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Five named to Hood College board

October 06, 2008

FREDERICK, Md. - Five new members have been named to the Hood College Board of Associates.

Elected to serve a three-year term were Dr. Mark E. Chilton, of Frederick, an orthopedic surgeon; Elizabeth Collmus Fisher of Frederick; Mark Friis of Brookville, Md., president of Rodgers Consulting Inc., who earned a master's degree at Hood in 1982; Kevin Lollar of Burkitsville, Md., a 1997 graduate of Hood who is an attorney and director of development for the Frederick City Housing Authority; and Cheryl Parrott of Middletown, Md., director of communications for the National Cancer Institute-Frederick, National Institutes of Health, who earned her master's degree from Hood in 2006.

The Board of Associates, organized in 1954, meets twice a year and serves in an advisory capacity to the president and to the Hood College Board of Trustees, the governing body of the college. It is comprised of alumnae and alumni, parents and friends of Hood from throughout the region who support the college financially and share their time, talent and experience to benefit Hood, its students and the greater Frederick community of which the college is a part.

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Members support two major fundraising programs at Hood. Since 1986, area businesses have contributed more than $1 million to Hood in support of student scholarships, academics, athletics, the library and residence hall maintenance. Board members have also raised funds to support professional development grants for faculty and staff, awarding more than $500,000 through the McCardell Professional Development Grants program that was established by the board in 1980. The board also raised more than $120,000 to establish an endowed fund for student scholarships.

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