Hood College, Maryland (Campus History Series)

Hood College, Maryland (Campus History Series)


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Hood College, Maryland (Campus History Series) by The Staff and Volunteers of the Hood College Archives, Foreword by Ronald J. Volpe, President of Hood College

Chartered in 1893 as the Woman's College of Frederick, Hood College has grown and changed immensely since its beginnings. In 1913, the institution was renamed for an early benefactor, Margaret Scholl Hood, who staunchly believed in higher education for women. She donated funds for a parcel of land that enabled the school to add a second location. From its founding, the institution has attracted talented faculty and enthusiastic students, developed vibrant traditions, and garnered national recognition. In the century since the college was renamed, it has graduated over 10,000 alumni and expanded its mission to educate both women and men. In the 1970s, the school accepted male students, and since 2003, it has been fully coeducational with men in residence on campus. Hood College offers fascinating glimpses of life and learning on the campus from its earliest days to modern times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738598024
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 02/25/2013
Series: Campus History Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

The staff and volunteers of the Hood College Archives include Jan Samet O'Leary, the library director and archive curator; Phyllis Townsend, the library collection development manager and archive curator; Krista Schaffert, an alumna, director of Advancement Services, and archive volunteer; and Joy Derr, former director of Development Communications and archive volunteer. Images used in Hood College come from the Hood College Archives.

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction 8

1 Our Precursor: The Frederick Female Seminary, 1840-1893 9

2 Our Founding: The Woman's College of Frederick, 1893-1912 17

3 Our Visionary Mother: Margaret Scholl Hood 35

4 Our New Name: Hood College of Frederick, 1913-1934 41

5 Our Changing Face: A New President, a World War, 1934-1948 59

6 Our Halcyon Days: Dr. Truxal's Presidency, 1948-1961 73

7 Our Changing Times: Presidents and Politics, 1961-1975 87

8 Our First Woman President: Martha Church, 1975-1995 99

9 Our Future: Into the 21st Century, 1995-2012 113

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