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New Officers Installed For 2010-11 Bulldog Athletic Association
Release: 06/18/2010
New Officers Installed For 2010-11 Bulldog Athletic Association
Courtesy: UNC Asheville

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The Bulldog Athletic Association Board of Directors installed a new slate of officers for the 2010-11 academic year this past week at their bi-monthly meeting. The Bulldog Athletic Association is the fundraising arm of the UNC Asheville Athletics Department and the board serves in an advisory role in addition to helping implement fundraising activities.

The newly installed officers are:  Al Whitesides - president, Wilma Sherrill - vice president, Dr. Anne Payne - secretary and Parker Spears - treasurer. These individuals will comprise the board's executive committee along with Roger Bower, the immediate past president.

Whitesides is a former chairman of the UNC Asheville Board of Trustees. After a lifelong career in banking he is currently with Mountain First Bank in an advisory position.

Sherrill served in the North Carolina legislature for over 20 years and retired as a special assistant to Chancellor Anne Ponder. She is a charter member of the Bulldog Athletics Association and has spent over 30 years raising money for UNC Asheville athletics. 

Payne is retired from nursing education and was also a pediatric nurse. Spears is the assistant vice president and commercial relationship manager for Carolina First Bank.

The board also welcomed three new members who have agreed to serve a three-year term. They are:  Mike Burke, a retired automotive manufacturing executive, Bruce Goforth, a member of the N.C. legislature and president of Goforth Builders in Asheville and Greg Mosher, president of Office Environments, Inc. in Asheville. Also current member Judi Williams was asked to serve another three-year term on the board.

There were four members rotating off the board in the form of Jim Brazell, Coe Goulas, David Hollowell and Carlene Ouellette. The association, along with the athletics department, would like to thank these individuals for their dedicated service.

For more information on how you can become a part of the Bulldog Athletic Association, please contact Ken Hogue at 828-250-3858 or by email at


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