The WCU Alumni Association has announced the slate of nominees for open positions on its board of directors. Alumni may vote for one candidate from each of five geographical districts. The top vote-getter in each district will serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2020. Cast your ballot and find more details about each candidate online at alumni.wcu.edu. The deadline to vote is March 31, 2017.
N.C. District 1
John Connet ’92, Hendersonville; Hendersonville city manager and former Student Government Association president.
Faviola Olvera ’15, Highlands; graduate assistant at Western Carolina University and former executive director of the International Friendship Center.
N.C. District 2
Jason Habbal ’07, Lake Wylie, South Carolina; vice president and director of sales for Vision Office Systems and current president of the Charlotte Alumni Club.
Beth Mauney Ludwig ’92, Lincolnton; teacher at North Lincoln Middle School and current treasurer of the Gaston/Lincoln Alumni Club.
N.C. District 3
Dennis Fox ’71, Raleigh; vice president of operations and business development for National Coatings & Supplies Inc. and former member of the Alumni Association board
Richard “Dick” Freeman ’83, Raleigh; regional account manager for Ingevity and former member of the WCU College of Business Advisory Board.
N.C. District 4
Paul Faris ’66, Surf City; retired elementary school principal and former member of the Alumni Association board of directors.
Steve Wilson ’02, Wilmington; paramedic/firefighter for emergency services at Womack Army Medical Center and former board member with Leland Fire & Rescue.
N.C. District 5
Jeff Dowswell ’94, Mount Juliet, Tennessee; director of sales for Comcast NBC Universal and a member of the Catamount Club.
Darrin L. Hemphill ’93, Sachse, Texas; principal of Garland Independent School District and former WCU football player.