Capelli to address graduates
May 02, 2017

Dr. Stephen L. Capelli, senior vice president for academic affairs at Wor-Wic Community College, will address members of the class of 2017 at commencement on Wednesday, May 10, at 7 p.m., at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury.

Retiring on June 30 after 33 years of service, Capelli is responsible for academic affairs and the continuing education and workforce development division. He oversees curriculum and course planning, the development and evaluation of all programs and the coordination of the collegewide accreditation process. For much of his time at Wor-Wic, he has also been responsible for the student services division. Capelli has also been a major contributor to the design of the college campus and all of its buildings.

Capelli received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The College of New Jersey in Ewing, N.J., and his doctorate from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He began his career in education as a teacher at Trenton (N.J.) Central High School and went on to become a coordinator, director, associate dean and dean of career programs at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo., before joining Wor-Wic as dean of instruction in 1984.

He is a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Salisbury. Capelli is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and was named Rotarian of the Year in 2016. He also volunteers at Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute and is a multigallon donor at the Blood Bank of Delmarva.

Capelli has also served on the boards of the Richard A. Henson Family YMCA, the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, the Delmarva Education Foundation, the Wicomico County Career and Technology Education program, Worcester Technical High School and the Deer Harbour Improvement Association.