SPCC Recognizes Longtime Trustee With Ceremony to Unveil the Bill Norwood Boardroom at the OCH Campus

Pictured in Photo (Left to Right): SPCC Trustee and Foundation Board Member Pat Kahle, SPCC Foundation Board Chair Christa Tyson, SPCC President Dr. Maria Pharr, SPCC Board of Trustees Chair Bill Norwood

South Piedmont Community College held a ceremony naming the boardroom on the OCH Campus in honor of longtime Board of Trustee and Board Chair Bill Norwood. The ceremony, held on December 8 at 10 AM, recognizes the contributions and dedication of his five years of service as a Board Chair and 12 years of service as a Trustee.

The ceremony was held in the newly named Bill Norwood Boardroom in the Main Building of the OCH Campus on December 8 and Bill was joined by his family and friends as well as fellow members of the Board of Trustees and Foundation Board. 

Bill was presented with the plaque that will be installed in the boardroom in his honor as part of remarks made by SPCC President Dr. Maria Pharr, SPCC Foundation Board Chair Christa Tyson and Foundation Executive Director Dr. Maureen Little.

“Since joining the Board of Trustees in 2010, Bill has been a tireless advocate for education and South Piedmont’s growth in the community,” Dr. Pharr said. “I count Bill as a dear friend and I can honestly say that he is one of the most consequential people in our college’s history. We’re honored to have the opportunity to recognize Bill for his work.”

Bill was unanimously elected to serve as Board Chair by his fellow Trustees for the 2023 term and shared his gratitude for the recognition.

“South Piedmont is a wonderful institution that creates opportunities for students to build the future they want and supports our regional economic development. I am excited to see what the future holds for the college and greatly appreciate this recognition,” Bill Norwood said.

In their remarks, Pat Kahle and Christa Tyson highlighted Bill’s impact on the college and his influence on defining projects such as the Center for Entrepreneurship and the construction of the Main Building at OCH. They noted his positive presence as a leader including his humble nature.To learn more about the Board of Trustees, click here. To learn more about the history of the college, click here.

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