History of Hood College Told Through Vintage Images

Staff and volunteers collaborate to tell dynamic story of Hood College’s past
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Feb. 5, 2013 - PRLog -- The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Campus History Series is Hood College from the staff and volunteers of the Hood College Archives with a foreword by Ronald J. Volpe, President of Hood College. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

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.

Highlights of Hood College:
•   Contains photographs of the school as The Frederick Female Seminary,  The Woman’s College of Frederick, and Hood College
•   Showcases founder Margaret Scholl Hood who gave funds and land to expand the original school
•   Illustrates the College’s struggles and victories during its 100-year journey
•   Traces the growth of the College, the rise of traditions, the growth of sports teams, and the expansion of curriculum

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.  

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