August 27, 2014

JAMESTOWN - The Guilford Technical Community College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of three new board members, each serving four-year terms:

-    Dr. Treana A. Bowling, appointed by the Guilford County Board of Commissioners.
-    John K. Snider, appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory.
-    Russell D. Stellfox, appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory.

The three new board members are replacing Robert Bruggeworth, J. Patrick Danahy and Mary L. Jarrell whose terms expired in June.  

"The GTCC Board of Trustees is delighted to welcome these three distinguished community leaders to the board," said Jarvis T. Harris, GTCC Board of Trustees chair. "Their leadership and substantial experience will be assets as we continue to build on the college's success as a provider of lifelong learning opportunities and our position as a leader in workforce development in Guilford County."

Also joining the board is Elizabeth Pucel of Greensboro, the 2014-2015 president of the Student Government Association, who will serve a one-year term as an ex officio, nonvoting member of the board.


Dr. Treana A. Bowling of Greensboro is an educational consultant with extensive work experience in education. Most recently, she served as Literary Project Director for SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, which works with educators and policymakers to improve education. She's previously held positions at various educational institutions including North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, Elizabeth City State University and Fayetteville State University. During her tenure in higher education, Bowling directed a national reading program and served as director of teacher education and student teaching, in addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses. She earned a doctorate in education, specializing in curriculum and instruction, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; a master's in early childhood education from Salisbury State University; a bachelor's in elementary education from Delaware State University. She is the immediate past-president of the North Carolina Reading Association and also served as vice chair of the North Carolina State Evaluation Committee for Teacher Education. Notable community and civic involvement includes chair, Board of Directors for the Volunteer Center of Greensboro as well as past-president of The Links, Incorporated and the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Alumni Chapter and the Women's Professional Forum. A Georgia native, Bowling has been a Greensboro resident since 1987.  

"It is indeed an honor and a privilege to have been appointed to the GTCC Board of Trustees," Bowling said. "GTCC is preparing students to meet the demands of emerging careers that are vital to an ever-changing workforce, and I am proud to be a part of this outstanding community."







John K. Snider of Greensboro is president and CEO of Snider Tire, Inc. since 1977. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Greensboro, Wells Fargo Regional Advisory Board, Salvation Army Board (Emeritus) and First Presbyterian Church. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

"Being appointed to the GTCC Board of Trustees is a great opportunity to be involved in the community with an institution that is critical to our citizens and to economic development," Snider said. "I look forward to being a part of the board as GTCC continues to distinguish itself as one the top community colleges in the state."












Russell D. Stellfox of Summerfield is president of Purolator Advanced Filtration Group, which manufactures custom filtration products for a variety of markets including aerospace, industrial and power generation. A Pennsylvania native, Stellfox received a National Leadership Award from the Congressional Business Advisory Council for outstanding service and commitment to leadership and serves on several boards including the Greensboro Economic Development Group as well as the Greensboro Partnership's Manufacturing and Aviation Councils. He received a bachelor's in mechanical engineering from Indiana State University.

"GTCC has been providing outstanding opportunities for continuing education for years," Stellfox said. "I am excited to be part of the team as we look to continue to stay on the leading edge of training and education to support our ever-changing job market."






Guilford Technical Community College is the third largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from four major campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at


- Carla Kucinski/GTCC