Roberson to lead student government

Published 4:02 pm Sunday, August 28, 2011

A business-administration and accounting student from Williamston will lead student government at Beaufort County Community College for the 2011-2012 academic year.

BCCC students elected Morgan Hope Roberson, 22, to head the BCCC Student Government. Joining Roberson as SGA officers are Trina Cobb, vice president; Sharrie Mooring, secretary; Lori Diaz, treasurer; Jonathan Brown, parliamentarian; LaLether Shepard, historian, and Vickie White, special-populations chairwoman. Theresa Edwards, student-activities coordinator, serves as advisor to the organization.

New BCCC Student Government Association officers are (from left, front row) Trina Cobb, vice president; Morgan Roberson, president; Sharrie Mooring, secretary; (from left, second row) Lori Diaz, treasurer; Jonathan Brown, parliamentarian; LaLether Shepard, historian; (from left, back row)Vickie White, special populations chairman, and SGA advisor Theresa Edwards. (Submitted Photo)

Roberson said she will work during the coming year to strengthen the student community on the campus to ensure that students’ voices are heard and help them enjoy their experiences at BCCC.

“I hope to interact with the students to find out what we can do to help them enjoy their experience at BCCC as much as I have,” she said.

Roberson, a graduate of Williamston High School, holds an associate’s degree in general education. The daughter of Stan and Karen Roberson of Williamston, she is employed at Crane Meadow Farm. After graduating from BCCC, Roberson hopes to work for the state’s community-college system.

Cobb, 37, of Washington, is a student in the medical office administration program. A graduate of Chocowinity High School, she hopes to work at an area hospital after completing her studies at BCCC. She and her husband, Milton, a former BCCC SGA, have seven children.

Mooring, 48, of Chocowinity, is a student in the associate-degree nursing program. A graduate of Eastern Wayne High School, she holds a practical-nursing degree and works as a licensed practical nurse at River Trace. Mooring has three children. She plans to continue her nursing studies after graduating from BCCC.

Diaz, 42, of Washington, is pursuing degrees in accounting and business administration and a Spanish certificate. A graduate of Warren Western Reserve High School in Warren, Ohio, she plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University after completing her BCCC studies. She and her husband, Daniel, have five children.

Brown, 37, of Washington, is a student in the computer information technology program. A graduate of Washington High School, Brown is employed as a paper mill pack inspector at Flanders Filters Inc. He is the son of Matthew and Thomasia Brown. He hopes to find a job in his field after graduating from BCCC.

Shepard, 48, of Vanceboro, is a student in the criminal justice program. A graduate of West Craven High School, she plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree after graduating from BCCC. She has eight children.

White, 40, of New Bern, is pursuing an associate in arts degree. A graduate of Pamlico County High School, White plans to continue her studies and earn a bachelor’s degree in special education after completing her studies at BCCC. She and her husband, Joseph, have two children.

The BCCC Student Government Association provides an organized avenue of student involvement in the college. The SGA implements and plans activities that provide students with social and service projects that interest them.

In her role as SGA president, Roberson will serve as an ex-officio member of the BCCC Board of Trustees.

For more information about the SGA, contact Edwards, the student-activities coordinator, at 940-6217 or visit the SGA office in Building 9.