BCC Trustees Swear in Newest Member
Bolivia, NC – The newest member of Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees was sworn in Thursday, August 18th at the regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
Representative Frank Iler administered the Oath of Office to new Trustee Michael Norton. The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners appointed Mr. Norton for a four-year term. His wife, Connie, and son, Abram, accompanied him during the oath.
Norton, a lifelong resident of Brunswick County, attended North Carolina State University, where he earned an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. He later supplemented his education by earning a Master of Business Administration degree through coursework at East Carolina University.
Michael brings to the Board of Trustees a broad range of career experiences. His current occupations are with Compass Pointe Engineering and SOLitude Lake Management, both of Shallotte. In prior years, Michael served in a number of professional capacities, gaining experiences in work with NASA in Texas, and GE Nuclear in North Carolina. His career in the electric utility industry offered work in engineering, environmental, and management roles with Carolina Power & Light Company (Progress Energy) for more than a decade.
In addition to his professional career, Norton also gives of his time as a volunteer in a number of local public capacities. Some of the past and current roles of this nature include: Brunswick County Health & Human Services Advisory Board, Brunswick County Small Business Advisory Commission, Brunswick County Board of Equalization and Review, Brunswick County Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Review Committee, Union Elementary School Parent Advisory Council (PAC), Brunswick Community College Engineering Advisory Committee, Brunswick County Schools Academically Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Strategic Task Force Committee, South Brunswick Business Development Committee (Formerly Committee of 100), Brunswick County Education & Workforce Development Citizen Action Team.
Representative Iler also administered the Oath of Office to those receiving reappointments to the Board. Chairman Alan Holden has been reappointed by the Governor’s Office and Trustee Bobby Long has been reappointed by the Brunswick County Board of Education.