BCCC Foundation congratulates scholarship recipients

Published 11:29 am Thursday, October 20, 2022

The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce these scholarship recipients for the Fall 2022 semester. Other recipients will be announced throughout the fall. Registration is opens for the Spring 2023 semester on October 24. This will be the final semester of the Beaufort Promise in its current form. Qualified students from Beaufort, Hyde, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties can still receive free tuition and fees beyond 2023. All students can apply for Pell Grants and scholarships by filling out a FAFSA. Students can apply for scholarships for Spring 2023 after they have applied for financial aid by filling out a FAFSA. Scholarship applications are due on Nov. 5.

Ashley Bell, 21, received the Harold & Louise Lane Scholarship. The Windsor resident is working toward an Associate Degree in Nursing. She attended Beaufort County Early College High School and holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management. She plans to be a geriatric nurse.

Established in 1998 in memory of Harold Alton Lane, Jr., and in honor of Constance Lane Howard, by their parents Harold Lane, Sr. and his wife Louise, this endowment provides annual scholarships to one or more students in the nursing program and/or an associate degree program.

Cheri Biddix, 53, received the Myrtle Cutler Jones Scholarship. The Washington resident is working toward her Associate in Applied Science in Medical Office Administration. She attended Washington High School. She is the daughter of Eddie and Lee McLaughlin and the spouse of Scott Biddix.

Established in 2002 by the family of Myrtle Cutler Jones, this fund provides an annual scholarship to a second year BCCC student in a medical technology program. Jones, a Beaufort County native, recognized the importance of a medical facility in a rural community. She wanted her estate to benefit students in the medical field. Recipients must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Charlene Daugherty, 49, received the Bunyan Ruritan Scholarship. The Washington resident is working toward an Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education. She attended Armijo High School and plans to work as a primary exceptional children teacher. She works as a bus driver/exceptional children teaching assistant for Beaufort County Schools.

Established in 1991, Bunyan Ruritan Scholarships are awarded to students residing in BCCC service area who demonstrate financial need and strong academic promise. Scholarships are awarded annually for fall and spring semesters.

Ceyanna Harrison, 24, received the Tri-County Scholarship. The Greenville resident is working toward an Associate Degree in Nursing. She attended Northern Nash High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. The mother of one is the partner of Keynan Pittman and the daughter of Stacy and Clarence Rosser of Rocky Mount. She plans to work as a neo-natal intensive care unit nurse.

Established in 1994, scholarships are awarded to adult students returning to college. Recipients must be enrolled in an associate degree program and demonstrate financial need.

Anderson Paul, 18, received the Sue Brookshire Scholarship. The Washington resident is part of the Information Technology program. He attended Washington High School and plans to work in cyber security. He is the son of John and Wendy Paul of Washington.

Established in 2012 by long-time and beloved BCCC Guidance Counselor Sue Brookshire, this endowment celebrates the many students she helped along the way and fulfills her desire to assist future BCCC students in overcoming adversity through attaining their education goals.

Candice Shepard, 31, received the Hannah Page Scholarship. The Greenville resident is working toward an Associate in Applied Science in Medical Office Administration. She attended North Pitt High School and holds an Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education. She is the daughter of Anntroine Hines of Greenville. She currently works at East Carolina University as an administrative support specialist and plans to work as a coding specialist.

Family and friends established the Hannah Page Endowment in December 1999. She was a beloved faculty member in the BCCC Business Division. The endowment provides an annual scholarship to a medical office administration student.

Brianna Stokes, 20, received the Lois Stiles Loope Memorial Scholarship. She is part of the practical nursing program and plans to work as a nurse. The Washington resident attended Washington High School. Stokes currently works as a personal shopper at Food Lion. She is the daughter of Toresso and Brian Stokes.

The Lois Stiles Loope Memorial Scholarship honors the mother of Dr. David Loope, sixth president of Beaufort County Community College. Mrs. Loope worked as a registered nurse for 38 years, and the scholarship in her name assists first-generation college students who enroll in either credit or non-credit health care programs. The scholarship assists students with textbooks and tuition for college.

Amelia Woolard, 21, received the Washington Women’s Club Scholarship. The Pinetown resident is a nursing student who is part of the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) program. Woolard attended Northside High School and holds an Associate of Arts from BCCC. She is the daughter of Jim and Anita Woolard of Pinetown. She plans to keep advancing her nursing education until she earns a doctorate.

The Washington Woman’s Club established this fund in 1999. It provides an annual scholarship to a second-year nursing student residing in Beaufort County. Recipients must have a 3.5 GPA and be willing to work in Beaufort County for one year after they graduate from the nursing program.