Bartol, Wuehrmann receive North Carolina Governor’s Award

Published 5:07 pm Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Carole BartolWilliam Wuehrmann&bsp;Carole Bartol is well known in Polk County for the many years she spent as director of Isothermal Community College in Polk County. &bsp;

Her volunteer service has been outstanding, including nine years with the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) in such positions as vice president, chair of the development committee, and member of the education committee. &bsp;

She is on the board and chair of the Tryon Concert Association program committee. She is a member and former president of the Tryon Rotary Club. In addition she also serves on the steering committee of the Polk County Cultural Council and is a member of the nominating committee of the Polk County Community Foundation. &bsp;

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Former service includes 20 years of service as past president and board member of Steps to Hope, board member of Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, board member of the Tryon Dance Guild, member of the board of Polk County Partnership for Children and volunteer at Outreach Ministry.

William Wuehrmann has served more than 12 years at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, as a patient caregiver, board member, associate chaplain and member of several committees.

In addition to his service at Hospice, he is the founding director of the Polk County Courthouse Restoration Committee, a former president and director of Second Wind Hall of Fame, and sponsor of the International Club and Career Day Advisor at Polk County High School. Wuehrmann recently completed a two-year study to prepare himself to be commissioned as a lay pastor in the Presbyterian Church.

He is very active in his church as church treasurer and member of the finance committee. He is a past president and former Rotarian of the Year of the Tryon Rotary Club. &bsp;

He was a long time treasurer of the Tryon Concert Association and member of the community chorus. Other service includes Polk County Community Foundation, director of Polk County Little League, Tryon Little Theater, Foothills Savoyards, and board member of the American Field Service student foreign exchange.

Wuehrmann says his credo is &uot;Find a way to make the world a little better than you found it.&uot;