February 1, 2023
February 1, 2023
Happy New Year! I hope you had a happy and healthy holiday season.
Our students started the spring semester last week. It is wonderful to have campus alive again. I hope you will be able to join us for our many concerts, lectures and athletic events, a few highlighted below.
You may notice more students on the north side of campus. Starting this semester, The Ruth Whitaker Holmes School of Behavioral and Health Sciences is housed at 700 Toll House Ave. We're grateful for our partnership with Frederick Health that allows our leasing of the space for our counseling, nursing, nutrition, public health, psychology, social work and sociology programs. Additionally the NeighborHood Counseling Training Center is located on the second floor of that building.
Wishing you a happy February and I hope to see you at Fire in Ice later this week.
Andrea E. Chapdelaine
Top 50 Most Innovative Businesses
The Office of Economic Development announced Frederick's Top 50 Most Innovative Businesses. Selected from a diverse pool of 113 nominations, Hood College was acknowledged for launching new programs in public health, sustainability and nutrition science, while also expanding existing programs to meet emerging workforce needs.
OED also recognized the College for the NeighborHOOD Partner Program, its partnerships with Kite Pharma, the Chamber of Commerce and Frederick Health, and the creation of Data Driven Frederick.
February Event Highlights
The Blazers are in action this month with basketball, lacrosse, swimming, track and volleyball. Be sure to check out the inaugural season of men's volleyball.
Generational Heroes Panel
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7-8:30 p.m. | Beneficial-Hodson Library & Learning Commons, 2nd Floor Reading Porch
A panel discussion about local Black history and culture featuring Frederick County Council Vice President Kavonté Duckett, Civil Rights Activist Waymon Wright and Joy Onley, one of 13 Black students to integrate into Frederick High School in 1958.
Women's Health & Human Rights: Why It's a Societal Issue
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. | Whitaker Campus Commons
Dr. Padmini (Mini) Murthy is a globally recognized physician, public health expert and educator. She is a professor and global health director at New York Medical College of Health Sciences and Practice. She has worked with UN ambassadors and missions to promote women's with efforts in Malawi, India, Suriname, Grenada, Liberia and Nepal.
Sponsored by the Center for Global Studies and the Ruth Whitaker Holmes School of Behavioral and Health Sciences
USS Hood...Sailing the Winter Solstice
Have you voted for our boat on Carroll Creek?
This year's boat benefits our partnership with SHIP (Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership) of Frederick County. Each vote is $1 and proceeds benefit our SHIP scholarship which allows students to attend Hood.
For the month of February, if you vote for the USS Hood ($25 or more) and forward your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org, you'll receive a Hood pom-pom winter hat!