As the seniors get ready to graduate, a few professors prepare to leave Hood at the end of the academic year as well.
Two professors who are leaving Hood started full time in 2012, the same year that this graduating class began at Hood as well.
One of these professors is Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Michael Coon. Coon originally came to Hood because of the community vibe.
Coon said, “From my first visit to campus I felt welcome and at home.”
During his time at Hood he has made several friends, making his decision hard to leave. He is headed to be the assistant professor of economics at the University of Tampa.
Another departing professor is Assistant Professor of Accounting and Management Dr. Glen Weaver. Unlike Coon, Weaver will be retiring.
Weaver started at Hood as an adjunct professor while working as a banker in 2000. He continued as an adjunct until 2012 when he went full time.
Weaver pointed out how Hood was a warmer environment compared to other institutions that he was used to. He said that he has great colleagues, and it is a beautiful place to teach.
Weaver had always wanted to go into academia and saw an ad in the Frederick News Post and decided to apply. Weaver loves education and plans on eventually returning after a break.
Both professors said that they enjoyed the students the most at Hood.
Coon said, “I will get to see students graduate who were in my class the first semester I was here and have taken several classes with me along the way.”
Along with that, Weaver said, Hood stands out to him because of the students. He pointed out that he always has good conversations and discussions, they “well surpassed expectations.”