the rain to raise awareness of and money for the Frederick Rescue Mission.


Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Sept. 27, 2018
Headline: Hood College walks for Rescue Mission

 

CARE

CARE project coordinator Nina Carr and Dean Olivia White were featured on WDVM’s Sunday Newsmaker show to discuss Hood’s new sexual assault prevention initiative.


Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Sept. 30, 2018
Headline: New sexual assault prevention initiative at Hood College