Wor-Wic Foundation Welcomes New Members

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The Wor-Wic Community College Foundation recently welcomed Marcus Beal of Lewes, Del., and Al “Hondo” Handy of Ocean City to its board of directors.

Beal is bay region leader – governmental and external affairs for Delmarva Power, where he is responsible for building and maintaining community, business and government relationships in central and southern Delaware and on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He serves on the business advisory board of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the executive committee of the Greater Salisbury Committee, and is a member of Pepco Holdings Inc’s African American Executive Advisory Committee. He holds professional memberships with the Public Relations Society of America and the American Association of Blacks in Energy. Beal is also an alumnus of the Arthur Page Society Diverse Future program. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in Newark, where he studied computer science. He also completed coursework at Villanova University in Pennsylvania in project management, completed a Leading Strategic Growth certification program at Columbia University in New York, and is a Prosci certified change management practitioner.

Handy recently retired as the recreation manager of the Ocean City Recreation and Parks department after nearly 40 years. In November 2023, he received the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore Mary Gladys Jones Volunteer of the Year Award for outstanding community service. He is a two-time Citizen of the Year of Ocean City and was named the Best Youth Organization Director by Coastal Style Magazine. He received the highest Maryland Recreation and Parks Association Citation award and many Maryland governor’s citations. The Stephen Decatur High School graduate was named Athlete of the Year in his senior year, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Salisbury University, where he played basketball, baseball, soccer and ran indoor track. He presently serves as the Mid-Atlantic regional representative for the National Alliance for Youth Sports. He is a member of many local boards, including the Worcester County Education Foundation, Worcester County Recreation and Parks, Atlantic General Hospital corporate and foundation and the Art League of Ocean City. He is the author of “Defying Expectations: Family, Sports and Recreation.”