Wor-Wic Welcomes Five New Members to Foundation
April 23, 2004

The Wor-Wic Community College Foundation recently welcomed Michael G. Abercrombie Jr., Ronald G. Alessi Sr., Gladys B. Goslee and Laura E. Robertson of Salisbury and Bernadette DiPino of Ocean City as new members of the board of directors.

Abercrombie is president and chief operating officer of Cato Inc., in Salisbury. He received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Salisbury University. Abercrombie is a member of the board of directors of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce. His other memberships include the Oil Heat Association, the Bay National Bank Advisory Board and Asbury United Methodist Church in Salisbury. He has also served on the boards of the Bank of Fruitland and Junior Achievement. He and his wife, Kathleen, have three children, Gordon, 8, Nathan, 6, and Delaney, 3.

Alessi is president of Alessi Inc. He graduated from the Boys Latin School of Maryland in Baltimore. Alessi is a member of the board of directors of the Chesapeake Bay Council of the Girl Scouts and chairman of the Salisbury Zoo Commission. His other memberships include the Greater Salisbury Committee, Green Hill Yacht and Country Club in Quantico, Wicomico County Liquor Control Board and St. Francis deSales Catholic Church in Salisbury. He is past chairman of the Wicomico Republican Central Committee, and has volunteered his time with Lower Shore Enterprises and the Magi Fund. Alessi and his wife, Kathleen, have three grown children.

DiPino is chief of police for the Ocean City Police Department. She is also an instructor at Wor-Wic’s Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy and is a member of Wor-Wic’s criminal justice program advisory committee. DiPino received her bachelor’s degree from Salisbury University. She is a fourth generation police officer, and has been working in law enforcement for 17 years. She is a member of the FBI National Academy Associates, Mid-Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association and St. Luke and St. Andrew Catholic churches in Ocean City. DiPino has a grown daughter.

Goslee is a part-time mentor teacher/consultant for new teachers employed by the Wicomico Board of Education. She received her bachelor’s degree from Saint Augustine’s College in Raleigh, N.C. Goslee is on the board of directors of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, the local management board for the Wicomico Partnership for Families and Children, the Holly Center Advisory Board and a director of the Community Tutorial Center of Sharptown. She is also a member of the Princess Anne chapter of Links Inc., the Retired Teachers Association, the Tri-County Coalition, the Wicomico chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Delta Sigma Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, the Zion United Methodist Church in Sharptown, the Salisbury District of United Methodist Women and the Order of Eastern Star Friendship Chapter No. 57. She and her husband, Charles, a retired home-school liaison, have two grown children.

Robertson is an attorney with Laws & Robertson, P.A., in Salisbury. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland College Park and her law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Robertson is a member of the board of directors of Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services Inc., and has served on the regional area committee for the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc. She is also a member of the American Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association and Federal Bar Association, the Wicomico Democratic Club and the United Methodist Women at Trinity United Methodist Church in Salisbury. She and her husband, Scott, also an attorney with Laws & Robertson, P.A., recently had their first child, a baby girl, Alexis.