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Frank Tatum graduated from PHCC in 1996 with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Computer Information Systems with a specialization in Microcomputer Specialist. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational and Technical Studies from Old Dominion University in 1999, an Associate in Arts and Science degree in General Studies from PHCC in 2000, and a Master of Science in Community College Teaching from ODU in 2003. He is currently employed as a Desktop Technician in the Information Technology department at PHCC and teaches classes as an adjunct instructor. Prior to joining PHCC, Tatum was employed by Sara Lee Knitting.

During his time at PHCC, Tatum has served as President of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), and has been recognized as Outstanding Male Student in 1999-2000, Outstanding Officer for Psi Phi Chapter of PTK in 1999-2000, and Outstanding Male Leader for the Alliance for Excellence in 2000. He has served as assistant pastor at the Trinity Church of the Living God for 18 years.

Susan Reynolds graduated from PHCC in 1973 with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Secretarial Science. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Averett University in 1975 and currently serves as the Human Resources Director and Public Information Office for the County of Henry and the Henry County Public Service Authority. Prior to that, she served as a tutor and Special Education Teacher for Henry County Public Schools, as a Human Resources Pension Consultant for the Harvest Foundation, and as Director of Human Resources for Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. She also worked as Assistant to the President and Night Coordinator for PHCC in 1976 and for the Chamber of Commerce of Martinsville and Henry County as a secretary.

Reynolds in a member of the Board for the Martinsville Adult Daycare Center and is very involved in United Way. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management and the Blue Ridge Human Resources Association. She has served on various other committees and boards, including the Henry County and Martinsville City public school systems and PHCC.

James Hyler graduated from PHCC in 1990 with an Associate in Arts and Science degree in Business Administration. He was named a Harry S. Truman Scholar and continued his education at James Madison University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Political Science in 1991. In 1993 he was awarded a Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Currently he works as Information Collections Operational Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to that, he held various positions in the U.S. Department of Education, including Continuity of Operations Plan Coordinator in the Office of Management, and Special Assistant to the Inspector General. He had also worked in the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs as a budget analyst.

Hyler has served as a Policy Review Panelist and a Director for the Truman Scholars Week, as a volunteer in Culpeper Public Schools, as an officer and member of the Dawn Lions Club, and as a tutor for the Culpeper Literacy Council. He is a past member of the Fieldale Jaycees and is the 1976 District Extemporaneous Speaking Champion.

Johnathan Phillips graduated from PHCC in 1988 with Associate in Arts and Science degrees in Business Administration and Education, and in 1992 with an Associate in Arts and Science degree in Science and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Health Technology-Nursing. He continued his education by earning a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1994 and a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Old Dominion University in 2002. He is currently enrolled in doctoral classes at Radford University.

Phillips is Coordinator and Instructor for the Nursing program offered by Radford University at the New College Institute. He also serves as Director of the Free Medical Clinic of Martinsville and Henry County, and as an adjunct faculty member for the Virginia Department of Social Services, where he instructs health screening courses to child care professionals. Previously, he served as Director and Administrator of HomeCare and Hospice of Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County, Vice President of Nursing Services and Chief Nurse Executive of Stokes-Reynolds Memorial Hospital, and in several other health-care-related positions. He holds numerous professional credentials and memberships and has been involved in a number of civic and community organizations over the years, including the PHCC Board of Directors, the Advisory Committee for the PHCC Nursing program, Piedmont Arts Association, and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

Jencie Gibson graduated from PHCC in 1978 with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Secretarial Science. She earned her Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) credential in 1978 after passing the entire test on the first attempt and has taken additional courses in business management and various computer applications. She currently serves as Administrative Assistant to the President at PHCC. Prior to her appointment in the President’s Office, Gibson was employed as the Registrar at PHCC, and in the Learning Resource Center.

She currently is Chair of the college’s Special Events Committee, and is Choir Director and Pianist for Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. She participates in various mission organizations and projects and is a member of the musical trio, “Just Us,” which performs at area nursing homes and church events.