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    Press Releases - Three new members join Delmarva Education Foundation board
    by: Rota L. Knott
    (Posted 12/04/2012)

    Katherine Harting, Gains Hawkins and Virgil Shockley have joined the board of directors for the Delmarva Education Foundation. The mission of the Delmarva Education Foundation is to promote college access and success for residents of the lower Delmarva Peninsula.

    Harting, of Princess Anne, is the former executive director of the Delmarva Education Foundation, transitioning onto the board following her retirement after four years at the helm. Prior to joining DEF, she worked at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore as adjunct faculty in the Department of English and Modern languages for three years and as a media specialist in the Department of Agriculture for almost 20 years.

    Hawkins, of Salisbury, recently retired from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore where he served as vice president for institutional advancement since 2003. At UMES he served on the President’s Cabinet, the President’s Executive Committee and the Gala Committee. Prior to that, he was the assistant vice president of University Advancement at Salisbury University for five years and served as director of public relations at SU for 13 years.

    Shockley, of Snow Hill, was elected as a Worcester County Commissioner in 1998 and is currently serving his fourth term. He has been in the farming and poultry business for 40 years and for 26 years has served as a Worcester County school bus contractor. He previously taught industrial arts and drafting at Wicomico Junior High School and is a member of the Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. 

    For more than a decade, DEF’s trained college access advisors have provided assistance to individuals, families and groups on a wide range of topics relating to post-secondary education, including finding money for college. Call DEF at 410-219-3336 or visit www.delmarvaed.org for more information.