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Hoon Lauded for Role on Chesapeake College Board

Posted on Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Chesapeake College Board of Trustees chairman Thomas Groce Jr., left, presents retiring Board Member Ann Wilmer Hoon with a gift Tuesday night on behalf of the board. Groce and Hoon both reside in Chestertown. 

WYE MILLS – Ann Wilmer Hoon, whose career as an educator included everything from classroom teacher to college administrator, was lauded Tuesday night for her eight years of service as a Kent County representative on the Chesapeake College Board of Trustees.

"Ann had one core interest – the academics at this institution," said Chesapeake College President Stuart M. Bounds in ceremonies following Hoon´s final board meeting. "She was totally committed to ensuring academic excellence."

Hoon, a former science teacher who also served as director of continuing education at Washington College, said she viewed her board tenure as "one of the most important things I´ve done in my life."

"I feel like I´ve been able to make a difference – and I feel Chesapeake College makes a difference in the lives of our students," said Hoon.

Thomas Groce, Jr. – Kent County´s other trustee on the Chesapeake College board – said Hoon´s presence would be missed.

"It will be a different board without Ann´s presence," said Groce.

Hoon´s service on the Chesapeake board was only one of her many community-service efforts. She served as a member of the Kent and Queen Anne´s Hospital board, and is a past president of the Hospital Foundation and the Kent County Chamber of Commerce, Kent County League of Women Voters and Chestertown Rotary.

Hoon, a graduate of Wellesley College, will officially complete her board term June 30. Governor Robert Ehrlich is responsible for appointing a successor, who must be confirmed by the Maryland House of Delegates.


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