Commencement 2015: Professor Gary Gillard recognized for service; 13 CS majors receive diplomas.

At the 2015 Hood Undergraduate commencement ceremony, Professor Gary Gillard, MS '90, was awarded the Presidential Service Award in recognition of his more than 20 years of service to the College. He has also been designated Assistant Professor Emeritus of Information Technology and remains a valued member of the department.

Gary Gillard began his career at Hood in 1991. For the past 23 years as the assistant professor of information technology, he has mentored countless students and has been a friend and colleague to many faculty members. During his tenure, he has taught students about the ethical and social issues associated with computing technology in his Impact of Computers on Society course and he has served on the computer and information technology advisory council. Fluent in American Sign Language, he has also volunteered his time to interpret for students in their extracurricular activities.

Before Hood, Gary taught English and computer applications for 25 years at the Maryland School for the Deaf. He also served as an adjunct instructor at Frederick Community College. Gary earned a bachelor's degree in English from Westminster College, a bachelor's degree in special education from State College of Victoria in Australia, a master's degree in divinity from the Virginia Theological Seminary and a master's degree in computer science from Hood College.

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