Florence Mehl Wootten Receives Alumni Community Service Award from McDaniel College
Florence Mehl Wootten of Salisbury, Md., received a bachelor's degree from Western Maryland (now McDaniel) College in 1958
WESTMINSTER, MD (11/07/2012)(readMedia)-- Florence Mehl Wootten of Salisbury, Md., has received the alumni community service award from McDaniel College. She earned a bachelor's degree from Western Maryland (now McDaniel) College in 1958.
Presented annually during McDaniel's Homecoming, the alumni community service award is given to a graduate who has performed outstanding voluntary service to their community beyond normal business or professional obligations.
Florence Mehl Wootten graduated summa cum laude with departmental honors in English at Western Maryland College. She went on to teach high school English in New York and Delaware and taught part-time at the University of Connecticut, Salisbury State and Wor-Wic Community College before becoming a realtor.
During both of her careers, Wootten volunteered with dozens of organizations, including the American Heart Association, League of Women Voters of Wicomico County, Girl Scouts, Parent Teacher associations (PTAs), Wicomico Council for the Arts, Chamber of Commerce and Toastmasters, in which she was twice selected best speaker and was a regional finalist in the most humorous speech contest. She is a co-founder of the Wicomico League of Women Voters and has held several offices in that organization. Twice PTA president of North Salisbury Elementary School, she ran the Great Books Program, which turned into a gifted and talented program and led to the creation of the position of director of volunteers.
She has served on McDaniel's long-range planning committee as an alumni visitor to the board of trustees. She is also a class columnist for the college's "The Hill" magazine. Wootten has published approximately 50 articles and a novel, "Those Who Can, Teach."
For more information about McDaniel College, visit www.mcdaniel.edu.
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McDaniel College, recognized nationally among "40 Colleges that Change Lives" and U.S. News top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs. Its hallmark faculty-student collaborations in research, teaching and mentoring plus hundreds of leadership and service opportunities enrich a lively learning experience that is rooted in a personalized interdisciplinary and global curriculum. Innovative January courses take students to points all over the world while McDaniel's degree-granting European campus offers a unique opportunity for international study at the only American university in Budapest, Hungary. A diverse and close-knit community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,560 part-time graduate students, McDaniel also boasts a spectacular 160-acre hilltop campus in Westminster, Md., an hour or less from Baltimore, D.C., the Chesapeake Bay, an Amtrak station and BWI international airport.