BCCC Briefs: Oct. 8-9, 2016

Published 6:32 pm Friday, October 7, 2016

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. The foundation is currently accepting applications for spring 2017. The submission deadline for applications is Nov. 10.

Denise Bolafka of Washington has received the Ruth Scoble Scholarship. Bolafka, 60, is a special education student and attended Rio Linda High School. Wife of Michael Bolafka and mother of three, she plans to earn a bachelor’s degree from ECU and open a school for autistic children. Bolafka currently works at Pinnacle Home Healthcare.

Mercedes Brinn of Pinetown has received the Tayloe Memorial Scholarship. Brinn, 21, attended Northside High School and is a medical-laboratory technology student. Daughter of Helen and Brice Brinn of Pinetown, she intends to pursue a four-year degree.

Jamie Hauser of Washington has received the Irwin & Frances Hulbert Endowment. Hauser, 18, is part of the RIBN nursing program. She attended First Flight High School and is the daughter of Daphne and Clay Hauser of Kitty Hawk. She plans to get her bachelor’s in nursing.

Isaiah Howard of Scranton has received the FFA Scholarship. Howard, 18, attended Mattamuskeet Early High School and is a welding technology student. Son of Veronica Howard of Scranton, he plans to enroll in the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Florida.

Caroline James of Robersonville has received the Tayloe’s Hospital Pharmacy Scholarship. James, 20, is an associate degree in nursing student and attended South Creek High School. Daughter of Mike and Michelle James of Robersonville, she plans to continue on to a bachelor’s while working at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.

David Jimenez of Washington has received the Irwin & Frances Hulbert Endowment Scholarship. Jimenez, 44, is working toward an associate degree in nursing. He attended Bryan High School and is planning to get a bachelor’s, master’s and eventually become a certified, registered nurse anesthetist.

Matthew Manning of Washington has received the Cypress Landing Scholarship. Manning, 24, attended Washington High School and is a software development student. Son of Randy and Catherine Manning, he plans to move to Raleigh to find work with an IT company. Manning currently works at Beaufort County Community College as a PC support and network support technician.