Kendel Ehrlich to Address Graduates
July 21, 2003

Maryland First Lady Kendel S. Ehrlich will address the 2003 Wor-Wic graduates and their families at the college’s 26th annual commencement exercises Sunday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m., at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center.

Ehrlich received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Delaware in Newark and her law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Before actively campaigning for her husband, Gov. Robert Ehrlich, in 2002, Mrs. Ehrlich was a prosecutor in district and juvenile court in Harford County from 1997 to 2001. She was a felony trial lawyer with the Public Defender’s Office in Annapolis from 1990 to 1995, prior to serving two years as counsel to Youth Services International in Owings Mills.

She speaks on education, as well as drug and alcohol abuse prevention, and works as education liaison with Comcast Cable to help promote educational projects throughout the state. Ehrlich also speaks on supporting women’s initiatives, and she is involved in creating Maryland’s first women’s history museum.

Ehrlich sits on several boards and is a fundraiser for various causes, including cystic fibrosis, the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Race for the Cure, the Red Cross and Suited for Change, as well as statewide hospice organizations.

She and Gov. Ehrlich have a son, Drew, 4.

Associate degrees and certificates of proficiency will be awarded in accounting, business, chemical dependency counseling, computer studies, construction engineering technology, criminal justice, education, electronic engineering technology, emergency medical services, general studies, hotel-motel-restaurant management, nursing, office technology and radiologic technology.

Graduates are from Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Allegany, Dorchester, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Kent, Talbot and Prince George’s counties in Maryland, as well as from Delaware and Virginia.