Alan W. Thompson was sworn in August 30 as a member of the Board of Trustees of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
From Whiteville, N.C., Thompson is an appointee of North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley. He is a 1985 UNCP graduate and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He was a member of the UNCP Foundation Inc. Board of Directors from 2001 - 07.
Thompson is a managing partner of Thompson, Price, Scott, Adams and Co., PAs of Whiteville. He is chair of the Board of Directors of Waccamaw Bank and was instrumental in taking the community bank public in 2001.
UNCP gave a young Alan Thompson an opportunity to obtain a college education.
“The University gave me the opportunity to get a four-year degree that I might not have been able to get otherwise,” Thompson said. “It was a good fit for a young man who worked nights and was enlisted in the Army Reserves.
“I had good instructors who were helpful and caring,” he added. “The ROTC program added a lot to my education.”
Thompson said UNCP’s continued growth will help the region in many ways.
“Producing more and more graduates with four-year degrees will help the local economy,” he said. “A top notch nursing program is a real plus for the region’s health care.
“With football coming this fall, Pembroke is turning into a great college town,” he said.
As a CPA Thompson has wide ranging accounting, financial management and management experience in retail, health care, banking and insurance. He earned certification and/or licensure in bank directorship, non-profit auditing, health care billing and management, investment advising, personal finance, stock brokering and life and long-term care insurance.
Thompson is a member of the North Carolina Association of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, Medical Group Management Association and the Healthcare Billing and Management Association.
He is a member of the board of directors of the North Carolina Forestry Museum and serves as a member of the executive board of the Cape Fear Area Council of Boy Scouts. He is a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve.
At UNCP, Thompson majored in accounting and was in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). He served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 12 years and graduated from Army Airborne School and Officer’s Training.