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Class Notes 2020

Class Notes January 2020

Tim Hardee has been named one of the 50 Most Influential People in Columbia, S.C., by Columbia Business Monthly. He has served as president of the South Carolina Technical College System for three years. 

Dale Zeglin has joined South State Bank as Grand Strand region president. He has worked in the banking industry since 1984, most recently as business banking manager for Wells Fargo.

Glenn Hardee and Mike Suggs are the owners of Loris Broadcasting Inc. They have been broadcasting Loris High School football games on the radio since 1986.

Carlton Lewis Jr. was recently appointed to the Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union board of directors. Since 1998, he has worked at HTC, where he currently serves as CFO. A Certified Financial Manager and Certified Management Accountant, Lewis earned an MBA from Winthrop University. He lives in Aynor, S.C., with his wife and two children.

Bobby Fish has been named promoted to vice president of sales and marketing at Riverside RV, a travel trailer manufacturer based in LaGrange, Ind. He previously served as the company’s regional sales manager.

Monica Brisbon was recently named YEScarolina’s 2019 South Carolina Entrepreneurship Teacher of the Year. She has been teaching career and technical education at Carolina Forest High School in Myrtle Beach for the last 13 years. She was a 2017 National Fellow for the Association of Career and Technical Education. Brisbon earned an MBA from Webster University and an Ed.S. in educational leadership from Arkansas State University.

Amanda Elliott has accepted a position in the visitor services division at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Cam Freeman has been named vice president, commercial relationship manager at WealthSouth’s office in Lexington, Ky. He has nearly 10 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Amy Haggard was recently accepted into the higher education Ph.D. program at Florida State University.

Amanda Loach was recently appointed as a learning specialist in the Office of Athletic Academic Affairs at the University of Virginia. She previously worked as a student-athlete mentor in the department. Prior employment includes teaching social studies in the Aiken County (S.C.) Public School District and working as a student-athlete tutor and mentor while completing her MAT (2013) at CCU.

Heather Edwards is an accounting specialist with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. She is pursuing an MBA at CCU.

Gabrielle Mayo been named the teacher of the year at Ocean Bay Elementary School in Myrtle Beach, where she has been teaching first grade for the last six years. She earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from CCU in 2019.

Shanay Clark has been named the teacher of the year at Conway High School, where she teaches English I Honors and English II College Prep. She earned a master’s degree in education from CCU in 2015.

Saige Aikens and Kevin McCord have announced their engagement. They live in Boston, and plan to get married in Maine in May 2021. She works at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Staff Sgt. Shakeyna Smith is an aviation resource management technician with the 701st Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, S.C.

Linsey Strunga teaches children with moderate to severe disabilities at Black Water Middle School in Conway.

Lauren Dabner plays for the Canterbury United Pride, which competes in the National Women’s Football League in New Zealand.

Robert “Griffen” Wilson has been named an assistant vice president at Employco USA, Inc. His primary focus will be overseeing Employco’s national brokers program and connecting the firm’s broker partners with its sales and operations teams. He will also support the company’s tradeshow union relations across the country. Wilson has been part of the Employco team for several years as a summer intern, working with all of the firm’s sales and operational teams.