Hood College Receives State Grant

It will be used for fund a new project management program.


Frederick, Md (KM) The Maryland Department of Commerce has provided Hood College in Frederick with a $1-million grant. The school plans to use the funds to support a new Endowed Chair in Project Management.

Hood says the graduate level project management program will serve industry and government in the Frederick area. The program is one of several initiatives coming from a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between Hood and Leidos Biomedical Research.

The College received matching funds from George Delaplaine, Jr., and the new Endowed Chair will develop two new initiatives within the Delaplaine School of Business: Hood Ventures, a graduate level business and technology consulting center; and Data-Driven Frederick, a research center that will house empirical work done by Hood faculty,. partners and students.

“We are grateful to the Department of Commerce for its role in funding the Endowed Chair in Project Management,” says Hood College President Andrea Chapdelaine, in a statement.

The $1-million is part of $15.8-million E-Novation grant from the Department of Commerce for  higher education institutions across the state.


By Kevin McManus