Spartanburg Community College Foundation Elects New Members and Officers to the Board of Directors

Staff Report From Spartanburg CEO

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

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 toseek 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 22 community leaders who selflessly 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 with the goal of helping our students, faculty and staff to ensure 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 2018-June 2019):

Chair - Linda S. Hannon, Duke Energy

Vice Chair - Kathy Sinclair, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Treasurer - Warren Snead, Cooper Standard

Secretary - Clarence Batts, Community Volunteer

Newly elected individuals to the board, who will serve a three-year term (July 2018-June 2021), include the following:

John C. Nelson, Spartanburg Steel, Spartanburg

Loretta Grna, Kohler, Spartanburg

Tray Ballenger, Henkel Corporation, Spartanburg

Charles "Gene" Jackson, Spartanburg Water, Spartanburg

Maria Puckett, BMW, Spartanburg   

Carlotta Redish, Spartanburg School District 7, Gaffney

Pamela Garner Sloss, SC Department of Corrections, Union

Returning board members include the following:

Dr. Charles Fogarty, Spartanburg Medical Research, Spartanburg

Wallace E. Johnson, Community Volunteer, Spartanburg

Paul Lehner, Leigh Fibers, Inc, Wellford

Dr. Peter Moore, Community Volunteer, Spartanburg

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

Grant Burns, AFL Telecommunications, Spartanburg

John Robbins, The Timken Co., Union

Joe Hines, Santuc Precision   

Smith adds, "We owe a heartfelt thank you to members who are rotating off the board this year. They have provided invaluable leadership and service and for that we are grateful." Retiring members include the following:

Shirley M. Howell, Community Volunteer, Woodruff

William Mayrose, Community Volunteer, Spartanburg

Ronald Murray, Community Volunteer, Spartanburg

Sara Robinson, McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, Spartanburg

Dr. Diane Vecchio, Furman University, Greenville