WCC Sparks Foundation Board

The Sparks State Technical College Foundation was organized in 1991 to support the former Sparks State Technical College by providing scholarships, instructional support, and professional development for staff members. In 2004, the Board of Directors changed the name of the Foundation to the Wallace Community College Sparks Campus (WCCS) Foundation. Monies raised by the Foundation are designated to assist Sparks Campus students with scholarship opportunities. The Board of Directors consists of community leaders from Barbour and surrounding counties. The Sparks Campus Foundation Board Members link below directs you to the Board Members information.

The Honorable L. Bernard Smithart

Burt Smithart is the Circuit Court Judge for Barbour and Bullock Counties. Read More

Mr. Robert M. Dixon, Jr.
Vice Chair

Robert M. Dixon, Jr. is the President of M. C. Dixon Lumber Company in Eufaula. Read More

Mr. Grady Hartzog

Grady Hartzog is the President of Hartzog and Company in Eufaula. Read More

Mr. Albert Adams

Albert Adams, Jr. is an attorney in Eufaula and has been on the Sparks Foundation Board since August 2002. Read More

Mr. Phil Clayton

Phil Clayton is the Director of Economic Development for the Eufaula Barbour County Chamber of Commerce. Read More

Mrs. Rhonda Harrison

Rhonda Harrison is the Director of Economic Development for Henry County. Read More

Ms. Mary Foy Kirkland

Mary Foy Kirkland retired as the President of Young Johnston and Associates in Eufaula. Read More

Mr. Lynn Mergen

Lynn Mergen is the Chief Executive Officer of Medical Center Barbour. Read More

Mr. Ken Novak

Ken Novak is the Southeast Division Vice President for Alabama Power Company based in Eufaula. Read More

Mr. David Padgett

David Padgett is the Economic Developer at Bullock County Development Authority. Read More

Mr. Shane Seaborn

Shane Seaborn is a member of the law firm, Penn and Seaborn, LLC, with offices located in Eufaula, Clayton, and Union Springs. Read More

Mrs. Laurie White

Laurie White is a Physical Therapist and Clinic Director at Eufaula PT and Wellness. Read More

Dr. Linda C. Young
Ex Officio1

Dr. Linda C. Young has served as a president in the Alabama Community College System since 1988 when she was appointed president of Sparks State Technical College in Eufaula. Read More

Dr. Tracy Brooks
Ex Officio

Dr. Tracy Brooks has been with Wallace Community College since 2007. Read More


Burt Smithart is the Circuit Court Judge for Barbour and Bullock Counties. He joined the Sparks Foundation Board in August 2002 and is currently serving as Chair. He says,“The resources that Wallace provides our area can do more to improve the quality of life of our citizens than any other single entity. Our job as a board member is to be sure that people know about what is available.”