MARIETTA — A retired professor has joined the board of directors of the Washington State Community College Foundation.
Carole Wylie Hancock, professor emerita of education at Marietta College, is the former coordinator of the Education Transfer Program at Washington State. Hancock retired in 2018 after 43 years of teaching.
Hancock said her desire to join the 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,” Hancock said. “Those needs have not diminished.”
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,” she said. “I have a vested interest in helping the foundation grow and provide for WSCC students.”
The first 17 years of Hancock’s career were teaching Title I Reading, first grade and third grade in the Fort Frye Local School District. From 1992 to 2011, she taught at Washington State and led the Department of Social and Behavioral Science and Public Service, served on numerous committees and earned several teaching awards including the Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges Teacher of the Year in 2010 and Exceptional Employee Recognition Award in 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’s of arts from Marietta College, a master’s of education in reading supervision from Ohio University and a doctorate 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 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.