Hood in the News

Hood in the News

September 2020

Contact Tracing

Six Hood nursing students have completed training for contact tracing of COVID-19 on campus.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Sept. 11, 2020
Headline: Hood nursing students help college with on-campus contact tracing

Sustainability Studies

Hood has launched a bachelor's degree in sustainability studies.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Sept. 23, 2020
Headline: Hood College among the first in Maryland to launch new sustainability studies program

Williams Observatory

A $16,000 grant will fund an architectural study of the Williams Observatory, which includes ADA accessibility and HVAC renovations. Construction to update the building should begin next summer.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Aug. 6, 2020
Headline: Hood College receives $16K for museum, visitor center project

HRSA Grant

Hood was granted $2.2 million for a program that will make its counseling program more diverse.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: July 1, 2020
Headline: Hood College to use $2.2 million grant to increase diversity in counseling program

International Students

Dean Boulton expressed how important the international population is to Hood's Graduate School.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: July 15, 2020
Headline: Local universities responds to the reversal of restrictions on international students

Higher Education Today

Vice President Chuck Mann discussed facilities management on Hood's campus.

Outlet: Higher Education Today
Publication Date: July 24, 2020
Headline: HIGHER EDUCATION TODAY - Facilities Management

Opioid PSA

Eleven Hood students won scholarship money in a PSA contest to raise awareness about opioids.

Outlet: WTOP
Publication Date: July 26, 2020
Headline: Maryland college students share $46k in scholarships after creating opioid-awareness videos

Claire Hudson

The Frederick Food Security Network has become even more important because of food sources closing due to the coronavirus.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: June 11, 2020
Headline: Frederick Food Security Network sees spike in demand for community garden produce

Hood College

We now have articulation agreements with all 16 community colleges in Maryland.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: June 12, 2020
Headline: Hood College is building more bridges academically

Online Archaeology

Archaeology student Megan Reeve participated in Hood's summer online archaeological field school.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: June 19, 2020
Headline: Hood brings archeology field school to students' backyards

Cemetery

Professor Emilie Amt was quoted in an article about an African-American cemetery in Hagerstown.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: June 24, 2020
Headline: Halfway’s Lost African-American Cemetery: The Story Unfolded

FFSN

Delaplaine Foundation, Inc., awarded a $7,500 grant to the Frederick Food Security Network.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: June 26, 2020
Headline: Frederick Food Security Network awarded grant

Marlene Young

Trustee and alumna Marlene Grossnickle Young was named to the 2020 Maryland's Top 100 Women list.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: May 11, 2020
Headline: Young named in 2020 Maryland's Top100 Women

Ahmaud Arbery

Professor Terry Anne Scott discusses justice for Ahmaud Arbery. Her part starts at 2:40 in the audio recording.

Outlet: WYPR
Publication Date: May 12, 2020
Headline: Jogging While Black In Georgia: Seeking Justice For Ahmaud Arbery

Commencement

We created a video for our graduates. Due to COVID-19, the in-person ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 10.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: May 16, 2020
Headline: Hood College holds virtual commencement ahead of scheduled October event

Mel Zuberi

Professor Mel Zuberi was named president of the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: May 22, 2020
Headline: Hood professor elected president of Assoc. of Collegiate Marketing Educators

Lobster Research

Hood College is collaborating with other institutions to study how water temperature affects lobsters in Maine.

Outlet: Washington Post
Publication Date: April 5, 2020
Headline: Maine, Maryland institutions to study warm waters, lobsters

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 8, 2020
Headline: Hood College to lead lobster research in Maine with NSF grant

Faculty Promotions

Professors Shannon Kundey, Georgie Jones and April Morris were promoted in March.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 5, 2020
Headline: Hood faculty members promoted at March board meeting

President Chapdelaine

President Chapdelaine is keeping busy with Zoom calls, checking in on students, and helping the community while the campus is closed.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 6, 2020
Headline: Hood College president remains busy despite campus closure

Esports

Our esports program is keeping the competition going during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 15, 2020
Headline: Hood esports team is virtually the only game in town

Peace Corps

Hood alumna Karina Stetsyuk '17 is one Peace Corps volunteer forced to evacuate from her site due to COVID-19.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 19, 2020
Headline: Peace Corps Volunteers arrive home after global evacuations

Joyce Michaud

Retired professor Joyce Michaud wins award, scholarship established in her name.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 21, 2020
Headline: Retired Hood professor wins award, scholarship established in her name

Jennifer Cooper

Professor Jennifer Cooper earned a distinguished alumni award from The George Washington University.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: April 25, 2020
Headline: Hood professor earns distinguished alumni award

March 2020

LGBTQ+ Scholarship

Retired professors Karen Klisch and Anne Simonsen have created a scholarship for LGBTQ+ students.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: March 2, 2020
Headline: Two former Hood College professors create new scholarship for LGBTQ+ students

PPE Donation

We donated six bins of PPE to Frederick Health, including safety goggles, N95 masks, gowns and gloves.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: March 27, 2020
Headline: Hood announces donations of PPE to Frederick Health for COVID-19 response

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: March 31, 2020
Headline: Hood announces donations of PPE to Frederick Health for COVID-19 response

Public Health Degree

We are launching a bachelor's degree in public health, accepting students starting fall 2020.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: March 30, 2020
Headline: Hood College to launch public health program

February 2020

Emilie Amt

History professor Emilie Amt spoke at an event reflecting on the lives of African-American men and women during the Civil War.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Feb. 3, 2020
Headline: Washington County residents reflect on African-American history with Civil War

Joseph Norman

Artist Joesph Norman created a live drawing of the Zong Massacre from 1871 in the Hodson Gallery.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Feb. 7, 2020
Headline: Joseph Norman celebrates Black History Month at Hood College

Andrea Chapdelaine

President Chapdelaine recently began terms on the Board of Directors for the CIC and NAICU.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Feb. 18, 2020
Headline: Hood president joins leadership organizations

Olivia White

Dean of Students Olivia White is retiring this summer after more than 27 years at Hood College.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Feb. 24, 2020
Headline: School Notes: Longtime Hood administrator announces retirement

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Feb. 27, 2020
Headline: Longtime Hood College dean to retire after decades of service

LGBTQ+ Scholarship

Retired professors Karen Klisch and Anne Simonsen have created a scholarship for LGBTQ+ students.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Feb. 25, 2020
Headline: Hood receives money for inclusive scholarship

Elizabeth Comer

Alumna and BOA member Elizabeth Comer lead a project to give voice to the generations of enslaved people in Catoctin Furnace.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Feb. 29, 2020
Headline: Catoctin Furnace Historical Society to unveil facial reconstructions of two slaves

Model UN

We hosted our 15th Annual Model UN session, and more than 250 students participated.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Jan. 4, 2020
Headline: Frederick County Public Schools host their 15th annual model united nations conference

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Jan. 4, 2020
Headline: Frederick County Public Schools host their 15th annual model united nations conference

MCCE Grant

We received a $50,000 grant from the MCCE for the second year of our Computational Thinking Partnership.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Jan. 14, 2020
Headline: Hood College receives second grant for computing education

MLK Day

Students Ashlee Rowles and Armoni Jackson participated in a day of service at the Arc at Market Street for MLK Day.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Jan. 20, 2020
Headline: MLK Day of Service brings community together to help others

New Trustees

We selected Phillip Pittman, Lance Slaughter and Charlotte Sizoo Whitenight ’68 to the Board of Trustees during the October meeting.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Jan. 27, 2020
Headline: Hood College elects three new trustees

Delaplaine Foundation Grant

Delaplaine Foundation, Inc., has granted our Summer Reading Clinic $16,000 for scholarships and operations.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Jan. 27, 2020
Headline: School Notes: Hood College receives grant for summer reading clinic

NPS Partnership

Our Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies has been awarded a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service to research methods of mitigating cyanobacteria blooms in the constructed lake at Constitution Gardens, a large catchment in Washington, D.C.

Outlet: Yahoo! Finance
Publication Date: Dec. 5, 2019
Headline: Hood College to Help National Park Service Fight Harmful Algae in Washington, D.C.

Unity Walk

Led by the Student Government Association, Hood College students put together a Unity Walk on Dec. 6, 2019 to spread a message of love and acceptance on campus.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Dec. 6, 2019
Headline: Hood College holds unity walk in response to racist incidents on campus

Project Management Certificate

We have launched a certificate program in project management designed to help professionals become more accomplished, qualified and effective managers in their fields.

Outlet: Yahoo! Finance
Publication Date: Dec. 13, 2019
Headline: Hood College Launches Certificate Program in Project Management

FFSN Grant

Our Frederick Food Security Network received a $5,000 grant from the Capital Group that will contribute to more produce grown and distributed through 2020.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Dec. 13, 2019
Headline: Frederick food security network receives grant

Battle of the Bulge

History professor Corey Campion was quoted in an article about the anniversary and aftermath of the Battle of the Bulge.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Dec. 14, 2019
Headline: Remembering the Battle of the Bulge: A reflection 75 years later

Hodson Trust Grant

The Hodson Trust granted us $3.1 million for scholarships and library renovations.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Dec. 21, 2019
Headline: Hood receives $3.1 million for scholarships and library renovations

History of Mental Illness

Professor Ingrid Ferreras wrote a piece looking at a history of mental illness from the Stone Age to the 20th century.

Outlet: Brewminate
Publication Date: Dec. 23, 2019
Headline: A History of Mental Illness since the Ancient World

The Academic Minute

Professor Carin Robinson discussed women in politics and training women for elected office.

Outlet: The Academic Minute
Publication Date: Dec. 23, 2019
Headline: Carin Robinson, Hood College – Encouraging Women to Run For Political Office

Elizabeth Knapp

Professor Elizabeth Knapp published her award-winning poetry collection "Requiem with an Amulet in Its Beak" in October.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Nov. 2, 2019
Headline: Hood professor wins poetry prize for her newest collection

April Boulton

April Boulton, Dean of the Graduate School, wrote an op-ed about the traffic along I-270 and how our online programs give greater access to education.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Nov. 9, 2019
Headline: Is traffic thwarting Maryland’s cyber growth?

Vaughn Ripley

HIV activist Vaughn Ripley was the keynote speaker at our World AIDS Awareness Day event.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Nov. 30, 2019
Headline: Hood College hosts HIV awareness brunch

Frederick County Partnerships

Our new partnerships with Frederick County will help county residents.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Oct. 3, 2019
Headline: Officials in partnership to help students and employees in Frederick

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Oct. 3, 2019
Headline: County, Hood College form partnership for tuition reduction

Outlet: WFMD
Publication Date: Oct. 3, 2019
Headline: Frederick County, Hood College Announce Two Initiatives

SK Day

Ninety students from 11 Frederick County schools participated in our 16th Annual Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day for High School girls.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Oct. 15, 2019
Headline: County high school students learn importance of math at annual Hood College event

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Oct. 15, 2019
Headline: High school-aged girls learn the possibilities of STEM careers

Georgetown Hill

Our Georgetown Hill Early School pre-K program offers flexible scheduling and plenty of play for children.

Outlet: Frederick News-Post
Publication Date: Oct. 17, 2019
Headline: New pre-K program at Hood offers flexible scheduling and lots of play

USDA Grant

We received a grant from the USDA to monitor water quality at 15 locations in the Catoctin Creek Watershed.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Oct. 18, 2019
Headline: Hood College earns $79,000 USDA grant to sample local watershed

World Food Day

Our annual World Food Day event, featuring speaker Rev. Dr. Heber Brown III, raised awareness about food insecurity.

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Oct. 21, 2019
Headline: Hood College hosts annual World Food Day celebration

MSDE Grant

The Maryland State Department of Education awarded us a $45,000 grant to explore specially designed instruction in co-taught classrooms.

Outlet: Yahoo! Finance
Publication Date: Oct. 29, 2019
Headline: Hood College Granted $45,000 for Co-Taught Education Study

Outlet: WDVM
Publication Date: Oct. 31, 2019
Headline: Professors to research specially designed instruction for students with disabilities