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News Release

New Members Join John Tyler Community College Foundation Board

Primary Media Contact:
Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager

Secondary Media Contact:
Heather Busch
Creative Services Manager

Released on February 15, 2011

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – The John Tyler Community College Foundation Board recently welcomed four new members. In addition to their ties to the community, the four bring with them backgrounds in education, finance, technology and human resources.

Cathee Andrews is director of human resources (HR) at Amsted Rail. During her 20 years with the company, she has led successful apprenticeship, culture change, and safety programs and coordinated a plan to improve workforce skills. Andrews holds a bachelor’s degree in business from St. Leo College and has completed many continuing education courses at such institutions as Duke University, University of Chicago, and Harvard University.

Dr. Kevin Corby is technology director of DuPont Protection Technologies (DPT). He began his career with DuPont in 1981 and worked at facilities in South Carolina and Ohio before coming to Richmond in 1994. He held numerous positions at the company before becoming DPT technology director in 2008. Corby holds a degree from King’s College and completed his doctoral work at Pennsylvania State University.

Dennis Falk is senior vice president, treasurer and controller at Village Bank. Before joining Village Bank, Falk held positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, Investors Savings Bank, and SunTrust. Falk holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University. He also completed the Federal Reserve Bank Examiner Schools I, II and III and obtained additional education at Omega Commercial Lending and Georgia Bankers Association Bank Audit School.

Dr. Roy Kaplan is an associate professor of chemistry at John Tyler Community College. Before coming to John Tyler, he taught part time at several colleges and held corporate positions at Goodyear Atomic Corporation and Nalco Chemical Company. He holds 10 U.S. patents, has authored 20 technical papers, and has spoken at seminars around the world. Kaplan has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Mississippi, a master’s degree in chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a doctorate in organic chemistry from West Virginia University. He also holds an executive development diploma from Northwestern University.

The officers for the 2011 Foundation Board are as follows:

E. Wilson Davis, Jr.
Director of Economic Development, Chesterfield County Economic Development

1st Vice President
Peter Marmerstein
CEO, CJW Medical Center

2nd Vice President
Michael White
President, Virginia Asset Management

Dr. Marshall W. Smith
President, John Tyler Community College

Edward Cahill
Senior Vice President, Corporate Credit Review, Capital One

The John Tyler Community College Foundation relies on the generosity of the community to continue its work in securing the future of the College, its students, its faculty and its staff. Since most of the College’s graduates live and work in the area, gifts to the Foundation are an investment in the future of the community. Through donations, grants and endowments, the Foundation is able to provide scholarships for students, to fund academic programs and capital projects, to renovate and modernize classrooms and labs, and to encourage the professional development of John Tyler Community College’s faculty and staff. This work ensures the College continues its pledge of providing academic excellence while expanding the services it offers to fulfill escalating workforce requirements.

John Tyler Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education and is the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian and off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler offers quality and economical opportunities for students who want to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, train for the workforce, or switch careers. The College, which served more than 13,690 students during the 2009 – 10 academic year, offers 17 associate degrees, seven certificates and 35 career studies certificates. The institution also serves 20,000 non-credit students and more than 1,000 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. The College also is committed to sustainability. In July 2010, it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for its Midlothian Campus Science Building, becoming the first in the Virginia Community College System to receive such recognition. John Tyler Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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