Carteret Community College Board of Trustees

2020-2021 Board Meeting Schedule

Regularly scheduled meetings will take place at 5:00 p.m. in the McGee Boardroom, McGee Building, Carteret Community College at 3505 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC on the following dates:

August 11, 2020 | September 8, 2020 | October 13, 2020 | November 10, 2020 | December 8, 2020

January 12, 2021 | February 9, 2021 | March 9, 2021 | April 13, 2021 | May 11, 2021 | June 8, 2021

2020-2021 Board Of Trustees

Carolyn Barnett Brady – Trustee

Carolyn B. Brady returned to the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees in 2016. She was appointed by the Governor of North Carolina for a four-year term. Ms. Brady previously served on the Board from 2009-2014. Ms. Brady is a partner with the law firm Kirkman, Whitford, Brady, & Berryman, P.A. in Morehead City, N.C., and has been with the firm since 1996. Her areas of concentration include: criminal law, litigation, municipal and education law. She served as Assistant District Attorney for Carteret County for five years prior to joining the firm.

She and her husband, Doug, have two children, and live in Beaufort. As a family, they enjoy boating, golf, tennis, and traveling together. She and her family enjoy Carteret County and its natural environment spend as much time outside and on the water as possible.

“I believe in the community college’s open door philosophy, and am honored to serve as a trustee,” Ms. Brady said. “I have taken several classes at Carteret Community College and am impressed with the quality of instruction and the variety of class offerings. I believe Carteret Community College enhances the quality of life for our community and I want to help it continue.”Ms. Brady has also served as an Elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Morehead City, and as President of the Home School Association at St. Egbert’s School. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and a Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law.

Chris Chadwick – Trustee

Chris Chadwick was appointed to the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees in 2019. He was appointed by the Carteret County Board of Commissioners to fulfill the unexpired term of the late Terry Frank.

Mr. Chadwick is a Carteret County native, born and raised in Gloucester, NC. He is also an alumni of Carteret Community College from the Basic Law Enforcement Training program. Mr. Chadwick founded Chadwick Tire Company in 1992 and K.C.’s Mini Storage in 1996. He is also part owner in Smith Family of Carteret, LLC a commercial fishing company and holds a commercial fishing license.

Mr. Chadwick is Assistant Scout Master with Boy Scouts of America Troop 252 in Davis, NC and the Croatan Trails District Chairman for East Carolina Council. He is a lifetime member and volunteer at Core Sound Waterfowl Museum in Harkers Island. He is also a member of the Crissie Wright Masonic Lodge 741 and attends Atlantic Baptist Church.

Mr. Chadwick resides in Stacy, NC with his wife, Kathryn Smith. Together they have two children, William and Larrington.

Robin Comer – Trustee

Robin Comer was appointed to the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees in 2019. He was appointed by the Carteret County Board of Education to fulfill the unexpired term of Dr. Ted Johnson.

Michael Curtis – Trustee

Michael Curtis of Cape Carteret joined the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees in 2014. He was appointed by the Carteret County Board of Commissioners for a four-year term.

Mr. Curtis is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law where he was awarded his juris doctor degree in 1989. Mr. Curtis received his baccalaureate degree in history, magna cum laude, from Boston University in 1986 and his associate’s degree, with highest honors, from Cape Cod Community College in 1984. Since graduating from law school, Mr. Curtis has been admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania (1989), New Jersey (1989), Massachusetts (1995) and North Carolina (2002).

Mr. Curtis currently practices law in Cape Carteret, North Carolina, where he concentrates in employment and municipal law. He is currently the town attorney for Cape Carteret.

Mr. Curtis is a United States Navy veteran. He retired from the United States Navy Reserves as a Lieutenant Commander (Cryptology). He was twice the recipient of the Navy Meritorious Commendation Medal; twice recipient of the Navy Achievement Medal; recipient of the Overseas Service Medal; recipient of the Humanitarian Service Medal; recipient of the Global War on Terrorism Medal; recipient of the Navy Good Conduct Medal and several other service medals and awards.

Mr. Curtis is co-chairman of the Camp Lejeune Restoration Advisory Board. He also serves as a representative to the Eastern Carolina Council of Governments and previously served as Chairman of the Cape Carteret Trail Committee.

Melodie Darden – Chair

Melodie Darden joined the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees in 2017. She was appointed by the Governor of North Carolina.

Melodie has spent 26 years in the classroom as an English teacher at West Carteret High School, teaching every grade and level. As a senior English teacher, in addition to teaching the basic curriculum, she also helps with college applications, scholarships, recommendation letters, counseling advice and other life preparatory lessons.

Mrs. Darden was selected as West Carteret’s Teacher of the Year for the 2015/2016 school year. She is a co-chair of the Accreditation Committee where she is responsible for working with the School Improvement Plan and drafting five-year accreditation renewals. On the state level, she was a writer for the NC Standards in English, grades 11-12, and a grader for honors portfolios. Melodie graduated magna cum laude with honors and distinction in English from Duke University. She earned her MA in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Melodie is an avid reader, especially literary fiction, current nonfiction, mysteries, psychological thrillers, and cookbooks. She loves to cook and is especially interested in food anthropology. She and her husband Rob live in Morehead City and have three children, Bobby, John and Katherine.

Beverly “June” Fulcher – Vice Chair

Beverly “June” was appointed to the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees in 2018. She was appointed by the Governor of North Carolina.

Bill Henderson – Trustee

Bill Henderson has been a member of the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees since 1995. He is a past chairman of the board, and currently serves on the board’s Building and Grounds, Finance, and Executive committees. He was appointed to the board by the Carteret County Board of Education.

Mr. Henderson’s role as a trustee enabled him to be part of the largest construction and modernization effort in the college’s history following the passage of the Higher Education Bond Referendums in 2000. Mr. Henderson and his fellow trustees oversaw construction and renovation projects totaling $15 million, which allowed the college to expand learning opportunities in health science, marine trades, business technologies, applied marine science, and a variety of occupational training courses under continuing education.

As a trustee, he has been involved in curriculum program development and has helped with the implementation of a variety of programs including: associate degree nursing, aquaculture technology, boat manufacture and service, culinary arts, therapeutic massage, and others. Mr. Henderson is one of the owners of H & H Electric Service, Inc. He also has ownership interest in The Bookshop New and Used and Little 9 Storage, LLC. All businesses are located in Morehead City.

Since 2002, Mr. Henderson has taken an active role in county politics while serving in a number of capacities. He worked with the Carteret County Board of Elections from 2005-2015, and served as chairman through 2013. He is a past chairman of the Carteret County Democratic Party.

“I believe Carteret Community College needs to be on the forefront of change in Carteret County,” said Mr. Henderson. “The college is an asset for our county and has helped many people reach their goals, improve their lives, and create a better quality of life for themselves and their families.”

Mr. Henderson is married to the former Beth Avery, and they have three children: Averi, Jenna, and William who are all graduates of Croatan High School. Both girls received degrees from North Carolina State University, and son William is currently a senior accounting major at NC State.

Mr. Henderson and his wife are active in St. James United Methodist Church in Newport, where he currently serves as Chairperson of Finance and President of the United Methodist Men. He also has been active over the years working with local sports leagues and serving in a variety of roles.

Mr. Henderson is a 1978 graduate of West Carteret High School and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Operations from North Carolina State University in 1982. He is a member of the NC State’s Wolfpack Club, Alumni Association, and Varsity Club.

Rosa Langston – Trustee

Mrs. Rosa Langston joined the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees in 2019. She was appointed by the Governor.

Mrs. Langston is a retired educator of Carteret County Schools where she has been since 1972 after earning a B.S. and M.S. degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University in Greensboro, NC. She holds master degree certification in business education, guidance and counseling, exceptional children, and career development coordination. Her educational career encompasses 37 years to include the following schools: Morehead Middle, West Carteret, Cape Lookout, Crystal Coast Academy, and Carteret Community College. Highlights of her career include serving as past president of Carteret County NCAE and NC Vocational Education Special Needs Division. Being president of this division also resulted in serving on the NC Vocational Association Board. She was honored by being selected West Carteret High School Certified Employee of the Year, Carteret County Women Educator of the Year, and past president of Carteret County NCAE.

Mrs. Langston is a member and president-elect of Les Vingt Femmes Women Club of Carteret County, Northeastern District State Vice President of North Carolina Federation of Colored Women, and a member of the National Association of Colored Women. She is also a member of the W.S. Alumni Association. Presently, she works with the United Methodist Church P4P Reading Program Counselor which is a four-hour per week after school program working with students in reading from Newport Elementary School.

Mrs. Langston is a passionate advocate for education. She feels it is the vehicle which drives the happiness and prosperity of all of our nation’s people. It is and will continue to be what helps to make our nation great. Serving as a substitute teacher also helps to keep abreast of student’s needs and trends in education in the global economy in which we live. African American History and art are among her hobbies as well as sewing and gardening. Mrs. Langston resides in Newport, NC with her husband Von and they have two adult sons, Dedan and Bakari.

Catherine W. Parker – Trustee

Catherine Wood Parker returned to the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees in October 2018. She was appointed by the Carteret County Board of Education to fulfill an unexpired term, which ends June 30, 2021. Mrs. Parker is experienced in financial analysis working with hospitals and health care administration.

Mrs. Parker graduated from North Carolina State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a Financial Analysis concentration. While at NC State University, she completed a semester with Griffith University in Australia as part of a study abroad program. She was awarded her Master in Health Administration and Policy from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C., in 2007.

Mrs. Parker worked as a financial analyst for Duke University Hospital in Durham from 2007 to 2008, where she prepared and supported the annual budget for the Heart Clinical Service Unit with annual revenue of $370 million. Additionally, she served as liaison between Duke Hospital Finance and Operations and the hospital’s heart inpatient units and cardiology labs performing financial analysis for several capital projects greater than $1 million. In addition to regularly scheduled statistical analysis, she also prepared a five-year financial plan for presentation to the Duke Health System Board of Directors, and prepared Duke Hospital’s NC Hospital License Application.

She joined Carteret General Hospital in 2008 as a Quality Data Cost Analyst, where a year later she was promoted to Director of Decision Support. Leading a team to improve patient satisfaction scores, Mrs. Parker developed business plans, and presented data and information to hospital leadership expanding transparency and access to data for decision making. Mrs. Parker is currently working in outside sales and marketing at Parker Buick GMC.

John Warrington – Trustee

John Warrington was appointed to the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees in 2007. He has served on the Building and Grounds Committee, Personnel Committee, Legislative Committee, President Search Committee and as Vice President of the Board. He was appointed by the Carteret County Board of Commissioners.

“Having benefited from the community college system and recognizing it as the best return on the dollar in the North Carolina Education System, I accepted the invitation to serve on the board with enthusiasm,” said Mr. Warrington. “I am interested in how we can best prepare our fellow citizens for the workforce needs we have now and in the future.”

Mr. Warrington joined Beaufort Yacht Sales in 1980 and has been president of the organization since 1986. Previously, he worked at the University of North Carolina Memorial Hospital as a Surgeons Assistant (Physical Assistant) on a Cardiac Thoracic Surgery Service. An active community volunteer, Mr. Warrington serves on several of boards of directors in Carteret County. In addition to being a trustee at Carteret Community College, he is a member of the Carteret County ABC Board, where he has worked as Past Chairman.

Mr. Warrington also serves on the regional board of First Citizens Bank. He is a previous member of the Carteret County Economic Development Council, Beaufort Planning Board, Vice-President of Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum, Commodore of Morehead City Yacht Club, President of Carteret County Aviation Association, Carteret General Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and Vice Chairman of the Carteret County Hospital Board. Mr. Warrington is currently a member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Beaufort Business Association, Caliber Cruising Club, Carteret County Aviation Association, Crossroads (Life Member), Morehead Beaufort Yacht Club, Seaplane Pilot Association, Seven Seas Cruising Association, Special Forces Association (Life Member), Yacht Brokers of America Association, Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum (Life Member), American Legion, and Carteret County Chamber of Commerce.

John and his wife Sonda, who is the retired director of outpatient services at Carteret General Hospital, enjoy working in the community, boating (cruising, fishing, clamming), flying and traveling.

Edward “Ed” Wheatly – Trustee

Ed Wheatly was appointed to the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees in 2019. He was appointed by the Carteret County Board of Commissioners. Mr. Wheatly owns and operates Wheatly Boys, LLC located in Beaufort, North Carolina. He has owned and operated this business since 1975.

Mr. Wheatly is a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Beaufort, North Carolina; serves as Chairman of the Carteret County ABC Board; serves on the North Carolina Scenic Highway Board; serves on the Carteret County Waterways and Dredging Board; and is currently a Carteret County Commissioner.

Mr. Wheatly graduated from East Carteret High School and received his Bachelor of Arts in History from The Citadel.

Mr. Wheatly and his wife, Sondra, have two children, Julie Wheatly Young and George Edward Wheatly, Jr.

Dr. Matt Zettl – Trustee

Dr. Matthew Zettl joined the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees in 2010. He has served on the Board’s Executive, Building and Grounds, Personnel, and Curriculum committees. He was vice Chairman of the Board from 2014-2016. He was appointed by the Carteret County Board of Education in 2010, and re-appointed in 2014.

Dr. Zettl retired in 2006 from a career as an orthopedic surgeon in Morehead City for 26 years. He is a lifetime member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, and certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Zettl graduated from Orange High School in Pepper Pike, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1967. He received a B.S. in Anthropology from Tulane University in 1971, and received his M.D. degree from Tulane in 1975. He served a residency in orthopedic surgery from 1975-1980 at Charlotte Memorial Hospital, now Carolinas Medical Center.

“When asked to become a member of the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees, I agreed enthusiastically because I know that I can use my experience as a physician to assist the college in a number of areas in addition to the health science programs,” Dr. Zettl said. “I have long been an advocate of the community college system, and look at my membership on the board as one way that I can serve the community that has been my home for so many years.” Dr. Zettl has been married to his wife, Vickie, for 34 wonderful years. They have one daughter, Kathryn Muros, an occupational therapist who lives in San Francisco, CA with her husband, Chris.

He currently spends much of his time as a furniture maker and woodworker, and is skilled in programming and using computer numerically controlled cutting devices. He has work in three exclusive galleries across the State of North Carolina, and is a member of the Piedmont Craftsmen Guild. He enjoys motorcycling, skiing, craft beer, and cooking. He is also a long time member of the Morehead City Lookout Rotary Club.

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Tracy Mancini – CCC President

Aria Rosenstein – SGA President