Wor-Wic Foundation Welcomes New Members
April 29, 2008

The Wor-Wic Community College Foundation recently welcomed Missy McLaughlin of Salisbury, Frank Rayne of Willards, Scott Tawes of Princess Anne, and Phil Tilghman and Dirk Widdowson of Bishopville, as new members of the board of directors.

McLaughlin is a special education teacher at Wicomico High School, where she is a member of the instructional leadership team and former chair of the school community relations team. McLaughlin has bachelor’s degrees in early childhood and special education and a master's degree in special education from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She is a member of the board of ladies golf, and chairs the scholarship committee and Pepsi tournament at the Green Hill Yacht and Country Club. Her volunteer experience also includes Deer’s Head Rehabilitation Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center. McLaughlin and her husband, Hugh, a self-employed developer with Holly Frederick Builders in Salisbury, have two grown daughters.

Rayne, a financial consultant with Rendine Financial Group, received his associate degree from Wor-Wic in 2002. He is a member of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Rayne’s volunteer experience consists of assisting hurricane victims and clean up in Florida after hurricanes Frances and Jean in 2004 and Wilma in 2005. He also served as a member of a team of financial representatives for the Florida Teachers Association in Palm Beach and Broward counties.

Tawes, a self-employed certified public accountant, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland College Park. He is co-chair of the J. Millard Tawes Annual Crab and Clam Bake and a member of the board of directors of Hebron Savings Bank. He is also a member of the Wicomico Yacht Club and the Crisfield and Princess Anne chambers of commerce, a two-time past president of the Crisfield Area Chamber of Commerce and a past director of the board and past chairman of the budget, audit and advisory committees for Mercantile Peninsula Bank. He and his wife, Melanie, a self-employed certified public accountant, have two grown daughters and a grown son.

Tilghman, owner of Tilghman Oil in Salisbury, received his bachelor’s degree from Washington College in Chestertown, Md. He is a 30-year member of the advisory board of the Salvation Army in Salisbury and is immediate past president of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce. Tilghman is also a member of the Hebron Lions Club and St. Philips Episcopal Church in Quantico, Md. He and his wife, Carol, have two grown daughters and one grown son.

Widdowson, president of Widdowson and Dashiell, P.A., received his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Richmond (Va). He was admitted to the bar in 1979 and specializes in corporate, domestic relations, personal injury and real estate law, as well as estate planning. He is a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Salisbury and an affiliate member of Atlantic United Methodist Church in Ocean City. He has served on the administrative board of both churches, as well as on the board of trustees at Asbury. Widdowson is also on the board of directors of Coastal Hospice and serves on the advisory board of PNC Bank. He and his wife, Gayle, have two grown sons and a grown daughter.