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Dickerson appointed to Bladen Community College Board of Trustees

Source Date: September 20, 2012

Taking the oath
Bladen County Clerk of Court Nikki Dennis administers the oath of office to Bruce Dickerson of Elizabethtown, while BCC Trustee Chairman Hayes Petteway looks on.

Elizabethtown pharmacist Bruce Dickerson has been appointed by Governor Bev Purdue to the Bladen Community College Board of Trustees. He replaces Leon Martin whose term ended on June 30.

Dickerson came to Bladen County to serve a pharmacy rotation at Smith's Pharmacy and remained at the business after graduating from the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy in 1980. He later purchased the business, renamed it, and moved it to its present location.

Dickerson has served in numerous elected and appointed positions on local and regional boards since coming to Bladen County. He was a member of the Bladen County Board of Education for 12 years, during which he served two terms as vice-chairman and two terms as chairman. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Southern Regional Area Health Education Center (AHEC) serving a nine county region out of Fayetteville. He served on the Bladen County Board of Health for nine years, during which time he served as its chairman. In 1995 he was named Outstanding Board of Health Member for the State of North Carolina.

In addition, he has served two three-year terms as a director of the Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and was a charter member and director of the Elizabethtown Commerce and Development Corporation.

He has served in various capacities in his church, the PTA, and as a sponsor and coach in youth sports. He was presented the Sam Walton Business Leader Award in 1999.

A resident of Elizabethtown, Dickerson and his wife, Toni, have three children.