Goucher College receives nearly $900,000 donation to support scholarships

The Anne Hoover ’67 Scholarship Fund will help Goucher recruit exceptional students from traditionally underrepresented geographic regions, both domestically and internationally.

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With a generous gift of approximately $900,000, Goucher College announces the Anne Hoover ’67 Scholarship Fund to recruit exceptional students from traditionally underrepresented geographic regions, both domestically and internationally. This new fund, part of the college’s [UNDAUNTED] capital campaign, will offer financial support for a transformational Goucher education to students who will bring distinct experiences and perspectives to the ever-expanding Goucher community.

“We are grateful to Anne Hoover for this bequest, which will provide educational opportunities for students who may have not otherwise had access to a top-quality education such as Goucher offers,” said Kent Devereaux, Goucher College president. “Anne’s passion for learning about and exploring different cultures around the world will continue through these scholarships. The Hoover Fund will provide financial support to students representing the diversity of our nation and the world.”

The [UNDAUNTEDcampaign is currently focused on supporting the people who make up the Goucher community through scholarships like the Hoover Fund, as well as the establishment of new endowed professorships. These scholarships promote access and student success by addressing their immediate needs and helping to ease financial stress for students and families. As part of the comprehensive campaign, the college has raised more than $66 million to build state-of-the-art facilities like the First-Year Village, Mary Fisher Dining Center, and the Evelyn Dyke Schroedl ’62 Tennis Center.

“The Hoover Fund will offer access to a rigorous liberal arts education to students who might not otherwise have been familiar with Goucher’s commitment to global education, social justice, and sustainability,” said Michele Ewing, vice president of advancement, Goucher College. “Through this scholarship, Anne wanted to create opportunities for students to experience and embrace lifelong learning, which was so important in her life, and is a hallmark of a Goucher education.”

Anne Hoover graduated from Goucher College in 1967 with a bachelor of arts degree in history and a minor in secondary education. She earned three postgraduate degrees: two from the University of Michigan, Japanese studies and psychology, and a master’s in landscape architecture from North Carolina State University.

For thirty years, Hoover taught in professional undergraduate and graduate programs in landscape architecture at public universities. Her research and publications in cultural landscape preservation have been shared in the classroom and at national and international conferences. She was a Professor Emerita of Landscape Architecture at Ball State University.

Hoover also managed a consulting practice in cultural landscape preservation. Her clients included the National Parks Service and the states of Indiana, Alabama, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Oklahoma. This work led to her relationship with UNESCO, which allowed her to explore many countries, including Russia, Mongolia, China, New Zealand, India, and Japan.

Hoover was a self-described “Goucher girl” of the 1960s and credited her time at Goucher with influencing her career in interdisciplinary teaching, research, and service. While at Goucher, she spent summers on study tours in Europe and Japan and continued traveling abroad throughout her life. Hoover traveled to every continent except Antarctica.