DTC announces new board members

With its second meeting behind it, the DTC Foundation is getting its own foundation cemented underneath it as more board members come on board.
Now the DTC Foundation has selected its officers. The foundation held its first meeting Sept. 10 and its second Oct. 22. In its most recent meeting, the DTC Foundation added three new board members from the community to bring the foundation board to 18 members. This doesn’t include Dr. Michael M. Townsend Sr., the DTC president, and Andreas Corley, the DTC acting vice president of fiscal affairs, who represent the college. The board can have a maximum of 22 members.
“The purpose of the DTC Foundation is it is an extension of the college. Its mission is supporting the college’s mission by raising money for building campaigns, scholarships or furthering the programs of DTC as needed. The board of directors for the DTC Foundation is out in the community and making DTC known as well as seeing what the community needs that DTC can provide,” Townsend said.
During the Sept. 10 meeting, the DTC Foundation elected the following officers: Josephine Caldwell as president; Marty Martin, vice chairman; Bill Robinson, secretary and Bo Griffin, treasurer.
Caldwell, a Denmark resident, is also a DTC alumna. Martin is the executive director of the Barnwell County Economic Development Corp. Robinson is the executive director of economic development for Allendale County for SouthernCarolina Alliance. Griffin is the president of Home Federal Savings and Loan in Bamberg.
The DTC college foundation board is separate from the DTC area commissioning board, which oversees the operation of the college, approves its annual budget, evaluates the president and adopts policies for the college among some of its duties. One commissioner, Peggy Faust, serves on the DTC Foundation as the DTC Area Commission representative. Faust is the vice chair of the DTC Commission.
The other DTC Foundation board members include: Machell Mims, with Savannah River Remediation; Kell Anderson, the executive director of economic development for Bamberg County for SouthernCarolina Alliance; Richard Freeman, a Denmark businessman and vineyard owner; Nina Haynes, owner of Nina’s Solutions, a hair salon; Paula Guess, with Brooker TruValue Hardware of Denmark; Barbara Smoak with Savannah Site; Howard Bush, president of B&B Ford in Barnwell; Fred Kruckow, the McDonalds franchise owner in Denmark and Barnwell and Don Sharp, an Allendale County farmer and businessman.