Frederick County Teacher of the Year Erin Doolittle is one of seven finalists for the Maryland State Teacher of the Year award. Erin earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and master’s degree in reading specialization, both from Hood College. A panel of judges from Maryland education organizations selected the seven finalists from among the state’s 24 district winners. The 2014-2015 Maryland Teacher of the Year will be announced during a reception on October 10.
Graduate School Highlights
Graduate School faculty and staff welcomed new students at two receptions on August 20. The International Students Orientation was attended by students from nine nations: Saudi Arabia, Ghana, China, Nepal, Afghanistan, Egypt, India, Nigeria and Spain. Both receptions offered an opportunity for newcomers to network with each other, meet faculty members, become familiar with the campus and generally get more comfortable with their new learning environment and its surroundings — plus take a few selfies!
Do you have the skill sets you need to stand out in the crowd as you pursue your career goals? Do you want to learn more about professional development opportunities that will give you that competitive edge?
The new Professional Development Institute (PDI) can help with critical skill sets that will complement your academic achievements and help you achieve your professional goals. Learn more about the PDI program and submit your application: www.hood.edu/gradpdi.
**APPLICATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 10. ONLY 20 GRADUATE STUDENTS WILL BE SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FALL 2014 PROGRAM**
Joyce Michaud, director of the Ceramics program at Hood, was recently honored by having five of her works selected by patrons and gifted to the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Find details about the works and the patrons here.
Michaud is the founding director of the MFA and Graduate Certificate in Ceramics Arts programs and studio arts coordinator. She graduated magna cum laude from Lycoming College with bachelor’s degrees in art and education, pursued her graduate degree in ceramics at Columbia Visual Arts College and completed her MFA in ceramics with a specialty in museum studies at The George Washington University
Edgar B. Schick, Ph.D., who since 1972 has served in senior leadership positions at a number of colleges and universities, including the University System of Maryland, will direct the Hood College’s curricular, instructional and research affairs. He succeeds Katherine Conway-Turner, Ph.D., who was recently named president of Buffalo State College in New York.
Find out more about Dr. Schick here.
The Whitaker Campus Center Gallery, Hood College, will feature the Finding Sanctuary in Flight exhibit August 8-23. Artist Susan Alter-Humphrey has sculpted large, unglazed and high relief porcelain paperclay forms to imitate the attributes and patterns of flight. The artist is an MFA candidate in the Graduate School’s Ceramics program and completed the Ceramics certificate program in 2010. Learn more about the exhibit and the opening reception here.
All students who are new to the Hood Graduate School for the Fall 2014 semester are invited to an orientation on Wednesday, August 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The informal welcome reception, to be held at Whitaker Campus Center, will provide an opportunity to meet faculty, staff and fellow students.
The agenda includes a campus tour, introduction to the bookstore and Apple computer lab, a welcome from Graduate School Dean Dr. Maria Green Cowles, and dinner with the program directors. Get the complete agenda and then RSVP here .
International students who are new to the Hood Graduate School for the Fall 2014 semester are invited to an orientation on Wednesday, August 20 at 3 p.m. The informal welcome reception, to be held at Whitaker Campus Center, will provide an opportunity to meet faculty, staff and fellow international students. Please click here to respond.