February 19, 2018
Hood College announced the establishment of The George B. Delaplaine Jr. School of Business today.
George B. Delaplaine Jr., a prominent Frederick businessman, provided a major gift to endow the new School of Business. At a ceremony on campus attended by members of the Hood community and local business and community leaders, Hood President Andrea E. Chapdelaine lauded Delaplaine for his contributions to the community over the last half century. President Chapdelaine also honored Delaplaine with the President’s Medal for Hope, one of Hood College’s core values.
“Over a lifetime of accomplishments, George has shown entrepreneurial vision, and has leveraged his business success to positively impact the Frederick community in countless ways,” said President Chapdelaine. “His family set the standard for good citizenship in Frederick even before Hood’s founding, and we are proud to honor his name. The George B. Delaplaine Jr. School of Business will be a hub for social entrepreneurship in the community, allowing undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students enriching experiences beyond the classroom.” The gift will support faculty recruitment and development, academic programming, faculty and student research, and general administrative needs.