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Somerset County Commissioners wants Governor Larry Hogan to include money for tuition so that local students can go to Wor-Wic Community College tuition free.

County Administrator Doug Taylor told the Salisbury Daily Times that the county’s students are behind the average for residents with college degrees.

Only 19 percent of Somerset County residents have a college degree compared with Wicomico and Worcester counties where the percent is in the upper 30’s.

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Wicomico County handed over a check yesterday for $265-thousand to fund scholarships for qualifying students who attend Wor-Wic Community College.

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore will handle the funds and distribute the money for the scholarships.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the students must be Wicomico County residents and recent high school graduates.

The money will cover their tuition and fees.

This year they must apply by July 29th.

They must also maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Wor-Wic offers free tuition, hopes to help economy

Jul 8, 2016

 

On Tuesday June 21, the Wicomico County Council passed an unprecedented plan to provide eligible Wicomico County students free tuition to Wor-Wic Community College. Initiated by County Executive Bob Culver and Wor-Wic President Ray Hoy, the program they designed is based on the premise of economic development instead of merit-based scholarships.

 

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Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver unveiled his $135 million budget this week – a 5 percent increase over last year.

Under the plan county employees will get a 3 percent raise with a major contribution to the public school system to meet the rising number of new students.

On the education front high school grads would receive free tuition at Wor-Wic Community College.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Culver keeps a lid on estate taxes and business property taxes.

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During the education budget presentation Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver told council members this week he would like to offer county high school graduates free tuition at Wor-Wic Community College.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that those who qualify would have to be residents of the county for two years, enroll in a degree or certificate program, apply and accept all financial assistance and enroll for 12 credits or more.

Guaduates from Delmar High school would also be eligible.

Books would not be covered.  

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Mark Brainard has been hired as the new president of Delaware Technical and Community College.

The Board of Trustees announced the promotion of the school’s second in command during its meeting yesterday.

Brainard has been executive vice president – a position which was created last year at the urging of longtime president Orlando George.

George retired 19 months ago.

Brainard was the only candidate for the top job after Murray Hoy, president of Wor-Wic Community College, backed out of an offer because he and the board could not agree on a contract.

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The Board of Trustees for the Delaware Technical and Community College will consider whether to offer the job of president to vice president Mark Brainard.

A meeting is set for Monday where the trustees will hold their final vote after Murray Ray Hoy, president of Wor-Wic College, decided not to take the job.

Hoy appeared to have accepted the position but then on July 24th abruptly decided to stay at Wor-Wic saying that the offer came before – what he said were – candidate conversations, expectations and agreement.”

15-Year-Old Wor-Wic Student Makes History

May 8, 2012
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At Tuesday night's spring commencement for Wor-Wic Community College, education officials will shake hands with a graduate who is making history.

Listen to the full story above.