reunion 2018

Reunion Weekend, June 8-10

Reunion is right around the corner, and we look forward to seeing alumni and friends in June! Join classmates from years ending in 3 and 8 on campus for fun events such as campus tours, Friday night BBQ 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 view an event schedule.
The RSVP date is Thursday, May 24. Please make sure to register and join in the fellowship with your classmates and other alumni from honored classes. We hope to see you then! For more information, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 301-696-3900 or email
Photo credit: Ellen Byrne

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Save the Date—Blue and Grey Golf Tournament

The Blue and Grey golf tournament will be Sept. 14, 2018 at Clustered Spires Golf Course. Tee time is 9 a.m. More information coming soon!


Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Special Guest Lecture

Please join us on Friday, June 8 at 2 p.m. to welcome Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, as she speaks as the special guest lecturer during this year’s Reunion Weekend. Lynn has served as the president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities since July 2016. After earning degrees from Quinebaug Valley Community College, Mount Holyoke College and Brown University, in 1985 Lynn became a faculty member of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Rhode Island. Throughout her time at the University of Rhode Island, Lynn also served as the vice provost for research, the vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the graduate school. In 2008, she became the provost of the University of Hartford, and, just two years later, was appointed the 18th president of Mount Holyoke College. She currently serves as the senator and vice president of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, a member of the boards of the Lingnan Foundation and the National Humanities Alliance, and is on the advisory board of the Newman’s Own Foundation. Lynn also hosts The Academic Minute, a public radio show. Lynn has received honorary doctorates from Elizabethtown College and Bishop’s University and has extensive experience writing on the topics of medical ethics, metaphysics, public policy and the philosophy of law. Lynn’s lecture will be in the Hodson Science and Technology Center, Room 131.


125th Anniversary Oral History Project

The 125th Anniversary Committee, in conjunction with the Hood College Archives, is soliciting oral history interviews about “all things” Hood. Oral histories have never been more important; they allow us to ask new questions, they provide rich human interaction and most importantly, they give voice to stories or individuals left out of official records. Join us at our oral history booth in the Beneficial-Hodson Library during Reunion Weekend 2018! We will be conducting individual and group interviews on Thursday, June 7 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, June 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturday, June 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by at your convenience to be interviewed. For more information, click here.  If you are not able to attend Reunion Weekend but would like to set up an interview, or if you have any questions, please contact Hood College archivist, Mary Atwell, at