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Trustees Re-Appointed and Added to Nash Community College Board of Trustees

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Angela Watkins Gailliard, NCC Board of Trustees, Rocky Mount

During its August meeting, the Nash Community College Board of Trustees re-appointed two members and added two new members. William Marshburn and Samuel Dickens III were re-appointed by the Nash County Public Schools Board of Education and Nash County Board of Commissioners, respectively. Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Angela Watkins Gailliard, and Ethan Cockrell will serve as the Student Government Association President.

Gailliard currently serves as the Director of Programs for the Golden LEAF Foundation in Rocky Mount. She manages and implements Golden LEAF’s grant programs and special initiatives. Her work is focused on job creation and economic investment in the foundation’s priority area through infrastructure projects.

“Our community college system is a tremendous asset to the state of North Carolina, and as a 20-year Nash County resident, I am honored to serve and support the students, faculty, and staff of Nash Community College as we continue and expand its great work,” said Gailliard.

Throughout her career, she has served in finance, administration, business and engineering leadership positions in several large corporations, including Proctor & Gamble.

She has also been a servant and community leader, participating in multiple philanthropic organizations. She has held leadership roles in the United Tar River Region, Edgecombe Community College Foundation, North Carolina Community Foundation, Down East Partnerships and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Angela holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Duke University and a Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She is also a graduate of Leadership North Carolina.

“As exciting as it is to welcome a new member to our board of trustees, it is just as exciting to welcome back trustees,” said Dr. Hunnicutt. “Trustees Dickens and Marshburn have given so much of their life, time and wisdom to NCC, and we can only continue to benefit from additional years of their service.”

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Samuel Dickens III, NCC Board of Trustees, Rocky Mount

Dickens currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer of Opportunities Industrialization, Inc. in Rocky Mount. He is also an Associate Minister at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. Dickens is the Immediate Past Chair of the NCACCT and has served on the Board of the Rocky Mount YMCA, Nashville Boys and Girls Club, BB&T Bank and Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce.

“It’s an exciting time to be a part of NCC,” said Dickens. “We are engrained in multiple facets of the Nash County community, and that brings me a lot of pride; if you want to make a difference in your life and your community, then NCC is the place for you.”

Marshburn is from Rocky Mount and has spent over 59 years as a General Contractor for D.J. Rose & Son, Inc. He serves as the National Director of AGC of America and an NCC Board of Trustees member, including a stint as Chairman. Marshburn is an NC State Wolfpack Club and NC State Alumni Association member. He is a former member of numerous Carolinas AGC committees, including the National Contract Documents Committee, National AGC/AIA Join Committee, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Carolinas Associated General Contractors, Carolinas AGC Vice Chairman, Treasurer, and Chairman of Carolinas AGC Building Division. He has served as a Deacon and member of the Finance Committee for Lakeside Baptist Church. Marshburn has served as a member of the Higher Education Bond Oversight Committee, a member of RBC Bank Local Board, a member of the National AGC Contractor Relations Committee, President and Campaign Chairman for United Way of Rocky Mount, and Chairman of City of Rocky Mount Board of Adjustments. He attended Rocky Mount City Schools and NC State University. Marshburn is married to his wife Patsy, and they have two sons, Will and David, and two grandsons, Connor and Landon.

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William Marshburn, NCC Board of Trustees, Rocky Mount

“What keeps me excited is seeing the growth and what it means to the county and the surrounding area,” said Marshburn. “It’s a wonderful thing for NCC to be able to provide industry recruitment, significant customized training for the local community corporations, and maybe the most important of them all, the training and education we can provide our first responders (Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement), CDL, Electric Line, all integral parts of Nash County.”