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NewsThursday, August 15, 2013
Tri-County’s Foundation Board Welcomes Five New Members
CONTACT: JOHN LUMMUS, 646-1548
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8/12/2013
(By Lisa Garrett)
PENDLETON --- Five community leaders have been elected to serve on Tri-County Technical College's Foundation Board of Directors.
Joining the Board's current members are Frank Lamson-Scribner, of Oconee County; Bill Harley Jr., of Pickens County; and Lee Garrison Smith, Scott Webber and Scott Miller, all representing Anderson County;
Members of the Foundation Board raise money to supplement appropriations thereby helping the College to meet the educational needs of the citizens of the tri-county area.
Mr. Lamson-Scribner is site director of the BASF plant in Seneca. He has worked with Engelhard/BASF since 1991. Prior to moving to the Seneca site in 2003, he worked at the company's facilities in Charleston, outside of Macon, Georgia, and Peekskill, New York. He is a member of the Clemson Chamber of Commerce and served on its board of directors from 2005 - 11. He is a member of the Oconee County Industrial Group and the Oconee County March of Dimes Walk. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Clemson University. He and his wife, Pam, live in Seneca and have two children in college.
Mr. Harley is senior vice president/market relationship executive at First Citizens Bank in Clemson. He earned a B.S. in industrial management from Clemson University and is a graduate of the South Carolina Bankers School as well as the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.
He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Clemson, former assistant district governor of Rotary District 7750 and current chair of the district's grants committee. He is past board chair and treasurer of the Clemson Chamber of Commerce, current board chair of the Collins Children's Home and has served on the boards of Alliance Pickens and United Way of Pickens County. He is also a deacon of the Clemson Presbyterian Church.
He and his wife, Becky, live in Clemson.
Mrs. Garrison Smith is co-owner/manager of Denver Downs Farm Market in Sandy Springs. She earned a B.S. in administrative management from Clemson University and for 23 years was a flight attendant for U.S. Airway Airlines. Currently she serves on the Anderson County Heritage Corridor Board, is active in the fundraising committees for the PTO at several schools and is an AnMed Health Ambassador.
She and her husband, Ron, live in Anderson and have two children, Emily and Garrison.
Mr. Webber is senior vice president - Anderson market president -- for Wells Fargo Bank in Anderson. He started in the banking industry with South Carolina National Bank (SCN) and worked in banking in Greenville, Walterboro, Aiken and Florence before moving to Anderson in 2005 with Wachovia, which subsequently merged with Wells Fargo. He serves on the AnMed Health Foundation Board as well as the Hospice of the Upstate. He is a member of the Anderson Rotary Club.
He is a 1979 alumnus of Tri-County Technical College's Industrial Electronics Technology Department. In 2008 Webber was honored with the College's Distinguished Alumni Award highlighting his dedication to his alma mater.
He and his wife, Kim, live in Anderson. They have two adult children and two grandchildren.
Miller is district manager for Duke Energy (covering five counties Anderson, Pickens, Oconee, Laurens and Abbeville). He serves on the boards of Anderson University, the Anderson Chamber of Commerce, and Innovate Anderson. His other memberships include Anderson Rotary, Anderson Water Advisory Board, Oconee/Pickens Chamber Coalition, Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, Pickens County Education Alliance and Oconee County Infrastructure Advisory Commission.
He holds a degree in business from Clemson University. He and his wife, Cindy Fox Miller, live in Powdersville.