Six chosen as BCCC Ambassadors

Published 7:09 pm Saturday, May 12, 2012

Six students have been chosen by the Beaufort County Community College Foundation to represent BCCC as Ambassadors for the 2012-2013 academic year. Those selected are Patricia Daniels, Nancy Hill, Victoria Tyson, William Wallace Jr., Tammy Whitehurst and Hillary Wynne.

They join two others – Catrena Ross of Washington and Vickie Wilkinson of Chocowinity – who will continue to represent the college as Ambassadors in the coming year.

“This is an excellent team of Ambassadors. They come from all walks of life and experiences and they represent a variety of programs at BCCC,” said BCCC Foundation Director Judy Jennette. “We hope that BCCC Ambassadors will become increasingly visible on the campus and throughout the community in the coming year.”

Daniels, of Washington, is a student in BCCC’s Criminal Justice Program. A graduate of D.H. Conley High School, Daniels worked as an inventory control auditor with Caron International and U-Turn Human Services Inc. in Williamston before entering BCCC to pursue her associate’s degree.

Hill, also of Washington, is a student in BCCC’s Human Services Technology Program. A graduate of Washington High School, Hill also holds an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Pitt Community College. She worked as a teacher assistant for Beaufort County Schools and at Twin Lakes RV Resort and Yacht Basin before enrolling at BCCC.

Tyson, of Chocowinity, is a student in BCCC’s Computer and Information Technology programs. She is a graduate of Washington High School and the Danny Lamb School for Sales. She also holds Cisco CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration certificates. At BCCC she is a member of Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society and serves as a tutor for Internet technology and programming students.

Wallace, of Pinetown, is a student in BCCC’s Electrical Engineering Technology Program. A graduate of Northside High School, Wallace held positions as a welder for private and government operations and as a roofing technician for Beaufort County Schools before entering BCCC to pursue his degree. At BCCC he is a member of Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society.

Whitehurst, of Greenville, is a student in BCCC’s Medical Office Administration Program. She earned a General Educational Development from Pitt Community College. Before Whitehurst enrolled at BCCC, she worked as warehouse manager for Hardware Suppliers of America. She currently serves as a human resource assistant for Flanders Filters. Whitehurst is a member of the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society. After completing her studies at BCCC, she plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business management at East Carolina University.

Wynne, of Pinetown, is also a student in BCCC’s Medical Office Administration Program. A graduate of Williamston High School, Wynne studied at Pitt Community College before enrolling at BCCC. She currently works as a waitress at Blackbeard’s Slices and Ices in Bath. At BCCC, she earned Dean’s List honors in 2011.

Those selected as Ambassadors receive a one-year tuition scholarship and help the college market its programs and services.

To be considered for the Ambassador’s program, students must be nominated by a faculty member and meet the following minimum qualifications: A high level of commitment to BCCC; an attractive presence and outgoing personality; good verbal communication and presentation skills; poise and ability to make a positive first impression; scheduling flexibility, and have their own transportation.

Ambassadors are expected to maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher throughout their tenure.

As part of the selection process, applicants were asked to submit a resume and to participate in a videotaped interview. A panel comprised of members of the BCCC Foundation Board of Directors and local business and civic leaders conducted interviews in an informal setting with finalists for the position.

The BCCC Ambassadors are available to speak at civic clubs.  For more information about the Ambassador program, contact the BCCC Foundation at 940-6326.