Jeanne Langley is the Board Chair and co-founder of Students to Scholars. Jeanne spent her career in sales and sales training, primarily selling research and consulting services to R&D and innovation teams across many market sectors. She has lived in various parts of the US and now is happily settled in Chapel Hill, NC. Her delight in life is working with children, including the children in Students to Scholars, those in the Boys and Girls Club, and the many in her neighborhood.
Holt Whiting serves as the Treasurer for Students to Scholars. He has been in education for most of his life. He graduated from Boston University with a B.A, the University of Hartford with an M.Ed. and holds a Connecticut teaching certificate. He taught history and political science at the high school level and served as the CFO of three independent schools, most recently at Durham Academy. Prior to that, he was an Army medic and trainer, read gas meters, was a teller and trainer, a professional house painter, and ran a computer service bureau for a CPA firm, all of which educated him for the CFO position in independent schools. He has been deeply involved as a volunteer and trainer for the National Ski Patrol, Red Cross, and the American Heart Association. He was also the treasurer for a halfway house for children transitioning out of the juvenile court system and president of Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts. Holt helped found and run the National Business Officers Association, an international organization. He is currently the President of the SW Durham Rotary Club. He says, “Being involved with Students to Scholars allows me to help individual middle school students reach their potential.”
Bonnie Cox comes to us after years of experience in business and education. She has volunteered in her community and served on the boards of the Durham Library Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle. She has been volunteering as a tutor with Students to Scholars for the last X years and believes in its mission and scholars.
Collin Suggs: I was born and raised in Durham in North Carolina. While I grew up in Durham and went to N.C. State for college, I am a die hard Tar Heels fan because both of my parents attended UNC. I am looking forward to starting my MBA at UNC Kenan-Flagler in February so I can finally justify rooting for the Heels.
I am passionate about working with State, Local Government and Higher Education because as a citizen I see the impacts IT decisions have on the larger community. I have been with Red Hat for a little over 6 years now and held several positions within the sales organization. I started on the lead development team, then moved to inside sales, then to mid-market sales, then enterprise/field sales, and now I look forward to leading the mid-market team.
Outside of work I enjoy different types of fitness. I recently got into powerlifting which has been challenging and fun. I also really enjoy cars and learning about new and old models. I spend the rest of my time with my wife, Vicky, and our french bulldog, Oakley.
I support Students to Scholars because the organization is all about helping children, young adults, and students succeed inside and outside of the classroom. Students to Scholars provides families with access to resources they might not otherwise have access to. My goal with the help of Students to Scholars is to help change the trajectory of students lives for the better.
Heather Craig has been a supporter of the mission of Students to Scholars since it’s beginning. A volunteer who has captured the smiling faces of the participants at each Celebration, Heather is ready to transition onto the board to help guide Students to Scholars to it’s next phase. Heather has a diverse educational background and work experience and is volunteering in many capacities in her local school district. Currently working as a COVID case investigator for the state of NC, she brings her empathy, dedication and problem-solving skills to the board in service to improving the lives of our students.