Up & Coming Weekly

May 9, 2023

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM MAY 10 - 16, 2023 UCW 9 NEWS FTCC announces speaker for commencement ceremonies a STAFF REPORT Fayetteville Technical Community College announced that Tammy urman will be the keynote speaker for the College's 61st An- nual Commencement exercises. Graduates will be recognized in two ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on May 12 at the Crown Coliseum. urman will deliver the keynote address at both events. e public is welcome to attend. urman is the Senior Communi- ty Relations and Government Affairs Manager for Piedmont Natural Gas, where she seeks to build sustain- able relationships with community stakeholders and groups. She is also a member of the FTCC Board of Trustees, a position she's held since November. urman has been dedicated to community service, serving in various capacities for a number of years. She attributes her desire to encourage and help people in part to her own experience of surviving Stage 2 ovarian cancer. She is a member of the Board of Visitors at Fayetteville State Uni- versity; the Advisory Board for the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities; and the Board of Trustees at Cape Fear Val- ley Medical Center. She is the immediate past chair of the Board of Directors of the Greater Fayetteville Chamber and chaired its CEO/President search/ nominating committee. She is also a member of the cham- ber's Military Advisory Council and has chaired the SIM (Spouses in Military) Conference for the Cham- ber and the USO of North Carolina at Fort Bragg. urman is a previous member of the United Way of Cumberland County's Board of Directors, has co-chaired the Go Red for Women campaign by the American Heart Association, served as an event judge for Ethics Bowl competition, and been a member of e Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County's "True to Yourself " Black History Month committee. She has been recognized numer- ous times for her service. urman is the recipient of the 2019 Gover- nor's Award for Volunteer Service, the 2020 Chairman's Award, the 2022 Woman-Owned Business of the Year Award and the United Way of Cumberland County's Loaned Executive of the Year award. She has also been nominated for the Athena Award twice. urman, who is a native of Dunn, holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Augustine University. She is an author of the book "Women Crush- ing Mediocrity." Tammy urman will be the keynote speaker for FTCC's Commencement exercises May 12. urman is the Senior Community Relations and Government Affairs Manager for Piedmont Natural Gas. (Photos courtesy FTCC)

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