Happy New Year from Alumnae House!

Sure, it’s not January, but here at Hood, Fall Semester is always the beginning of a new year! We’ve got some great events planned, including an alumni event on September 8 at The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts, and one on October 13 in McLean, Virginia. If you’d like to help host an alumni event in your area, email us at alumoffice@hood.edu.

But the BIG event that’s right around the corner is Hood’s “Homecoming & Fall Family Weekend!” Mark your calendars for September 27-29, because we’re throwing quite a bash!

We’re so excited to have Guys In Thin Ties kick-off the weekend with a free concert Friday night at Hodson Outdoor Theater! Grab your slap bracelets, Vans, and leg warmers because it’s going to be a TOTALLY AWESOME 80s party!!

Saturday, September 28 we’ll be hosting the 2019 Hood College Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony. We’re very proud to be honoring Jane Halfen Caputo ’88, Julieta Ugaz-Pereda Theander ’95, Sara Wastler Lambert ’09, Nicolas Aldana ’14, and former athletic director Tom Dickman. For more information regarding this event, please email us at alumoffice@hood.edu.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! You can find the full Homecoming & Fall Family Weekend schedule here!

Come join the fun, because Hood will always be your Home!

Kellye Greenwald ’86
Director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement

2019 Move In

Welcome Class of 2023!

We are proud to say this is the largest incoming class since 2010. This year we’re welcoming 327 first year students, comprised of both commuters and campus residents. We’re also welcoming 115 transfer students, again a remarkable number that demonstrates the effective partnership we have established with community colleges from all over Maryland! President Andrea E. Chapdelaine, Ph.D., has also partnered with Frederick County to establish the NeighborHOOD scholarship program designed to benefit County employees and their families! Find more information about available scholarships on Hood’s website or by clicking here.


Ceramic Arts Legend Joyce Michaud Retires from Hood

Joyce Michaud, an internationally known ceramicist and potter, has announced her retirement as a professor at Hood College, where she began teaching in 1994.

Hired to build the College’s ceramic arts program in 1994, Michaud has been the program director ever since. She developed and founded the graduate certificate in ceramic arts, which began in 2003, the Master of Fine Arts (2006) and the Master of Arts in Ceramic Arts (2013). She was also the coordinator of the studio arts program and helped build the studio arts concentration and the art education concentration.

“Joyce has served our community for many years as director of the graduate program in ceramic arts, and she will be greatly missed,” said Debbie Ricker, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs at Hood. “Her legacy as a teacher, scholar and artist is truly inspiring, and we all wish her the very best!”

For more from Jenna Gianni, a student of Michaud who graduated from Hood in 2018 with an MFA and is now teaching ceramic arts at Hood, about Michaud’s impact, read the piece “Joyce Michaud: The Legacy of a Lifetime” at hood.edu/joycemichaud.


Upcoming Events

8     Alumni Event, The House of the Seven Gables, Salem MA, 2 – 4pm
19   AHI Greece – Athens & Poros
24   AHI Douro River Cruise
27 – 29    Homecoming/Fall Family Weekend

5     Alumni Executive Board Meeting
13   Alumni Event, brunch hosted by Amy Chan, McLean VA
31   AHI Grand Danube Passage
20   Alumni Event Distillery Cider works, Burkittsville, MD
24   Safe Harvest: Trick-or-Treating on campus


If you have questions about any of the upcoming events, please contact us at alumoffice@hood.edu.