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FAYETTEVILLE, NC – April 18, 2018 – Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) announced that President Dr. J. Larry Keen and the FTCC Board of Trustees has named Cumberland County Commissioner Dr. Jeannette M. Council as Honorary Trustee of the College and Board of Trustees. Dr. Keen and Board Chair Ronald Crosby Jr. presented the distinguished honor to Dr. Council at the April 16, 2018, Board of Trustees meeting. The designation of honorary trustee recognizes an individual for exceptional service and support of the College through the years. 

Council served on the State Board of North Carolina Community Colleges from 1993 to 2005, and her husband, Thomas Council, served on the FTCC Board of Trustees from 1977 to 1989.

“What people don’t realize is the [Council] family is invested in FTCC. Dr. Jeannette Council is a dedicated leader who has given her support and commitment at the state level and to our county commissioners and citizens for so many years. ‘Honorary trustee’ is an extraordinary, high privilege and honor. Members of the Board of Trustees and I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving than she,” Dr. Keen said when presenting the award.

Dr. Council has served on the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners since 2000, having served for four terms as vice chair and three terms as chair.

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