BCCC Briefs: Oct. 1-2, 2016

Published 4:46 pm Saturday, October 1, 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.

Helen Boland of Pantego has received the Foundation Scholarship. Boland, 19, attended Wicket Gate Home School and is working on her associate in arts. Daughter of Douglas and April Slager of Pinetown and wife of Samuel Boland, she intends to continue publishing books and attend ECU. Boland is a copy and print associate at Office Depot.

Courteney Bowden of Washington has received the Community Endowment Scholarship and the Robert E. Farish Memorial Scholarship. Bowden, 19, attended the Beaufort County Early College High School and is a criminal justice student. Daughter of Shelia and Christopher Bowden, she plans to work as a crime scene investigator.

Eric Combs of Columbia has received the James Franklin & Hannah Roberson Bagwell Endowment Scholarship. Combs, 35, is a computer information technology student and attended Columbia High School. Son of Annette Combs of Columbia and Eric Sykes of Palmyra, New Jersey, he plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Zach Cosentino of Washington has received the David C. Lee Scholarship and the Gordon & Ester Malmfeldt Scholarship. Cosentino, 19, is the son of Melanie and Paul Cosentino of Washington. He attended Northside High School and is an agribusiness and construction-equipment systems student.

Jose Rodimero Granados Jr. of Washington has received the Thomas E. Minges Memorial/Pepsi-Cola Scholarship. Granados, 33, is a nursing student and attended Barrien Springs High School. Son of Rudy and Mila Granados of South Bend, Indiana, and husband of Jami Granados, he plans to continue his education in medicine. Granados currently works at the Beaufort County Water Department.

Janie Hoell of Robersonville has received the Lou Tyer Scholarship and the Community Endowment Scholarship. Hoell, 21, is part of the licensed practical nurse program.

She attended Bear Grass High School and is the daughter of Sharon and James Hoell. She plans to work at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in labor and delivery. Hoell currently works for Marine Systems Design.

Dylan North of Belhaven has received the BLB Endowment Scholarship. North, 19, attended Northside High School and is a mechanical engineering student. Son of Todd and Michell North of Belhaven, he plans to work locally. North is a work-study student at BCCC.

Tina Pilgreen has received the Robert C. Page Endowment and the Washington Women’s Club Scholarship. Pilgreen, 38, attended Washington High School and is working toward an associate degree in nursing. The daughter of James and Brenda Cahoon, wife of Mike Pilgreen and mother of three, she plans to work at Vidant Beaufort Hospital and pursue a bachelor’s degree.

JaNeisha Rodgers has received the Tayloe’s Hospital Pharmacy Scholarship. Rodgers, 23, attended Williamston High School and is working toward an associate degree in nursing. Daughter of Gladys Nixon of Williamston, she also holds an associate in general education. Rodgers plans to work in a cancer ward at a hospital.

Griffin Strong of Williamston has received the FFA Scholarship. Strong, 18, is an electrical engineering student and attended Riverside High School. He plans to work as a general contractor. Strong is the son of Susan Strong of Williamston.


BCCC announces upcoming classes

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


This class is for people applying for notary public commissions for the State of North Carolina. Various topics related to the duties of a notary public will be covered.

Individuals should review the notary qualifications list on the Secretary of State’s website located at: www.secretary.state.nc.us/notary, prior to registering for class. Per N.C. Secretary of State guidelines, students will have to pass an exam to complete the class requirements. Students will be required to show a state-issued photo ID and their Social Security card at the first night of class. There will be a class on Oct. 14 and Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class requires a textbook and costs $70.



T-shirts can be used to create a special memory quilt. Many quilters make them to give as high school graduation presents. Students should bring at least 10 pre-washed tees to find out how to create their own treasure. Students should have existing sewing or quilting skills. Participants will enjoy the fellowship that quilters are famous for sharing.

Call for a supply list. This class takes place from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays starting Oct. 25 and costs $40.



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 resume. Students must have taken “Keyboard for Job Seekers” or may be asked to complete a typing test to enroll. This class runs from Oct. 26 through 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.

JOB SEEKERS: Learning MS Word can be helpful for people looking for a new job, and can be used as a resume tool.

JOB SEEKERS: Learning MS Word can be helpful for people looking for a new job, and can be used as a resume tool.



BCCC’s new holiday tradition is Elaine Roberson’s “Holiday Party Foods” class and takes advantage of the new culinary lab. This year’s menu includes: buttermilk ham biscuits with horseradish sauce, homemade pimento-cheese tea sandwiches, microwave party mix, homemade salsa with chips, homemade hummus and veggie tray, pineapple cheeseball with crackers and jumble cookies. Participants will help to prepare the menu if they choose. When all the food is prepared, students will have one fine party indeed.

This class will take place on Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. starting Nov. 8.