October 16, 2015
New Board of Trustees Members Inducted During Founders Day
At the Founders Day ceremony on Friday, October 16 at West Virginia Wesleyan College, six new trustees of the College Board of Trustees were sworn in by President Pamela Balch ’71 and 1st Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees David Myers '70.
Thomas H. Albinson, II is a 1976 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College with a B.A. in economics. A trustee of Glendale Cemetery Association since 1986, Albinson serves as 1st Vice President. He also is the Chairman of the Personnel and Budget Committees and a member of the Finance Committee. In 1978, he joined Booz, Allen & Hamilton as a Financial Analyst. In 1985, he worked as a Senior Systems Analyst for Crum & Forster Insurance to later join Buck Consultants as a Systems Analyst. In 1993, Tom founded Quest Data Systems, developing custom PC-based applications for not-for-profit organizations, primarily in the cemetery industry. In 2005, he joined Sarah Ward Nursery as Director of Finance and Budgeting.
Tracy Dunn-Cunningham is a 1989 graduate of Fairmont State University. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Tuscany Gas, LLC and co-owner of the Microtel Inn & Suites and Northridge Development, LLC (The Shoppes at Northridge) in Buckhannon. Dunn-Cunningham is a member of the West Virginia Independent Oil & Gas Association (IOGA), WV Desk & Derrick.
Charles M. Evans is a 1983 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College with a degree in sociology. Immediately following graduation, Evans joined Ameriprise Financial Services and its predecessors, Investors Diversified Services, and American Express Financial Advisors where he has remained for 32 years. His experience at the firm has included Financial Advisor, District Manager, Registered Principal, and Private Wealth Advisor. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner with his Ameriprise franchise, Evans & Associates.
Dr. Herbert Oye is a board certified endovascular and vascular surgeon, specializing in invasive and noninvasive treatment of vascular diseases. He received his medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth in 1991. Dr. Oye completed his general surgery residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He completed his fellowship training in advanced endovascular and vascular surgery at the Arizona Heart Institute in 1997. Dr. Oye has been in clinical practice since July 1997. He is the founder of the West Virginia Vascular Institute in Beckley and the Hope Vascular Surgical Associates in Lewisburg. He also is Clinical Professor of Surgery at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg. He has developed many innovative endovascular techniques. A member of the World Health Mission that provides medical volunteer services to communities in need across the globe, he has donated time and resources to improve the healthcare challenges in Nigeria.
Rev. Dr. Felica Wooten Williams holds an M.S. from Marshall University, a M.Div. from the United Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA Tech). She is an ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church (UMC), serves as Pastor of Simpson Memorial UMC and St. Stephens UMC in Charleston, and is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the WV Conference of The UMC. She previously has been involved with Mercer Health Right, the Girl Scouts of the Black Diamond Council, Chair of the Business Creation and Retention Sub-committee of the Beckley-Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors of the NASA-WV Space Grant Consortium, and the Board of Trustees of Glenwood Park Retirement Village.
Dr. Jeanne Sullivan, associate professor of biology and department chair of biology and environmental science, will serve as the Chair of the Faculty for the 015-2016 academic year. A faculty member since 1993, she serves as co-coordinator of the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, a high school STEM competition, mentors students in research focused on the behavior of Halyomorpha halys (the invasive brown marmorated stink bug), and is a member of the local chapters of the American Association of University Women and the Association of Women in Science. She earned her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.
Cutline: First row, l-r: Tom Albinson ’76, Tracy Dunn-Cunningham, Rev. Felicia Wooten Williams Second row: l-r: Dr. Herbert Oye, Mitch Evans ‘83, Jeanne Sullivan
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