New ACC Foundation President, Board Begin Duties

ACC Foundation President

Fairfax Reynolds became president of the Alamance Community College Foundation Board of Directors effective January 1, 2018. Serving a two-year term, he succeeded Paul Mauney.

A member of the ACC Foundation Board since 2006, Reynolds retired from VantageSouth in 2013. Recipient of Duke Energy’s Citizenship & Service Award in 2017 and named Alamance County Man of the Year in 1998, his community service has included leadership positions with United Way of Alamance County, YMCA of Alamance County, Alamance Area Chamber of Commerce, Alamance County Arts Council and Young Life of Alamance County. He currently serves as board president of the Alamance Community Foundation. Reynolds has a degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and MBA from Wake Forest University.

Joining the Foundation’s 32-member board as new members in 2018 are Jackie Cole, Ed Hooks and Kathleen Fitzgerald Treadwell.

Jackie Cole, a native of Alamance County and graduate of Duke University, is the Vice President and Secretary of ColeCo, Inc. She currently volunteers as the Program Director and a riding instructor at the North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center (NCTRC), and recently served as Interim Executive Director.  She has been active with NCTRC for 30 years.  In addition to her role at NCTRC, she is the Chair of Lutheran Retirement Ministries of Alamance County Board of Directors; serves on the Alamance County Extension Advisory Board, and Woodlawn Community Board.  She is a coordinator for Meals on Wheels of Alamance County and Staff Support Chair at Alamance Lutheran Church where she attends. Cole previously served for 12 years as a member, including Chair and Vice Chair, of the Alamance Burlington Board of Education; Chair of the North Carolina School Boards Trust; Treasurer and board member of the North Carolina School Boards Association. 

Ed Hooks was employed with Gregory Poole for 45 years prior to his recent retirement.  Currently serving as Mayor Pro Tem, he has served on the Mebane City Council since 1989 and has lived in Mebane since 1979. Hooks was a Charter Member of Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation and has been Chair of the Transportation Advisory Council. He also serves on the Alamance Regional Hospital Foundation, as well as the Alamance Chamber Economic Foundation Board. He is a graduate of NC State University, and served on the ACC Foundation Board of Directors for five years.

Kathleen Fitzgerald Treadwell is a partner at the Pittman & Steele, PLLC law firm in Burlington, NC. Prior to joining Pittman & Steele, PLLC, she was a partner at Wishart, Norris, Henninger & Pittman, PA. She is engaged in a District Court practice with an emphasis on family law litigation. Treadwell received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999. She received her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2002, graduating third in her class.  Professionally, she is active in the North Carolina Bar Association and the American Bar Association.   She currently serves her community through her involvement with the Children’s Liturgy of the Word at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, serving on the Board of Directors of the Open Door Clinic, the campaign cabinet for the United Way of Alamance County, Alamance County Teen Court, the review committee for the Innovation Fund, the grant advisory committee for Impact Alamance, and the planning committee for the Alamance County Women United Chapter.

The Executive Committee of the ACC Foundation Board of Director for 2018 -2019 is:

  • Fairfax Reynolds, President
  • Charles Canaday, Vice President (American National Bank)
  • Charles R. Harris, Treasurer
  • John Currin, Secretary
  • Paul Mauney, Immediate Past President (Times News Publishing)
  • Dr. Aaron P. Noble, Jr., Chair/Grants Committee (City of Burlington)
  • Ami Hill, Chair/Investment Committee (BB&T)
  • John Bellingham, Chair/Planned Giving Committee (HBS Financial Advisors)
  • Grover Moore Chair/Resource Development Committee (Carolina Biological Supply)