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DCC BOARD CHAIR SPAINHOUR HONORED FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICE

 

Elizabeth Spainhour receives award

Danville Community College Board Chair Elizabeth Spainhour receives the 2013 Chairman's Award for College Board Member Exemplary Service from Virginia State Board for Community Colleges' Chair Bruce Meyer.

DANVILLE, December 5, 2013 – Elizabeth Spainhour, chair of the Danville Community College Board, was honored recently with the 2013 Chairman’s Award for College Board Member Exemplary Service by the State Board for Community Colleges. The award which was established in 2008 by the State Board, recognizes the exemplary efforts of College Board members across the state. Spainhour was cited for “going above and beyond in serving in a college advocacy role on a college board.?

Spainhour was appointed a member of the DCC Board in 2004 by Danville City Council. She has been reappointed to two terms and served as vice chair in 2010 and as chair in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

In presenting the award to Spainhour, Bruce J. Meyer, chair of the State Board for Community Colleges, called her “a tireless community advocate of the college, and works to involve anyone or any group she comes into contact with.?

Meyer added: “One of her crowning achievements was significant work on the selection committee for Danville’s new president. She was instrumental in getting local business, governmental and non-profit leaders to participate in the process.?

 

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