Dean Receives Wor-Wic Faculty Honors Scholarship
March 31, 2008

Lisa Dean, a full-time general studies student at Wor-Wic Community College, was selected to receive this year’s $500 faculty honors scholarship.

Selection is based on scholastic achievement and an essay competition judged by the honors program committee at Wor-Wic. Applicants were required to write a 500-word essay in response to an essay prompt that asked honors students to present research-based solutions to help recruit and retain African-American males at Wor-Wic. Dean’s award-winning essay was called “Promoting Increased Academia for African-American Males.”

Dean, who is enrolled in Wor-Wic’s honors program and is vice president of the college’s Alpha Nu Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), has a 4.0 grade point average.

Dean is a student ambassador at Wor-Wic and a member of the student advisory council of the Maryland Higher Education Commission. She has also been a student representative on the honors program committee at Wor-Wic.

She participated in panel presentations at the 2007 Maryland Collegiate Honors Council (MCHC) conference at the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore and the 2008 MCHC conference at Wor-Wic.

In addition to home-schooling her children, she tutors a Sudanese student and serves on the ladies auxiliary of the Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department Station No. 16.

Last year, she worked with middle school students at a NASA summer camp where she had the opportunity to participate in an experiment that was used at a balloon launch in Ft. Sumner, N.M.

Scheduled to graduate from Wor-Wic in May, Dean plans to transfer to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering.