MYRTLE BEACH, April 19 — Dr. Catherine Cameron, 60, of Myrtle Beach has announced her candidacy for the District 4 School Board seat.
Cameron is a lifelong business entrepreneur as well as an educator who has taught college for 20 years in traditional as well as online formats, with many of her students being military master degree candidates. She presently teaches for American Business & Technology University in St. Louis, Mo. Cameron also owned her own accredited real estate school in Pittsburgh, and with her husband runs a condo property management firm in Surfside Beach.
As a business consultant, expert and entrepreneur, she developed the “777 Business Program” for prospective entrepreneurs, along with coursework and program on other management topics. She has published three training manuals, presents this business coursework at Horry Georgetown Technical College’s Workforce Development Program.
Being a college professor, Dr. Cameron experiences firsthand that many students are either not prepared to compete academically with other students, don’t understand how to efficiently and effectively use the computer, internet and other technological tools available, or appreciate group synergy and the importance of working in teams. She is preparing students of Horry County today for their careers tomorrow, she says.
The school board seat Dr. Cameron is running for became open due to the death in February of school board member Kay Loftus, who had served on the board for 14 years. Ironically Dr. Cameron met Kay once at a Chamber of Commerce function and Loftus had recommended she run for the school board. When they discovered they lived in the same district the two just laughed, Dr. Cameron said.
District 4 includes St. James, Socastee, Myrtle Beach and Carolina Forest.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Cameron and her husband Bill have owned a second home in Myrtle Beach for 20 years, and finally were able to call it their fulltime home two years ago. She said they are a “real Brady Bunch” and together have 5 children and 9 grandchildren spread out across many States.