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The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce the following scholarship recipients for the spring 2020 semester. beaufort county community college, BCCC, scholarships, announcements, march 26, 2020
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BCCC Briefs: Scholarship Announcements

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    The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce the following scholarship recipients for the spring 2020 semester. The BCCC Foundation has awarded over $180,000 in scholarships during the 2019-2020 academic year.


Krystael Gainer
    Krystael Gainer, 30, has received the Hannah Page Scholarship. She is a Williamston resident and a medical office administration student. Gainer attended Williamston High School and holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. She plans to work with Vidant or in a doctor's office and currently works at Martin General Hospital in patient access and registration.

    Family and friends established the Hannah Page Endowment in December 1999. She was a beloved faculty member in the BCCC Business Division. The endowment provides an annual scholarship to a medical office administration student.


Cynthia Jones
    Cynthia Jones, 47, has received the Washington Women's Club Scholarship. She is a New Bern resident and a nursing student. She works at Carolina East Medical Center as a patient care tech II. Jones attended Pamlico High School and plans to become a registered nurse.

    The Washington Woman's Club established this fund in 1999. It provides an annual scholarship to a second-year nursing student residing in Beaufort County. Recipients must have a 3.5 GPA and be willing to work in Beaufort County for one year after they graduate from the nursing program.



Jessi Mizelle
    Jessi MaryLou Mizelle, 19, has received the Harold & Louise Lane Scholarship. She is an Ahoskie resident and a nursing student. She attended Bertie Early College High School, and she plans to transfer to a university to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is the daughter of Doug and Judy Mizelle of Ahoskie.

    Established in 1998 in memory of Harold Alton Lane, Jr., and in honor of Constance Lane Howard, by their parents Harold Lane, Sr. and his wife Louise, this endowment provides annual scholarships to one or more students in the nursing and or an associate degree program.


Emanuel Ruiz
    Emanuel Romero Ruiz, 19, has received the Kimberly & David Teeter Scholarship. He is a Greenville resident and a nursing student. He currently works as a certified nurse aide I at River Trace Nursing & Rehabilitation. He attended D. H. Conley High School, and he plans to become a nursing instructor. He is the son of Lorenza Ruiz and Ricardo Romero.

    Established in 1994 in memory of Kimberly Anne Teeter, and expanded in 2009 to include David, the daughter and son of Ruth and Vernon Teeter, this scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in the college transfer curriculum and is in good academic standing. Preference is given to the child of a BCCC faculty or staff member.


Kaley Silverthorne
    Kaley Silverthorne, 19, received the Lucy W. Burgess Scholarship. She is a Jamesville resident who 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. She is the daughter of Anthony and Rhonda Silverthorne of Jamesville.

    Established in 1996 as a memorial to Lucy W. Burgess, a former resident of Beaufort County and long-term employee of the NC Department of Social Services, this annual scholarship is awarded to a student with academic promise. The recipient must have some work experience, be committed to getting an education, and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.


Frances Smith
    Frances Smith, 29, has received the James Franklin & Hannah Bagwell. She is a Washington resident and a practical nursing student. She currently works at Vidant Beaufort Hospital as a nurse aide II. She attended Washington High School and plans to work as a travel nurse. She is the daughter of Frank Smith of Pamlico Beach and Lorie Thurman of Washington.

    Established in 1997, this endowment funds annual scholarships in memory of William Riley and Rosa Watson Roberson and William "Bill" Roberson Bagwell. The recipients of these awards must be high school or GED graduates enrolled in a degree, diploma, or certificate program, must demonstrate financial need and must show academic promise.


Claire Taylor
    Claire Taylor, 21, received the Irwin & Frances Hulbert and the Shereda Bailey Scholarship. She is a Williamston resident who is part of the nursing program. Taylor attended Riverside High School. She plans to attend East Carolina University to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is the daughter of Roy and Lucy Taylor of Williamston.

    Established in 1991, first to memorialize Harry and Lorraine Alvis - the parents of Frances Hulbert, the Irwin & Frances Hulbert endowment was renamed in 2008 by the Hulbert children. Frances Hulbert served on the BCCC Foundation's Board of Directors for many years and her husband Irwin was an Episcopalian minister. The Hulbert scholarships are awarded to nursing students who demonstrate financial need and are in good academic standing. Preference is given to students committed to working with geriatric patients in Beaufort County for a period of one year after graduation.

    Shereda Bailey was a promising young BCCC nursing student who died unexpectedly in 2006 - just three weeks before graduation. Shereda's mother, Sheila Rogers, combined memorials raised by Shereda's fellow nursing students, and funds raised by family and friends, to start an endowment in her beloved daughter's memory. The scholarship is awarded to deserving nursing students under the age of twenty-five.


Morgan Taylor
    Morgan Taylor, 19, received the Harold & Louise Lane and the Lucy W. Burgess Scholarships. She is a Williamston resident who is part of the nursing program and part of the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) program. Taylor attended Riverside High School. She plans work with Vidant Health as an emergency department nurse. She is the daughter of Mike and Michelle Taylor of Williamston.

    Established in 1998 in memory of Harold Alton Lane, Jr., and in honor of Constance Lane Howard, by their parents Harold Lane, Sr. and his wife Louise, the Harold & Louise Lane endowment provides annual scholarships to one or more students in the nursing and or an associate degree program.

    Established in 1996 as a memorial to Lucy W. Burgess, a former resident of Beaufort County and long-term employee of the NC Department of Social Services, the Lucy W. Burgess Scholarship is awarded to a student with academic promise. The recipient must have some work experience, be committed to getting an education, and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

    For more information, contact Serena Sullivan, at serena.sullivan@beaufortccc.edu or 252-940-6218.


  • 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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