Jail and Correctional Officers Graduate
November 08, 2004

Thirty-four jail and correctional officers from Wicomico, Somerset, Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties graduated in the 60th 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 Warden LaMonte E. Cooke of the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center.

James M. Beatty Sr., director of the ESCJA, 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 Rudell L. Brown, Laneicia S. Daniels, Verdus A. Humphries, Dwayne A. Thompson and Jerome T. Weldon of the Wicomico County Department of Corrections, Lewis D. Monzeglio of the Somerset County Detention Center, Thomas A. Cook, Lucretia D. Davis, Charles M. Gillikin, Khoi Huynh, Jeffrey R. Kestler, Samuel D. Lopez, Nancy C. Lynch, Jackie L. Maddox Jr., Mary E. Massey, Judith C. Matthews, Adam J. Mezick, Gary S. Mormello, Troy L. Murph, David A. Parsons, Tonya M. Pendry, Ralph T. Phillips, Jonathan R. Pruitt, Shirley M. Sample, Connie J. Shaff, Tracee L. Smiley, Steven L. Smith, Donald B. Spicer and Jeanne F. White of the Eastern Correctional Institution (ECI), Rodney L. Pusey of State Use Industries at the ECI, Avis D. Sterling of the Caroline County Jail and Detention Center, Tracey A. Middleton of the Kent County Detention Center, Kenneth R. Smith of the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center and Christopher V. Barnett of the Talbot County Detention Center.

WICOMICO GRADUATES. Jail and correctional officers from the Wicomico County Department of Corrections who graduated in the 60th entrance-level class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy operated by Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury are shown, from left to right, Laneicia S. Daniels, Dwayne A. Thompson and Jerome T. Weldon. Not pictured are Rudell L. Brown and Verdus A. Humphries.

SOMERSET GRADUATES. Jail and correctional officers from Somerset County who graduated in the 60th 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, Lewis D. Monzeglio of the Somerset County Detention Center, Rodney L. Pusey of State Use Industries at the Eastern Correctional Institution (ECI), Thomas A. Cook, Lucretia D. Davis, Charles M. Gillikin and Jeffrey R. Kestler of the ECI. In the second row, from left, are Samuel D. Lopez, Nancy C. Lynch, Jackie L. Maddox Jr., Mary E. Massey, Judith C. Matthews, Adam J. Mezick, Gary S. Mormello and Troy L. Murph and of the ECI. In the back row, from left, are David A. Parsons, Tonya M. Pendry, Ralph T. Phillips, Jonathan R. Pruitt, Connie J. Shaff, Tracee L. Smiley, Steven L. Smith, Donald B. Spicer and Jeanne F. White of the ECI. Not pictured are Khoi Huynh and Shirley M. Sample of the ECI.

UPPER SHORE GRADUATES. Jail and correctional officers from the Upper Shore who graduated in the 60th 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, Avis D. Sterling of the Caroline County Jail and Detention Center, Tracey A. Middleton of the Kent County Detention Center, Kenneth R. Smith of the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center and Christopher V. Barnett of the Talbot County Detention Center.