Chesapeake to honor Rhodes, Jones
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.
DR. RUTH ANN JONES