Briefly What Happened Since Leaving School
Wayne is married to Diane Shewbridge. After
graduation from BHS, Wayne enter the
University of Maryland in College Park, and in 1964 attained a BS degree in Agriculture
and Education. For the following three years he
instructed the agriculture-science program at
Wicomico High School in Salisbury, MD. He married
Diane Shewbridge, in May of 1968. In the early fall of that year, he
accepted employment with the University of Maryland Cooperative
Extension Service, as a 4-H /Horticulture Associate
Agent in Wicomico County. Later, he
returned to his studies at the University and received a Master's Degree in 1974.
became an Agent for the large grain fariner. (Our county is the home of Perdue Farms, so corn
and grains are high growth crops.) Wayne was
appointed Director of the Wicomico County
office of the University of Cooperative Extension Service in 1984 and enjoyed the position
his retirement in 1997.
Throughout his career, he received various awards, however, three top
the list. The
most prestigious award, Excellence in Extension, was awarded in 1976 at a
ceremony at the University of Maryland in College
Park. Two awards, voted on by his peers in
the state of Maryland, are presented at the annual
National Association of County Agriculture
Science Agent's Convention held throughout the United
States. The first, the Achievement
Award, given to the most promising young agent, he
received when he traveled to Billings,
Montana, in 1978.
The second, the Distinguished Service Award, given to an individual Agent
based on superior performance over an extended period of time, was presented when he attended
the convention in Seattle, Washington in 1990.
In 1997, Diane graduated from Salisbury State College attaining a BS degree in Education, with
a concentration in Special Education. She was
employed by Wicomico county and taught
special needs children of all ages until her
retirement in 1996. Over the years, Wayne have
actively maintained interest in hunting and fishing,
adding a third and possibly equally favorite
interest ... golfing.
He was presented a custom set of Callway clubs at his retirement party--so
someone knows I like golp.
Shortly after retirement,. Wayne purchased
a new boat and a new
computer for his wife.
For years he has enjoyed fishing in the surrounding waters of Virginia
and Maryland and golfing on the nearby courses.
Wayne and Diane really enjoy the freedom of
retirement and the ability to travel, but are always
pleased to return to their home and the
beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland.