This collection contains items that document community college administrator Jerome Worsley's life as a student at East Carolina Teachers College (now ECU) in the mid-1940s and as a member of the U.S. Army (1951-1953). Included are photographs, clippings and a certificate related to Mr. Worsley's participation in the Chi Pi Players at East Carolina Teachers College; photographs, documents, passport, dog tag, patches, and insignia concerning his service as office manager in Paris, France, for SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) under the command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. SHAPE is the military unit of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization).
Jerome R. Worsley was born near Bethel, N.C., on October 20, 1928. He earned an BS in Business and Social Studies and an MA in Educational Administration from East Carolina Teachers College (now East Carolina University), and a Doctorate in Education including Vocational-Technical and Community College Administration from North Carolina State University. He taught at Pikeville High School in Wayne County, N.C., from 1949 until 1951 when he was drafted into the U.S. Army (1951-1953) where he rose to be a sergeant. In the Army he served as secretary to the Adjunct General of the 47th Infantry Division at Camp Rucker in Alabama, and then served in Paris, France, for one year as office manager for Special Services for the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) under command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. SHAPE is the military unit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
He marrried Frances Sasser in 1956 and they have two sons, Steve and Jerome, Jr. After his service in the U.S. Army, he taught at Chicod School in Greenville, N.C., and as principal of Eureka School in Wayne County. Worsley then had a twenty-six year career at Durham Technical Community college in Durham, N.C, as a professor, Dean of Adult and General Education, and as Dean of the Faculty for Technical and Vocational Education Degrees.
Gift of Jerome R. Worsley
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