Wor-Wic Holds Grand Opening for Ocean Resorts Golf Club
August 13, 2008

Wor-Wic Community College recently held a grand opening celebration for the newly-renovated Ocean Resorts Golf Club in Berlin.

Local dignitaries, members of the board of trustees, state and county elected officials, employees and other friends of the college joined Jeff Fields, director of golf, and Dave Reichenberg, golf superintendent, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and cake reception.

About 140 area golfers came out to the grand opening to play a round of golf at the upgraded course, which was given to the college in the spring by an anonymous donor.

The 18-hole golf course, which was appraised at more than $3.3 million, is the largest gift in Wor-Wic’s history. The gift included the 161-acre course, a clubhouse, cart shed, maintenance building and related equipment.

A limited liability company (LLC) was formed to operate the club as an auxiliary enterprise while the college explores using the business for instructional purposes. Some possibilities include using the golf course for internship opportunities for business and hotel-motel-restaurant management students, a place where students enrolled in pesticide safety courses could obtain practical experience and a location for an associate degree program in turf management.

RIBBON-CUTTING. Dr. Ray Hoy, center left, president of Wor-Wic Community College, and Robert M. Lawrence, center right, Wor-Wic board of trustees chair, cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the newly-renovated Ocean Resorts Golf Club in Berlin. Also shown, from left, are D. Gary Boggs, Paul Joyner, Dave Reichenberg, Velda E. Henry, Tom Cetola, Tom Wisniewski, Catherine Hanssens-Passeri, Hoy, Stevie Prettyman, Judy Boggs, Lawrence, David MacLeod, Bobby Cowger, Wayne Foltz, Linda Busick, Jay Hancock, Del. Jim Mathias, D-38B, Mike Carbone and Del. Norman H. Conway, D-38B.

GOLF TEAM. Golfers that made up the first team to play the newly-renovated course at the Ocean Resorts Golf Club were Russell W. Blake, Wor-Wic board member, Tom Perez, secretary of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Dr. Ray Hoy, president of Wor-Wic, and Jim LeCalle, president of Harford Community College.

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