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Sara Watson, continuing education scholarship coordinator; Keyoshia Liverman, pharmacy technician student; Jenny Perry, RMA student; Tavonda Gibbs, RMA student; and Wes Jones, SECU Branch Manager.

Ten Receive SECU Scholarships

Ten students at Beaufort County Community College have been awarded a scholarship established by the State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation to fund studies by those in short-term training programs.

Keyoshia Liverman is a student in the pharmacy technician program. Tovanda Gibbs, Kizzy Moore and Jennifer Perry are working toward certification as registered medical assistant. Ashley Granados will be certified as a nurse aide I, and Clarisha Williams will be certified as a nurse aide II. Megan Barrow and Sabrina Jarvis are part of the phlebotomy program. Karena Barnes is taking a course on substance abuse counseling. Zindi Rochin-Garcia is working toward certification as an emergency medical technician.

The scholarships are intended to remove financial barriers for students seeking to gain new or upgrade current job-related skills. Many of the students already work in their area of study, but need the additional certification to advance.

“SECU has been a great partner to help these students grow their skills,” said Sara Watson, director of customized training at BCCC and coordinator of the SECU scholarship program. “The healthcare field is growing, and SECU is helping provide our area with skilled workers. Not only will these students be better suited to sustain themselves, they will be better suited to sustain our community.”

For more information about these scholarships, contact Sara Watson at 252-940-6311 or sara.watson@beaufortccc.edu.