GREG COLTRAIN ELECTED NEW BOARD CHAIR OF BCCC FOUNDATION
Greg Coltrain will be filling the position left vacant by the passing of Dr. Charles Boyette in March 2016 as board chair for the Beaufort County Community College Foundation. Helen Sommerkamp Inman began the April 19 meeting with a eulogy for Dr. Boyette, a man she worked with closely over the years during their time together on the board. The BCCC Foundation awards scholarships to students attending the College as well as handling grants from outside institutions. Last year the Foundation helped reduce the debt burden on students and made quality education even more accessible at BCCC by awarding 112 scholarships totaling over $85,000.
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JUDITH BARNES WINS DRAWING AT CVTMA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Judith Barnes of Star Communications won the iWatch give away, sponsored by Toly Digital at CVTMA Annual Conference
ALLEN RUSS RECEIVES NATIONAL LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
ATMC CEO Allen Russ has received the Life Achievement – Manager Award presented by NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association for his dedication to the telecommunications industry. The national award was presented at the 2016 NTCA Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & Expo (RTIME).
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JIMMY BLEVINS RECOGNIZED WITH MANAGEMENT INNOVATION AWARD AT NTCA ANNUAL MEETING
NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association recognized rural telecommunications providers during the Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in late February, for their achievements and service to the telecommunications industry, and SkyLine Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jimmy Blevins was among the honorees.
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ROBERT HESTER RECOGNIZED BY ELIZABETHTOWN-WHITE LAKE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
On June 21, one of Star Communications’ own will be presented a most-prestigious award by the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at its Annual Awards Banquet. The award, the Honorary Lifetime Achievement Member of the Year, will be presented to Mr. Robert G. Hester on behalf of the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce for his service and dedication to Bladen County. Read the full article >>>
ATMC BOARD NAMES O'NEAL MILLER GENERAL MANAGER/CEO
The Board of Directors for Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation (ATMC) has announced that O’Neal Miller has been named General Manager and Chief Executive Officer after former General Manager Roger Cox stepped away from the position due to medical reasons.
A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Miller comes to ATMC following 35 years of service at Conway, S.C. based Horry Telephone Cooperative (HTC), where he held the position of Chief Executive – Financial Operations for 25 years until his retirement in 2013. While at HTC, Miller played an integral role in helping the company grow into the largest telephone cooperative in the nation.
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