New Board of Trustees Officers Elected
July 21, 2009

Andrew W. Booth of Salisbury was recently named chairperson and Velda E. Henry of Berlin was named vice chair of the board of trustees at Wor-Wic Community College.

Booth was appointed to the board in 2006 and served as vice chair from July of 2008 to June of 2009.

He is a principal engineer at Andrew W. Booth & Associates, an architectural and engineering firm in Salisbury that he founded in 1979. Booth is a professional engineer (P.E.), and is registered in 12 states and the District of Columbia.

In college, Booth majored in structural engineering, earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Maryland College Park.

Booth’s wife, Marilyn, was a valedictorian at Wor-Wic commencement exercises in 1986, when she obtained her associate degree in computer studies.

The Booths have two grown children, Catherine Booth Heilman, a family practice physician in York, Pa., and Richard Booth, assistant chief engineer with Cummins Diesel in Columbus, Ind. They have four grandchildren.

Originally appointed in 1995, Henry served as vice chairperson from July of 1999 through June of 2001 and as chairperson from July of 2001 through June 2003. She was re-appointed to a new six-year term this July.

Henry is employed in the human resources department at the Worcester County Board of Education in Newark. She has her associate degree in hospitality management from Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown, Del., and her bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Wilmington University in Georgetown, Del.

Henry is a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, the Greater Berlin Minority Scholarship Committee and the Duncan-Showell Unit No. 231 of the American Legion Auxiliary in Berlin. Henry is also a trustee of the workers’ compensation fund for the Maryland Association of Boards of Education.

She and her husband, Patrick, a professional artist, own Henry Fine Art, LLC, in Berlin. They have a teenage daughter, Stephanie.

In addition to Booth and Henry, Wor-Wic board of trustees members include Russell W. Blake and William H. Kerbin of Pocomoke City, and D. Gary Boggs, Morgan Hazel and Robert M. Lawrence of Salisbury.