Ch­e­sa­peake to honor Rhodes, Jones

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WYE MILLS — Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege will honor two lo­cals as the 2017 Pride of the Peake: Hon­or­ing Schol­ar­ship through Ser­vice re­cip­i­ents in May.

Jenny Rhodes and Dr. Ruth Ann Jones, both Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege ad­vo­cates with decades of com­mu­nity ser­vice, are lo­cal lead­ers in their fields, ac­cord­ing to the col­lege.

Rhodes is the se­nior agent and ex­ten­sion ed­u­ca­tor for agri­cul­ture and nat­u­ral re­sources in Queen Anne’s County. She is also a tenured ed­u­ca­tor with the Univer­sity of Mary­land Col­lege of Agri­cul­ture and Nat­u­ral Re­sources.

She earned bach­e­lor’s and mas­ter’s de­grees from the Univer­sity of Mary­land Eastern Shore. A Queen Anne’s County na­tive, Rhodes as­sisted in de­vel­op­ing and pro­mot­ing Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege’s new agri­cul­ture pro­gram.

Jones is se­nior vice pres­i­dent for pa­tient care ser­vices and chief nurs­ing of­fi­cer with Univer­sity of Mary­land Shore Re­gional Health. She grad­u­ated from the Mac­queen Gibbs Wil­lis School of Nurs­ing and is a mem­ber of the ad­vi­sory board for the Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege MGW School of Nurs­ing.

Jones earned a bach­e­lor’s de­gree from Wes­ley Col­lege, a mas­ter’s de­gree from Catholic Univer­sity of Amer­ica and a doc­tor­ate from Wilm­ing­ton Univer­sity.

In a new fea­ture for the an­nual Pride of the Peake event, a schol­ar­ship will be cre­ated in each hon­oree’s name. The Jenny Rhodes En­dowed Schol­ar­ship and The Ruth Ann Jones En­dowed Schol­ar­ship will be avail­able to lo­cal stu­dents.

“There is no bet­ter way to honor th­ese in­di­vid­u­als than by rais­ing funds for schol­ar­ships in their names,” said Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege Pres­i­dent Bar­bara A. Viniar. “Schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ents will even­tu­ally give back to our com­mu­nity and carry on our hon­orees’ tra­di­tion of ser­vice.”

For tick­ets, spon­sor­ship in­for­ma­tion or to donate to a schol­ar­ship, con­tact Di­rec­tor of Ad­vance­ment El­iz­a­beth Devlin at ede­vlin@chesa peake.edu.

JENNY RHODES

DR. RUTH ANN JONES

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