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Business Notebook: NCWorks, FSU sponsor Military Affiliated Job and Resource Fair

In other business news: Vendors sought for county wellness fair; FTCC names athletics division directors; Methodist appoints IT chief


The NCWorks Career Center in Fayetteville and Fayetteville State University’s department of adult learning will sponsor the Military Affiliated Job and Resource Fair, according to a news release.

The jobs fair will provide information on career opportunities and essential resources to transitioning service members, veterans, military spouses, students, and the entire community.

The fair is scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at FSU’s Lily Gym, 1200 Murchison Road.

The Military Affiliated Job and Resource Fair is open to the public. More than 50 employers and agencies offering a range of career opportunities and essential resources will participate, the release said.

Cierra Griffin, executive director for adult learning, transfers and military students at FSU, and Dwight Butler, veterans employment representative for the Sandhills region, will be on hand to provide guidance and support, the release said.

For more information, contact Griffin at 910-672-2262 or cgriff13@uncfsu.edu or Butler at 910-912-2403 or dwight.butler@commerc.nc.gov.

Vendors sought for Cumberland County Employee Wellness Fair

Health and wellness vendors are invited to participate in the Cumberland County Employee Wellness Fair Oct. 16-20 at the Crown Expo Center, 301 East Mountain Drive.

About 350 county employees visit the fair each day, according to a county news release.

The deadline for vendors to register is Oct. 6. Tables will be provided and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register, contact Wellness Services Coordinator Jen Doyle at 910-433-3875 or jdoyle@cumberlandcountync.gov.

The hours for the Wellness Fair are:

  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 16.
  • 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 17.
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 18.
  • 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 19.
  • 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 20.

Vendors are sought to provide employees with information on health and wellness topics such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, weight management, hearing, vision, tobacco cessation, physical activity, nutrition, stress management, behavioral health, safety and more. The goal is to encourage county employees to lead healthier lifestyles, the news release said.

Vendors are not allowed to solicit or sell products or services to employees during the fair, the release said.

Two directors named for Fayetteville Tech athletics divisions

Fayetteville Technical Community College has appointed Mandy McMillan and Steve Driggers as directors of two divisions of its athletics program. 

McMillan was named director of intercollegiate athletics for administration, compliance and student success, according to a news release. She will oversee compliance functions for FTCC’s five athletic teams — men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball. 

Additionally, she will be responsible for ensuring student athletes are successful academically, the release said. 

Driggers was named director of intercollegiate athletics for facility operations and maintenance, recruiting and special events. He will manage, schedule and maintain athletic venues, including J.P. Riddle Stadium on Legion Road, and collaborate with high school administrators and coaches to promote Trojan athletics for recruitment of athletes, the release said. 

McMillan has been with the college since December 2021. 

Driggers, previously FTCC’s director of stadium operations, has been with the college since February 2020. 

Methodist University names new information technology chief

Jason Greene has been named chief information officer at Methodist University.

“Jason’s experience in medical center IT leadership and decision-making will be tremendously helpful to us as we launch the MU School of Medicine,” said university President Stanley T. Wearden in a news release.

Greene will oversee the university’s information technology and network security. He also will sit on the administrative cabinet, which works with Wearden and the board of trustees.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to take my experience and move it to the next level in higher education,” Greene said in the release.

Greene also will assist with information technology related to Methodist University and Cape Fear Valley Health’s plan for its school of medicine. He has 20 years of information technology experience in health care, including most recently as director of application technology and support services for Lexington Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina.

Greene previously worked for Hanover Medical Specialists, Carolina Pediatrics of Wilmington, and Computer Connections, the release said. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Colorado State University Global.

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