President Donald Trump presented Crystal Griner, Class of 2006, with the Medal of Valor on Thursday, July 27. Special Agent Griner stepped in when a gunman opened fire at a congressional Republican baseball practice on June 15. Griner has been credited with saving many lives that day.
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During Homecoming Weekend, Crystal will be honored and presented with a Presidential Medal, in recognition of the Hood value of obligation, by President Chapdelaine on Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. in the Hodson Auditorium. Immediately following that presentation, the Honorable Robert M. Bell—a Hood College Trustee and retired chief judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals—will give a presentation titled “The Responsibilities of Leadership.” Please join us on campus during Homecoming Weekend for these special events. Both events are free and do not require an RSVP.