Dedication of the Evans-Rood History Department Chair


Faculty, family and friends gathered at the home of Barbara Riley on Thursday evening, September 27, to celebrate the dedication of the Evans-Rood History Department Chair in Honor of Robert S. Evans 1954 HGS and Faculty Emeritus Kenneth Hopkins Rood.
Faculty, family and friends–including generations of Hopkins alumni/ae–gathered at the home of Barbara Riley on Thursday evening, September 27th to celebrate the dedication of the Evans-Rood History Department Chair in Honor of Robert S. Evans 1954 HGS and Faculty Emeritus Kenneth Hopkins Rood. Established by David S. Evans ’81, this Fund honors David’s father, Robert S. Evans ’54 HGS and Kenneth Hopkins Rood, an esteemed member of the Hopkins History Faculty from 1946–1986.  Because Ken Rood instilled a love of History and a deep appreciation for education in both David and Bob Evans, this Fund also honors the generations of students touched by Ken Rood’s teaching.  At the same time that it provides permanent support for the Hopkins History Department, the Fund also establishes an annual Evans-Rood lecture for students and faculty, which will commence in the academic year 2012-2013. It was a wonderful opportunity for the Rood family to connect with the Evans family and share wonderful stories about a beloved teacher who impacted two generations of Evans family members. Through this gift, the Evans family, along with Ken Rood's legacy will impact the teaching of history at Hopkins for generations to come.

Sisters Gwendolyn '15 and Madison Howard '18 lent their musical talents to the occasion by performing Passacaglia on a Theme by G.F. Handel on the violin and cello.
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    • Robert S. Evans 1954 HGS, Cilla Kellert, Evans-Rood History Department Chair and David S. Evans 1981

    • The Evans Family

    • David S. Evans 1981 and Ken Rood's daughter, Judith Bosch

    • Ralph and Judith Bosch with Robert S. Evans 1954 HGS and David S. Evans 1981

    • Gwendolyn '15 and Madison '18 Howard

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