Mr. and Mrs. Charles Homan
Charles and MaryAnn Homan have always placed an extremely high premium on the value of a quality education. Charles (Mike) completed his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in 1950. He then began teaching chemistry at Pitman High School in 1950, and later taught at Glassboro High School. After of number of years in the classroom, “Mike” became a principal at Delsea Regional High School in Franklinville and remained there until become a Dean of Student Services shortly after Gloucester County College began accepting students. “Mike” was also a member of the first Gloucester County College Board of Trustees, when the college was formed. Mary Ann Homan also spent much of her life in the academic field as a teacher. Mary Ann graduated from Susquehanna University in 1949 receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Music. She then taught vocals and instrumental music for 3 years in the Swedesboro School District, before transferring to the East Greenwich Elementary School. Mary Ann taught an amazing 32 years at East Greenwich Elementary Schools, grade 1st through 8th. “Mike” and Mary Ann have also felt that it is important to be involved and to “give back” to their community and neighbors. Each have been involved in various charitable and governmental organizations including: Mike -Swedesboro Planning Board Chairman for the past 30 years, Member of the Gloucester County United Way Board and Finance Chair – United Methodist Church Swedesboro. Mary Ann – Chair – Swedesboro Shade Tree Commission, Member of the Underwood Memorial Hospital 2nd Auxiliary, Director – United Methodist Church Swedesboro Hand Bell Choir and Gloucester County College Foundation Member. In making this donation, “Mike” and Mary Ann Homan recognize the value of a post secondary education and want to provide others a chance to achieve success through education. They also want the scholarship recipients to recognize the importance of being involved and “giving back” to their community. It is in this spirit that this donation is made with the hope that it will provide future GCC students with many opportunities.