SCC Foundation Announces New Officers and Members

Article by: Cheri Anderson-Hucks | SCC

The Spartanburg Community College Foundation recently elected new members to the board of directors. Established in 1983, the foundation generates resources of all kinds by building and strengthening partnerships to advance the goals of the college.

"The SCC Foundation is comprised of 23 community leaders who selflessly give of their time and talents to support the 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 foundation and are focused on providing financial support to SCC students, faculty and staff."

The following individuals were elected to serve on the executive committee for a two-year term (July 2018- June 2020):
Chair - Linda Hannon, Duke Energy, Spartanburg
Vice Chair- Kathy Sinclair, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg
Secretary - Loretta Grna, Kohler, Spartanburg
Treasurer - Warren Snead, Cooper Standard, Spartanburg
Past Chair- Grant Burns, AFL, Spartanburg
Newly elected individuals to the board, who will serve a three-year term (July 2019- June 2022), include:
Andrena Powell- Baker, Lockhart Power, Union
Nicole Baker, Baker, CPA, LLC, Spartanburg
Lisa Claxton, Haynesworth, Sinkler Boyd, PA, Spartanburg
Greg Embry, Morgan Stanley, Spartanburg
Rich Gibson, Milliken, Spartanburg
Scott Jones, First Citizens Bank, Spartanburg
Ottiia Scanlon, Milliken, Spartanburg
Returning board members include:
Martha "Sissy" Brock, Community Volunteer, Gaffney
Charlotte "Cha" Grier Gee, Community Volunteer, Spartanburg
Paul Lehner, Leigh Fibers, Inc, Wellford
Gene Jackson, Spartanburg Water, Spartanburg
Dr. Carlotta Redish, Spartanburg School District 7, Gaffney
John Nelson, Spartanburg Steel, Spartanburg
Maria Puckett, BMW, Spartanburg
Pamela Garner Sloss, SC Department of Corrections, Union
John McGinnis, Roebuck Wholesale Nursery, Spartanburg
John Robbins, Timken, Union
Dr. J. W. Sanders, Jr., Bethel Baptist Church, Gaffney
"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," adds Smith.

Retiring board members include:
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
Joe Hines, Santuc Precision LLC, Union

Photos are available for download at the following link:

For more information on the SCC Foundation and additional giving opportunities, contact Bea Walters Smith at, (864) 4448 or visit

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