WCTE's Community Advisory Board, Part 2

We welcome our CAB members and are proud to introduce them to you. They are Diana Baranowski, Nina Lunn, Kelly Swallows, Dr. Steve Copeland, Dr. Carl Owens and Jack Barton. In our last issue, we profiled the ladies. Here, we introduce the gentlemen…

Our Community Advisory Board (CAB) was formed to provide a vehicle for effective community input for WCTE. The CAB reviews the station’s programming and its service to the community. The board then advises WCTE President and CEO Becky Magura, who represents the station’s governing body, the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council.

We welcome our CAB members and are proud to introduce them to you. They are Diana Baranowski, Nina Lunn, Kelly Swallows, Dr. Steve Copeland, Dr. Carl Owens and Jack Barton. In our last issue, we profiled the ladies. Here, we introduce the gentlemen…

Jack E. Barton
Formerly of Cookeville, Jack now lives in Dowelltown in Dekalb County. A long-time collaborator with WCTE, Jack is President and Coordinator of the Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree and Craft Festival. He also serves as a 2nd District County Commissioner in Dekalb County.  He is employed as a Truckload Systems Analyst at Averitt Express. Jack is a Class of 1995 Leadership Putnam Graduate and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business at Tennessee Tech University, with a concentration in Marketing.

Dr. Steve Copeland
Dr. Copeland received his Bachelor’s degree at Tennessee Tech and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. He has practiced veterinary medicine and surgery in Cookeville since 1970. Long active in community affairs, Dr. Copeland was elected to three terms on the Cookeville City Council and served one term as Vice Mayor. He has held appointed positions on the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, the Board of Trustees of Cookeville Regional Medical Center and served a three-year term as chairman of the Tennessee Department of Labor Work Force Development Board.

Dr. Carl Owens
Dr. Owens is Professor and Director of Technology in Tennessee Tech University’s College of Education. Uniquely qualified to appreciate the marriage of education and media, Dr. Owens frequently presents to local, state and national conferences on such topics as digital video production and Cool Tools for Educators. During his twenty-nine years at TTU, he has moved the College of Education forward in technology facilities and technology integration. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Zoology and Masters of Science in Library Media at Alabama A & M University. Dr. Owens earned his doctorate in Educational Administration from Tennessee State University in 1989.

- Article By Mark Dudney

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