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J D Hammond Family

After graduation from Northwest in 1955, J.D. Hammond's career in higher education spanned 40 years.  He retired in 1999 as the dean of the Smeal College at The Pennsylvania State University.  During that time, he instructed and supervised the work of countless students, and his professional peers elected him to the presidency of The American Risk and Insurance Association, The Risk Theory Seminar and The International Insurance Society.   

In his 30 years as a member of The International Insurance Society, Hammond interacted with many executives from insurance and related financial service companies in an educational setting.  As a result, the power of international business education became clear to him. 

He and his family have created the J.D. Hammond Family Scholarship in International Business Fund.  Hammond, who received Northwest's Distinguished Alumni Award in 1976, remains professionally active with private sector and has also served on the Northwest Foundation Board of Directors.

J.D. passed away on November 23, 2020. His wife, Marian, continues to live in State College, PA.
Scholarships associated with J D Hammond Family
  • J D Hammond Family Scholarship in International Business