Betsy McCain McAlpine, granddaughter of Hood’s founder, President Joseph Henry Apple, passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2019.
Two years ago at Commencement, Betsy was awarded an honorary degree for her immeasurable support and dedication to the College. Beyond her student days, where she was a student-athlete and a White Blazer Award winner, Betsy worked in the admission office, and was an Alumnae Association officer, a reunion class chair and class reporter, chair of the Centennial Celebration, and the original docent in the Hood History Museum. Betsy also served on the Board of Trustees and was named trustee emerita.
Betsy was a loyal friend to the College and will be greatly missed. To honor her memory, and all Betsy did in support of Hood, a memorial service will be held on-campus in Coffman Chapel on Tuesday, June 25 at 11 a.m. (Hood College, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick MD 21701, no RSVP necessary.)