From the Summer/Fall issue of Hood Magazine. View the print edition.
This year marks the 125th anniversary of Hood College. The Woman’s College of Frederick was chartered in 1893 with the purpose of creating a college for the promotion and advancement of women and the cultivation and diffusion of literature, science and art.
Our progress in the past 125 years has been remarkable. What started as one building in Downtown Frederick with 83 students is now more than 30 academic, residential and administrative buildings on 50 acres, with a co-ed student body of more than 2,000. Through all of our changes, Hood continues to provide an education that empowers students to use their hearts, minds and hands.
In this issue of Hood Magazine, we visited with members of the Bowers and Gambrill families; the Delaplaine and Randall families; and the Apple, McCain and McAlpine families. Our conversations with these legacy families included remembrances of their time at Hood and of growing up nearby. These families offered a unique perspective in that they have known each of our 11 presidents, and have been able to watch the College grow and change over the decades.