Board of Visitors

Office of Institutional Advancement

Board of Visitors

Board of Visitors, 2016-17

Members (2016-2017)


Mrs. Lisa S. Powell
Future Unlimited, Inc.

Mr. Ben Chambers
Jernigan & Warren Funeral Home
Vice Chair

Mr. Wyatt D. Jenkins
Wells Fargo Advisors
Immediate Past Chair

Mrs. Sandy Ammons
VP for University Relations & Advancement
Staff Liaison

Executive Committee

Mr. Ace H. Bullard, III
Bullard Furniture, Inc.

Mr. Rick Houp

Dr. W.C. Powers
Powers Swain Chevrolet, Inc.

Mr. Cal Violette
VIF International Education

Board Members

Mr. Sean Aul                   
Tile Inc. of Fayetteville

Mr. Ryan Aul
Yadkin Bank

Ms. Jennifer Barwick
Bragg Mutual Federal Credit Union

Mr. David Baskett
Castle Uniforms

Mr. Landon Bentham
Callahan & Rice Insurance Group, Inc.

Mr. Stacy E. Bledsoe II    
Merrill Lynch

Mrs. Angie Brady
Fayetteville Visitors Bureau

Mr. Richard Craven    

Mrs. Libby S. Daniel    

Mr. William Drewry
Bragg Mutual Federal Credit Union

Mr. John Fogelquist 
Haire Plumbing

Mr. Jared E. Fryer '96    
Village Green Real Estate & Development LLC

Mr. Ned Garber                   
The Rubicon Group, Inc.

Mrs. Lynne B. Greene    
Highland Lumber Company

Mr. David Helms
Lancaster Helms & Player Real Estate Inc.

Mrs. Mary Kinney '00
Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County

Kenneth B. Lewis, DDS    
Kenneth B. Lewis, DDS, P.A.

Mrs. Shannon Lynch
Public Affairs

Mr. Mike Lynch 
L2 Consulting, Inc.

Mrs. April Maroschak
Cape Fear Valley Health

Mrs. Rena McLaurin    
AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service

Mr. Chris Meredith
Cape Fear Valley Health System

Mr. Zan Monroe
The Monroe Company, Inc.

Mr. Lou Nelon                   
Sampson County Schools

Mrs. Amy Perko                   
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics

Mr. Alan Porter
Strategic Wealth Strategies

Mrs. Pam E. Pritchard '91
Carolina Home Mortgage

Mr. Kelly Puryear                   
Todd Rivenbark & Puryear

Mrs. Kelsey Puryear 
CMG Marketing & Events, LLC

Mr. Ray Quesnel
Fayetteville Academy

Mrs. Ashlyn Richards

Mrs. Soni R. Rider                   
RE/MAX Choice Realtors

Mr. Bobby Russell
Public Works Commission

Mrs. Julie Russo
McKee Homes

Mrs. Jan Spell                   
Hope Mills Chamber

Mr. Joey Stephenson    

Mrs. SarahMarie Stewart    
Carolina Therapy Services, Inc.

Mr. W. Lockett Tally    
Tally & Tally, Attorneys and Counselors at Law

Mrs. Sharon Valentine    
Privateer Farms, Inc.

Mr. Micah Vugrenic
Highland Country Club

Mr. Greg Whitley
MacRae, Perry & MacRae, LLP

Mr. Johnny Wilson
Fayetteville Urban Ministry

Mission of the Board

  1. To serve as an advisory council to the faculty, staff, president and Board of Trustees.
  2. To be informed citizens about the structure and operations of the University and to serve as goodwill ambassadors for the University in the community.
  3. To assist the University in developing financial resources through both identification and introduction of friends of the University.
  4. To assist in identifying and recruiting students in specific geographical areas.
  5. To provide the University with lecturers, community symposia, presentations, and/or demonstrations in various fields of expertise.
  6. To provide advice for and assistance in enhancing the image and credibility of the University among a broader constituency

2016 Board of Visitors Tennis and Walking Golf Tournament

Check PresentationDue the Hurricane Matthew, the golf portion of the tournament has been postponed to April 12, 2017. The tournament is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please call 910.630.7200 or email

Thank you to CenturyLink for being the 2016 Presenting Sponsor of the Board of Visitors Golf and Tennis Tournaments.

Methodist University is home to a beautiful 6,200-yard, 18-hole golf course and one of the country’s top PGA accredited Golf Management Programs. This is one of the most unique and challenging golf courses in the region. The practice facility at MU was ranked in 2014 by the Golf Range Association of American as one of the Top 50 Private Ranges in the country.

MU’s Professional Tennis Management Program is one of only four programs in the U.S. accredited by the Professional Tennis Association (PTA). The new courts at the Gene Clayton Tennis Center were recently featured in Tennis Industry Magazine as a Distinguished Facility of the Year and was ranked one of the top nine hard court facilities in the U.S.

The Board of Visitors Tournament is the once-a-year opportunity for the public to play these distinguished, private tennis courts and golf course. We invite you to spend the day on our beautiful campus with MU students and experience tournaments like none other in our area.


Participants in the Tennis Tournament 2016

The BOV tennis tournament was held on October 20, 2016. Thank you to CenturyLink for being the presenting sponsor.

This fun tennis mixer included Tennis Poker, where players choose a card from the deck for each game won. Teams will be organized by skill level.

Visit Methodist University's Albums on Flickr to see more photos from the event.

For more information, contact 
Methodist University Advancement Office
5400 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28311
Phone: 910.630.7200  Fax: 910.630.7683

Save the Date: April 12, 2017


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