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Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have. Vice President of Coca-Cola to Speak at Commencement
Mary M.G. Riddle, vice president of The Coca-Cola Company, will address the more than 250 graduates during Averett University's Commencement April 28 at 10:30 a.m. in the University's E. Stuart James Grant Athletic & Convocation Center. Riddle, a native of Java and the daughter of the late Colonel and Mrs. Stone Gregory Jr., also serves as the director of Flavor Ingredient Supply for Coca-Cola.
A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Riddle began her career at The Coca-Cola Com- pany in 1970. She held several different positions within the company before she was named a buyer in flavor manufacturing operations and was later promoted to manager in the flavor purchasing department. In 1992, she was appointed assistant vice president of The Coca-Cola Company and in 1998 she was elected vice president by the board of directors. As director of flavor ingredient supply, Riddle manages the group responsible for the supply chain of more than 4,000 confidential ingredients used worldwide in the production of all The Coca- Cola Company's products.
Riddle, who was elected to the University's Board of Trustees in 1994, is currently serving as chair of the board.
In addition to serving on Averett's Board of Trustees, Riddle is active in her community. She has served as a hospital volunteer for a number of years, as a volunteer for the Visiting Nurses Association and at a local soup kitchen. She is also a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and a past board member of Dress for Success Atlanta.
Riddle also runs in marathons and sports 11 medals on her office wall. She has run six marathons and now competes in half-marathons.
PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY SCHOOLS
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION Day and
Adults $15, under 12 and over 60 $13, 4 and under free Evening Classes
“ONE NATION UNDER GOD” headlines the National Day of
Prayer, Thursday, May 3, 2012. “ONE NATION UNDER GOD” is the theme for the 61st annual Na- tional Day of Prayer, set for Thursday, May 3rd at the Caswell County Parks & Recreation building, located at 228 County Park Road in Yanceyville, NC (next to EMS). Based on Ps. 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,” local pastors and commu- nity leaders will lead in prayer for our NATION, the STATE OF NC, Caswell County and the Town of Yanceyville as well as other specific areas of concern. The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. and a continental breakfast will be served. It is opened to the public at no cost.
The Gospel Chorus from High Rock Baptist Church will lead in praise and worship and will include the National Anthem sung by Courtney Turner. Rick Elkins will play guitar with Robert Brown on the piano. The BYHS ROTC students under the leadership of Chief Durham and Commander Jordon have been asked to return again this year with their presentation of our nation’s colors.
Randy Simmons, Area 16 Director for Gideons International will lead in prayer for our nation. Rev. Henry Long, Pastor of High Rock Baptist Church, will pray for the State of North Carolina and County Manager, Kevin Howard will lead in prayer for Caswell County. Odessa Gwynn, member of the Yanceyville Town Council will pray for the Town of Yanceyville. Others who will be leading in prayer include: Dr. John Carpenter, Pastor of Covenant Reformed Baptist Church and Mary Carpenter. Rev. Lee Cook, Pastor of Providence Baptist Church, Cpt. Jerald Brown with the Caswell County Sheriff’s Department, Rev. Arthur Grier, II, Pastor of the Yanceyville Mission- ary Baptist Church, Apostle Faiger Blackwell, Founder of Pinnacle Ministries of Yanceyville and Prophetess Rose Ludd, Pastor of the Yanceyville Full Gospel Church.
Dr. Aline Kent, Director of New Directions Recovery Program from Lively Stones Baptist Church will share information regarding their outreach. Minister Raymond Totten will give a brief testimony and Ms. Antina Dillard will sing. Mrs. Delores Simmons, Area 16 Direc- tor for the Gideons Auxiliary, will give a special musical presentation written by her.
Churches may reserve a table(s) seating 8. Please call Sherba Fuller (910)548-5241, Deborah Jones @ Caswell Parish (336)694-6428 or Dale Blackwell-Coons (336) 349-5507 or in Danville call Mother Hazel Saunders (434) 799-1332.
Danville Regional Medical Center Announces Expanded Partnership with the Danville
Family YMCA Officials from Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC) and the Danville Family YMCA will announce details of an expanded partner- ship focused on enhancing health services to members of the Dan River Region.
In 2010, DRMC made a $500,000 donation to the YMCA’s capital campaign, which secured the naming of the Health and Wellness Center. The Center, which will be located in the new YMCA, is tenta- tively named the Danville Regional Health and Wellness Center, and will house more than 100 pieces of state-of-the art equipment includ- ing: resistance training equipment, cardiovascular equipment, free weight training equipment, a stretching area and fitness testing.
Danville Regional is the leading medical center in the Dan River Region of Virginia and North Carolina, providing open heart surgery, spinal surgery and advanced cancer treatment. Approximately 140 physicians are on the medical staff. The medical center employs ap- proximately 1,200 people.
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Dinner Set for May 14 When the membership of the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce comes together for the 2012 Annual Awards Dinner, it will be a time of celebration. The dinner will be held on Monday, May 14, at 6 p.m. at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research. In recognition of the innovation and outstanding con-
tributions made by organizations and businesses in our region, the Chamber will salute the Pinnacle Award winner and the Educator of the Year award winners. In addition to the awards presentation, keynote
remarks will be provided by Lou Heckler who was voted one of the favorite speakers by meeting planners as listed in Meetings and Conventions Magazine in 2010. Heckler’s remarks will focus on “Shine Like the Stars.” Heckler has been making a living from the printed and spoken word since he was 14. In his teenage years, he was hired to do a community news column for "The Signal Item," a weekly newspaper near his hometown in Pittsburgh, PA. While Heckler was receiving dual degrees in Journalism and Radio-TV-Motion Pictures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he also served as news editor and anchorman on the WUNC-TV public television system. By the time he was graduated from the University, he had already logged over 1,000 live television broadcasts. Heckler joined the US Army six months after gradua-
tion. During his two and a half years of service, Heckler served as a speech instructor and course supervisor at the Defense In- formation School (then at Fort Harrison, IN). The school trained broadcasters and public affairs people for all the US military branches and for military personnel and civilians from many foreign countries. On the weekends, he was a news anchorman at WTTV, an independent television station serving Bloomington and Indianapolis, IN. When Heckler returned to television, he first served as News Director of an NBC television affiliate in Richmond, VA and then as Community Affairs Director at WBTV in Charlotte. For the last year and half of Lou’s television career, he served WBTV’s parent corporation (Jefferson Pilot Communications) as its management training director. Always of an entrepreneurial spirit, Heckler began his
full-time speaking career in March of 1980, performing keynote speeches and conducting training seminars on a variety of man- agement topics. The University of Michigan tapped Heckler to join the
adjunct faculty at their Executive Education Center (part of the Graduate School of Business Administration) and that launched a 19-year relationship during which Lou led more than 200 programs for the University in Ann Arbor, as well as a number of on-site programs in New York City, Hong Kong, Atlantic City, Chicago, and a number of cities throughout Michigan. He main- tained this post while still at the helm of his own business. “This year’s dinner will highlight the creativity and
innovation that will serve as the catalyst for the transformation of our region,” commented Chamber President Laurie S. Moran, CCE. “We have many stars in our region and look forward to recognizing all of them at our awards dinner.”
A reception will be held at 6 p.m. with dinner begin-
ning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the Annual Awards Dinner are $35 each. Corporate table sponsorships are available for $400 and include eight tickets. Tickets should be purchased in advance from the Chamber office by Tuesday, May 8. If you need additional information on tickets or sponsorships, please contact the Chamber at 836-6990, email the Chamber office at email@example.com
, or visit the Chamber’s website at www.dpchamber.org
. The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce is a business organization with approximately 700 members in the Danville/Pittsylvania County region. The Chamber works to energize the region by creating exceptional business growth and profitability in a vibrant, customer-centered culture.
DRMC TO HOST CHICK FIL A LEADERCAST
All Proceeds to Benefit the United Way of Danville Pittsylva- nia County
Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC) will host the 2012 Chick-Fil-A Leadercast on May 4th. Broadcast live from Atlanta, the Chick-Fil-A. Leadercast is a one day leadership event featuring several renowned leaders to include: Soledad O’Brien, Tim Tebow, John Maxwell, Urban Meyer and Andy Stanley to name a few.
Complete details may be viewed at: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/registerevent?llr=chz5u
WHEN: Friday, May 4, 2012 * 8:30 am until 4:30 pm WHO: Danville Regional Medical Center WHERE: Institute for Advanced Learning and Research 150 Slayton Avenue, Danville, VA *All participants will receive breakfast, lunch, afternoon refreshments (courtesy of Chick-Fil-A Restaurant, Riverside Drive), as well as a special journal to record the day’s events.
REGISTRATION: Register online at: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/registerevent?llr=chz5u
COST: $69 person. All proceeds to benefit the United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County.
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