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Hood’s First Chair of the Board Scholars | Chelsey Adedoyin ’21

By Lindsay Tubbs ’18

For Chelsey Adedoyin, the uniqueness of Hood’s campus was the selling point.

“The buildings, the green…wow this campus is beautiful!” Chelsey said of her first impressions of Hood. The Laurel, Maryland, native knew about Hood from a high school friend who played in basketball tournaments on campus.

She also knew the close-knit campus was something she wanted.

“I love the small class sizes. I find that I excel when I can have a closer relationship with my professors,” she said. “The Hood community is really my favorite part of being here. Everyone knows each other, as opposed to a big school, where I don’t know anyone, no one knows me and maybe I don’t even know my teacher. That would be crazy.”

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Hood’s First Chair of the Board Scholars | Natalie Kolosieke ’21

By Lindsay Tubbs ’18

Natalie Kolosieke ’21 of Greensboro, North Carolina, aspires to have a career in the nonprofit sector and “make the world better” after honing her management skills at Hood.

“The types of nonprofits I’m looking at are more education, or women,” she shared. “Those are things that I’m really passionate about. I want to start working at a nonprofit, and if I really enjoy it, I may decide I want to start one.”

Natalie, whose father works for Habitat for Humanity, loves volunteering there and seeing the difference that she can make.

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Hood’s First Chair of the Board Scholars | Grace Weaver ’21

By Lindsay Tubbs ’18

Grace Weaver ’21 of New Market, Maryland, has a very clear vision of her future, aspiring to be a divorce lawyer in Miami.

“I just love the warm weather, and I figured that Miami is such a big city that there’s got to be someone getting divorced,” she explains. “Since third grade, my dad would tell me, ‘You’re gonna be a great lawyer, Grace,’ because I play devil’s advocate in a lot of discussions. I like to argue because I want to see different points.”

In high school, Grace had the chance to practice this passion through the mock trial club with her favorite teacher, Natalie Rebetsky, a 1985 Hood alumna who was in charge of the club. Grace joined and fell in love with it.

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Hood’s First Chair of the Board Scholars | Jenna Frick ’21

By Lindsay Tubbs ’18

Had it not been for the offer of the Chair of the Board scholarship, Jenna Frick might not have visited Hood, but the business major from Clermont, Florida, thought it was such a great opportunity she needed to explore it.

“I learned about Hood and applied because the golf coach (Chelsea Danel) had reached out to me,” Jenna said, “but I wasn’t sure I wanted to move this far away from home, and after I got accepted, I hadn’t thought about it much. Then I got the call about applying for the scholarship.”

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Hood’s First Chair of the Board Scholars | Caylee Winpigler ’21

By Lindsay Tubbs ’18

“My goal in life is to do something that impacts people, and I want to make a difference,” said Caylee Winpigler ’21 of Walkersville, Maryland.

She is considering a history and political science double major and an English minor.

“I have time still to decide, but I feel like if I go down maybe the political science route, it’ll lead me somewhere that I will be able to make an impact,” she said. “I thought for a while that I could be a lobbyist for environmental science.”

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A Look Back | The Sciences at Hood

By Mary Atwell, Archivist/Collection Development Services Manager

It might be surprising to find out that the sciences were an integral part of the Hood College curriculum from the institution’s very beginning. Today we equate education in the sciences directly with preparation for careers, but society in the mid-1800s viewed women’s higher education as a pursuit of intellectual learning rather than preparation for a commercial position or undertaking. So why were sciences so prevalent in the College’s early curriculum?

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Callie Fishburn ’18 Named Fulbright Semifinalist

Senior Callie Fishburn has been made a semifinalist for this year’s Fulbright competition!

The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Congress and the Department of State and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of more than 160 countries worldwide. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. She will find out sometime this spring whether she is a finalist.

“With the Fulbright I not only hope to earn a master’s degree, but also have eye-opening experiences that broaden my world perspectives,” Fishburn said. “If I receive the Fulbright, I will be studying in Canada at the University of Saskatchewan, and most likely working on a project involving sustainability in indigenous communities within the province. I believe that the project will give me deeper cultural appreciation for native peoples in both Canada and the United States.”

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Reem Zietoon ’17 Makes Plans for Pharmacy School

Reem Zietoon ’17  is heading to pharmacy school next fall!

She’ll be part of a four year program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, which includes three years of classes and a final year of rotations. She was also accepted into Shenandoah University’s program.

“After I graduate [from UMB] I think I would like to do a residency which is two years of clinical training,” Zietoon said. “I haven’t decided exactly which branch of pharmacy I want to pursue after I graduate but clinical seems the most appealing to me right now. The great thing about pharmacy school though is that I will be exposed to all of it before I have to make my decision.”

Zietoon’s interest in the field came when she got a job as a pharmacy technician at the CVS adjacent to Hood during her junior year.

“I have always had an interest in medicine but never considered pharmacy until I started that job,” she said.

 

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Why an Inclusive Campus for All Matters

By Caitlyn-Jean Ward ’18, SGA President

College campuses across the nation provide students with opportunities to grow and become the individuals they wish to be. They are often safe-havens and become so close-knit that they become second homes for students. Hood College is no different. It strives to give its students every opportunity to grow and enhance the world around them; boasting a myriad of diverse clubs and organizations. Hood truly is home. However, like other institutions, Hood also experiences issues that can have a negative effect. Last fall, the Hood College Student Government Association was alerted that some members of the student body felt underrepresented and unwelcomed, that their ideas, ways of thinking and overall states of being were being challenged or infringed upon by peers.

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From War to Revolution: The Rich History of Hood College Nursing

Originally posted in the February, March, April 2018 edition of The Maryland Nurse News and Journal.

Hood College in Frederick, MD is celebrating their 125 anniversary this year, and the Hood College Department of Nursing is proud to be part of the rich history.

The 1940s: Hood Nursing as War Work with a Future

In 1943, the world was at war, and the public was asked to support war efforts. Hood College, in Frederick, Maryland, offered support by opening its first nursing program. “Nursing is War Work with a Future,” proclaimed the first brochures promoting the nursing program at Hood. That September, according to the Hood Registrar’s Office, 28 young women were “accepted for work leading to Degree of B.S. in Nursing” at Hood College. They came from as far away as New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts, and as close as a few blocks from Hood’s campus.

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