Wor-Wic Bids Farwell to Four Long-Standing Employees
August 01, 2005

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

Dr. Mary Dale Craig of Ocean City retired as associate professor of social science. Craig came to Wor-Wic in 1989 after teaching for 16 years at Becker College in Worcester, Mass. In 1997, Craig was the first faculty member to take sabbatical leave, during which time she completed her dissertation. Her book, “Fear of Crime Among the Elderly,” was published by Routledge in 2000. During her 16 years at Wor-Wic, Craig began and co-advised the chemical dependency counseling student association. She also served as the president of the faculty council and as an advisor to the student government association. An avid golfer, Craig served on the college’s golf tournament committee and helped raise funds for the event.

Michael D. Gray of Salisbury retired as department head and professor of criminal justice. Gray began his journey at Wor-Wic in August of 1980 as a criminal justice instructor. In 1987, Gray was named criminal justice department head and in January of 1993 he was promoted to professor. During his 25 years at Wor-Wic, he taught both credit and police and correctional academy training classes. In tribute to his service to Wor-Wic, Gray was bestowed the honorary title of professor emeritus by the college’s board of trustees.

Walter C. Scarborough of Salisbury retired as director of community and continuing education in Wicomico County. Before coming to Wor-Wic, Scarborough served in the Navy and built a career as a journalist for local newspapers, including the Daily Times, where he worked for 16 years. Scarborough was hired in July of 1983 as Wicomico County coordinator of community and continuing education. He has been a continuing education employee during his 22-year stint at Wor-Wic. Before retiring, Scarborough coordinated and supervised continuing education courses in the areas of career and personal development, child care, floristry and landscaping, real estate, insurance and truck driver training. He also arranged customized contract training for area businesses.

Janice Ward of Snow Hill retired as part-time librarian. She joined Wor-Wic in 1997 after retiring as the library media specialist at Snow Hill Middle School with 25 years of service. In 1999, when Henson Hall opened on the college campus, Ward went to work in the new resource center. She has assisted nursing and radiologic technology students with their research projects using the college’s electronic databases and the Internet. Employees of Wor-Wic have utilized Ward’s help as well. In addition to her duties in the resource center, Ward has volunteered on the college’s Relay for Life team, donating her time, creativity and hand-made crafts to help raise money for the fight against cancer.

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, with Wor-Wic president Dr. Ray Hoy, are Janice Ward, part-time librarian; Michael D. Gray, department head and professor of criminal justice; and Walter C. Scarborough, director of community and continuing education in Wicomico County. Not pictured is Dr. Mary Dale Craig, associate professor of social science.