SPARTANBURG — The Spartanburg Community College Foundation recently elected new members and executive committee officers to the board of directors. Established in 1983, the SCC Foundation exists to seek private and public resources to support the needs of students, faculty and staff of Spartanburg Community College.
“The SCC Foundation could not operate without the dedicated service of the 21 community leaders who selfishly give of their time and talents to further our mission of assisting the college,” explains Bea Walters Smith, SCC’s executive director of Advancement and the Foundation. “These men and women are talented individuals who bring years of professional expertise to the college with the goal of helping our
students, faculty and staff, and ensuring that our Foundation seeks private and public resources to fulfill our mission and vision.”
The following individuals were elected to serve on the executive committee for a one-year term (July 2017-June 2018):
• Chair — Grant Burns, AFL International
• Vice Chair — Linda Hannon, Duke Energy
• Secretary — Clarence Batts, Community Volunteer
• Treasurer — Kathy Sinclair, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Newly elected individuals to the board, who will serve a three-year term (July 2017-June 2020), include the following:
• John McGinnis, Roebuck Wholesale Nursery, Roebuck
• Rev. J. W. Sanders, Jr., Bethel Baptist Church, Gaffney
• Martha “Sissy” Brock, Community Volunteer, Gaffney
• Charlotte “Cha” Gee, Community Volunteer, Spartanburg
• Joe Hines, Santuc Precision, Union
• John Robbins, The Timken Co., Union
Warren Snead, Cooper Standard, Spartanburg
Returning board members include the following:
• Dr. Charles Fogarty, Spartanburg Medical Research, Spartanburg
• Shirley M. Howell, Community Volunteer, Woodruff
• Wallace E. Johnson, Community Volunteer, Spartanburg
• Daniel Lawrence, Kohler Co., Spartanburg
• Paul Lehner, Leigh Fibers, Inc, Wellford
• William Mayrose, Community Volunteer, Spartanburg
• Dr. Peter Moore, Community Volunteer, Spartanburg
• Ronald Murray, Community Volunteer, Spartanburg
• Sara Robinson, McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, Spartanburg
• Dr. Diane Vecchio, Furman University, Greenville
Smith adds, “We owe a heartfelt thank you to members who are rotating off the Foundation board this year. They have provided invaluable leadership and service and for that we are grateful.” Retiring members include the following:
• Kitta Cates, Heathy Smiles, Spartanburg
• James Moss, Moss Insurance, Blacksburg
• Ricky McAbee, Roebuck Wholesale Nursery, Roebuck
• Russ Mathis, Sealed Air Corporation, Greenville
• Charlita Atchison, Atchison Transportation, Spartanburg
For more information on the SCC Foundation and additional giving opportunities, contact Bea Walters Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org, (864) 4448 or visit www.sccsc.edu/foundation.
Registration for SCC fall semester classes is going on now. Fall classes begin on August 14, September 19, October 9 and October 25. Individuals interested in registering for classes can apply online at www.sccsc.edu or contact the admissions center at any SCC location for more assistance.
About The Spartanburg Community College Foundation
The SCC Foundation exists to provide assistance to Spartanburg Community College through the provisions of scholarships, curriculum resources, equipment, facilities and grants that help students, faculty and the community achieve educational excellence thereby contributing to a vibrant, local economy. For more information, visit www.sccsc.edu/foundation.
About Spartanburg Community College
SCC offers more than 70 academic program offerings including associate degrees, diplomas and certificates, plus University Transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities. SCC provides flexible class scheduling including day, evening, weekend classes with multiple start dates and more than 100 online classes through SCCOnline. Offering the lowest tuition in the region, convenient locations, and regional/national accreditations, SCC offers educational opportunities leading to high-growth, high-demand jobs. The SCC Corporate & Community Education Division provides job and career enhancement, workforce development and personal enrichment courses and training programs. For more information, visit www.sccsc.edu.