Lander University Alumni Association welcomes board members

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    Lander University Alumni Association welcomes board members. The Lander University Alumni Association announces the recent addition of four former graduates.

    With graduation dates spanning 28 years, the newest board members occupy different professions and reside in both Georgia and S.C.

    “It’s with great pleasure that we welcome these new board members,” said Debrah Miller, Class of ’76 and the 2017-18 Alumni Association president. “We look forward to their service and leadership.”

    The new members include:

    Chris Cabri, Class of ’93, Greenwood, S.C.

    After graduating Lander with a degree in business administration, Cabri earned an MBA from The Citadel in 1996, and a master of science in financial services from American College in Bryn Mawr, Penn., in 2015.

    In the last two decades, he has spent most of his career as a financial advisor and is a Franchisee Owner/Financial Planner for Ameriprise Financial.

    In the Greenwood community, Cabri serves as a member of Sertoma, the Self Regional Hospital Foundation board, and member of the U.S. Tennis Association for South Carolina.

    Terry Pruitt, Class of ’82, Spartanburg, S.C.

    Beginning with a degree in music education at Lander, Pruitt followed with a masters in educational administration from The Citadel in 1992, then with a doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Florida in 2000.

    Since then, Pruitt has served as a high school band director, high school principal, and district superintendent. He is currently the deputy superintendent for Spartanburg School District 7.

    He was named 2017 S.C. district administrator of the year; 2001 Lander distinguished alumnus; and 2014 S.C. Alliance for the Arts education administrator of the year.

    Everett Stubbs, Class of ’08, Chester, S.C.

    Shortly after receiving a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Lander, Stubbs entered Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, N.C.

    Now a partner with the law firm of Gaston, Marion & Stubbs, P.A., in Chester, S.C., Stubbs practices several disciplines of commercial, criminal, and family law across many S.C. counties.

    He also serves on the Chester County Chamber of Commerce board, as the Chester County chairman of South Carolina Ducks Unlimited, and is a former House of Delegates member of the South Carolina Bar.

    Beth Burnette Eavenson, Class of 20010, Elberton, Ga.

    With a double major in political science and Spanish from Lander, Eavenson later earned a masters in public administration from the University of Georgia.

    Now the Region 5 Representative for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Eavenson has also served on many area leadership groups including the Broad River Area Employer Committee, the Georgia Economic Developers Association, and the International Economic Development Council’s Young Professionals Committee.

    In addition to her new role with the Lander Alumni Association, she will soon begin duties with the Athens Tech Foundation Board.

    The Lander Alumni Association, formed in 1885, is governed by a 30-member board of directors. Its purpose is to foster continued interest among alumni in their alma mater.

    All Lander graduates and former students who completed at least 30 semester hours at Lander are members of the association.

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