CCCC Foundation Board selects new members
College & Community, Foundation
LILLINGTON - The Central Carolina Community College Foundation Board of Directors selected five new members at its quarterly board meeting April 16 in Lillington: Linda Gainey Harris and Donna Rezen, both of Pittsboro; Josh Lee, of Siler City; Brad Salmon, of Lillington; and Lynda Turbeville, of Sanford.
The CCCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization affiliated with, but independent of, Central Carolina Community College. It receives donations of money and equipment on behalf of CCCC and uses them to promote the educational mission of the college and assist students through scholarships and grants.
The board consists of 33 volunteer community members from the college's service area of Chatham, Harnett and Lee counties. The members bring a broad background of community, business and educational experience to their position.
"We enthusiastically welcome these new directors to our Foundation board," said Emily Hare, director of Central Carolina Community College's Foundation and Development Office. "They each have a passion for CCCC and truly understand the impact that the college and the Foundation have on our students. They want to make a differences in their communities through their service to the college. We are excited for what each one of them brings to the board and we know that their impact will be felt immediately."
Lynda Turbeville, a resident of Sanford for 28 years, holds a Master's in Liberal Studies from North Carolina State University. Her career has been in corporate real estate and estate research.
Turbeville has served in many capacities in community and civic organizations, including Triangle Area Purdue University Alumni Association treasurer, Helping Hand Clinic Board of Directors secretary; Lee County Democratic Women secretary, vice president, and president; and North Carolina Forestry Association and Lee County Forestry Association member.
"The North Carolina Community College System is very special to me," Turbeville said. "I have seen the positive effects of scholarships and giving on the lives of people who might not otherwise had the opportunity to further their education. The positive effects extend beyond the individuals themselves and are passed on to the families and the communities. I can think of no other organization that is more worthy of any time and efforts that I might be able to contribute."
Linda Gainey Harris
Linda Gainey Harris, a native of Chatham County, graduated from Pittsboro High School and has an associate degree from a business college. Harris spent more than 40 years in the poultry industry, starting as a bookkeeper and working up to Sales/Production manager/coordinator for Townsends North Carolina Division.
Harris was the first woman to serve as president of the N.C. Poultry Processors Association Board of Directors. She is the first and only woman, so far, to serve as president of the N.C. Poultry Federation. She was honored with the federation's Distinguished Service Award in 2000.
Harris also has served as president and a member of the Chatham County Agribusiness Council Board of Directors and member of the Chatham County Agriculture Advisory Committee. She has served on the board of directors for the local First1Bank and the Chatham County Economic Development Corporation, as well as chair of the Finance Committee, elder and deacon of the Pittsboro Presbyterian Church.
Donna Rezen is a native of Chatham County. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a bachelor's degree in radio/TV/motion pictures and speech communications. Rezen has worked in radio, television, and public relations in the Triangle, Puerto Rico, Winston Salem, and Augusta, Ga. She is currently a real estate agent with Carolina Southern Realty, in Pittsboro.
Rezen said she has always had a passion for dramas, acting, writing and directing in community theaters and church ministries. She directed the drama for the 5th Annual Pittsboro Passion Play. Her two daughters attended Central Carolina Community College before entering Appalachian State and Liberty universities.
Josh Lee is a native of Harnett County, but currently resides in Siler City. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Wake Forest University and a law degree from Campbell University's Norman A. Wiggins School of Law.
Lee began working as an associate attorney with Moody, Williams & Roper, LLP, in 2007 and was made a partner in the firm in 2010. His main areas of practice are criminal law, domestic law, real estate law, and civil litigation.
Brad Salmon was raised on a multi-generational family farm in Harnett County and still maintains an active role in the farm operations. In 2012, along with two other partners, he founded the law firm of Salmon & Gilmore, LLP. The Lillington firm specializes in federal and state criminal law, civil litigation, estate matters, contract law, and real property.
Salmon is a graduate of North Carolina State University and Campbell University's Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. He currently serves as an alternative member on the Harnett County Board of Adjustment and has served on several committees promoting the county's Agricultural Fair. He is a member of the Lillington Kiwanis Club, Boone Trail Ruritan Club, and Antioch Baptist Church, in Mamers. He is a graduate of Leadership North Carolina Class XIX and is a current participant in Leadership Harnett.
For information on giving to the Foundation, contact Emily Hare, CCCC Foundation and Development Director, 919-718-7230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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