Tansey Topics: A Weekly Look At What's Happening At BCCC From President Barbara Tansey | Beaufort County Now | Twenty-one BCCC students were inducted into the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society in a ceremony held at the college Wednesday night. Congratulations to Caitlyn Andrews, Bethany Ange, Marlen Avelar Gomez, Ashleigh Boyd, Frances Cahoon, Sanfara Christian, Erica Clark, Michael "Andy" Crisp... | BCCC,Beaufort County Community College,Barbara Tansey,Gamma Beta Phi,Honor Society,Gullfest,Women's History Month,College for Kids

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Tansey Topics: A Weekly Look At What's Happening At BCCC From President Barbara Tansey

    Twenty-one BCCC students were inducted into the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society in a ceremony held at the college Wednesday night. Congratulations to Caitlyn Andrews, Bethany Ange, Marlen Avelar Gomez, Ashleigh Boyd, Frances Cahoon, Sanfara Christian, Erica Clark, Michael "Andy" Crisp, TyQuisha Davis, Josh Holliday, David Jimenez, Gladys "Yvonne" Knott, Kelly Meetze, Casey Powell, Lisa Reid, Jacob Sadler, Teresa Short, Catherine Spring, Karen Taft, Miranda Taylor and Samantha Williams. The new class of inductees heard from Kevin Fillers, assistant national executive director of the Gamma Beta Phi Society, who reminded the new members that "you have to be the best of the best to even be invited." Congratulations to these outstanding students. Thanks very much to Advisors Erica Schatz and Theresa Edwards not only for their hard work on last night's ceremony but also their dedication to these outstanding students. Here's a look at BCCC events happening on campus and in the community:

Campus Police

  • BCCC Police Chief Chris Harrison reminds all students, faculty and staff that the BCCC Police Department provides coverage during the normal operating hours of the college — 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Fridays, except during summer months. Campus police are also available to provide coverage during special events by request with adequate notice and payment of appropriate fees. In the event you have something planned that requires your department or division to work outside of these normal hours, such as check disbursement, orientation, etc, please allow 30 days' notice at a minimum. To request coverage by campus police outside of normal working hours, contact Human Resources Specialist Morgan Bland.

Continuing Education

  • Vice President of Continuing Education Stacey Gerard announces that registration for College for Kids 2015 is now open via the division's website. Our Division of Education has announced an exciting schedule of classes for this summer's College for Kids. They include such events as a 4-H STEM Camp, art classes, beekeeping, beginning Spanish, boating safety, woodworking kayaking, knitting, cooking, sewing, sports and fitness classes and refresher camps in math and reading and writing. The classes will run from June through August. Registration will begin soon and will be on a first-come, first served basis. To register, visit http://www.beaufortccc.edu/coned/contin.htm and click on Schedule of Classes link and College for Kids on the left side of the page. Thanks very much to Coordinator of Special Projects Justin Rose for his work on this project!


  • For all the car fans out there, a reminder that Richard Hurst, the actor who played Cletus on the Dukes of Hazzard television show, will attend Gullfest as part of our car club's car show Saturday, April 18. Hurst will be available to sign autographs and pose for photographs, along with a replica of the automobile, the General Lee, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. near BCCC's automotive technology shop in Building 2. The car show will be held outside of Building 2 as part of BCCC's annual spring festival, Gullfest, an event to benefit the Student Government Association and the BCCC Foundation. Hurst portrayed Deputy Cletus Hogg, Boss Hogg's cousin in the 1980 to 1983 seasons of the television show, which aired on CBS from 1979 to 1985, and most recently in The Dukes of Hazzard Reunion in 1997 and Hazzard in Hollywood. In addition to the appearance by Hurst, the car show will feature prizes for the Best in Show for a car, truck or motorcycle; Best Engine, Best Paint, Best Interior and Students Choice. The BCCC Car Club will also hold a barbecue chicken plate sale during Gullfest. Attendees can purchase autographed 8 inch by 10 inch photographs of Hurst for $10. Hurst will autograph other items for a charge of $5. Photographs of Hurst will be free with any purchase. Thanks very much to Richie Alligood and Bryan Van Gyzen, BCCC automotive technology instructors, and the members of the car club for arranging this!
  • Food vendors - if you or a campus club are interested in submitting an application for a food vending booth at Gullfest, you are reminded that the deadline for submitting this application is the end of business on Tuesday, March 18.Morgan Bland, chairman of this year's Gullfest Food Bazaar, reports that several vendors have already applied to participate and she needs to ensure that there is not too much duplication of food on offer.

Women's History Month

  • Join BCCC for a celebration of Women's History Month noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 935 of Building 9 on Wednesday, March 25, for a panel discussion by some of Beaufort County's leading women who will share their stories to inspire the next generation. Scheduled to be on the panel are local attorney Watsi Sutton, BCCC librarian Saundra Pinkham and others. The event is sponsored by students Striving to Succeed through Leadership, the Student Government Association and BCCC's Sociology and Human Services classes.

Personal and Personnel Notes

  • Condolences to the family of Bonnie Jay Ward, a BCCC student, who died this week as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. I am very sorry for the loss to her family and to her friends here at the college.

March 14BCCC Foundation trip to see Kinky Boots at the Durham Performing Arts Center, departs BCCC at 7:30 a.m.
March 16BCANS meeting, noon, Room 1204 and 1206, Building 12.
March 16Presentation on the BCCC Foundation trip to Canyon Country USA, 6 p.m., MultiPurpose Room, Building 10.
March 17Faculty Senate Meeting, noon, Room 104, Building 1.
March 17Men of Success meeting, noon, Room 112, Building 1.
March 20Financial Aid Information Session, 11:30 a.m., Room 935, Building 9.
March 24Spring Fling, noon, outside of Building 9.
March 25Students Striving for Success through Leadership/TRiO Women's History Month Celebration, noon to 1:30 p.m., Room 935, Building 9.
March 26TRiO Sponsored Healthy Relationships Workshop, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Room 928, Building 9
March 27BCCC's Best recognition, noon, Student Lounge, Building 9.
March 27TRiO Sponsored ECU Campus Tour.
March 30-31Study Abroad Silent Auction, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Lounge, Building 9.
March 30Registration for Summer Term and Fall Semester 2015.
March 31Men of Succss, noon, Room 112, Building 1.
April 2Senior Expo, various times, locations and buildings on the BCCC campus.

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