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Jamesville student earns Academic Excellence Award at BCCC

Published 10:59pm Saturday, March 9, 2013

Beaufort County Community College student Brett D. Ange has been chosen to receive the Academic Excellence Award. He is one of 58 award-winners statewide and will be recognized at a ceremony on the BCCC campus later this year.
The Academic Excellence Awards are offered annually to recognize and promote scholarships among the more than 750,000 students in the N.C. Community College System.
Nominations for the award are based on a grade point average of 3.5 or better and a student’s involvement on campus and in the community. Instructors within their academic divisions nominated the students.
“Brett Ange enrolled in Beaufort County Community College because he knew he would find the resources he needed to put him on a path to success,” said college President Barbara Tansey. “He had the guidance of talented instructors and the support of loving family and friends to encourage him toward excellence. BCCC is proud to recognize Brett with this award.”
Ange, 20, is enrolled in BCCC’s associate in general education classes. A 2011 graduate of Riverside High School, he is employed as a receptionist at H & R Block in Plymouth. He is the son of Cathy and Dwayne Ange of Jamesville. Ange plans to study nursing at BCCC after completing his general education studies this year.
Ange, the oldest of three children, is a member of Christian Hope Church of Christ in Plymouth and works in his spare time on the family’s Martin County farm.
“I am very honored to receive this award on behalf of my community and the college,” he said.
Ange has a 4.0 grade point average at BCCC.
Ange said he chose BCCC after graduating early from his high school with the intention of transferring to a four-year university. Instead, he decided to stay for the remainder of his general college and nursing studies because he likes the small campus and the individual attention he receives from instructors.
Dixon Boyles, chairman of BCCC’s Arts and Sciences Division, nominated Ange for the award.
“Brett Ange is the sort of student all instructors love having in their class,” Boyles said. “He has maintained a 4.0 GPA despite taking some of the most demanding courses in the college transfer curriculum. His combination of intelligence and hard work will continue to serve him well in the future, and we are all proud to have him represent BCCC.”

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