BCCC Foundation Awards Scholarships
The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce the following scholarship recipients. The BCCC Foundation anticipates awarding $150,000 in scholarships during the 2018-2019 academic year. New and returning students can register for spring classes now.
Vergenell Anderson, 56, received the Myrtle Cutler Jones Scholarship. The Washington resident is working toward an Associate in Applied Science in Medical Office Administration. A mother of one and daughter of Icelene Person of New York City, she attended D.H. Conley High School and holds an Associate in Science. Anderson currently works at Beaufort County Schools as a bus driver and plans to manage a medical office.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.
Devin Bunch, 18, received the BLB Scholarship. The Washington resident is working toward an Associate in Science. The daughter of Roy and Mandy Bunch of Washington, she attended Washington High School. Bunch currently works at Tayloe’s Hospital Pharmacy as a clerk/cashier and plans to become a surgeon. Established in 2006, this endowment was specifically designed to provide scholarships for students enrolled in an industrial arts program at BCCC. Recipients must have at least a 2.0 GPA and demonstrate need.
Jessica Chadwick, 28, received the Bunyan Ruritan Club Scholarship. The Winterville resident is a student in the Licensed Practical Nurse program. The daughter of Jesse Chadwick of Winterville, she attended South Central High School and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Fayetteville State University. Chadwick currently works at Vidant Medical Center as a certified nurse aide/care partner and plans to work as a public health nurse. Established in 1991, 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.
Jonah Jordan, 18, received the Albert Jowdy Scholarship. The Pinetown resident is working toward an Associate in Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology. The son of Edward Jordan of Pinetown and Melonie Lewis of Bath, she attended Northside High School. Jordan currently works at Pizza Inn as a cook and plans to become an electrician.Established in 1991 by family and friends in memory of Albert Jowdy, the longtime owner of Jowdy’s Radio - Appliance store in Washington, N.C., this endowment awards an annual scholarship to a second-year student enrolled in BCCC’s Electrical Engineering program.
Evan King, 24, received the Tayloe’s Hospital Pharmacy Scholarship. The daughter of Donald and Sheila King of Winterville, she is part of the Associate Degree in Nursing program. King attended Ayden-Grifton High School, plans become a travel registered nurse, and she earned a bachelor’s degree in 2016. She currently works as a cashier at Lowe’s Home Improvement. Scholarships are awarded annually to students pursuing a career in the medical field. Qualifying students will have a 2.5 GPA or greater and must be a resident of Beaufort, Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell or Washington County. Student must demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to current or former employees of Tayloe’s Hospital Pharmacy.
Victoria Mason, 19, received the David Clark Scholarship. Mason is part of the automotive systems technology program. The daughter of Matthew and Karen Mason of Swan Quarter, she currently works in the kitchen at Martelle’s Feed House. The Swan Quarter resident was homeschooled through Bridgman Christian School. This endowment was established in 2011 by Trader Construction Company-New Bern, NC and Potash Corp-Aurora, NC in memory of David Clark. David was a Trader Construction Company superintendent with more than 30 years of industrial construction experience. He was an exemplary employee and excellent role model for his fellow co-workers. He was also a man of faith, community involvement, and a native of Beaufort County, NC. It is appropriate that this endowment is made available to BCCC students in any of the industrial technology programs: Automotive Systems, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Welding.
Morgan Peaden, 24, received the Myrtle Cutler Jones and Tayloe Memorial Scholarships. The Washington resident is working toward an Associate Degree in Nursing. The wife of Phillip Peaden, she attended Washington High School and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Peaden currently works at CiOX Health as a client services representative and plans to become a nurse anesthetist. 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. Mrs. Sam Tim (Tay) Carter, with encouragement from her children Libba, Lou, Clay, and Mary, started the Tayloe Family Endowment in 2003, in memory of her grandfather, Dr. David Thomas Tayloe. The endowment also honors his numerous descendants who have made significant contributions to the medical community of Beaufort County. Scholarships generated by this endowment are awarded to BCCC students enrolled in any medically related program.
Melinda Roberson, 18, received the James Franklin & Hannah Roberson Bagwell Scholarship. Roberson is the daughter of Charley and Mike Peele of Jamesville. She is part of the Associate in Science program, and she attended Riverside High School. She plans to attend the N.C. State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Roberson currently works as a cashier at Dairy Queen. Established in 1997, this endowment funds annual scholarships in memory of William Riley and Rosa Watson Roberson and William “Bill” Roberson Bagwell. The recipients of these awards must be high school or GED graduates enrolled in a degree, diploma, or certificate program, must demonstrate financial need and must show academic promise.
For more information, contact Jen Seay at 252-940-6218.