MARIETTA, OHIO—Washington State Community College (WSCC) Foundation has selected retired college professor Dr. Carole Wylie Hancock to join its Board of Directors.
A Professor Emerita of Education at Marietta College and former Coordinator of the Education Transfer Program at WSCC, Hancock retired in 2018 with 43 years of teaching experience. The first 17 years of her career were spent teaching Title I Reading, first grade, and third grade in the Fort Frye Local School District. From 1992 until 2011, she taught at WSCC and led the Department of Social and Behavioral Science and Public Service as chair, served on numerous committees, and earned several teaching awards including the Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges (OATYC) teacher of the Year in 2010 and Exceptional Employee Recognition Award 1997. She accepted a position in the Education Department at Marietta College in 2011 where she served as a faculty member for seven years.
A lifelong Ohio resident and third generation educator, Hancock earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marietta College, a Master of Education degree in Reading Supervision from Ohio University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Studies from The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education at Ohio University. From 2008 to 2010, Hancock served on the Ohio Educator Standards Board as the community college representative. She has served Marietta College and the Marietta community as treasurer of the NCAA Division III Baseball World Series, vice president of the Marietta College Alumni Association, and charter member of the Marietta College Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee. While a student at Marietta College, Hancock was inducted into Chi Omega, Phi Alpha Theta, and Intaglio. She is currently president of Chapter U of Ohio P. E. O., The Marietta Community Foundation Women’s Giving Circle, and is an emerita member of Ely Chapman Education Foundation Board of Trustees. In retirement, she enjoys reading, cross-stitching, making scrapbooks, and attending Marietta College athletic events of every kind.
Hancock said her desire to join the WSCC Foundation board was influenced by her employment at Washington State. “I have been acutely aware of the needs of WSCC students since 1992 when I joined the faculty. Those needs have not diminished.” She added that her family also established a scholarship in her mother’s honor with the Foundation in 2000. “It was one of the earliest scholarships to move to the Foundation when it came into being. I have a vested interest in helping the foundation grow and provide for WSCC students.”
“The WSCC Foundation is privileged to welcome Dr. Hancock to our Board of Directors,” said Amanda Herb, Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “In addition to her experience in education, she brings a true passion for the mission of the community college as she has seen firsthand the lasting impact that WSCC has on our students, their families, and our entire community.”