FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
- Russell D. Stellfox, appointed by Gov. Pat
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
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
"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
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
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 www.gtcc.edu.
- Carla Kucinski/GTCC