BCCC Briefs: March 15, 2015

Published 3:12 pm Sunday, March 15, 2015

HED: Nurse Aide II graduates recognized in ceremony


The Nurse Aide Program at Beaufort County Community College held a recognition and open house in honor of six students completing their Nurse Aide II studies in Washington.

During the recognition ceremony, each graduate was presented a certificate in honor of their completion of the program. A reception in the Nurse Aide Classroom in Building 12 followed the ceremony.

Students completing the program were Robin Lutz of Bath, Sameeca Tucker of Greenville, Joy Moore of Pinetown, Brenda Cahoon of Plymouth, Rhonda Jarvis of Roper and Shermika Hughey of Washington

For more information about BCCC’s Nurse Aide Program, interested persons should contact Sue Gurley, Healthcare Programs coordinator, at 252-940-6263 or by email at sueg@beaufortccc.edu.

BEAUFORT COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE NURSING GRADUATES: Nurse Aide II graduates and their instructor pose for a photograph. They are, front row, left to right, Instructor Anne Davenport and students Robin Lutz, Sameeca Tucker and Joy Moore; back row, Shermika Hughey, Brenda Cahoon and Rhonda Jarvis.

NURSING GRADUATES: Nurse Aide II graduates and their instructor pose for a photograph. They are, front row, left to right, Instructor Anne Davenport and students Robin Lutz, Sameeca Tucker and Joy Moore; back row, Shermika Hughey, Brenda Cahoon and Rhonda Jarvis.



HED: Deadline approaches for first Miss Gullfest Pageant


The registration deadline is approaching for the first Miss Gullfest Pageant to be held Saturday, April 18, at Beaufort County Community College as part of the college’s annual spring festival, Gullfest.

Pageant organizers hope to draw participants to compete for nine titles while raising money for scholarships and other activities of the BCCC Foundation and college community.

The registration fee is $75 for each contestant which will be refunded if the contestant raises $150 in sponsorships from family, friends or local businesses. The registration deadline is March 20.

The pageant is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in the Multi-Purpose Room of Building 10 on the BCCC campus.

The pageant will include competition in five divisions – Preschool through second grade for Tiny Miss Gullfest; third through fifth grades for Little Miss Gullfest; sixth through eighth grades for Teen Miss Gullfest; ninth through 12th grades for Miss Gullfest and College Miss Gullfest for current BCCC students.

A maximum of 15 contestants will be accepted per division.

Miss Gullfest is a natural pageant, according to Singleton, with total wigs and esthetic embellishments to teeth will be disallowed. Specific requirements for each division are listed in the Miss Gullfest 2015 Packet.

Contestants must live within the BCCC service area of Beaufort, Hyde, Tyrrell and Washington counties or have a family member who does. Contestants in the college division must be currently enrolled BCCC students but are not required to live in the service area.

Nine titles will be awarded including titles from each of the five divisions as well as Supreme Miss Gullfest chosen from the Tiny and Little Miss Gullfest divisions and from the Teen and Miss Gullfest divisions; Elite Miss Gullfest recognizing the contestant who raises the most money for the Foundation, and Miss Beaufort County Community College chosen from the College Miss Gullfest division.

For more information about the Miss Gullfest 2015 Pageant, a packet of information and registration forms are available for downloading by clicking on the Gullfest logo on the BCCC website at http://www.beaufortccc.edu.

For questions about the pageant, registration or sponsorship opportunities, contact Singleton by telephone at 252-940-6271 or by email at sara.singleton@beaufortccc.edu.


HED: Using Instagram to gain and retain more business


The social media platform Instagram is becoming more popular every day, particularly with young consumers. This workshop, sponsored by the Small Business Center at Beaufort County Community College will teach participants to effectively stay at the top of the mind with their current customers and attract new customers using Instagram.

The workshop will be 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Room 828 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus. The workshop is free of charge but to allow for the adequate preparation of materials, pre-registration is requested.

The workshop will also be available via live streaming to those unable to attend at the college.

With 100 million active users, Instagram, a photo-sharing platform, is especially important to businesses that want to attract a younger audience, whose members are fully integrated into the mobile world. The class will teach participants the correct etiquette as well as the use of hashtags.

The instructor for the workshop is Martin Brossman, a success coach, speaker, trainer and author who has been mastering the art of networking and social media in the Triangle since 1982. Brossman has offered training since 2006 to Small Business Centers and Chambers of Commerce throughout North Carolina.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Washington/Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce.

To pre-register online, visit https://www.ncsbc.net/events.aspx?mode=4&center=75030. For other pre-registrations, contact Eva Peartree at BCCC’s Business and industry Services at 940-6375 at evap@beaufortccc.edu or Lentz Stowe, director of BCCC’s Business and Industry Services, at 940-6306 or by email at lentzs@beaufortccc.edu.

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 www.beaufortccc.edu/coned/contin.htm or contact Stowe or Lauren Dudley, customized training coordinator, at 252-940-6311 or by email at laurens@beaufortccc.edu.


HED: BCCC to offer safe driving class


The Division of Continuing Education will offer the American Automobile Association-approved “Arrive Alive” class 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 11, in Room 823 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus. The registration fee is $50 and is non-refundable once the class begins.

In this six-hour course, AAA-certified Instructor Doris Daniel will cover practical strategies that will help students learn to drive defensively.

The class is designed for those who have received speeding tickets, need a refresher course in safe driving, need a training course for their work or want to improve their driving skills.

BCCC can customize this class for any business or non-profit agency that would like to host training for their drivers or employees.

Students may register by calling 252-940-6375 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, NC 27889.

For more information about BCCC’s Personal Enrichment Programs, contact Clay Carter, director, at 940-6357 or by email at clayc@beaufortccc.edu.

For more information about other Continuing Education classes, visit BCCC’s Website at www.beaufortccc.edu/coned/contin.htm.