Governor selects Barham and Coates for Service as Trustees
R. Scott Barham of Eden and Samuel F. Coates of Reidsville have been sworn in as members of the Rockingham Community College Board of Trustees. Both were appointed to the positions by Governor Pat McCrory.
Barham, who was appointed to serve the unexpired term of former trustee Kenan Wright, is currently a shareholder of Barham and Associates, CPAs, P.C. located in Eden. His civic responsibilities represent a variety of interests. He is currently serving in his third year as chairman of the Morehead Memorial Hospital board of trustees, the Morehead Memorial Hospital Foundation board of directors and is involved with the local chapter of the American Youth Football League.
Recently, Barham completed a second term as treasurer and board of director for the Rockingham Community College Foundation. Other past civic involvement has included Eden Kiwanis Club, Eden Chamber of Commerce, Rockingham County Habitat for Humanity, Eden Boys & Girls Club, and Eden YMCA. Barham also served as campaign treasurer for NC Senator Phil Berger and Rockingham County DA Philip E Berger, Jr.
Owner and operator of the Tri-City Automotive located in Eden, Coates was appointed to a new four-year term as trustee replacing former trustee Barbara S. Moore. Coates is very active with civic participation throughout the county as Tri-City Automotive sponsors an annual blood drive for the American Red Cross and the Rockingham County Schools scholarship program “Academic Challenge.” Other civic involvements include United Way, Rockingham County Airport Authority, Rockingham County Partnership for Economic and Toursim Development. Recently, Coates was selected to serve on the Board of Advisors for NewBridge Bank.