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Wallace Community College Foundation Board Members



Mr. B. Harrison Morris, III, Chair
Harrison is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Servis1st Bank in Dothan. He has served on the Board since 2008. He and his wife Kelton have three children.

  Mr. Beau Benton, Vice Chair
Beau Benton serves as President of Larry Blumberg and Associates. Beau has a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Auburn University. He joined the Foundation Board in 2011. Beau and his wife Karen have three children. 

Mr. Hugh W. Wheelless, Jr., Treasurer
Hugh is General Partner of Wheelless Development, Ltd. He has served on the Board since 2005. He has two children.

Mr. Pete A. McInish, Immediate Past-Chair
Pete is an attorney in Dothan and has served on the Board since 2008. He has two children.

  Mr. John Coleman
John is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Coleman Worldwide Moving, LLC.  John is also the Interim Rector at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.  John and his wife, Mary, have 3 children, James, William, and Caroline.

    Mr. Ronald E. Dean
Ronnie is the Vice President of Operations at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.  He graduated from WCC with a Respiratory Therapy degree and his wife Sue graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing.  Ronnie later received a Bachelors and Masters from Troy University.  He joined the Board in 2014.  Ronnie and Sue have two daughters, Megan and Lauren.
  Mr. Jim Dennis
Jim is the Chief Executive Officer for Extendicare Health & Rehabilitation Center.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.  Jim and his wife, Terri, have three children, Kaitlyn, Sarah and Mary.  Terri graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing.  Their daughter Sarah attended WCC as a dual enrollment student. 

Mr. O. Lewis Humphrey
Lew is a retired EVP from the financial services segment of Fortune 200 Textron, which counts among its world class brands Bell Helicopter and Cessna Aircraft. He has served on the Board since 2008. He and his wife Carol were members of the first WCC academic graduating class in 1967. He lives in Pensacola, Florida.
  Mr. Sam Johnson
Sam is the Chief Executive Officer for Wiregrass Medical Center in Geneva, Alabama.  He serves as the Vice Chairman of the Wiregrass Medical Center Foundation.  Sam is also a Captain in the United States Navy Reserve with over 30 years of naval service.
  Mr. David Money
David is the Henry County Probate Judge and Commission Chair. He has served on the Board since 2005. He attended WCC and played baseball under Coach Johnny Oppert on Wallace’s first baseball team. David and his wife Karen have four children (their son Scott also attended WCC) and five grandchildren.
  Mr. Charles Owens
Charles is the President and CEO of Construction Partner, Inc.  He joined the Board in 2014.  Charles and his wife Julia both attended WCC. They have one son, Brandon, and a daughter, Alicia.
  Mr. Vic Pemberton
Vic Pemberton serves as President and General Manager of The Pepi Companies. He joined the Foundation Board in 2011.  Vic and his wife Lorie have three children and five grandchildren.
  Mr. Larry Pitchford
Larry Pitchford serves as Regional President of PeoplesSouth Bank in Abbeville.  PeoplesSouth also has locations across the region (one is next door to the CEWD).  A Wiregrass area native, he is an alumnus of Wallace Community College.  Larry played basketball in the late 1960s for the WCC Govs under Coach Johnny Oppert.  He is a member of the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce and serves with many community and industry organizations including serving on the Board of the SPECTRUM Center for Autism in Dothan.  Larry and his wife Janice are members of the First Baptist Church in Abbeville where Larry is a Deacon. They have one son Jonathan (who attended WCC) and a granddaughter named Dawn.
  Mr. Robert Rhoades
Rob is the President of Diamond-R-Electric in Enterprise, Alabama.  After completing his first degree at Auburn, he later graduated from WCC with an Electrical Technology (ELT) degree.  Rob received the 2013 Alumnus of the Year award and also serves on the Advisory Council for the ELT program.  He joined the Board in 2014.
  Mr. J. Ronney Watson
Ron is Management Member of Watson & Downs Investments. He has served on the Board since 2002. He attended WCC and his wife Leslie taught at WCC. They have two children.
    Dr. J. Wade Whatley
Wade graduated from UAB Dental School in 2011 and owns Whatley Family Dentistry in Abbeville, Alabama.  He currently lives in Abbeville and is a member of the Abbeville United Methodist Church.  Wade has served on the Board since 2013.
  Mrs. Suzanne Woods
Suzanne is the CEO of Flowers Hospital.  She received a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Alabama, Birmingham and an undergraduate degree in human and organizational development from Vanderbilt University. Suzanne serves as the Vice President of the Southeast Alabama Hospital Council and as a Board member at First United Methodist Church. She and her husband Billy have one daughter, Lily.

 

Ex-officio

    Dr. James R. Chasteen, Emeritus Director
James served on the Foundation Board for 17 years.  He served as president for several community colleges, including Calhoun Community College.  After retiring from the Community College Systems, he became president/CEO of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.  He also served as a member of the United States Olympics Committee's Board for six years.  James and his wife, Melba, a former WCC English instructor, endowed a scholarship in memory of Melba's father, A. A. Middleton.  The Chasteen's have two children and five grandchildren.  

Mr. Charles Edward Coggins, Emeritus Director
Charles is retired from AAA Cooper Transportation as Vice-president of Administration and Finance. He served on the Foundation Board for 15 years. One of his two daughters, Carla, attended WCC. Charles lives in Cullman, AL.


Dr. Linda C. Young
Dr. Linda C. Young has served as a president in the Alabama Community College System since 1988 when she was appointed president of Sparks State Technical College in Eufaula. In 1999, Sparks was merged with Wallace Community College, and Dr. Young was appointed president of the institution. Under her leadership, the College has developed strong community support as evidenced by its two thriving Foundations. Dr. Young received her associate in arts degree from Enterprise State Junior College, both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Troy University, and she received her doctorate from Auburn University. She has served in a variety of civic organizations and professional associations over the years.

Staff


Dr. Tracy Brooks, Foundations Liaison
Dr. Tracy Brooks has been with Wallace Community College since 2007. She works with both the Wallace Community College Foundation and the Wallace Community College Sparks Campus Foundation and is an instructor in the Business Technologies Department. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Troy University, and she received her doctorate degree from Auburn University.