Roanoke College announces new Trustees

SALEM, Va. - Roanoke College's Board of Trustees Chairman Robert Wortmann announces the appointment of new trustees as well as a new alumni executive council representative. Olin Melchionna of Roanoke, Dale Sarjeant '74 of Charlotte, N.C., and Pam Cabalka '76 of Edina, Minn. are new trustees. Cabalka was elected as a full voting member after serving as the Alumni Executive Council president and an ex-officio member of the board. Rick Oglesbee '95, also of Charlotte, will assume the leadership of the AEC.

Cabalka earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Roanoke in 1976 and an MBA from the College of William & Mary.  She is president and CEO of Schaper, Inc. in Edina, Minn. As a student, she was a member of Phi Mu fraternity. She served president of Roanoke's Alumni Executive Council for three years and has been a Roanoke College Associate for many years.

Melchionna is a Roanoke attorney practicing tax and estate planning law at the firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC. Melchionna received a B.S. degree from Hampden-Sydney College, his law degree from the University of Richmond's T.C. Williams School of Law and a LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law. He has been a Roanoke College Associate for several years. Melchionna was named to The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates and among the Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine.

Sarjeant graduated from Roanoke in 1974 with a business administration degree and is a territory manager with A-Dec Incorporated. A member of the Kappa Alpha Order and a captain of the men's lacrosse team, Sarjeant excelled as a student and has been involved with the College in many ways since graduating. He is a former vice chair of the President's Advisory Board, a class agent and he has been a Roanoke College Associate for many years.

Oglesbee is vice president and senior financial advisor for Merrill Lynch. He earned the bachelor of arts degree with a major in history in 1995 and is a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. Oglesbee has been in the financial services industry since then and joined Merrill Lynch in 1997. He is a member of 'Team in Training' in Charlotte, which helps raise awareness for the National Leukemia Lymphoma Society by running marathons. He has twice served on reunion committees for his class and has been a Roanoke College Associate for several years.

Roanoke College, an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a classic, undergraduate setting. Roanoke prepares students for their futures through its commitment to providing a true classic college experience. Roanoke is one of just 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast."     

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.

Released: July 28, 2010
Contact Name: Public Relations
Contact Phone: (540) 375-2282
Contact Email: gereaux@roanoke.edu