Wor-Wic planning for our future educational needs

Economically successful communities possess a specific roster of essential entities: a quality hospital, a diverse retail presence, a progressive public schools system, an economically resilient manufacturing sector, a convenient airport with passenger and cargo service, an emerging urban core and a well-regarded research university. To support all of those things, a strong community college is […]

Wor-Wic holds graduation in open-air stadium event

Wor-Wic Community College commencement ceremonies were held outdoors at the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium last Wednesday, in accordance with all state and CDC guidelines, including social distancing, timed arrivals and mask wearing. Dr. Ryan Messatzzia, Associate Professor of Social Science and outgoing faculty council chair, addressed the 2020 graduates. A licensed clinical social worker, he […]

Wor-Wic to offer a mix of in-class, remote learning

Covid-19 is forcing major changes at Wor-Wic Community College, including $1.2 million in budget cuts as well as how it offers classes when it reopens for the fall semester. Campus officials also have no idea yet of how the coronavirus may affect fall enrollment. “It’ll keep you up at night,” said Wor-Wic President Dr. Ray […]

One On One, April 30, 2020: Wor-Wic’s Dr. Ray Hoy

Wor-Wic Community College President Dr. Ray Hoy discusses how his institution is responding to the current health pandemic, what the possible options are for graduating seniors headed to college and how Wor-Wic is responding to address the training needs of the Lower Shore community.

Wor-Wic board recognizes scholarship recipients

The Board of Trustees at Wor-Wic Community College recently recognized the recipients of scholarships awarded to local high school graduates. This year’s scholarship recipients include Miranda Atkins from Crisfield High School and Academy, Lee Beauchamp from Washington High School, Ryan Byers from Mardela Middle and High School, Brooklyn Carey from Parkside High School, Bailey Colwell […]

One On One, Sept. 19, 2019: Wor-Wic’s Kristin Mallory

Dr. Kristin Mallory, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Wor-Wic Community College, joins “One On One” to talk about what’s new on the east Salisbury campus and discusses the amazing array of programs available to local students.

Wor-Wic expands credit program offerings

Several new credit programs were recently approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission to be offered this fall at Wor-Wic Community College. The first is a new STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) transfer associate of science degree with six areas of concentration: biology, chemistry, chemistry: pre-pharmacy, engineering, mathematics and physics. These programs prepare graduates […]

Wor-Wic chefs host impressive buffet

Developmentally disabled students who have been studying culinary arts while enrolled in Wor-Wic Community College’s Tri-County Life-Centered Education Transition Program recently prepared an impressive buffet at Wor-Wic. Selections in the five-course meal – including macaroni and cheese with cauliflower, black beans, stir-fried vegetables, vegetables with sausage, spinach dip, salad, fresh fruit arranged artfully on spears […]

Wor-Wic grads told: ‘Only you can define you’

During Wor-Wic Community College commencement ceremonies at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz shared stories, personal examples and lessons learned, and urged the graduates to be the ones who define themselves. Schulz told those assembled that she was going to talk to them about three things – […]

Services set Friday for businessman Bob Lawrence

Robert M. Lawrence Sr. is being remembered as a man dedicated to the betterment of Salisbury and Wicomico County, but also a fun-loving boater and go-kart racer who enjoyed speed. The 86-year-old former owner of Lawrence Volkswagen Audi Mazda, and Bob Lawrence Car Wash and Pre-owned Cars, died Sunday. “I knew him very well,” Dr. […]