Wor-Wic Bids Farewell to Six Long-Standing Employees
July 01, 2010

Six employees recently retired from Wor-Wic Community College after many years of dedicated service.

Nola M. Arnold of Salisbury retired as dean of continuing education and workforce development. Arnold began working at Wor-Wic in 1976 as the first full-time continuing education administrator. During her 34 years at Wor-Wic, Arnold developed and broadened the continuing education courses and training options for area residents, businesses and industries. In tribute to her service to Wor-Wic, Arnold was bestowed the honorary title of dean emeritus by the college’s board of trustees.

Donald E. Christman of Delmar, Md., retired as mathematics laboratory coordinator. In 2000, Christman was hired to be Wor-Wic’s first mathematics laboratory coordinator after teaching for the Delmar School District for 30 years. He intends to continue teaching and working in the mathematics laboratory part time.

Dr. Elinor Phillips Cubbage of Hebron retired as professor of English after 33 years of teaching at Wor-Wic. Cubbage started teaching English part time in 1977 and became full time in 1985. That same year, she was instrumental in starting Wor-Wic’s arts club, which began publishing its own creative arts publication, “Echoes and Visions,” in 1988. During her time at Wor-Wic, Cubbage helped expand the curriculum of college-level writing and literature classes, as well as developmental English. For the past 12 years, she has also directed and taught honors program courses. In tribute to her service to Wor-Wic, Cubbage was bestowed the honorary title of professor emeritus by the college’s board of trustees.

Dr. Diane W. Lesser of Princess Anne retired as dean of general education. In 1987, she started teaching at Wor-Wic as an assistant professor of social science. In 1992, she was appointed department head of general studies, and five years later she became the college’s first dean of general education. During her time at Wor-Wic, Lesser was instrumental in revising the curriculum for developmental education, and developing the curriculum for the emergency medical services program and the child development center. In addition to these areas, she also oversaw the college’s Web site and instructional technology for faculty members. In tribute to her service to Wor-Wic, Lesser was bestowed the honorary title of dean emeritus by the college’s board of trustees.

Charlotte Muir of Salisbury retired as an administrative associate after almost nine years. She began working at Wor-Wic in the business department and also worked in the office of the vice president for academic and student affairs.

Mary S. Runner of Parsonsburg retired as allied health coordinator. She began working at Wor-Wic part time in 2003 with 20 years of nursing experience. Since 2006, she has worked full time teaching Wor-Wic’s certified nursing assistant and phlebotomy courses for the continuing education and workforce development division.

EMPLOYEES RETIRE. Wor-Wic Community College recently held a reception for employees who retired after many years of dedicated service to the college. Pictured, from left to right, are Nola M. Arnold, dean of continuing education and workforce development, Donald E. Christman, mathematics laboratory coordinator, Dr. Elinor Phillips Cubbage, professor of English, with Dr. Ray Hoy, president, Mary S. Runner, allied health coordinator, and Dr. Diane W. Lesser, dean of general education. Not pictured is Charlotte Muir, administrative associate, academic and student affairs.