College of Science and Technology

Advisory Boards

Our Industry Advisory Boards play a critical role in our accreditation processes, fundraising events and providing job and internship opportunities for our students.

Please contact Alesia Ferguson, the Department Chair if you wish to join one of our advisory board,

Contact Dr. Shofoluwe of NCAT University ( for more information on joining our prestigious board.

Construction Management Advisory Board


Company Name


Ken Grube 

Samet Corporation         


T.J. Baker

Samet Corporation           


Jermaine Barnes

Messer Construction     


Toby Thomas

D.H. Griffin Companies


Bryan Holcomb

EAS, Inc.                             

Interim Treasurer

William Cockerham

W.C. Construction           


Jamal Mention

Blue Sky Construction    


Dr. Shofoluwe

North Carolina A&T State University

Faculty Member

Dr. Pyle

North Carolina A&T State University

Faculty Member

Dr. Ferguson

North Carolina A&T State University

Faculty Member

Jeff Guernier

True Homes


Contact Dr. DongYang Deng of NCAT University ( for more information on joining our prestigious board.

Environmental Health and Safety Advisory Board


Company Name


Angela Davis ITG Brands Member
William (Bill) Mosier Syngenta Member
Jocelyn Wiggins AdaptHealth Member
Kevin Jones USDOT Member
Holli Singleton North Carolina State University Member
Benita Byrd Abbott Member
Rhonda Hunt Michelin North America Member
Gardner Tabon Capital Metro Transportation Authority Member
Lousia Newman North Carolina A&T State University Member
Tim Sloane UNCG Member
Ronald Graves Poiema Leadership Institute Member
Kahil Allen ADS System Safety Consulting, LLC Member
Darius Griffin UNC Charlotte Member
Dongyang (Sunny) Deng North Carolina A&T State University Faculty Member
Emmanuel Obeng-Gyasi North Carolina A&T State University  Faculty Memeber

    Dr. Ferguson                  

North Carolina A&T State University

Faculty Member

Hils Caty



Cody Berezny

Jacobs Engineering


Feodor Bijkersma  Wake Forest Baptist Health Member


WHY EHS?! Advisory Board Quotes

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) professionals are needed because they protect people, property, and the environment.  In an occupational setting, they enable organizations to conduct business free from recognized hazards that cause or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.  Additionally, EH&S professionals enable organizations to conduct business in an environmentally sustainable manner.  Ultimately, EH&S professionals value influencing people to work safer, which has a positive impact on the organization's culture.  

Darius (Director, Environmental Health & Safety)


EHS professionals keep our business operating in a safe, compliant, and environmentally-responsible manner.  We leverage our unique technical expertise in collaboration with all functional areas to achieve business objectives.

Benita (Senior Director, Global EHS)


EHS professionals are an important part of this industry where we identify hazards, assess the likelihoods and consequences of those hazards (risks), prioritize the risks, select and implement the appropriate controls to reduce the risk.  Additionally, within this industry, there are many occupational health and safety and environmental requirements that must be addressed.  To outline what this entails, we will trace the specimen from the patient specimen collection to the laboratory for processing, ultimately leading to disposal of that specimen.

Nelson (Manager Enterprise EHS - Clinical Laboratory Industry)


The reason EH&S professionals are needed in the manufacturing industry is to protect the organization’s number one asset – human capital.

Ronald Graves Poiema Leadership Institute & The John Maxwell Team)


EH&S professionals are necessary to ensure all EH&S domains (Safety, Ergonomics, Fire, Security, Environment, Medical and Industrial Hygiene) are under control for all facilities, employees, product, customers, and communities in which we are present.

Rhonda (Michelin North America Zone – Supply Chain Department)


As an EH&S professional you get to raise awareness and bridge the gap from the CEO to the front line worker, learning every aspect of the business. As a safety professional in the insurance industry, you get to do this for hundreds of companies, and provide impactful analysis that helps those businesses control loss. Technology plays an important role in reducing losses and as an insurance safety professional, you will be presented the opportunity to utilize the newest hardware, software and artificial intelligence, to help ensure the safety and health of employees and their environment.  The insurance industry relies on safety professionals to analyze the type of risk they have before they extend millions of dollars in coverages, and then rely on them to manage relationships and mitigate losses through consultation.

 Karyn (Hartford Group-Risk Engineering)


I graduated from NC A&T back in May 2019. Since then I have worked in GA doing construction safety before returning to NC as an employee of Jacobs Technology in the role of an Occupational Safety Coordinator contractor to the EPA. Some of my daily tasks can range from ensuring all employees are caught up with their medical physicals, to overseeing confined space entries, to reviewing Health & Safety Plans for each project that is about to start to ensure that all safety aspects have been addressed. I have always been a hands on person but have understood that physical labor can go only so far before it takes a toll on your body that is why I decided to go back to school and make the career change that not only allows me to be out in the field but at the same time allows me to work without the extreme physical stain that HVAC work can put on oneself.

Cody (Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator at Jacobs Technology - EPA RLS)

Contact Dr. Jerry Nave of NCAT University ( for more information on joining our prestigious board.

Geomatics Advisory Board


Company Name


John Furmage, PLS

Engineering Division, City of Hickory


Frank G. Mundy, II, PLS


VP, Practice Leader of Geomatics

David K. Alley, PLS

North State Environmental

Surveying Manager

Bob Akers, PLS

Avioimage Mapping Services, Inc.


Ed Spitler

Sandhills Community College

Dept. of Engineering Technology, Head

Gale Brown, PLS

Regional Land Surveyors, Inc


Gary Thompson, PLS

NC Geodetic Survey

Deputy Risk Management Chief

Jason Hedley, PLS

GEL Solutions

Geomatics Manager

Randy Rambeau, PLS


Geomatics Office Manager

J. Derek Bradner, PE, PLS

GEL Solutions

Director of Operations, North Carolina, Greensboro

Jim Davis, PLS

Merrick & Company

Survey Project Manager

Cory George, PE, PLS


Sr. Project Manager, Energy Sector