Camden Yards head groundskeeper keynote speaker at Owens Campus commencement

Upstate Delaware native Nicole Sherry, the heads groundskeeper at Camden Yards in Baltimore, will serve as commencement speaker for the Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus graduation Tuesday, May 15.

GEORGETOWN – Nicole Sherry credits the educational foundation she received at Delaware Tech with helping her find her “dream job” as head groundskeeper at Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles.

On Tuesday, May 15, Ms. Sherry will step to the plate – actually the podium – as keynote speaker for the Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus commencement.

The commencement program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Ms. Sherry’s fascination with plants and concern for the environment led her to Delaware Tech, where she enrolled in the college’s Turf Management program.

After attending DTCC for two years, Ms. Sherry, a native of New Castle, DE., went to the University of Delaware. She graduated from UD in 2002 with a degree in General Agriculture.

One day her irrigation class at Del Tech took a field trip to Camden Yards to see their state-of-the-art water system.

After graduation, she pursued and was awarded an internship at the facility. She stayed with the Orioles as an assistant for a few more years before accepting an offer from the Trenton Thunder, a Double-A affiliate of the Yankees.

Then, as fate would have it, the Orioles reached out to her, and in November 2006 she became the Orioles’ head groundskeeper, making her one of only two female head groundskeepers in Major League Baseball history.

Other DTTC commencements

Speakers at DTCC’s other 2018 commencements are: Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long for the Terry Campus, Dover, Monday, May 14; and Gov. John Carney for the Stanton Campus, Newark and Orlando J. George, Jr. Campus, Wilmington, Wednesday, May 16 at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Sports Center.

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