BCCC Foundation Announces Darragh Foundation, Board of Directors scholarship recipients

Published 6:54 pm Friday, May 24, 2019

The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce the following Darragh Foundation Scholarship recipients.

Established in 1998 by Richard and Mildred Darragh, the Darragh family focuses on the impact of education in the communities it serves. The Darragh Foundation’s mission is “Helping to Improve the Lives of Others.” Scholarships from the foundation are awarded to continuing education students seeking their high school equivalency diploma and students working towards an industry-recognized credential returning to the workforce. Scholarships are awarded biannually and students must show academic promise and demonstrate need.

The BCCC Foundation has awarded over $150,000 in scholarships during the 2018-2019 academic year. Scholarship applications for the fall semester are due on June 27. Registration is open for summer and fall classes, including through the Division of Continuing Education.

Alejandro Alonzo Lopez, 18, is a welding student. He is the son of Leticia Padilla of Washington and a mother of one. The Pantego resident attended Northside High School. Alonzo plans to continue his education.

Mailaya Blackledge, 18, is a nurse aide student. She is the daughter of Treva Keys of Washington and a mother of one. The Washington resident attended the Beaufort County Ed Tech Center. Blackledge plans to become a nurse.

Romaine Blount, 47, is an income maintenance worker student. She is the daughter of Romain and Milbert Jr. Whitley of Pantego, wife of Gary Blount and a mother of six. The Belhaven resident attended John A. Wilkinson High School. Blount plans to get a job at the Beaufort County Department of Social Services.

Felicia Burrus, 49, is an income maintenance worker student. She is the daughter of Retha Sykes of Washington. The Washington resident attended Mattamuskeet High School and holds an Associate in Applied Science in Human Services Technology. Burns currently works at Bojangles as a cashier and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Rayvette Roulhac, 34, is a nurse aide student. She is the wife of Melvin Roulhac, daughter of Raymond Payne of Atlanta and Evelyn Jennette of Pantego and a mother of six. The Washington resident attended Northside High School. Roulhac holds certifications in Phlebotomy and Medical Technology.

Brooke Wallace, 20, is the daughter of Tina and Rob Jordan. Wallace is part of the income maintenance worker program, and she attended Washington High School. She currently works as a sales associate at Sheetz. She plans to work at Beaufort County Department of Social Services.

The following students received the BCCC Foundation Board of Directors Scholarship. Established in 2015, this scholarship is awarded to Continuing Education students seeking an industry-recognized credential. Students must demonstrate financial need and meet qualifying guidelines.

Yecenia Reyes, 41, is the daughter of Olga Reyes, and a mother of four. She is training to become an income maintenance worker II. The Washington resident attended Trenton High School and currently works at Care-O-World as a bilingual office assistant. She plans to get an associate’s degree in Human Services Technology.

Jazmin Vega-Gomez, 18, is a Washington resident who is part of the emergency medical technician program. Vega-Gomez attended Beaufort County Early College High School and plans to pursue medicine.

For more information, contact Jen Seay at jennifer.seay@beaufortccc.edu or 252-940-6218.