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The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce the following scholarship recipients for the fall 2019 semester. beaufort county community college, BCCC, scholarships, october 3, 2019
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BCCC Congratulates Students on Scholarships

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    The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce the following scholarship recipients for the fall 2019 semester. Students can apply now for spring scholarships. They can still sign up for Late-Start classes starting in October. Tickets are still available for the BCCC Foundation's fundraiser featuring music from the Embers Featuring Craig Woolard at the Washington Civic Center on October 24.


    Raina Roach, 29, received the David & Terri Ann McLawhorn Scholarship. The Pitt County resident is working toward her Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education. She attended D.H. Conley High School and she holds an Associate in Applied Science in Medical Office Administration from BCCC. She currently works with Pitt County Schools as a teacher's aide. The mother of one is the daughter of Elaine Lambe of Pitt County. She plans to become a teacher.

    Dr. David McLawhorn initiated this endowment in 2004. As president of BCCC from July of 2001 through May of 2012, Dr. McLawhorn wanted to create a fund that would supplement the work of the Foundation by providing scholarship to students who demonstrate need and academic promise.


    Evelyn Cuevas Rodriguez, 20, received the Beaufort County Crime Stoppers Linley H. Gibbs, Jr. Scholarship. The New Bern resident is working toward her Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice Technology. She attended Columbia Early College High School. She currently works at First Flight Federal Credit Union. The mother of one is the wife of Alan Negrete, and she is the daughter of Luis Cuevas Hinojosa and Adriana Rodriguez Juarez of Creswell. She plans to become a paralegal.

    This scholarship commemorates the memory of founding and long-term member Linley Gibbs by providing a scholarship to excelling individuals that exemplify the same corresponding morals and principals. To honor Mr. Gibbs' legacy, Beaufort County Crime Stoppers provides scholarships to students continuing their success in a law enforcement career.


    Shanessa Ruffin, 29, received the Stephanie Zablocki Jones Memorial Scholarship. The Greenville resident is part of the medical laboratory technology program. She attended South Central High School, and she currently works at Vidant Medical Center as a nursing assistant. The mother of two is the daughter of Shenietta Staton of Greenville. She plans to become a laboratory director.

    This scholarship provides financial support for BCCC students in the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program, or other medical programs. Stephanie was a graduate of the BCCC MLT program and was a phlebotomist at the Leo G. Jenkins Cancer Center in Greenville, NC. She was lost in 2006 while administering first aid at a collision on River Road. She was the mother of three, a volunteer youth sports coach, and assistant Scoutmaster at Troop 99 in Washington. This scholarship assists others who model Stephanie's academic achievement and community service; helping others with great skill, compassion and dedication.


    Madison Russell, 18, received the Meredith Griffin Revels Scholarship. The Williamston resident is part of the nursing program through the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) program. She attended Riverside High School, and she currently works at Mama's Pizza as a server. She plans to work as a pediatric nurse with Vidant Health.

    The Meredith Griffin Revels Scholarship is awarded to Martin County residents enrolled in a nursing program or related medical field. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.



    Dylan Singleton, 21, received the BCCC Staff Association and the Foundation General scholarships. The Washington resident is working toward an Associate in Science, and he attended Washington High School. He plans to transfer to East Carolina University to pursue a degree in forensics science.









    Kaley Silverthorne, 19, received the Robert C. Page Scholarship. The Jamesville resident is working toward an Associate Degree in Nursing. She attended Bear Grass Charter School. She plans to work as a nurse in Eastern North Carolina, and she currently works as a server at Deadwood.

    Established by Lena H. Page, RN in 1992 in memory of her husband, this annual scholarship is awarded to a nursing student who demonstrates high academic achievement and financial need. Mrs. Page graduated from the BCCC Nursing program in 1968.




    Memphis Slade-Credle, 19, received the Belhaven Alumni Club and St. Reddick MB Church scholarships. The Belhaven resident plans to get an agricultural technology degree. He attended Northside High School. He is the son of Ricky and Onika Credle of Belhaven, and he currently works with the Belhaven Recreation Department.








    Zoë Slade, 20, received the Stephanie Zablocki Jones Memorial and the Jarl & Grey Bowers scholarships. The Bath resident is part of the medical laboratory technology program. She attended Barnstable High School. The mother of one is the wife of Teddy Boulton and the daughter of Kim and Gerrit Slade of Plymouth, Mass.

    This scholarship provides financial support for BCCC students in the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program, or other medical programs. Stephanie was a graduate of the BCCC MLT program and was a phlebotomist at the Leo G. Jenkins Cancer Center in Greenville, NC. She was lost in 2006 while administering first aid at a collision on River Road. She was the mother of three, a volunteer youth sports coach, and assistant Scoutmaster at Troop 99 in Washington. This scholarship assists others who model Stephanie's academic achievement and community service; helping others with great skill, compassion and dedication.

    Louise Proctor Kidwell's children, Ronald, Mark, Proctor, Mary Lou, and Keith started this endowment in 2008 to memorialize their mother's accomplishments. She worked as an accountant in NYC for 17 years before joining H&R Block. In 1976 she passed the IRS Enrolled Agent exam and in 1979 purchased the Washington NC H&R Block franchise and opened LPK Accounting Service. She worked in both of these businesses until her death. Kidwell was a role model for women in the business world and continues to be so through this perpetual scholarship for BCCC business or accounting students.


    For more information, contact Serena Sullivan at serena.sullivan@beaufortccc.edu or 252-940-6326.


  • Attila Nemecz
  • Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
  • Beaufort County Community College
  • 5337 U.S. Highway 264 East
  • Washington, N.C. 27889
  • Ph: 252-940-6387
  • Cell: 252-940-8672
  • attila.nemecz@beaufortccc.edu


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