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SCC Has History of Leadership, Mentoring and Volunteerism

Dr. John D. Enamait
Dr. John D. Enamait

Dr. Heather Hill
Dr. Heather Hill

Sylvia Lewis
Sylvia Lewis


Alicia Herrin
Alicia Herrin

Jessica Smith
Jessica Smith


Stanly Community College (SCC) has a long history of leadership, mentoring, and volunteerism in the community. Since the College’s inception in 1971, Stanly County has benefited from hundreds of individuals who have dedicated countless hours of community service. College faculty, staff, administrators, and students have compassionately devoted the very best of themselves to help build a stronger and healthier community.

Recently, several SCC employees, as well at the College president, have volunteered their services at the Stanly County Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. John D. Enamait, President, Stanly Community College, will be serving as Chair-Elect on the 2019 Leadership Board of Directors, and Dr. Heather Hill, Vice President of Academic Affairs, will serve as the Leadership and Education Chair. Additionally, Sylvia Lewis, Director of Career Technologies, and Alicia Herrin, Director of Small Business and Entrepreneurial Development, have both been serving as Chamber Ambassadors; and Ms. Jessica Smith, Foundation Operations and Grant Coordinator, is currently serving on the Leadership Stanly Steering Committee.

Kathy Almond, President, Stanly County Chamber of Commerce (SCCoC), stated, “SCCoC is excited to welcome both Dr. John Enamait and Dr. Heather Hill to our Leadership Board of Directors. As Chair Elect and Chair of Leadership and Education, Dr. Enamait and Dr. Hill bring invaluable knowledge to the Chamber. I am grateful for their willingness to serve our Chamber Community in this capacity and look forward to working with them as we continue to be 'Champions for Prosperity' in our local community, our county, and our region.”

Dr. Enamait stated, “It is truly a privilege to be able to serve on the Stanly County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Team. On behalf of myself and the SCC team, we look forward to the great work ahead of us to help make our community a growing and vibrant place to live and work.”

Dr. Enamait’s role as the Chamber’s Co-Chair includes: contact for all Leadership Board positions, conducts Board Member orientation and Bylaws review and updates in conjunction with the CEO, serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee in conjunction with members appointed by the Chair and CEO, and assumes Chair Duties when Chair is not available.

Dr. Hill noted she too looks forward to working with the Chamber and is very excited to be able to serve. Among her responsibilities as Leadership and Education Chair, Dr. Hill will coordinate educational opportunities for Chamber Members in conjunction with the community, Stanly County Managers Association and designated SCCoC staff. She will also report to the Board regarding Leadership Stanly curriculum and activities, keep abreast of meetings of the Leadership Stanly Steering Committee via Chamber Staff and Steering Committee Chair, and work with SCCoC staff and representatives from Stanly County Schools, SCC, and Pfeiffer University for the benefit of SCCoC business and industry members.

Sylvia Lewis, who has been serving as a Chamber Ambassador since 2016, and serves on the Leadership Stanly Steering Committee, has been nominated for the 2018 Ambassador of the Year Award. Ms. Lewis said she is grateful to be part of such a wonderful organization. “I feel honored to be chosen for the 2018 Ambassador of the Year Award. It is a privilege to be part of this great organization and to be able to work alongside such outstanding individuals who work tirelessly to better the community.”

“Congratulations to Sylvia Lewis for being chosen for the 2018 Ambassador of the Year Award. I can’t think of anyone more deserving for this award,” noted Dr. Enamait.

“Working with Sylvia Lewis as an Ambassador for SCCoC has been such a pleasure! I can always count on Sylvia to assist in any and all things. She just seems to know what needs to be done before I even mention it, and I cannot express enough gratitude for all that she has done this past year. Her efforts do not go unnoticed, and I am so pleased that she is being recognized as the SCCoC 2018 Ambassador of the Year,” added Kathy Almond.

Additionally, Alicia Herrin, who has been serving as a Chamber Ambassador since 2016, stated, “The Stanly County Chamber of Commerce is valuable to our county. It is a pleasure for the Small Business Center to collaborate with the Chamber to provide training events and other benefits to current and prospective small business owners. We have a strong longstanding relationship that has resulted in years of positive impact for local businesses.”

For more information about Stanly Community College, please visit the College’s website at https://www.stanly.edu, and for information on the Stanly County Chamber of Commerce visit https://stanlychamber.org.