Three join Southwestern Illinois College Foundation Board
Three individuals were named recently to the Southwestern Illinois College Foundation Board.
They are Carol A. Bartle, Debra Harriman and Mark A. Lee. Each will serve through 2017. They will support the foundation’s efforts to provide special educational and cultural activities that are not part of the college budget, as well as meet the college’s service goals.
Bartle, (top) of Caseyville, is co-founder and retired president of the multi-million-dollar electronic security firm Barcom Inc. Known throughout the community as a business leader and civic volunteer, she is active with Art on the Square and plays a large role in the Belleville 200 Celebration.
She also served in fund-raising capacities and on the board of the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Masterworks Chorale, Zonta Club, Family Hospice, Bethany Place and the Women’s Crisis Center. She was a founding board member of the Lancer Improvement Association for District 201.
Bartle has been recognized with several organizational honors. She was a Big Brothers Big Sisters Citizen of the Year finalist, received the Kimmel Leadership Award for Community Service and won the first peer-nominated Volunteer of the Year Award with the Women’s Crisis Center.
Harriman (center) is a longtime St. Clair and Madison county educator living in Belleville. A former student at the college and mother of a student who earned an associate degree from SWIC, she brings to the board experience as a grant writer and technology consultant for the Regional Office of Education and 34 years as an educator.
Harriman supports the Debra S. Harriman Nursing Scholarship awarded annually by the SWIC Foundation to a full-time nursing student that resides in St. Clair County or who graduated from a St. Clair County high school.
In addition to serving on the SWIC Foundation Board, she donates times in support of Art on the Square, the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Women Educators, the Stonehenge Homeowners Association, the Huntington I Homeowners Association and St. Henry Church.
Lee, of O’Fallon (lower left), began his financial services career in 1995 as a retail banking center branch manager, advancing to financial adviser with American Express. He left the industry for a short time to work in nonprofit business development before returning for opportunities with Wachovia Securities. The Pennsylvania native recently settled in southwestern Illinois to manage Wells Fargo Advisors contract, agreement and disclosure revision projects for the firm’s multi-sales channel national footprint.
Lee is also co-executive director of Ticket 2 Success, a 501(c)3 literacy, leadership and empowerment nonprofit corporation he co-founded. His goal is to turn the organization into a premiere one for youth with professional career and civic support aspirations.