After 39 years, Bill Kerbin retires from Wor-Wic board

After 39 years of dedicated service as a member of the Board of Trustees of Wor-Wic Community College, William H. Kerbin of Pocomoke City recently retired from the board.

Bill Kerbin.

Kerbin has the distinction of being the longest serving board member. He joined the board in 1981 and served as chair from 1984-85 and 1997-99, and as vice chair from 1995-97 and 2015-17.

Kerbin was the editor of the Worcester County Messenger in Pocomoke City for many years. From his newspaper service, he is a member of the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association Hall of Fame.

He promoted the college and the benefits of higher education in his personal life, as well as in his membership in community groups, such as the MDDC Press Association, the Sinepuxent Lodge AF & AM, the American Legion, the Pocomoke Rotary Club and the Pocomoke City Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church and is active with the Delmarva Discovery Center in Pocomoke City.

“He devoted himself to furthering education and the standard of living for all residents of the Lower Eastern Shore,” said Dr. Ray Hoy, President of Wor-Wic. “His untiring efforts on behalf of Wor-Wic improved the quality of life for area residents and established a firm foundation for the continued growth of the college.”

Other members of Wor-Wic’s board are Russell W. Blake of Pocomoke City, chairperson; Kimberly C. Gillis, vice chairperson; Andrew W. Booth, Morgan Hazel and Martin T. Neat of Salisbury; and Lorraine Purnell-Ayres of Snow Hill.

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