On September 12, 2017, Hood College celebrated its 125th anniversary with a ceremony and plaque unveiling at Winchester Hall in Downtown Frederick, the original home of the College. Hood President Andrea Chapdelaine spoke about the College’s partnership with the Frederick community over the years and how Hood has changed and grown. President Chapdelaine also announced the new Martha E. Church Center for Civic Engagement, which will serve as the face of Hood in Frederick, facilitating connections with government, businesses, nonprofits, and other community organizations.
Throughout the year, the College will celebrate its anniversary with special lectures, symposiums, and events. Also in honor of the 125th anniversary, the Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Executive Board have partnered to build a “Hood for Good” campaign in which the College is striving for 125 hours of alumni civic engagement in local and national communities.