Gamma Beta Phi Tours Rose Haven
Gamma Beta Phi, the academic honor society at Beaufort County Community College had a chance to tour the Pamlico Rose Institute for Sustainable Culture’s Rose Haven house when they went to deliver a check for the funds they had raised for the organization throughout the year. PRISC provides transitional housing to female veterans who suffer from PTSD. Rose Haven is an historic house on E. Third St. that will serve as a home and therapy center for these deserving veterans. PRISC is currently rehabilitating the house.
Gamma Beta Phi sold “boots” during the holiday season to friends, family, employees and students. The group displayed these “boots”, tickets shaped like combat boots, on the windows of the student lounge. Each ticket is also memorialized in honor of a veteran or service member of our purchasers' choosing. Gamma Beta Phi raised over $522 to support PRISC.
“Y'all worked hard, succeeded magnificently, and deserve the honor,” Dr. Keith Lyon, faculty advisor, told the student group. “Your orientation towards community, to something bigger than themselves, is commendable.”
Dr. Dave Loope, president of BCCC, Dr. Crystal Ange, VP of academics, Lisa Hill, dean of arts and sciences, and Theresa Edwards, student activities coordinator, met students at the Rose Haven location as Dr. Robert Greene Sands, CEO of PRISC, and David Steckel, project manager took them through the gutted house. Sands presented a painted commemorative brick to the group to honor their contribution.
Members of Gamma Beta Phi have to be enrolled at BCCC and must be committed to excellence in education, to good character and to service. They must have completed 12 or more semester hours of college work and pay the one-time national membership fee of $60 along with local dues of $8 per semester. Members cannot have their grades drop below a GPA of 3.2. They cannot be absent from two regular meetings without justifiable excuse. The group will be inducting new members on Wednesday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m.