Wheatley School reunion set
The second annual Phyllis Wheatley School Reunion will be held on Saturday, July 6. The festival will be held at the Bridgeville Early Development Center (formerly Phyllis Wheatley School) on Church Street in Bridgeville, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Vendors are welcome. For vendor information contact Carolyn Collie Grant at 337-8813.
The banquet dinner and dance will be held at 7 p.m. at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. Cost is $25 per person. Deadline for registration is June 24. For registration information call 629-9799.
Stephanie Ferrell a 1995 graduate of Woodbridge High School and a 2000 graduate of University of Delaware (Business Administration and Women’s Studies) is a 2002 graduate of the Masters of Public Administration Program.
Ferrell, who is from Greenwood, completed a specialization in Nonprofit Leadership and served as a research assistant in the Center for Community Development and Family Policy.
Her research assistantship this year was “Kids Count in Delaware” project, for which she helped publish their annual fact book and other documents. She also presented data statewide to various community and non-profit groups.
Her internship at the American Institute for Public Service, which administers the prestigious Jefferson Awards and President’s Student Service awards gave her the opportunity to expand these adult and youth volunteer recognition programs across the U.S. She traveled to Utah, North and South Dakota, Oregon and Washington state to meet with non-profit organizations, Governors’ offices and media outlets. She also attended the 2001 Jefferson Awards in Washington, D.C.
Ferrell’s Analytical Paper was titled “Analyzing the Media’s Effects on Adolescent Girls Healthy Development and What Role Non-Profit Organizations Can Play to Address the Issue” and she created a media literacy program for local branches of “Girls Inc. of Del.”
She has also been serving as a Girl Scout Troop leader in Newark. She plans to travel to Europe and India this summer before seeking employment in the non-profit sector with a focus on Women’s/Children’s Issue or Philanthropy.