Corporate and Community Education

Course Listing - by Instructor

Name Biography
Lynn Addis
Mike Alderman
Christy Allen
Sue Baker
Bob Ballard Bob Ballard has been actively involved in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years. His expertise in the area of fiber connectivity has made him a sought after consultant whenever problems arise. He speaks at Universities, Architectural Firms, Integrator Gatherings, and Conventions. He has performed fiber optics training for contractors all over the US and Mexico. He also has taught numerous fiber optic training sessions in the United States and Mexico on subjects ranging from Long-Haul Fiber Connectivity to Network Grounding.
Ann Barnes
Kelli Belanger
Mike Binninger
Will Blackwell
Kimberly Brannon
Scott Carothers
Tracy Carr
Billy Carson
Wanda Cavitt
John Chandler
Ala Chappelear
Janice Chastain
Arthur Chisholm
Samantha Chrestensen
Julie Clinkscales
Kelly Cooley
Mary Corley
Mary Ann Craft
Randall Creamer
Jessica Davis Simpson
Mike Denz
Renee Dooley
Meredith Durham
Bob Fedder
Angela Freeze
Kaitlin Gibson
Dianne Greene
James Greer
Tracy Hayes
Michael Hehir
Abby Heid
Bob Heller
Jeff Hemming
David Hendricks
Tim Hill
David Howard
Lisa Hubbard
Steve Hudson
Ron Humphries
James Humphries
Steve Hunt
Bernell Ingram
Randall Jameson
Sandy Jordan
Sheila Kaiser
Charles Kalkhof
David Kelly
Don Ketterman
Debra King
Sally Klauss
Edwin Lashley
Eric Livingston
John Lollis
Anthony Lucas
Vanessa Lynch
Susan Mason
Brian Massey
Bob McAllister
Hailey McClain
Shawn McDine
Jennifer McDowell
Terry McKenney
Terry McKenney
Sheila McLaurin
Richard Moore
Linda Morgan
Mitchell Murphree
Mitchell Murphree
Les Murrell
Brittany Newsome
June Osborne
Todd Owen
Richard Parker
Thomas Payne
Joyce Peebles
Paul Phelps
David Poulson
Michael Rauch
Mary Rock
Elizabeth Rouprich
Pamela Sadler
Jeffrey Sammons
Michael Sanders
Charlie Shobe
Brad Singelton
Cynthia Sisk
Jay Sloan
Arlene Smith
Ava Smith

Ava Smith, HR Professional & Diversity Practitioner
Ava Smith is a leader and entrepreneur in the Upstate of South Carolina. She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Limestone College and is a Lifetime Member of the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society. She resides in Greenville with her children and her grand-daughter.

Ava Smith has over 20 years of experience as a Human Resources Professional. Her experience includes employee
relations, compliance, recruitment, retention, and training.  She began her career in the non-profit sector, and shifted
into manufacturing, the corporate arena, and staffing. She progressively moved upward in her positions, serving a
range of roles from HR Assistant to serving as an HR Director. 

In August, 2002, Ava began her own firm, HR Specialties specializing in providing HR services, training, and recruiting. In 2010, she formed a permanent placement agency called Flat Fee Recruiting that has been recognized in business publications. Flat Fee Recruiting received the Minority Business of the Year Award in 2013 through the Greenville Chamber of Commerce.  She is also a noted Diversity Trainer. She has delivered hundreds of sessions throughout the Southeast since 2005.   Clients have included corporations, manufacturers,non-profits, service organizations, government officials, municipalities, universities, hospital systems, local chambers, and faith-based organizations.

Using her unique style and approach, she captures her audience and brings them through diversity topics with ease.
Ava creates an environment that fosters candid dialogue in a safe atmosphere. High evaluations from employees
and participants validate her effectiveness and she is often requested to return. She was the Recipient of the 2015
Excellence in Diversity Award, given by the Greenville SC Chapter of SHRM.

Ben Smith Ben Smith is the South Carolina Small Busines Development Center (SBDC) Area Manager for the Clemson Area SBDC. He is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and controlling Clemson University's economic development outreach to entrepreneurs & small businesses throughout Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties of South Carolina via the South Carolina Small Business Development Center initiative. In addition to managing all aspects a multi-county service center, he personally consults a portfolio of roughly 150 business owners and/or managers per year on matters of strategic management, financial management, human resource management, operations management, and leadership in his capacity as an Area Manager with Clemson University's SBDC. In addition to his management and management-consulting responsibilities at the SBDC, he personally develops and/or facilitates professional development seminars & workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners/managers on topics of management and leadership.
Erin Stewart-Libby
Sandra Strickland
Troy Summerell
Janine Sutter
Patricia Thompson
Janet Thompson Masters in Management, Bachelors in Education 2010 Certified Pre-K CLASS Trainer 2014 Certified Toddler CLASS Trainer 2016 Certified Infant CLASS Trainer 2008 Certified Technical Assistance Provider 2007 Master Certified Child Care Trainer 2005 Certified Child Care Career Trainer 2005 Certified Early Childhood Teacher 2002 Certified American Red Cross Instructor
James Towe
Jim Tracey
Devona Tucker
Janice Vaughn
Stephen Vickery
Ethan Ware
Clark Webb
Patricia West
Leslie White
Lora Whitt
Michael Williams
Anita Worthy
Ashley Wright