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125th Celebration

On Sept. 12, we celebrated the 125th anniversary of Hood College with a ceremony and plaque unveiling at Winchester Hall in Downtown Frederick, the original home of Hood College. Hood President Andrea Chapdelaine spoke about the College’s partnership with the Frederick community over the years and how Hood has changed and grown. Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner spoke about the history of Winchester Hall, where the Woman’s College of Frederick held its first class on Sept. 12, 1893.

President Chapdelaine also announced the new Martha E. Church, H’95 Center for Civic Engagement, which will be located in Root, Frederick County’s center for innovation and business growth, at 118 N. Market St. The Center for Civic Engagement, supported by a gift in honor of President Emerita Martha Church at the time of her retirement, will serve as the face of Hood in Frederick, facilitating connections with government, businesses, nonprofits and other community organizations.

View photos and a video from this special day!

**In honor of the 125th anniversary of Hood College, the Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Executive Board are partnering to build a “Hood for Good” campaign. We are striving for 125 hours of alumni civic engagement in local and national communities. Help us reach our goal by sharing with us the community service you have taken part in, either individually or as a member of a team or group! Submit your community service hours here.

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