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New Board of Visitors Members Announced

The Salem Academy and College Board of Visitors has added four new members effective July 1, 2009, according to President Susan E. Pauly. Joining the Board of Visitors are Liz Denton Baird C83 of Holly Springs, NC; Rosemary Hege C79 of Winston-Salem; Martha Johnston Manning A73 of Winston-Salem; and D....

The Salem Academy and College Board of Visitors has added four new members effective July 1, 2009, according to President Susan E. Pauly.

Joining the Board of Visitors are Liz Denton Baird C’83 of Holly Springs, NC; Rosemary Hege C’79 of Winston-Salem; Martha Johnston Manning A’73 of Winston-Salem; and D. Joeff Williams of Mocksville, NC.

Chair 2009-2011 is Susan L. Henderson, and vice chair 2009-2010 is McDara P. Folan III.

Liz Denton Baird joins the Board of Visitors for a one-year term as College Alumnae Association representative.  She graduated from Salem College in 1983 with a B.S. in biology and has a master’s in science degree from North Carolina State University.  She is the director of school programs at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. She founded the International Take a Child Outside week in 2007 and is a member of the Grassroots Leadership Team for the Children and Nature Network, as well as a Pamlico-Tar River Foundation member and Yadkin River Keeper Alliance member.

Rosemary Hege
graduated from Salem College in 1979 and has done post-baccalaureate work in gerontology at UNC-Greensboro.  She is a commissions specialist/training with EZ Data Inc. out of Pasadena, California.  She has served two terms on the Salem College Alumnae Board and has been very involved in civic affairs, including Kiwanis Club and Roundtowners of Greenville, South Carolina; Junior League of Winston-Salem, Habitat for Humanity and various mission projects.  She is a Certified Life Underwriter.

Martha Johnston Manning joins the Board of Visitors for a one-year term as president-elect of the Academy Alumnae Association.  She will join the Board of Trustees as president of the association beginning July 1, 2010.  After graduating from Salem Academy in 1973, she attended La Sorbonne and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in French.  She has been a Meals on Wheels volunteer for six years and is on the music committee at Bald Head Island Chapel.  

D. Joeff Williams, a graduate of Georgia State University, is a vice president of Actuarial Management Resources Inc.  He has been extensively involved in the community and in his daughters’ schools, is a volunteer at Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministry and serves on the finance committee at First United Methodist Church in Mocksville.  An avid cyclist, Joeff is a member of the Davie County Cycling Association.

New chair Susan (Sue) L. Henderson, who is in her second term with the Board of Visitors, is senior vice president and regional manager of Wachovia Wealth Management, a Wells Fargo company.  She’s a graduate of the University of Georgia and is a certified financial planner.  She has served as chair of the YMCA Metro Board and on the boards of Reynolda House, Winston-Salem Symphony, Winston-Salem Arts Council, Carolina Ballet, Brenner Children’s Hospital, Winston-Salem State University and UNC School of the Arts.

Vice chair McDara (Dara) P. Folan III, who is in the last year of his six years on the Board of Visitors, is senior vice president, deputy general counsel and secretary of Reynolds American Inc.  He serves on the board of Brenner Children’s Hospital, Reynolda House and is chair of the board of trustees of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.  He is co-chair of the Board of Visitors mentor project which provides opportunities for networking, interviewing and mentoring for students at the College.