Promise Scholarship info night is Wednesday

An information session for anyone interested in the Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m., in Guerrieri Hall at Wor-Wic Community College. Scholarship funds will become available for the fall 2019 term. Eligible students include those who enroll within two years of high school graduation or completion […]

Wor-Wic committed to workforce development

In conversation about their new positions at Wor-Wic Community College, Kerry Cleaver and Rhonda Banks have an easy rapport that illustrates their commitment to education. The directors, both in the non-credit school at the college, bounce ideas off each other and learn from one another, especially since Cleaver’s mastery is in community college experience and […]

Wicomico will keep Wor-Wic Scholarship Program going

The Wicomico County Council agreed not to discontinue the Wicomico Economic Impact Scholarship program implemented two years ago and allow it to be replaced by a new state program, at least until details of that program are certain. In a meeting last week, Bryan Newton, Wor-Wic’s Vice President of Enrollment, Management and Student Services, urged […]

State college scholarship program launched

With the passage of a new law this year, Maryland will join several other states that are helping to make a community college education more affordable by offering a Community College Promise Scholarship program. The program is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2019. Gov. Larry Hogan will appropriate $15 million for FY 2020, […]

2018 Wor-Wic graduates reminded of opportunities

During Wor-Wic Community College commencement ceremonies at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, Judge Daniel M. Long shared stories, personal examples and lessons learned, and urged the graduates to make a difference. Long told those assembled that “tonight is just the beginning of your education in life and you will come to realize, that is […]

State measure could help finance college completion

The Near Completers and Maryland Community College Promise Scholarships Bill, passed as the 2018 Maryland Legislative Session drew to a close, will give those who worked on a college degree, then stopped, the opportunity to finish. “This will really help Maryland. This is a great opportunity,” Dr. Ray Hoy, President of Wor-Wic Community College, told […]

Players’ Death of a Salesman opens Jan. 26 at Wor-Wic

Guests can expect a powerful performance when Community Players of Salisbury presents Death of a Salesman, opening on Friday, Jan. 26. “It’s a powerful show, that’s the key word.  This is a very powerful play which addresses many issues including relationships, the American dream, aging, loss of identity and the inability to accept reality. It’s […]

Bob Culver: Council should leave Wor-Wic program alone

I’m always amazed when people call for change and yet keep doing the same thing expecting different results. When I ran for County Executive one of my major topics was jobs. The citizens said that they want not only more jobs, but better jobs in Wicomico County. While it is true that we lost many […]

Marc Kilmer: On Wor-Wic, council is seeking accountability for taxpayers

I’m always amazed when politicians think we should judge government programs on intentions, not on results. That appears to be the case with the Wor-Wic tuition subsidy program. During its one-year existence, it has shown some deficiencies. The county council is exploring ways to fix these problems so the program better serves students as well […]

County Council looks to limit Wor-Wic scholarships

The Wicomico County Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution requiring high school seniors applying for Wor-Wic Community College’s scholarship program to carry at least a 2.5 grade point average. The resolution is on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting, with no opportunity for public comment until the end of the meeting, after the Council […]