Wor-Wic students named to All-Maryland Academic Team
May 12, 2008

Wor-Wic Community College students Heather Clark of Stockton and Lisa Dean of Salisbury were recently named to the first All-Maryland Academic Team, a competition that recognizes academic excellence and community service of two-year college students sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (PTK), the Maryland Association of Community Colleges and the Maryland Council of Community College Chief Executive Officers.

Selection is based on college transcripts, letters of recommendation, a biographical questionnaire and an essay. Twenty-seven students from Maryland’s 16 community colleges were named to either the first or second team.

Clark and Dean were two of 13 students from throughout the state who made the first team.

“In the past 10 years, Wor-Wic has had 11 students make the first team,” said Dr. Ray Hoy, president of Wor-Wic. “Three more were named to the second team.”

Clark, an honors student with a 4.0 grade point average (GPA), is expected to graduate in May with an associate degree in business management. She plans to transfer to a four-year college in Maryland to major in English.

Clark is president of Wor-Wic’s Alpha Nu Omicron chapter of PTK and is the student representative on the honors program committee at Wor-Wic. She has helped organize various activities, including a campus cleanup, and canned food, winter coat and book drives. Clark is also an equine foster care provider and gives riding lessons to children with confidence issues.

Dean, also an honors student with a 4.0 GPA, is expected to graduate in May with an associate degree in general studies. She plans to transfer to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering.

Dean is vice president of Wor-Wic’s PTK chapter and is a student ambassador at the college. She is a member of the student advisory council of the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

She has also served as a student representative on the honors program committee at Wor-Wic and has presented at two Maryland Collegiate Honors Council conferences.