Angela Vines '17

Why did you choose Hood College?

Hood was a good fit for me. Close to home, small classes, small campus. My mother also attended Hood at the start of her college education and continuing that tradition was a big deal for me.

Have you participated in an internship or leadership opportunity in the local area or on campus?

I am currently working as a summer intern for an environmental science research project.

What did you gain from that experience?

It has helped me expand my horizons and consider other fields. It’s also taught be a lot about responsibility and about how much I can handle.

What is your most memorable experience at Hood?

My most memorable experience here at Hood would probably be the week of May Madness this past year. It’s what every Hood student talks about when you ask them (as a prospective freshman) what Hood is like. It was an amazing and fun week that I got to experience with my friends, and it will definitely be one of the things that I tell prospective freshman to look forward to when they come here.

What do you value most about your relationships with your professors?

I think it is really important how closely the professors here work with their students. You’re a name, not just a number. They care about your success and often go out of their way to ensure you do well or to help you if you aren’t.

What is something that surprised you about Hood?

Something that surprised me about Hood was just how close you get to everyone. Coming in I knew that Hood was a smaller campus, but it’s not just the size that makes us a community. We all get along and participate in Hood activities. We all know each other and we bond over the fact that we’re here together. You know everyone one way or another, whether it be through a club or team or just seeing them on campus.

What was your most rewarding class or academic experience at Hood? Why?

I think my most rewarding class would have been History 262 with Dr. Champion. Not that all of my classes here haven’t been rewarding, and taught me both content and important college lessons, but Dr. Champion’s class gave me my first taste of a real college class. It taught me that I was going to have to study hard, and pay attention, and that I might not always get A’s like in high school, but that was okay. It was my first “real” college class, and it has helped me to prepare for the rest of my education.

When you aren’t in class, what is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

When I’m not in class (or studying for class), I’m almost always with my friends. I’ve met some amazing people here at Hood and we spend a lot of time together. Hanging out on the quad is a great way to kill time. We also love to support Hood’s athletics teams, since most of us are involved with one. So we attend a lot of games and cheer on our fellow Blazers.

What is your favorite campus event?

My favorite campus event would have to be May Madness. It’s just a week full for activities and craziness (in a good way). It gives us as students a break for the stress of finals and I honestly believe that it brings us even closer together as a student body.