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Hoon Lauded for Role on Chesapeake College Board

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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