Nine students in a collage.
(Top, l-r) Amanda Lietz, Tyler Almond and India Allen. (Middle, l-r) Tara Wilkerson, Christina Brown, and Jacquelyn Carter-Rainey. (Bottom, l-r) Landen Woolard, Jethzabel Alonzo and Kevin Boomer.

Students Receive Spring Scholarships

The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce the following recipients of scholarships through the BCCC Foundation for the 2017-2018 year. This is just a sample of the recipients.

India Allen has received the Linda L. Penrod Scholarship. Allen, 32, is daughter of Joseph and Brenda Richard of Washington, the wife of Tarae Allen and a mother of two. She is part of the licensed practical nursing program. The Washington resident attended Washington High School, and she holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Therapy.

Tyler Almond has received the David & Terri Ann McLawhorn Scholarship. Almond, 18, is son of Wayne Almond of Chocowinity and Jennifer Winslow of Pinetown. He is working toward an Associate in Arts, with plans to transfer to East Carolina University. The Pinetown resident attended Northside High School, and he currently works in the street department for the Town of Belhaven.

Jethzabel Alonso Hernandez has received the Foundation Scholarship. Alonso, 20, is the daughter of Lucina Hernandez and Abraham Alonso. She is a business administration student, and she plans to work as an accountant. The Pantego resident attended Northside High School. She is currently works as a cashier and office assistant at Food Lion in Belhaven. Alonso is also a BCCC ambassador.

Kevin Boomer has received the Tayloe Memorial Scholarship. Boomer, 41, is a culinary arts student and a resident of Washington. The father of two attended Washington High School and plans to continue his education in the culinary arts field.

Christina Brown has received the Jarl & Grey Bowers Scholarship. Brown, 23, is working on an Associate Degree in Nursing, and she plans to get her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has her sight set on a master’s degree. The Greenville resident attended D. H. Conley High School. She is the daughter of Jim and Edna Umphlett, and currently works as pharmacy technician in training at Rite-Aid.

Jacquelyn Carter-Rainey has received the Frances Morgan Roberson Culinary Arts Scholarship. Rainey, 45, is daughter of Ed and Jean Carter and a mother of five. She is a student in the culinary arts program, with plans to own a food truck. The Greenville resident attended J.H. Rose High School.

Amanda Lietz has received the Darragh Foundation Scholarship. Lietz, 22, attended Washington High School, and she is a business and marketing student. She is the daughter of Brian and Laurie Lietz. The Washington resident plans to work as an assistant property manager and currently works at East Coast Wings as a manager.

Tara Wilkerson has received the Bunyan Ruritan Club and Community Endowment Scholarships. Wilkerson, 19, is the daughter of Sam and Vannessa Wilkerson. She is a business administration student, with plans to get a Bachelor of Fine Arts at East Carolina University. Wilkerson also holds an Associate of Arts from BCCC. The Pinetown resident attended Beaufort County Early College High School. She currently works as a server at Ribeye’s of Washington.

Landen Woolard has received the David Clark Scholarship. Woolard, 18, is the son of Murphy and Kim Woolard of Washington. He is a mechanical engineering student who attended Washington High School. The Washington resident currently works at Stokes Regional Water Corporation as the operations manager.

For more information, contact Serena Sullivan, executive director, at serena.sullivan@beaufortccc.edu or 252-940-6326.