The Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation recently appointed six new members to its board. They are Stephen W. Claffey, Nancy Hulings, Martha Livick, Stacey Strawn, Steven E. Stroop, and Cathleen P. Welch.
Stephen W. Claffey is store manager of the K-Mart in Waynesboro. Claffey is also a member of the Rotary Club of Staunton-Augusta County. He and his wife, Patricia, reside in Staunton.
Nancy Hulings and her husband, Tim, reside in Elkton. They are members of the Blue Ridge Vision Society, the BRCC Educational Foundation’s planned giving society. Nancy is a former member of the BRCC Women’s Resource Center advisory committee. From 2005-2007, the Hulings participated with the Peace Corps in Romania.
Martha Livick has been an employee of BRCC for almost 20 years, currently working in the Houff Library. While working at BRCC and raising three children, she completed a B.S. in Management and Organizational Development at EMU. Livick is an avid promoter of the benefits of BRCC in the community. Martha and her husband, Mal, Jr., live near Grottoes. They have three grown children, all graduates of BRCC, and two grandsons.
Stacey Strawn is owner of Blue Moon Galleries in Waynesboro. Strawn earned a B.A. from James Madison University and a M.A. from George Washington University. She and her husband reside in Waynesboro.
Steven E. Stroop is a partner with the accounting firm of Elmore Hupp & Company PLC. Stroop is a member of the Shenandoah Valley Kiwanis Club. He lives in Staunton with his wife, Billie Rosenberger.
Cathleen P. Welsh is a shareholder at the law firm of Lenhart Obenshain PC in Harrisonburg, concentrating her practice in employment law for the last twenty years. She received a B.A. from The College of William and Mary and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. Welsh currently serves on the Board of the Rockingham Educational Foundation, Inc.; the Board of United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County; and the Vision 2020 Leadership Board. She and her husband, John, live in Rockingham County with their two children, Ally and Matthew.
In addition to these new members, the BRCC Educational Foundation Board named Debbie Callison, senior vice president-area executive of First Citizens Bank of Staunton, as chairwoman of the board beginning July 1. Ms. Callison previously served two three-year terms on the board from 2003-2009, serving as Finance Committee Chair. She joined the board again in 2010. Debbie lives in Staunton with her husband Jimmy and daughter Jennifer.