06/15/14 — Poteat named Merrimack College Teacher of the Year

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Poteat named Merrimack College Teacher of the Year

By From staff reports
Published in News on June 15, 2014 1:50 AM

Vance Eugene Poteat, formerly of Goldsboro, was presented the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award during Merrimack College's 64th commencement last month.

Merrimack is located in North Andover, Mass., about 30 miles north of Boston.

Poteat is a professor in the computer science and electrical engineering departments. He is presently chairman and professor of the computer science department.

Before coming to Merrimack, he worked for more than 20 years at Bell Laboratories as a distinguished member of the technical staff, and as technical manager. He holds two patents and has published more than 40 articles in journals and magazines.

Poteat received an A.A.S in industrial engineering and a A.A.S in electrical engineering from Wayne Community College. He completed his undergraduate work in electrical engineering technology at the University of North Carolina and earned his M.S. in computer science from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

He and his wife, the former Tracy Gilbertson, live in Windham, N.H. They have two daughters and a son.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry V. Poteat of Goldsboro.