Fall 2016 Issue

Welcome from the Dean

To all of our new and returning graduate students, welcome to the 2016-2017 academic year!  This is the inaugural issue of the Graduate School’s online newsletter, which will be produced at the start of each new semester, in September, February and June. In this issue, you will find stories about notable alumni, exciting new programs [...]

Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership

For a number of years, professionals in the region have been asking a very important question, “When will Hood offer a doctoral program?” In response, the Graduate School at Hood College is pleased to launch its first doctoral program this fall.  The Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership is a 60-credit program that offers candidates the choice [...]

Bioinformatics M.S. Launched this Fall

The Graduate School at Hood College will offer a Master of Science in b ioinformatics beginning in the fall 2016. With the advent of “big data,” bioinformatics has become one of the major growth opportunities in the life sciences. This degree addresses the core subject areas and skill sets identified by the International Society for Computational [...]

New Program in Mathematics Instructional Leadership

We are thrilled to announce that the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has approved Hood College’s proposal for a new Master of Science in mathematics instructional leadership program. We anticipate that the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) will also approve this program in the next month. This program is designed for current teachers in [...]

Tweet Away with #30HoodTips

Are you a social media mogul? Well, friend or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If you’re really committed, contact us at gofurther@hood.edu for an exciting new program where you post weekly content provided by the Graduate School on your social media, in exchange for an Amazon gift card at the end of the semester—just in time [...]

Spotlight on Successful Alumni

An alumnus of Hood’s curriculum and instruction master’s program, Scott Strait, was awarded the title of Frederick County Teacher of the Year last spring. Strait has been teaching social studies at Brunswick Middle School for the last 15 years. There are more than 3,000 teachers in the Frederick County Public School system, and Strait was nominated along [...]

The Graduate School hosts its first Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Event

Following finals week last spring, the Graduate School hosted its first Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) event! The 3MT competitions are held at public and private institutions around the country and internationally. The event at Hood is open to all current graduate students who have graduated in the last academic year. Participants get one slide and three minutes to [...]

New Graduate Ambassadors Program

The Graduate School recently launched a new program that recruits our brightest, most talented students to serve as Graduate School Ambassadors. After many interviews, our staff unanimously selected Arzu Ozcan and ‘Dami Okuneye, who are hitting the road to attend various recruitment events, in addition to posting daily updates on social media and blogs on [...]

Our Staff

We bade farewell to a handful of talented staff last spring as they departed to pursue out-of-state opportunities. We extend a special welcome to April Boulton, dean of the Graduate School; Susie Kowalski, executive assistant to the dean; Jan Marcus and Larbi Bricha, assistant directors of admission; and Divya Bhamidipati, our new graduate assistant in the [...]

Oct. 3: CPT-OPT Information Session for International Students

Our principal dedicated school official (PDSO) and the dean of the Graduate School will explain the policy and procedure for securing curricular practical training (CPT) or optional practical training (OPT) on your F-1 visa in the Whitaker Campus Center Commons from 3 to 5 p.m. We will also have a staff member form the Career Center there to demonstrate [...]

Oct. 24: Food Day

The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association (GSA) are jointly sponsoring this year’s Food Day event in the Whitaker Campus Center Commons from 5 to 7 p.m. Food Day is a nationwide event that “brings Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies.” Learn more about the movement here. [...]

Nov. 2: Graduate Student Networking Event

Did you know that your student colleagues are a fantastic network for you? If not, join us for 15 minutes or more after your class Nov. 2 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the Coblentz Seminar Room in the basement of Coblentz Dining Hall, to meet some of your fellow Hood graduate students at this networking event. This event [...]

Nov. 3: Instant Admission Event

Please spread the word (or forward this link) to your friends and family who might be interested in furthering their careers.  We’re hosting an Instant Admissions event Nov. 3 at two convenient times—lunch hour or after work. Prospective students should bring a copy of their transcripts and résumés to be considered for on-the-spot admission to [...]

Nov. 18: BioBeers

All students interested in biotechnology or the business practices thereof are welcome to join the Graduate School and our new Master of Science in bioinformatics program at the next BioBeers—a Frederick community event organized through MeetUp, which will be hosted here at Hood in the Whitaker Campus Center Commons from 5 to 9 p.m. The [...]

Dec. 12-16: Graduate Student Week

During finals week, you will see faculty and staff stationed in the lobby of our busiest buildings (Hodson, Tatem and Rosenstock) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with drinks, snacks and other goodies to energize you before taking your final exam or making that final presentation. Stop by our table to grab a bit of support before the big test or talk.