2013 Janice Mooney Hobart ’63, M.Ed. ’78
The activism, service and success that began during her years in elementary school just earned Janice Mooney Hobart ’63, M.Ed. ’78 McDaniel’s Alumna of the Year award. The retired Westminster High School director of guidance and an active volunteer will be honored during this fall’s Homecoming activities for her professional achievements and service to college and community.
A member of the last class of Home Economics majors to graduate from the college, Hobart savored her career first as a Home Ec teacher and later, after earning a master’s in counseling at the college, as a guidance counselor at Westminster High School for 23 years. In fact, she so enjoyed her work with high school students, she opened College Found, a college consulting business that continues today.
Barely a year has gone by in the 50 that have passed since she graduated from the college without Hobart serving on one college committee or another – and she’s been the chair of her class reunions since 1973 and president of her class since 1998. She’s been her class reporter, an alumni visitor to the Board of Trustees, class secretary and member and often chair of committees for special events, outreach, phonathons and others she simply can’t remember.
Winner of the Meritorious Service Award in 1988 and Alumni Admissions Volunteer Award in 2002, she extended her career and service into the community with her Board membership, including serving as president, and volunteer work with Rape Crisis Intervention Service. She also served the Carroll County Coalition on Sexuality Education and Teen Pregnancy Prevention, through which she organized the first teen mother and father support groups in the school system and co-authored “Teen Pathways – A Resource Guide for Teens.”
Married to Don Hobart ’62 since December of her senior year, she has been involved with the Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary, Ascension Episcopal Church and is a member of the Carroll County Historical Society, Friends of Hashawha, Woman’s Club of Westminster and Roslyn Garden Club.