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Education-RCCC names new trustee

Nancy E. Bilson of Salisbury has been appointed to the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Trustees by the Rowan County Board of Commissioners.
Bilson’s term will run through June 30, 2010. She will complete the term of George Knox, who retired from the board in May.
A contract recruiter for International Paper in Statesville, she previously worked from 1984 to 2006 for ICI Group, one of the world’s largest producers of paints and specialty chemicals. Her positions with ICI Group included human resources manager for National Starch & Chemical Co., in Salisbury; senior human resources manager for ICI Explosives USA in Joplin, Mo.; and human resources manager in Wilmington, Del.
Before that, she worked in career planning and placement and as a career counselor at the University of Delaware and Temple University.
She has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s of education degree in counseling from Temple University. She holds SPHR certification for human resources management.
Pat Fulcher, Food Lion vice president of associate services, and Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz have been reappointed to the college board by the Rowan County commissioners. Both will serve a four-year term ending June 30, 2012. Fulcher has been a trustee since 2004 and Kluttz since 2000.
Campbell recognition
Brittany Marie Taylor, a rising sophomore at Campbell University in Buies Creek, has been inducted into two honor organizations on campus.
They are Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International for incoming law students and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.
A president’s list student with a 4.0 grade-point average, Taylor is majoring in law with a minor in history. She graduated from Salisbury High School in 2007 and is the daughter of Glenn C. and Kimberly S. Taylor of Salisbury.
Service recognition
Wild Bill Corriher of China Grove has received a certificate of appreciation for his 25 years of service to the South Rowan High School Junior ROTC Program.
The presentation was made by American Legion National Commander Marty Conatser at its recent annual convention in Raleigh.
Corriher has been a very active supporter of Rowan County youth through both the JROTC program and American Legion Baseball.
Scholarship gift
Co-executors of the estate of Mary S. Russell, a former accounting professor at Pfeiffer University, recently presented a $15,000 gift to the university in support of the Mary S. Russell Endowed Accounting Scholarship.
Eric Skidmore, Mildred English and Phyllis Pharr presented the check to Pfeiffer President Dr. Chuck Ambrose.
The scholarship was established in 1989 by alumni and friends to honor Russell’s distinguished teaching career in Pfeiffer’s accounting department. Russell worked at Pfeiffer for approximately 30 years until her retirement in 1996. She passed away in 2000.
An Albemarle native who was often referred to as “Hanky,” Russell was recognized for treating everyone fairly, encouraging her students to participate in the learning process and stopping at nothing to motivate her students.
The scholarship is awarded to junior and senior level students majoring in accounting at Pfeiffer.

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