HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

185 FREEDLANDER DRIVE

CLYDE, NORTH CAROLINA 28721

CONTACT: DEBBIE DAVIS

PHONE: 627-4521

DATE: 9-28-1999



















FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HCC NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER

Rick Fender is the new Director of Information Technology

& Learning Resource Center at Haywood Community College. Fender came to HCC from Mars Hill College where he was Systems Analyst. With over ten years experience in the technology field, his background also includes a position as Quality Systems Engineer with Baxter Health Care, Marion, NC.

Fender is impressed with the amount of technology already in place at HCC. "The college has a good technology foundation.We can build on what is already in place," he said. Fender has set three priorities in the technology department—Y2K compliance, customer satisfaction and Internet web page development. He says the department is in an excellent position to address these items in a timely fashion.

Originally from Burnsville, NC, Fender and his wife Lynne have one daughter, Sierra. Fender is an active member of Biltmore Baptist Church and is coordinator of the church’s aviation fellowship group ministry. Fender also flies as a co-pilot for the NC State Baptist Men’s Aviation Ministry, a group which provides free transportation to families with a medical need such as cancer treatments or visits to a critically ill family member.

Photo included: Rick Fender, HCC Director of Information Technology & Learning Resource Center

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