Wor-Wic Foundation Welcomes New Members
July 29, 2006

The Wor-Wic Community College Foundation recently welcomed Lois E. Brunkhorst of Berlin, Anne S. DeMarco of Salisbury, Michael Guerierri of Ocean City, Gene Parker of Ocean City and Marlene Porter Rinnier of Salisbury as new members of the board of directors.

Brunkhorst, a retired school nurse from New Jersey, received her degree from the Monmouth Medical Center School of Nursing in Long Branch, N.J. She served on the Wor-Wic Foundation from 1999 to 2004. Brunkhorst is also a former board member of the Salisbury University (SU) Foundation.

DeMarco, a senior loan officer at SunTrust Mortgage, received her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. She is a former board member of the Worcester Preparatory School. DeMarco and her husband, Thomas, a doctor with Peninsula Urology in Berlin and Salisbury, have two children, Michael, 25, a senior at SU majoring in finance, and Claire, 21 years old.

Guerrieri, vice president of Guerrieri Management in Ocean City, received his bachelor’s degree in business and finance from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn. He is a member of the board of the SU Foundation and the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation, as well as the corporate board of directors of Atlantic General Hospital. Guerrieri was a member of the campaign steering committee and chairman of the fund-raising effort in Worcester County for Wor-Wic’s Three-Way Challenge Campaign that raised more than $3 million to support nursing, child care and technology initiatives at the college. Guerrieri and his wife, Linda, have one son, Mike, 13.

Parker is a deputy sheriff with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office in Snow Hill. He received his bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). He is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Va. Parker was a member of the first graduating class of Wor-Wic’s Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy, where he also taught officer safety and survival courses during the early 1980s. In May of 2004, Parker retired as a captain with the Ocean City Police Department after 26 years of service. He and his wife, Dr. Shirley Hymon-Parker, department chair and professor of human ecology at UMES, have one daughter, Jocelyn, who is a sophomore at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va., and a son, Alex, a sophomore at Towson University.

Rinnier, professor emeritus of office technology and business at Wor-Wic, taught at Wor-Wic from 1978 to 2001. She received her bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown, a merit certificate for college women from the Katharine Gibbs School in Boston and her master’s degree from SU. She is vice chairman of the Wicomico Public Library Board, a life member and past president of the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Junior Auxiliary Board, and a former board member of PRMC. Rinnier and her husband, William, president of the Rinnier Development Company, have one son, Blair, and a daughter, Lisa, who both work at the family business.