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March 12, 2013
The following Washington County students were named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Hood College: Boonsboro - Jordan Acton, Danielle Derflinger, Mandy Shanaberger Clear Spring - Lauren Belt Funkstown - Amber Brooks Hagerstown - Aristie Abbott, Tara Biser, Meghan Burket, Kristen Byers, Rebecca DeLauter, Amanda Hutzel, Joshua Johnson, Jessica Jones, Ravleenkaur Khalsa, Samuel Lopez, Jennifer McCullough, Anabel...
EDUCATION
June 15, 2012
The following area students received bachelor's and master's degrees May 19 during commencement at Hood College: Bachelor's degrees Boonsboro - Jamie Bingaman (summa cum laude), Lauren Miller (cum laude), Bridgette Ringley (cum laude), Kelly Schultheis Cavetown - Kirsten Cacciola Clear Spring - Derek Reichard Hagerstown - Shawn Benson (magna cum laude), Carlie Colella, Nabela Enam (magna cum laude), Tyler Fairley, Jennifer Marlatt, Allison Moberly, Stephanie Reiter, Matthew Shives Keedysville - Julia Friedrich (summa cum laude)
EDUCATION
April 12, 2011
A Hood College alumna from Hagerstown has left the college a $1 million gift to fund international programming at the school, the college announced in a news release. The gift from Shirley Conner Hardinge, a 1944 graduate of Hood, will establish an endowment for a center for global studies. the release said. Hardinge, who was a French major, was a longtime supporter of Hood, according to the release. Her long professional career was spent at Fairchild Aircraft and later as senior vice president at Sharrett Inc. She died in May 2010 at age 87. The center, to be called the Shirley Conner Hardinge Center for Global Studies, will support faculty research in international areas, provide funding for Hood students to study abroad and scholarships for new students studying in international areas and fund a lecture series to bring international scholars to Hood, the release said.
NEWS
May 19, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - A Hood College graduate has been awarded a Fulbright grant to teach high school students in Germany. Shannon Williams, who graduated summa cum laude in 2007, will teach English to German students in Hamburg, Germany's second-largest city, from September to June 2009. The Walkersville, Md., native majored in philosophy, with minors in German and history. The Fulbright program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.
NEWS
January 14, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - A free workshop designed to provide information on college costs and ways to pay for college, including financial aid, scholarships and budgeting strategies, will be held Wednesday at Hood College. The workshop, which will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall, is for college-bound students and their parents. The program will be led by John Baworowsky, a nationally renowned expert on college financial aid strategies and the vice president for enrollment management at Hood College.
NEWS
February 17, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - The following Washington County residents have qualified for the dean's list for the fall semester at Hood College: Boonsboro: Kimberly Michelle Bolland, Michelle Ann Burker, Jennifer Elizabeth Heimbuch, April Lynne Napoli and Nicole Suzanne Petefish; Cascade: Raechal Lynn Geesaman; Clear Spring: Mark Daniel Porter; Hagerstown: Ashley Nichelle Burke, Rahnuma Ehsan Choudhury, Taylor Stephen DiClemente, Justin T....
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EDUCATION
June 21, 2013
The following area students were named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Hood College: Boonsboro - Jordan Acton, Mandy Shanaberger Funkstown - Amber Brooks Hagerstown - Tara Biser, Meghan Burket, Rebecca DeLauter, Paige DeVore, Amanda Hutzell, Joshua Johnson, Jessica Jones, Ravleenkaur Khalsa, Samuel Lopez, Ashley Maynard, Jennifer McCullough, Anabel Pena, Mark Russ, Mark Sickle, McKinsey Souders, Lindsay Stine, Laura...
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OBITUARIES
June 14, 2013
Gary Lee DeWeerd, 64, of 60 Broadway, Hagerstown, Md., lost his battle with Alzheimer's disease Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro, Md. Born April 7, 1949, in Holland, Mich., he was the son of Donna Mae VanWiernan DeWeerd and the late Gerald Frederick DeWeerd. He graduated from Holland High School in 1967. He received his bachelor's degree in human resources from St. Leo's College, and a master's degree in psychology from Hood College. Capt. Gary DeWeerd retired from the U.S. Air Force after 24 years of service.
BUSINESS
June 9, 2013
Small Business Development Center of the Eastern Panhandle MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Christina Lundberg, business coach and center manager at the Small Business Development Center of the Eastern Panhandle in Martinsburg, recently was named Minority Small Business Champion as part of the 2013 West Virginia Small Business Week Awards. Among Lundberg's accomplishments are securing funding for multicultural events and publications; producing the 2012 Eastern Panhandle Multicultural Business Directory, which includes local businesses; organizing expos and workshops; co-chairing the Berkeley County Diversity Committee of Berkeley County Schools; and co-chairing the economic development committee of the Berkeley County Chapter of the NAACP.
SPORTS
May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 BRIEFS Hood College associate director of athletics Tom Dickman has been selected as the College's next director of athletics, effective July 1, 2013. Dickman will succeed Gib Romaine, who will be retiring on June 30 after 11 years at Hood. A long-time administrator and basketball coach in Frederick County, Dickman will continue to serve as the Blazers' head men's basketball coach in his new role. Dickman spent 29 years as the athletic director and basketball coach at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2013
Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon The juried photographic competition features work by photographers from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, and beyond. Exhibit on view through Sunday, April 14. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727 or go to www.wcmfa.org . Student art Three Hood College seniors will showcase their artwork. Exhibit continues through Sunday, April 14. Hood College's Hodson Gallery in Tatem Arts Center, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, Md. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
OBITUARIES
April 11, 2013
Judith D. Foltz, age 73, died Wednesday April 10, 2013, at her home after a brief illness. Judy was born April 10, 1940, in Martinsburg, W.Va., where she lived until the family moved to Middletown, Md., in 1950. She was the eldest of three children born to Ross and Mina Foltz. After graduation in 1958 from Middletown High School she attended and graduated from Hood College in 1963. She received her master's degree in counseling from Loyola College in Baltimore. Judy worked for many years for the Department of Juvenile Services in Baltimore, Md. She loved her work and helped many children and families in her years of service.
OBITUARIES
April 4, 2013
Marie Antoinette Melaro, 85, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the Western Maryland Hospital Center. Born Saturday, May 14, 1927, in Oakmont, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John B. Melaro and Rose D. Toia Melaro. She received her bachelor's degree from Hood College in 1949 and later received her master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1956. She taught foreign language in Pittsburgh-area schools for many years. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church.
EDUCATION
October 28, 2012
The Community Foundation of Washington County recently hosted an informal introduction to scholarships and financial aid for high school juniors and seniors and their parents or guardians.  More than two dozen attendees heard discussions on scholarship application best practices, an overview of the FAFSA, and how scholarships might affect overall financial aid packages.  Speakers included Kristy Smith, programs and communications manager at...
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