Gail Ambrose
Gail Ambrose

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Beaufort County Community College Briefs, Aug. 10, 2014

Published 6:04pm Saturday, August 9, 2014

From Beaufort County Community College


Ambrose is new BCCC Staff Association president

Gail Ambrose, technical services coordinator for the Learning Resources Center at Beaufort County Community College, has been chosen to head the BCCCStaff Association for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. Other Staff Association officers are Pauline Godley, vice president; Sue Gurley, secretary, and Sherry Stotesberry, treasurer.

A long-time resident of Beaufort County, Ambrose has served as technical services coordinator in the BCCC Library for almost 20 years. A graduate of Bath High School, Ambrose earned an associate’s degree in Business Administration from BCCC and served as one of the college’s ambassadors. Ambrose and her husband, Galin, have two daughters and live in the Bath area. Ambrose attends Everetts Church of Christ and serves as secretary for the Goose Creek State Park Board of Directors, a position she has held for five years. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening to attract butterflies and hummingbirds, spending time with her horses and reading.

Godley, administrative assistant for BCCC’s Law Enforcement Programs, has been employed at the college for 24 years. She has been an active member of theBCCC Staff Association and has held all major offices in the association, most recently serving as Secretary of the association during the 2010-2011 Academic Year. Godley holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mount Olive College. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree. In her spare time, Godley enjoys reading, family time, and socializing with friends. She is a native of Washington, N.C. and has one son.

Gurley is coordinator of BCCC’s Nurse Aide Programs. A 1984 graduate of BCCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Programs, Gurley was named to her current position in 2012 after serving 10 years as a teacher for BCCC’s nurse aide classes. A native of Chocowinity, Gurley graduated from Chocowinity High School. She has a life-long interest in history, having studied colonial food preparations as an intern with Tryon Palace in New Bern. She is a member of Second Baptist Church in Washington and, in her spare time, enjoys gardening, salt-water fishing and reading. Gurley and her husband, Dennis, live in Chocowinity.

Stotesberry is equipment coordinator at BCCC. She joined the BCCC staff about 28 years ago as a part-time cashier in the college’s cafeteria. She began working at BCCC full-time as an assistant to the cafeteria and bookstore managers and, later, as an inventory and receiving clerk. Stotesberry attended BCCCand is a licensed cosmetologist. A native of Beaufort County, Stotesberry and her husband, Ernie, live in Swan Quarter and have one daughter. In her spare time, Stotesberry enjoys reading, cooking and fishing. Stotesberry served two terms as President of the BCCC Staff Association – first, during the 2005-2006 Academic Year and, later, during the 2009-2010 Academic Year.


Substitute teacher training offered


The Division of Continuing Education at Beaufort County Community College will offer a class to prepare individuals to work as substitute teachers in the local public school system 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Sept. 8 to 11, in Room 829 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus.

Instructor Jane Rouse will provide students with information on learning expectations, time management, monitoring student interaction, classroom management and many other topics related to being a substitute teacher.

The registration fee for the course is $70. The textbook, which should be purchased from the BCCC Bookstore before the first day of class, is available for $33.50.

For more information about the class, contact Lou Stout, director of Workplace Initiatives, at 940-6307. Students may register by calling 940-6375 or in person in Room 802 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus. BCCC accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Checks payable to Beaufort County Community College may be mailed to the attention of Eva Peartree, 5337 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington, N.C. 27889.

For more information about other Continuing Education classes, visit BCCC’s Website at


BCCC offers workshop in business plan writing


Starting a small business is often a challenge, but Beaufort County Community College’s Business and Industry Services can make the process easier by helping budding entrepreneurs write a business plan.

A workshop, “How to Write a Business Plan,” will be held 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, in Room 828 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus. The seminar is free of charge but pre-registration is encouraged so that the college can adequately prepare materials.

A business plan is the foundation for success when future business owners are deciding whether to start a new business or buy an existing business. It is also a valuable tool for entrepreneurs seeking financing for their businesses. Volunteers from SCORE will discuss writing a business plan, finding the required information, issues to be aware of when writing the plan and how to find help with the plan.

The seminar is sponsored by BCCC’s Business and Industry Services, the Washington/Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce and SCORE. It is part of the Small Business Center Core Curriculum for prospective and current business owners.

To register for the workshop, contact BCCC’s Business and Industry Services at 940-6375 or email Eva Peartree at or Lentz Stowe, director of BCCC’s Business and Industry Services at 252-940-6306 or by email at

For more information about other services offered by BCCC’s Business and Industry Services’ Small Business Center, including targeted seminars for business owners, visit BCCC’s Website at Business/workshops.htm or contact Stowe or Lauren Dudley, customized training coordinator, at 252-940-6311 or by email at

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