The Chattahoochee Technical College Board of Directors celebrated a year of top college achievements with faculty and staff at its meeting Tuesday at the WellStar Health System Development Center.

Under the direction of Board Chairman Mark Haney, senior vice president of construction and real estate for WellStar Health System, and Vice Chair Steve Holcomb, Past

President and CEO of United Community Bank – Cherokee, the Chattahoochee Tech Board received board certification from the Technical College Directors’ Association. Contributing to this achievement were outgoing board members Tyre Rakestraw, a retired educator, and Debbie Underkoffler, president of North Georgia Staffing, both of whom were honored at the board of directors meeting with awards for their many years of dedicated service. Retiring Board Member Pam Carnes, who serves as president and CEO of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, was honored at a May meeting of the Board.

Joining the board as a new member was Tim Fernandez, president of Yanmar America. Technical Collage System of Georgia Board Member Jay Cunningham, president of Superior Plumbing, administered the oath of office to Fernandez and returning board members Gerry Nechvatal, Cherokee County representative, and Tonya Webster, vice president for customer experience at Comcast Cable Communications. Haney also passed the gavel to Holcomb, the new board chairman.

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