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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Announces 55 Graduates from the Leadership Greer Programs and Award Winners


May 19, 2016

(GREER, SC) Graduation ceremonies for both the Leadership Greer Class XXXVI and Junior Leadership Greer Class XXVII took place on Tuesday, May 17 at the Cannon Centre in downtown Greer. The Leadership program is presented by the Pelham Medical Center.

Leadership Greer Class XXXVI Graduates:

Morgan Balchin, Davis Orthodontics

Duane Bargar, Berkshire Hathaway C. Dan Joyner

Shelley Bierwiler, Eastside Family YMCA

Matthew Brady

Joe Cate, Memorial United Methodist Church

Vanda Cecco, A Better Way For Health

Nikki Crabtree, Greater Greer Chamber Of Commerce

Doug Fisher, Independence National Bank

Dorian Flowers, City Of Greer Fire Department

Josh Holzheimer, City Of Greer Fire Department

Amanda Hopper, Hopper Financial

Susan Howell, City Of Greer

Phill Jolley, Pelham Batesville Fire District

Amy Keely, Communities In Schools Of Greenville / Amy Clifton Keely Photography

Shawn Kelley, Practical Solutions For Public Safety

Eric Longino, Pelham Medical Center

Bill Looby

Sonia Mcfalls, Pelham Medical Center

Evan Mcleod, Greer Relief & Resources Agency

Chuck Morton, Greenville Technical College

Pearl Moutray, Greer Memorial Hospital

Tim Moxie, Upstate Professional CPA Services, LLC

Jon Nelson, MAU Workforce Solutions

Kevin Nix, Mitsubishi Polyester Film

Scott Parris, Greer CPW

Hannah Rainwater, Greer Community Ministries

Marty Satterfield, Greer Storage LLC /McCullough Properties

Robert Steves, Mitsubishi Polyester Film

Ashlyn Stone, City Of Greer

Beth Toney, BB&T

Mike Twomey, The Church At Greer Station

 

Junior Leadership Greer XXVII Graduates: Blue Ridge High School

Hayden Ehlich

Madison Howard

Macy Wooten

Byrnes High School

Becca Brockman

Grayson McAlister

Mica Sheppard

Eastside High School

Chloe Doar

Rachel Mize

Greer High School

Andy Bryson

Emma Cornell

Candace Jensen

Maddie Lewis

Taylor McIntrye

Michaela Parker 

Greer Middle College Charter High School

Bryan Bargar

Jason Frederick

Alex Kull

Annabelle Van Splinter

Riverside High School

Taylor Earley

Andrea Rohas-Medina

Kia Mara Williams

Upstate Home School Co-Op

Emily Hall

Charlie Hartsell

Anne Darby Keating

Several awards were given during the ceremony.

2016 Leadership Award

Each Leadership Greer class selects one of their classmates to receive the Leadership Award. The award is given to the person that has demonstrated superior leadership abilities and most exemplifies the ideals put forth by the program. The award was given to Josh Holzheimer, with the City of Greer Fire Department.

2016 President’s Award

Leadership Greer Class XXXVI Class President, Amanda Hopper, presented the 2016 President’s Award to Amy Keely, with Communities in Schools/Amy Clifton Keely Photography for her outstanding contributions to the class project.

2016 Mitsubishi Polyester Film Junior Leadership Greer scholarship

Jaime Taylor, with Mitsubishi Polyester Film, presented the 2016 Mitsubishi Polyester Film Junior Leadership Greer scholarship to Alyxandria Farkas, a Senior from Greer Middle College Charter High School. The Leadership Development Council selected Farkas based on her leadership roles, honors and awards, scholastic achievements and service efforts. She will be attending Clemson University in the Fall pursuing a degree in Packaging Science.

Volunteer Challenge Award

This year, the leadership classes participated in a competition to see which program could work the most volunteer hours serving the community. Both the adult and junior Leadership Greer programs served a combined amount of 1,045 hours over the last 9 months.

2016 Junior Leadership Award

Each Junior Leadership Greer class selects one of their classmates to receive the Leadership Award. The award is given to the person that has demonstrated superior leadership abilities and most exemplifies the ideals put forth by the program. Two students were voted on the class this year and the awards were given to Hayden Ehlich with Blue Ridge High School and Anne Darby Keating with the Upstate Homeschool Co-op.

Interested candidates for the 2016-2017 Leadership Greer class should contact Lynn Pascazio at 877-3131 for additional information. Applications are due by July 7.

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit organization that represents approximately 650 businesses in the Greer area. The mission of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is “To Champion Economic Prosperity for our members and the greater Greer community.”  For more information on the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, call 864-877-3131 or visit www.greerchamber.com.

 

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