BCCC Briefs: Sept. 17-18, 2016

Published 5:33 pm Friday, September 16, 2016

BCCC announces scholarship recipients

The following students have received scholarships through the BCCC Foundation. For information about scholarships, contact Serena Sullivan, executive director of the BCCC Foundation, at serena.sullivan@beaufortccc.edu or 252-940-6326.

Sarah Allender of Washington has received the James Franklin & Hannah Roberson Bagwell Endowment Scholarship. Allender, 29, attended Cape Hatteras Secondary School and is working toward an Associate in Applied Sciences degree. Daughter of Sheila Jackson of Frisco, wife of Justin Allender and mother of two, she plans to return to the Outer Banks to open up her own mobile salon.

Marcel Bowser of Plymouth has received the Community Endowment Scholarship. Bowser, 18, is a criminal justice student and attended Plymouth High School. Son of Morris and Gloria Cox of Plymouth, he plans to continue his education at a four-year university. Bowser currently works at McDonald’s.

Tyler Campbell of Chocowinity has received the Thomas E. Minges Memorial/Pepsi-Cola Scholarship. Campbell, 20, is attending Beaufort County Early College High School and is working toward an associate degree in nursing. He holds an associate degree in general education from BCCC. He plans to acquire a bachelor’s degree in nursing and become an anesthesiologist.

Jenna Caraway of New Bern has received the Irwin & Frances Hulbert Endowment Scholarship. Caraway, 32, attended New Bern High School and is working toward an associate degree in nursing. Wife of Ricky Caraway and mother of two, she also holds a degree in cosmetology from BCCC. Caraway plans to work in a hospital helping people.

Jacqueline Chavez of Pantego has received the Margaret Hodges Hackney Endowment Scholarship. Chavez, 19, attended Northside High School and is working toward an associate degree in general education. She is the daughter of Octaviano and Lourdes Chavez of Pantego. She plans to work with Vidant Beaufort Hospital and holds a certificate in manicuring nail technology. Chavez currently works as a host/server at Grub Brothers Eatery.

Stacy Dennis of Beaufort County has received the Lou Tyer Memorial Endowment Scholarship. Dennis, 41, attended Chocowinity High School and is an early childhood education student. She is the daughter of Malvin King and Harvey E. Dennis Sr., and mother of one. She plans to be a teacher and currently works in the bakery at Wal-Mart.

Yalissa Dominicak of Washington has received the Tayloe’s Hospital Pharmacy Scholarship and the Robert C. Page Endowment Scholarship. Dominicak, 27, attended Bear Grass High School and is working toward an associate degree in nursing. She is the daughter of Anthony and Sonya Beal of Washington, wife of Iseal Mondragon and a mother of two. Dominicak has also earned an Associate in Arts degree and an associate degree in general education from BCCC. She plans to work locally while finishing her bachelor’s in nursing.

Crystal Floyd of Pinetown has received the Robert C. Page Endowment Scholarship. Floyd, 26, attended Northside High School and is pursuing an associate degree in nursing. Mother of one, she plans to work in the operating room at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. Floyd currently works at the Golden Living Center in Greenville as a CNA.

Michael Hall of Washington has received the Community Endowment Scholarship. Hall, 23, attended Washington High School and is working toward an Associate in Arts and Sciences degree. He is the son of Paula and David Hall of Washington, and holds an Associate in Science degree from BCCC. He plans to continue his education at ECU and pursue a career in information technology. Hall is currently working as a stocker at Food Lion.

Brandy Holliday of Beaufort has received the James Franklin & Hannah Roberson Bagwell Endowment Scholarship. Holliday, 33, attended North Pitt High School and is a human services student. Daughter of Pauline and Luke Holliday, she plans to transfer to ECU to finish a bachelor’s degree in social work.


BCCC announces upcoming courses

The following classes are available through the Continuing Education Department at BCCC. To register, call 252-940-6375 or email continuingeducation@beaufortccc.edu.

Title IX Seminar

BCCC is offering this one-day professional development seminar regarding Title IX, a federal civil rights law. Major topics include implementing Title IX priorities, investigating reports of sexual misconduct, pregnancy accommodation and adjudicating cases of sexual misconduct. This seminar will benefit everyone who works in an educational setting and who desires to understand the complex legal and practical challenges of Title IX. It takes place Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $140.

Financing Your Business

Starting a business is part of the American dream. Brian Cooke will help participants find out how to finance a business, who to ask for solid, reliable advice and what loans and grants are available. This free seminar takes place Sept. 26 from 6-8 p.m. Brian Cooke is a former instructor of management and entrepreneurship at East Carolina University. He received his bachelor’s degree, concentrating in entrepreneurship and small business management, as well as his master’s from ECU. During his time at ECU, Cooke worked as the associate director of the Small Business Institute, interned with the N.C. Small Business and Technology Development Center and received two national awards for business case competitions. He has experience in business ownership, business consulting, business planning, product design, manufacturing and supply chain management.

Opera Excursion: Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”

Seduction, murder, masked characters, switched identities, colorful dancing and a fiery conclusion are all carried by Mozart’s wonderful music in this 18th-century moral tale.

Once again the class will explore the fascinating world of opera with instructor Jeff Phipps. On Tuesday evening, Phipps will outline “Don Giovanni” and provide an understanding of its composer and the cultural milieu of the 18th century. He will also explain how an opera production is staged and costumed using his own experiences.

On Saturday, the class will travel to the Greenville Grand and enjoy the Metropolitan Opera’s live HD broadcast of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” This excursion is a great way to enjoy opera and/or introduce oneself to this art form. The $65 fee includes the class, travel and ticket to “Don Giovanni.” It will take place Oct. 18 from 6-8:30 p.m. and Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MS Word for Job Seekers

This class will teach students the basic foundation of using MS Word to type letters, memos and other office correspondence. If time allows, students will use Word to update and review their resumes. Students must have taken “Keyboard for Job Seekers” or may be asked to complete a typing test to enroll. This class runs Oct. 26 to Dec. 7 on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The class costs $75, but unemployed or underemployed individuals may qualify for a fee waiver.

Exploring Health Care Careers

For students interested in becoming a Nurse Aide I or a Registered Medical Assistant, BCCC is offering a prerequisite class designed to explore both career pathways. This class will teach students study skills and note-taking skills to help throughout their education. Students will also practice various test-taking tips. In addition, both nurse aide programs require the Career Readiness Certification, and the workplace observation assessment along with the performance skills assessments, all of which will be offered as part of this class.

The class will take place Oct. 17 to Nov. 9 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:15-9:15 p.m. and will be taught by Danielle Street. There is a $75 registration fee for the class that can be waived if the student meets one of the following criteria: is currently unemployed, has received notice of a pending layoff, working and eligible for the Federal Income Tax Credit, or working and earning wages at or below the 200-percent federal poverty level. An additional $66 in assessment fees cannot be waived.

Musical Keyboarding

This class is a great introduction to piano and other keyboard instruments. During “Musical Keyboarding,” Scott Bradshaw will help students develop the ability to play simple tunes on a keyboard. They will build an understanding of musical notation and the ability to read and play music. Students will enjoy their new skill at playing music for entertainment. The class will provide keyboards to play on and costs $55. It starts Oct. 18 and runs on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m.