August 16, 2005

Tom Metcalf to Lead WNCC Foundation

Tom Metcalf, vice president of Metcalf Builders, Inc. of Carson City, has been tapped to lead the Board of Trustees of the Western Nevada Community College Foundation. Metcalf will serve as chairman for two, two-year terms from 2005-2009. Metcalf was awarded an honorary degree from WNCC in 2003 for his service to the college in the development of the Jack C. Davis Observatory. He was also instrumental in setting up the dual-credit high school construction program at Western in cooperation with the Builders Association of Western Nevada.

Metcalf said, "I am looking forward to continuing the good work of the foundation in making education accessible to all our area residents."

Steve Lewis, University of Nevada, Reno, Cooperative Extension educator, continues on the board as immediate past chairman. Roger Williams, owner and partner of Freeman & Williams, will serve as chair-elect. Donal Hummer, Jr., vice president of Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc., will become secretary-treasurer.

Joining the board as newly-elected directors with three-year terms will be Michelle Bertocchi, Greater Nevada Credit Union; John "Jed" Block, State Agent & Transfer Syndicate, Inc.; Roy J. Casey, Educational Planning for Improvement LLC; James Consiglio, Fidelis Advisors; Rick DeMar, Builders Association of Western Nevada; John DiMambro, Nevada Appeal; Dave Friedrich, Hampton Inn & Suites; Roger Moellendorf, Carson City Parks & Recreation; Fred Schmidt, Hale Lane Peek Dennison Howard & Anderson Law Offices; Carole Terry; Nicole Wegener, Nevada Appeal; Mike Wiley, J.C. Penney & Co.; and Brad Woodring, Sierra Pacific Power Company.

The new directors will join sitting directors Shelly Aldean, The Glenbrook Company; Gayle Block, Thunder Canyon Golf & Country Club; Virgil M. Getto; Jerry Gregory, Business Bank of Nevada; Lillian Hack; Kathy Halbardier, Tahoe Ridge Winery; Harold Jacobsen, New York Life Insurance Company; Phillip Leathers, Edward Jones Company; Randall M. Long, Lumos & Associates, Inc.; Virgie Miller, immediate past-chair; Linda Morsani, past secretary-treasurer; James Parker, Interplex International; Dorothy Ramsdell; Pam Robinson, Colonial Mortgage; Richard Schulze, Kalicki & Schulze; Bernice Sheldon; Robin Williamson, Carson City Board of Supervisors; and Sally Zola, Crowell, Susich, Owen & Tackes.

For more information on the WNCC Foundation, please contact Helaine Jesse.

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