Jail and Correctional Officers Graduate
July 11, 2005

Forty-six jail and correctional officers from Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Talbot counties graduated in the 62nd entrance-level class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (ESCJA) operated by Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury.

Graduation exercises, which were held in Guerrieri Hall on the college campus, featured a commencement address by Capt. Efrem Foster, acting facility administrator at the Poplar Hill Pre-Release Unit at the Eastern Correctional Institution (ECI) in Princess Anne.

Michael D. Gray, department head and professor of criminal justice at Wor-Wic, presided at the ceremony. Gloria A. Herndon, administrator of correctional training for the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions in Woodstock, Md., gave the closing remarks. Awards of excellence were presented by agency representatives.

Graduates included Dale A. Abell, Daniel T. Arndt, David V. Ashby, James B. Aswell IV, Warren G. Burrell, Christina L. Byrd, John D. Carver, Amber L. Chandler, Kimberly S. Chelton, Tracie L. Cope, Marie E. Corbin, Jacqueline P. Cornish, Shayla N. Cotton, Teresa A. Dennis, Shytina M. Drummond, John C. Dysart, Stephen D. Elliott, Phillip P. Elliott Jr., Maurice E. Foreman Jr., LaShaunda L. Fountain, Jacqueline M. Hair, Brett M. Hapner, Sarah M. E. Heinze, Russell J. Hill, Bonita E. Jackson, George F. King, Willard U. Morris, Tamyra T. Nelson, Faye L. Scott, Lindsey N. Sutphin, Anita V. Walston, Shakia L. Waters and Sharai L. Waters of the ECI, Charles R. Whitelock III of the Somerset County Detention Center, Raymond L. Carrow Jr., Jennifer A. Fenstermacher, Ashley G. Pettit and Larry D. Steele of the Wicomico County Department of Corrections, Jerry N. Copes, Torrence O. Smith and Jason M. Whitman of the Worcester County Department of Corrections, Sally L. Mansfield and Kathleen A. Waller of the Dorchester County Department of Corrections, William H. Dwyer III and Donald Williams of the Kent County Detention Center and Ann M. Smelgus of the Queen Anne’s County Department of Corrections.

ECI AND SOMERSET GRADUATES. Jail and correctional officers who graduated in the 62nd entrance-level class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy operated by Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury are shown, in the first row, from left, Charles R. Whitelock III of the Somerset County Detention Center and Dale A. Abell, Daniel T. Arndt, David V. Ashby, James B. Aswell IV, Warren G. Burrell, Christina L. Byrd and John D. Carver of the Eastern Correctional Institution (ECI). In the second row, from left to right, are Amber L. Chandler, Kimberly S. Chelton, Tracie L. Cope, Marie E. Corbin, Jacqueline P. Cornish, Shayla N. Cotton, Teresa A. Dennis, Shytina M. Drummond, John C. Dysart, Stephen D. Elliott and Phillip P. Elliott Jr. of the ECI. In the back row, from left to right, are Jacqueline M. Hair, Brett M. Hapner, Sarah M. E. Heinze, Russell J. Hill, Bonita E. Jackson, Willard U. Morris, Tamyra T. Nelson, Faye L. Scott, Lindsey N. Sutphin, Anita V. Walston, Shakia L. Waters and Sharai L. Waters of the ECI. Not pictured are Maurice E. Foreman Jr., LaShaunda L. Fountain and George F. King.

UPPER SHORE. Jail and correctional officers who graduated in the 62nd entrance-level class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy operated by Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury are shown, in the first row, from left, Sally L. Mansfield and Kathleen A. Waller of the Dorchester County Department of Corrections. In the back row, from left to right, are William H. Dwyer III and Donald Williams of the Kent County Detention Center and Ann M. Smelgus of the Queen Anne’s County Department of Corrections.

WICOMICO & WORCESTER. Jail and correctional who graduated in the 62nd entrance-level class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy operated by Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury are shown, in the first row, from left, Jerry N. Copes, Torrence O. Smith and Jason M. Whitman of the Worcester County Department of Corrections. In the back row, from left, are Raymond L. Carrow Jr., Jennifer A. Fenstermacher, Ashley G. Pettit and Larry D. Steele of the Wicomico County Department of Corrections.