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Scholarship Day

All Hood students, both past and present, benefit from Scholarships. May we ask you to support our 24-hour Scholarship Day Campaign on Wednesday, April 24th?

Hood athletes have the opportunity to donate to a special Scholarship Day campaign where gifts can be designated for  the Blue and Grey Club. Alumni athletes can  compete for  “bragging rights” by selecting the team on which they played. The team with the most donors wins!

Even more exciting – For this day only, Board of Trustees members, Susan “Sue” Murawski Ganley ’79 and Susan J. Gearey ’79, will make a one-time, lump sum gift to match dollars raised on Scholarship Day, and in honor of their 40th Reunion.

Alumni Athlete Donor Goal: 100
Scholarship Day Donor Goal: 126
The total goal: 226 donors

Your gift will also give you complimentary admission to the Donor Appreciation Picnic on Saturday, April 27th in the Cohen Hospitality Suite overlooking the Thomas Athletic Field. Enjoy a fun afternoon with classmates and friends. Food and beverages will be provided. Help us cheer on the Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Softball teams. The Women’s Lacrosse game begins at 1pm against Lycoming College. The Women’s Softball team has a double header at 1pm and 3pm against Widener College.

Kindly RSVP to the Donor Appreciation Picnic by Thursday, April 25th to The Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement at or 301-696-3700.
Thank you for your participation – we hope to see you at the Picnic!

Make sure you double your impact at Hood on Scholarship Day!


Reunion Weekend, June 7-9

Reunion is right around the corner and we look forward to seeing alumni and friends in June! Join classmates from years ending in 4 and 9 on campus for fun events such as campus tours, a Friday night barbeque picnic on the residential quad, Saturday night all class Maryland-fare picnic, and the traditional strawberry breakfast! All alumni are welcome to attend. Click here to register for the weekend and to view the schedule of events.
Please make sure to register by Friday, May 24 to enjoy a weekend of fellowship with your classmates and other alumni from honored classes. We hope to see you then!
For more information, call the Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement at 301-696-3900 or email

April Grad

Christy Graybeal, Ph.D., Presents at NCTM Annual Conference

Christy Graybeal, Ph.D., Math Education and Math Instructional Leadership graduate program director, recently presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Conference in San Diego, CA. Dr. Graybeal presented on Classroom-Tested Strategies to Cultivate Curiosity in High School Mathematics. This research was conducted at Frederick High School with Hood Alum, Karine S. Ptak M.S.’16.
To read the full article, click here. To view videos of Dr. Graybeal’s work with Algebra II students, click here.

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Hood College Alumni Magazine Survey

Hello from the Marketing Department!
In an effort to continually improve Hood Magazine, we’re asking you to take a few minutes to respond to a short survey about the magazine. To complete the survey, click here.
We always appreciate knowing that we’re delivering the kind of news, updates and stories you want to read!
Through this survey, or letters to the editor at, we are always happy to hear from you!
Thank you in advance for your time and feedback!
Laurie Ward
Vice President, Marketing and Communications


Upcoming Events

Hood College Pitch Competition
Hodson Auditorium, Rosenstock Hall
24 Scholarship Day
24 Alumni Reception in Philadelphia.
5 – 7 p.m., The Acorn Club
27 Bring A Broom
8:30 – 11:30 a.m., downtown Frederick
27 Donor Appreciation Picnic for those who have made a gift to The Hood Fund.
Noon – 2 p.m., Cohen Hospitality Suite in the Ronald J. Volpe Athletic Center.

Martha Church Memorial Service
6 p.m., Coffman Chapel
5 Late night strawberry breakfast (contact Kellye Greenwald at to volunteer)
10 – 11:30 p.m., Coblentz Dining Room
7 AHI Alumni Trip to Tuscany

Reunion Weekend
22 Frederick Pride
11 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Carroll Creek Linear Park, downtown Frederick
27 Alumni Happy Hour
5:30 – 7 p.m., Frederick – Location TBD
30 Last day to make a gift to the Hood Fund to be counted this fiscal year

*For questions about an event, or to RSVP to an event, contact the Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement at


Martha Church Memorial Service in Sarasota, Florida

President Emerita Dr. Martha Church passed away on January 27, 2019. There will be a memorial service for Dr. Church on Friday, February 22, 2019 at The Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL. The service will start at 1:00pm. For further information, please refer to the Church of the Palms website:


A Message from Alumnae House

I know its mid-February, and most of you are primarily occupied with staying warm and perfecting your hot chocolate recipe, but here at Alumnae House we’re in full Reunion Weekend prep mode, with June already on our minds!

This year we’re celebrating the classes that end in 4’s and 9’s, especially honoring the Class of 1969, who will be celebrating their 50th anniversary! We’re also hosting a special gathering for those alums who participated in the Strasbourg study-abroad program or were once residents of Le Maison Francais!

And now that I’m back Home, I’m particularly excited to attend our Maryland-themed dinner on Saturday night; I’ve heard wonderful things about the Black-eyed Susan cocktail! Definitely sign up for this!

One thing that IS happening between now and Reunion, is our annual Phone-A-Thon! Starting Monday, March 11 and continuing through Wednesday, April 24, current Hood students will be contacting you to ask you for a new gift or sustaining pledge to the annual fund. I remember when I was a Phone-A-Thon volunteer and how much fun it was talking to alumni from all the different class years, and learning “what Hood life was like…” when they were students!

If you have changed your address recently, make sure we have your updated contact information so we can let you know when Hood Alumni will be gathering in YOUR area! If you’d like to help host a get-together, please contact me at – I love to plan a good party!

Stay warm, think of the Pergola in the Spring, and I’ll see you at Reunion!

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Kellye Greenwald ‘86
Director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement